Category Archives: Profiles

An Educational Conversation About the Cannabis and Robotics Industries with Calvin Gee and Sydney Smith

On this week’s episode of The Quinn Spinn, we welcome Calvin Gee and Sydney Smith of Commons Cannabis for an educational conversation that breaks down misconceptions about the cannabis industry. Calvin is also the CEO of Graisin Robotics, and offers us insights into the future of work and artificial intelligence, and the crossover between his two companies. And, of course, we chat about the Commons Cannabis-sponsored NashLive! event, A Night to Remember: A Belated New Year’s Experience, taking place on Friday, January 28 at The East Room.

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: With ‘Tarantula,’ Misty Dawn is Weaving an Empowering Story

The artist featured within our first-ever UMC Crowdfunding Spotlight is weaving a thoughtful and intricate web…

Misty Dawn is a singer-songwriter and entrepreneur with an extensive background in musical theatre and television. After spending a decade in New York City, The Texas native came to Nashville and developed a sound and style she calls “Show Country.” Misty draws influence from her vast and varied performing arts experience, while finding musical inspiration from jazz, showtunes, oldies, church hymns and — of course — classic country artists like Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, Kitty Wells, and Patsy Cline.

Misty has launched a crowdfunding campaign through February 14 (that’s Valentine’s Day!) for her upcoming project, Tarantula, an 8-song concept album tentatively set for release this fall. Tarantula will honor all of Misty’s influences — with a dash of soul and swing — as it walks the thematic tightrope between societal expectations and a woman’s pursuit of her dreams.

Learn more about Tarantula below the jump, and check out these links to support Misty and learn more.

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Evolving Through the Pandemic: Catching Up with CJ-0

A lot has happened since the last time we had CJ-0 on The Quinn Spinn. She was known as MOLLE. The world was juuuuuust going into COVID-19-induced lockdown. There was a lot we still had to learn about ourselves, and about each other.

Here we are 20 months later, and there is much to discuss. The pandemic and our individual journeys have informed great changes (and even progress!) since the last time we shared space in the studio. Join us today for an excellent conversation about healing, growth, and purpose!

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I #GoUnderground Because…

Over the years — and especially since arriving in Nashville — the team at Underground Music Collective has been fortunate enough to touch the lives of tens of thousands of musicians, industry professionals, and fans from all over the world.

This holiday season, we’ll be sharing stories from those who have graciously shared why they #GoUnderground.

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Self-Made Men: A Conversation with Tee Walls, Esquire, and Keith Mosley

Led by hip hop artist, producer, and entrepreneur Tee Walls, Wall to Wall Entertainment is an artist collective which also prominently features the talents of R&B singer Esquire and rapper/producer Keith Mosley. This driven trio of artists is doing everything they can to put themselves on the map, while fostering a creative community bound to impact generations to come.

Hear what these self-made men are working on, as we get ready to host them for A Night of Nashville Hip Hop at Cobra Nashville alongside Lord Goldie, Mr. 110, and Rambo Lee on Saturday, October 16.

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Fun -N- Games: Michelle’s Mystery Game ft. The Mad Sugars

Michelle apparently has a new game that she invented for tonight’s edition of #UMCFunNGames.

Find out what it is when she and Jenna welcome The Mad Sugars tonight at a special start time of 7:30 p.m. CT!

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Pursuing a Life of Service and Excellence with Ty Warner

Ty Warner is a performer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and Air Force veteran whose keen perspective and approach to his everyday life embodies the pursuit of excellence. A keen songsmith and global citizen, Ty splits his time between Nashville and Cheyenne, Wyoming, where public service remains at the center of all he does.

Ty joins us today for a conversation about life, the music industry, the joys of creativity, and so much more.

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Drinking With the Founders of Music City Movement

What happens when the interviewers become… the interviewed?

What happens when our official podcast becomes a part of the Fun -N- Games at Underground Music Collective?

Find out when UMC Founder Gerard Longo (a.k.a. The Quinn) interviews Michelle Stone and Jenna Rose who, in addition to hosting UMC Fun -N- Games every week, are the founders of Nashville-based event production company, Music City Movement.

We cover all the bases on this one!

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Fun -N- Games: Drinking With Founders (Quinn Spinn Mashup Edition)

What happens when the interviewers become… the interviewed?

What happens when our official podcast becomes a part of the Fun -N- Games?

Find out when UMC Founder Gerard Longo (a.k.a. The Quinn) interviews Michelle Stone and Jenna Rose who, in addition to hosting UMC Fun -N- Games every week, are the founders of Nashville-based event production company, Music City Movement.

We cover all the bases on this one!

Watch It Live! (6 p.m. CT)

Fun -N- Games: Kiss, Marry, Kill with Rose Starring

Rose Starring’s EP, Stages of Grief, takes the listener on a journey through the phases we encounter at the end of a relationship.

The Florida native is a star on the rise, and we’re fortunate to have her join Michelle and Jenna today for a game of Kiss, Marry, Kill on Fun -N- Games!

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