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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“Electric” Emma Ohm is a supremely talented vocalist, musician, and dancer with bucketloads of energy and soul. Her latest single and music video for “Not Your Savior” puts her style and talent on full display, and her upcoming Shaggy Head EP is sure to bring the fire when it drops.
Today, Emma joins The Quinn Spinn to discuss her projects, with an important focus on the concepts and lessons she has learned on her creative journey.
Kara Frazier has one of the most distinctive and powerful voices in Nashville’s burgeoning soul community. Her debut EP, Seven Ages, was released in March 2019, and she was named an official artist of the Swisher Sweets Swisher Sound program in 2019.
Today, Kara joins The Quinn Spinn to talk about her journey, from her native Jacksonville, FL to Nashville, as well as what’s in store for her in the future.
Life’s journey can include many detours. For Claire Kelly, life’s weird, wild, and wonderful adventure is one of the topics explored on the new album she has on tap for us later this year.
We hung out with Claire earlier this winter, before the times of COVID-19, to talk about the new music, as well as some of the “detours” that have led her to where she is as an artist and performer.
Katie Burke is refreshingly honest and relentlessly creative. Her contagious energy and outside-the-box approach is the central force behind the dynamic and daring KB & the Idyllwilde, whose new album I Just Wanna Love You, I Just Wanna Let You is an authentic volume that breaks down genre barriers.
Katie joins The Quinn Spinn today to discuss her journey, which includes finding clarity on the other side of addiction, and how sobriety has led to breakthroughs in her creative endeavors.
Mike Bay just released his debut EP under the Borrowed Sparks name, titled The Prettiest One Left. Getting to this point, however, was a test of the St. Louis native’s mettle, as Mike was met with an unforeseen challenge that, at one point, required him to rebuild the entire project from scratch.
Mike joins The Quinn Spinn today to tell his story of undying resolve. We also discuss the delicate balance between pursuing a creative endeavor and maintaining relationships with those closest to us.
Zoe Clark’s first ventures into songwriting functioned
as a living journal – a way to document her young experiences, as she grew up
in the shadows of New York City.
“Writing music started out as my diary,” Clark said. “It was just a way to help me understand my own thoughts and emotions, and put them on the page.”
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Speaking with alternative hip hop artist 0-Brien is
an enlightening experience; one which dives into the depths of the human condition,
and which provides an insight into music – specifically, its importance as an emotional
outlet – that is mature and wise beyond his years.
The 19-year-old Connecticut native has tapped into the most primal offerings of those depths on his breakout album, Red, which was released earlier this year.
As the daughter of Filipino immigrants, Jerrica Alyssa grew up in a warm, welcoming household where the arts were ever-present. The Vancouver, BC native had the chance to nurture her natural gift for artistry from a young age as a dancer, singer, and classically trained pianist.
Knowing that, it may surprise you to know, at one point, Jerrica once appeared to be on a far different professional path.
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As a female artist writing and producing her own music, MOLLĒ has a unique perspective on what it takes to find sustained success in the music industry. The GRAMMY-nominee, who splits her time between Nashville and Los Angeles, joins The Quinn Spinn today to discuss her efforts in bringing equity to male-dominated segments of the industry, and provides insight into the realities of living life outside of the box.