Texas native Ben Danaher is an Americana artist based in Nashville who has spent extensive time on the road with Aaron Lewis, the country artist and frontman of rock band, Staind.
On today’s episode of The Quinn Spinn, Ben shares his experiences from the road, as well as the stories of loss that inspired his most recent full-length album, Still Feel Lucky. We also take a brief look into what the future holds, and discuss the importance of building momentum as an artist.
As we pointed out the other day, Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer MOLLĒ is set to join us on The Quinn Spinn this March.
Hear Wednesday’s Daily Spinn
If you’ve been following the action over at The Quinn Spinn (particularly, on Instagram), you may have seen that we’ve been hard at work recording new episodes since the beginning of 2020.
Well, we now have enough of those episodes recorded to have the guest lineup solidified for the first quarter of this year.
Meet Our Winter Guests
As we mentioned earlier this month, The Quinn Spinn has double the fun in store for you in 2020, with fresh, new episodes scheduled to hit on the first and third of every month.
Today, we provide you with the first glimpse into the wonderful future.
Our first 2020 guest is…
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. That means today, obviously, is Thanksgiving Eve.
It’s also a special day for me. It’s the one-year anniversary of the day I woke up for the first time as a resident of Nashville.
Get Some Real Talk
Underground Music Collective is excited to partner with California-based music writer and vlogger ExhibitCreative to bring you the Exhibit&Friends video series.
Based in California, Exhibit&Friends will feature interviews with artists from all over the world, across a wide variety of genres — kind of like a lot of what we do here at UMC. Great minds think alike, as they say, and we’re excited to welcome our new friends into the fold, and to become introduced to even more talented and creative people from everywhere.
Let’s jump right in below!
Watch the Interview
In a polished musical landscape, EverSōl brings a raw, vulnerable edge to the scene that has made them one of the most exciting modern rock acts in Nashville — or anywhere else. Their fearless, authentic songwriting paints from a wide palette of musical influences, endearing the band to fans far and wide.
On this edition of The Quinn Spinn, we get to know Keece and Coffin, the musicians and creative forces behind EverSōl. We follow their journeys from Arkansas to Music City, and learn about their process and the lessons they’ve learned.
Here at Underground Music Collective, we decided that it’s time to get real. About the music industry, and the attitudes and life factors that impact our creative journeys.
Photo credit: Raquel Aurilia
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.”
Learn more about Raquel