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Murrays Big Atomic performing at Backstage Pass in the Clemens Center March 5

PADUCAH, KY. (February 26, 2016) - The Clemens Fine Arts Center welcomes Big Atomic to the stage for the Backstage Pass series March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Winner of the 2015 WKMS Battle of the Bands, the Murray-based band blurs the lines between funk, rock, rhythm and blues, and dance. From pulsing dance songs to improvised extended jams, smooth rhythm and blues to funky rock and roll, Big Atomic has proved to be a very versatile group.

Band members are Ryan Gilchrist on vocals and guitar, Morgan McCall on drums, Matt Robinson on percussion, Andrew Stephens on bass guitar, Shannon Vetter on sax and vocals and Micah Greene on guitar and vocals.

Big Atomic formed in 2013 and within a year, played several shows throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois. The band released their self-titled debut album in August of 2014, and their single Letting Go was included on a compilation CD alongside the likes of Punch Brothers and Govt Mule.

Tickets are $5 at the door in the Clemens Fine Arts Center on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. The audience will be seated on stage with the performers in an intimate, coffeehouse setting. Beverages and desserts will be available throughout the evening at a minimum cost.

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