Gavin Shea is a Nashville-based producer who comprises one half of HandMade Productions. In addition, he is the future-pop musician creating cool, innovative soundscapes under the name Richard String.
We are joined by Gavin on today’s episode of The Quinn Spinn for one of the liveliest discussions in our history. We discuss his projects, the music industry at-large, and even a little bit of professional wrestling. This episode goes places!
We start your week with a mellow Daily Spinn — one that examines the lonely, contemplative side of these strange times.
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Emily Rowed’s latest release, “Shipwreck,” is much more than a new single. It’s a new beginning, as it marks the first release for the Vancouver-born alt-pop artist since her amicable departure from 604 Records.
Over the course of his career, and through numerous projects, Mark Fredson has garnered well-deserved attention, both for his fearless showmanship, as well as a knack for writing larger-than-life hooks. Fredson gained notoriety — in Nashville, and across the United States — for his time as the frontman of The Lonely H, and helped Margo Price craft her breakout song “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle).”
The sum of those experiences has culminated in Going to the Movies, Fredson’s new, 9-track volume of “classic bedroom pop” that, in the artist’s own words, is his most authentic work to date.
“Going to the Movies sounds very 2019, but it can also take you back to an earlier time,” Fredson said. “It bridges a solid gap between two worlds. I wanted to sound new while still mining the past, and this is my true self on the record. Regardless of the different iterations of music I’ve played in the past, there’s nothing in the world that’s more representative of me as a person than what you hear here.”
If that’s the case, then we love Mark Fredson here at UMC!
Go to The Movies!
At every turn, Elle Mears has lived a life surrounded by music. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter is the daughter of pianists – she describes her mother as a “brilliant” classical pianist, while her father’s exploration of the 80s synth movement led her to appreciate a broad range of styles.
Not to mention, she found a world-class musical mentor in her uncle, legendary bluegrass mandolin player Jimmy Gaudreau.
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On Monday, we celebrate our first New Episode Release Day (N.E.R.D.) of June, when The Quinn Spinn welcomes Nashville-based producer and musician Gavin Shea to the show.
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Chicago native Oliver Dodge has been busy so far in the new decade. His latest single, “Different States,” made its way into the world on May 1, and was already his fourth new release of the year.
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Country artist Joseph Gallant is back with his first single of 2020 — and to celebrate the occasion, he’s called in the big guns.
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It’s been a little while since we’ve checked in with Kendal Conrad. Rest assured, though, that she has been hard at work on new music.
Craving a little bit of country-themed summertime romance? Or perhaps, any human interaction whatsoever, in the age of COVID?
If the answer is “yes” — and by now, we’re sure it is — try the new single from Sabrina Lentini on for size.
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