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Local band balances school and music

Five-man band Sauce's setlist features covers from bands like Talking Heads, Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, Phish and the Rolling Stones. Photo Courtesy of Jon Bryant

Mary Catherine Hodges

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The room is filled with a vivacious clutter of chords, scales and bickering as five boys clad in jeans and t-shirts decide what they’re going to practice for their 
upcoming shows.

This is the five-man band, Sauce.

Sauce was created two years ago when John Bryant, Mason Marsteller and Sam Walker were roommates freshman year.

“We would stay in that room for hours jamming out and learning songs together,” said Bryant, a junior majoring 
in business.

Miller, a senior majoring in management information systems, later joined the trio as the bass player. The four played exclusively until September when they added 
freshman John Hooper.

“We met John before a big show one day and he told us he could play keys. I had a keyboard at home and we made him get on stage and play with us having never 
practiced or played with us before,” 
Bryant said.

Sauce plays covers from bands like Talking Heads, Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, Phish and the Rolling Stones.

“People respond well to the stuff they play. It’s got a little funk to it,” said Turner Griffin, a junior majoring in 
public relations and political science.

Miller said the band is working on 
writing its own music.

Sauce will play Thursday at 11 p.m. at Red Shed and Friday at 11 p.m. at 
The Booth.

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