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Pennsylvania-Born Singer Riley Roth Gives THON Another Quiet Acoustic Performance

Following Jason O’s solo performance, Pennsylvania-born and Nashville-based musician Riley Roth stepped up the the THON stage. Accompanied by State College area musician Eric Farmer on the cajon, Roth played a mellow acoustic set much like Jason O’s.

Roth started out with an original, “Bad Together,” but much like the performance she was following up, her own material didn’t seem to elicit much crowd response.

Promising the next one “would be something you all would know,” Roth pulled out THON cover classic “Closer.” It, unsurprisingly, got a nice response from the BJC crowd as spectators responded well to a song they actually knew.

She finished up her set with another original, her first-ever single under her new label. “Friendly” followed in the footsteps of her other original song with some light applause form the crowd and not much more.

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Since graduating from Penn State in 2021, Matt is (hopefully) manning a successful job and (hopefully) living a happy life by now. In a past life, he was a writer for Onward State and remains a proud alumnus of the best student publication in the country. Check out Podward State too, Onward State's official podcast, that he co-founded alongside Matt Ogden and Mitch Stewart in 2019. It's his baby, give it a wave and make sure it's doing okay. Thanks to da king Sam Brungo and everyone who follows, it most definitely is.

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