UMC20: New Faces, Exciting Places, and a Dash of Holiday Cheer

Want new faces on this week’s edition of UMC20? We have plenty of first-timers who made the cut on our weekly playlist!

Want exciting places? About 30% of this week’s UMC20 is dedicated to artists on this week’s upcoming, UMC-affiliated shows, including Red Bull SoundClash at Marathon Music Works, and this Friday’s high-energy rock bill at Cobra, presented by NashLive!

And, because it’s the season, we’ve started to pepper some holiday cheer into the mix this week!

There’s something here that you’re sure to love. Perhaps even multiple somethings. Why don’t you go ahead and find out for yourself?

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From Denver to Nashville: The Serendipitous Journey of Caitlin Quisenberry

We get fun and philosophical on today’s episode of The Quinn Spinn. Joining us in this endeavor is Caitlin Quisenberry, a country artist, classically-trained musician, and former American Idol contestant whose star-crossed journey has led her to Nashville. Caitlin tells us about the small moments that led her from her hometown of Denver to Music City, where her career has begun to blossom as a full-time musician.

Follow Caitlin’s journey, and learn about the excitement to come!

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What Every Music Teacher Wants You to Know Before Starting Lessons

Music on The Move Studios is known for a few things: An all-female showcase at City Winery, a podcast called Paradox Jukebox, a soon-to-be TV show, and a music education studio. My business partner Caitie Thompson and I have been teaching private lessons for a combined 15 years of experience between us. We have seen every kind of student you could imagine, so I thought it was only appropriate to write this with Caitie, and to also give advice to anyone looking to start lessons.

So, here are a few things that we, as music educators, want you to know before you begin lessons with us!

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UMC20: The Best of November 2021

Welp… we’ve almost made it to the end of another year together. And today, we’ve made it to the end of another month.

So, let’s celebrate as we typically do around here — by recapping some of the best and brightest tracks the past 30 days have had to offer. It’s tough to narrow this down every month, but November presented a particular challenge. There were so many unique and interesting cuts, but only room for 20. Difficult choices were made.

See (and hear) if you enjoy the choices we made below. We think you will!

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Red Bull SoundClash Presents Bren Joy vs. Jake Wesley Rogers at Marathon Music Works Dec. 9

Red Bull is bringing its SoundClash series to Nashville’s Marathon Music Works on Thursday, December 9. On that night, two prominent up-and-coming stars will push their musical boundaries and explore each other’s styles as they compete for the right to be called Red Bull SoundClash champion.

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Songs You Should Hear: Choose Self-Love, and Don’t ‘Feel Bad’ About It

The day after Thanksgiving is a waking food coma, ain’t it?

I know I feel that way right now. Fortunately, there’s always music to help us ease back into action, as we’ll be doing this weekend. Might as well get started by giving you some Songs You Should Hear!

Also, Jenna returns to our now-weekly tradition. In fact, we’ll start off with her latest pick below!

Songs You Should Hear: Nov. 26, 2021

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