Category Archives: 2022

LISTEN: Andrew LaVogue’s ‘Cherry Valley Waltz’ Feels Like Home

Without saying a word, Andrew LaVogue is always ready and able to capture our imaginations through song. The Ohio native — who now resides in Portland, ME — is a master at creating a variety of moods though his American primitive guitar stylings.

LaVogue’s latest offering is the full-length album, Cherry Valley Waltz. Crafted over a two-year period, the eight-track offering — preceded by singles “Remember When” and “Sweet and Simple” — paints vivid golden-hour portraits of life growing up in the rural reaches of northeast Ohio.

Hear the album

WATCH: Interview Clips, Inspirational Wisdom, and More

So, it dawned on us the other day: we have a whole bunch of amazing clips from The Quinn Spinn — not to mention, other video content ideas — hanging out on hard drives, and a whole YouTube channel that would gladly host them.

So, we’re finally stepping fully into the 21st Century, and we’ve decided to give you some of our Official Podcast’s most insightful, inspirational, and/or hilarious moments on-demand!

Watch a few!

UMC20: Farewell, Summer (Sept. 20, 2022)

We’ve tried to hang on to the summer of 2022 for as long as possible. And, if you’re in Nashville this week, it certainly seems like Mother Nature is thinking along the same lines.

But… it’s over. We’re officially heading into fall this week, but not before a last hurrah of high-powered summer bops. The first half of UMC20 is loaded with those, before gradually giving way to more mellow sounds befitting the cooler months.

OK… there are some Americana-tinged scorchers at the end, too. We couldn’t help ourselves!

Listen to UMC20

Becoming a Better Singer: Do You Have Enough Breath?

As we pointed out earlier this month, our friends at Music on the Move Studios are running a Back to School special on lessons. When you buy one month, you get the second month 50% off.

If you’re looking for a taste of what you’ll learn about being a better musician, pop over to Music on the Move’s blog. Just yesterday, co-founder and voice teacher Erin McLendon posted a valuable video on the importance of breath to ensure proper singing technique.

In this post, Erin explains how to create a system to ensure that you’re getting enough breath, so that you’re nailing every note and phrase.

Tips and Tricks for Booking More Shows

With the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic (hopefully) behind us, more artists are emerging from their hiding places to rejoin the live music landscape. As more of your musical peers become comfortable performing for the masses in the weeks, months, and years ahead, booking gigs only figures to become more competitive. (Here in Nashville, it’s already approaching pre-pandemic levels).

So… how do you stay ahead of the curve, and ensure that you remain in the mix to be considered for performance opportunities? We have some tips and insights, acquired through years of navigating the live music landscape.

Songs You Should Hear: Dreams, Fantasies, and Vendettas

Hip hop and pop rule the day in this week’s edition of Songs You Should Hear. From the ambient and dreamy, to the unabashedly direct, we’ve got the goods that will keep your brain and body moving.

By the way, we do this every Friday, and are always down to receive new submissions. So, if there’s something you think we should hear, let us know!

Hear What You Should

Are You Living Your Dream? (Solo Mission #16)

How will you know when you’re truly living your dream? Will you hear the fanfare of angels blowing their trumpets? Will there be an undeniable moment signifying your grand arrival?

Not exactly. In fact, it may be months (or even years) before you even realize it. What does that mean? Well…

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