Chase Cotten makes debut at Taste of Tippecanoe

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Chase Cotten, a Purdue duo who play a hodge-podge of indie rock styles, are playing for their first time at Saturday’s Taste of Tippecanoe.

“We met about two years ago in the Purdue band program,” said band member Chase Cotten. “Upon first meeting, we figured out that we’re both song writers and we share that in common. So, we started writing together right away.”

Bandmate Aaron Dunajeski said they like everything when it comes to music.

“We each like about 45 different types of music. Nothing is the same, so that was what was the same. [It] was the fact that we didn’t really have any real preference. We just kind of started to fold our own sound — build it up from there.”

Cotten said the band can write anything from a folk tune to a smooth jazz sounding tune.

“What we’re going to do a little bit differently is add some percussion, and there’s also going to be an electric guitar on a couple different tunes. And obviously, playing trumpet with a ukulele is definitely a different sound,” Cotten said.

Dunajeski said it will be a fun experience.

“At the end of the day, we’re just hear to write tunes that we like to play and we like to listen to,” Dunajeski said. “Food and music, it’s going to be a good time.”

If you would like to hear Chase Cotten play at this year’s Taste of Tippecanoe, the band gets underway at 4 p.m. on the Marquis Stage on Third Street. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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