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The best way to embark on any creative journey is often to pick a direction and just start. From there, the people you meet and experiences you share will light the way.
This is the case for adult contemporary artist Raquel Aurilia. The Arizona-based singer’s journey began by building her network, which has since led her to open for the likes of B.B. King, Pat Benatar, Gin Blossoms, and more, including a recent 25-show run in support of former Bad English frontman John Waite.
“I started later in life because I didn’t know how to start,” Aurilia noted. “Music is a different animal. It took me a while to meet the right people.”
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When we met Nashville-based alt-rocker A.T. Branch last month, he told about his upcoming EP, Renegade. Specifically, A.T. noted that, with a debut record title like that, he needs to be willing to take risks.
That includes courting controversy, which he does fearlessly on his new single, “Thug.”
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Darrin Bradbury is a world-aware folk troubadour whose writing style points out the mundane occurrences of everyday life with wry wit and, at times, dark humor. This is prevalent on his new album, Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs, which was released on Anti Records on Sept. 20, 2019.
Darrin joins The Quinn Spinn today, and we talk about the album and much more — including authenticity, society, and technology’s impact on what it means to be human in the 21st Century.
October’s new episode of The Quinn Spinn is here, featuring Darrin Bradbury.
Among the many (many, many) things we discuss on this month’s show is Darrin’s new album, Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs, released on Anti Records and enjoying the positive sentiments of prominent critics.
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The events that occur in our lives can inspire us to great
changes. Just the same, the people we meet can blow us wide open, help us to
unlock new perspectives, and lead us to find our voice.
In the case of Brandon Calano, the recent Nashville transplant’s journey from his native Boulder, Colorado – and the mixed bag that comes with wholesale personal transformation – is reflected in the evolution of his musical project, Becoming Young.
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Folk storyteller Darrin Bradbury — who we saw last week at Americanafest, and who just released his new album Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs today — is our guest on October’s upcoming episode of The Quinn Spinn.
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Singer and songwriter Allan Scott discovered an affinity for music at a young age. He was 11 when his brother started taking guitar lessons. “I eventually took his guitar and didn’t give it back,” Allan explained with a laugh.
Allan’s band features rich pop sounds with a strong message of faith, and the incredible musicians in Allan’s midst participate wholeheartedly in the songwriting process.
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As an Army veteran, A.T. Branch has experienced life
from a perspective different from most of us. As a child of a musical family, the
Detroit native paints from a sonic palette that encompasses formative
influences like gospel, R&B, and jazz; intense shades of rock; the polish
of modern pop; and a hushed, yet powerful vocal tone that has drawn comparisons
to Britney Spears.
Everything we just mentioned shows up on A.T.’s debut single, “Ready 4 War,” which releases to the world on Friday, September 20.
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Kevin Daniel’s music career started when he was just five years old, singing Disney songs into a turkey baster-turned-microphone. A year later, he was enrolled in music lessons, starting on piano and eventually picking up the sax. By middle school, he was playing in state symphonic bands, touring with classical horn trios, and singing his heart out any chance he could get.
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Talia Stewart‘s new album, Confessional, is a no-holds-barred exploration of human expression. Through her eclectic and dynamic soundscapes and striking, conceptual visuals, Talia uses her art to make us examine our relationships with each other and ourselves.
Talia joins The Quinn Spinn to talk about Confessional, her creative process, and what it has taken for her to carve out a special place in Nashville and the music world at-large.