Category Archives: Profiles

Continuous Creativity, Quesadillas, and Harambe: Hanging with Spirits Republic

The eclectic Nashville-based rock trio known as Spirits Republic has continued on admirably, despite the inherent challenges COVID presents to creatives everywhere. The band has continued to churn out music and other creative projects, and has plenty more on tap for 2021.

We catch up with the guys on this episode of The Quinn Spinn, while also showing love for breakfast quesadillas and the memory of Harambe.

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Riding the Waves to 2021 with Timothy Myles

For as long as we’ve been in Nashville, our path has intertwined with Timothy Myles on several occasions. The Chicago native came into our sights when we entered and won the first-ever Top Writer Series at Nashville’s True Music Room in 2019. Since then, we’ve followed his journey, and have always found his wisdom and perspective to be perspective.

You’ll see that shine through here, as we discuss the ways Timothy has maneuvered through the COVID-19 pandemic to continue growing, all while keeping his sights set on brighter days in 2021 and beyond. This is the perfect episode to end the year… and it even has some surprise closing theme music, to boot!

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Hard Work and Worldly Perspective: The Southern Gothic’s Connor Christian

The Southern Gothic released their six-song EP, Burnin’ Moonlight, this past Friday, December 4. Before the release, we sat down with frontman Connor Christian to learn about the record, his favorite moments, and the difference between crafting a release in the studio, as opposed to on the road.

We go much deeper than that. We discuss Connor’s well-traveled youth, which he spent in locations all over the world. In addition, we hear the band’s story of consistent hard work that took The Southern Gothic from an Atlanta-area cover band, to a versatile juggernaut that has opened for the likes of Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, and many more!

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Collaboration, Authenticity, and Inspiration: Inside Casey Jo & The Friday Night Dads’ ‘Twin Mind’

Earlier this fall, Casey Jo & The Friday Night Dads released their full-length debut, Twin Mind, combining honest Americana storytelling and indie rock grit, with shades of influences ranging from punk and alternative, to psych-rock and blues.

On this edition of The Quinn Spinn, the band joins us to discuss the creative process behind the album, and the melting pot of influences that led to its creation. Plus, we get a glimpse into the future, and discuss the distinct difference between the “two Nashvilles” we’ve all experienced.

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REPLAY: Andrew C. Marshall Talks ‘Terrestrial Radio’

Andrew C. Marshall released his debut full-length album, Terrestrial Radio, on Oct. 30. The progressive, eclectic alternative rock record — produced by Mitch Dane at Nashville’s Sputnik Sound — is a mosaic, drawing from the Nashville-based songwriter’s vast musical palette.

We had a chance to chat with Andrew about the record, his upbringing in rural Utah, what the future holds. Watch below!

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From Performing with the U.S. Army to Taking Creative Chances: Catching Up with Corrin Campbell (The Quinn Spinn)

The incredible story of Corrin Campbell begins in Duluth, Minnesota and takes her all over the world. Corrin enlisted in the U.S. Army at a young age, where she served and performed extensively on behalf of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Now back stateside and residing in the Nashville area, Corrin is preparing to release Greatest Hits Dual Disc, a two-part album featuring orchestral and remixed versions of songs from across her career.

On this edition of The Quinn Spinn, we look inside the exciting and challenging creative process that helped Corrin create Greatest Hits Dual Disc. We also discuss our favorite artists, the industry landscape, and everything else, short of the energies of the cosmos (which we almost dive into, as well).

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The Quinn Spinn: A Discussion About Life, Relationships, and Podcasting with Kaelyn Warne

Kaelyn Warne is a Ph.D student and the host of Seasoned & STEAMed, a research-based podcast about art, science, history, and wellness, delivered in a fun, quirky, and educational way. We connected with Kaelyn as an ambitious fellow podcaster at Helping Our Music Evolve (H.O.M.E.), and have had the opportunity to watch, as she has launched her new podcast from scratch.

One day, we were in the studio, taking her through the setup process as she prepared to record her first episodes. We sat down to test out the microphones and, before we knew it, we had an unexpected episode of The Quinn Spinn on our hands!

During this episode, we discuss what it’s like to build a platform like ours from scratch, and the ways in which our passions dictate our free time and impact our relationships — familial, romantic, and otherwise. This is a can’t-miss conversation for anybody with a creative pursuit!

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The Quinn Spinn: Maintaining a Creative Lifestyle During COVID with Columbia Jones

Columbia Jones is a Salt Lake City-based songwriter who, like all of us, has had to pivot along his creative path in response to the unexpected brought about by 2020. Through it all, he has remained active, giving us a recent single, “Tourist Town,” as well as the upcoming Sweat/Shiver EP, due to hit streaming platforms on October 30.

Columbia joined us over Zoom to discuss the new tunes, the impact 2020 has had on his music and life, and much more.

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The Quinn Spinn: Finding Your Way on the Creative Journey with Nick Ryan

A Connecticut native who grew up in Virginia, Nick Ryan’s early songwriting experiences in Nashville moved him to pursue music full-time in Music City. Born in the 80s, the up-and-coming songwriter draws influence from the likes of Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morrissette, and other prominent 90s alt-pop artists.

Today on The Quinn Spinn, we go in-depth on Nick’s journey, as he tells us about the many projects that comprise his “five-year plan.”

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LISTEN: Talia Stewart Charts a New Course with ‘Broken Sinks’

Photo credit: Sara Anne Waggoner

We have fond memories of 2019. It was our first full year in Nashville. There wasn’t a pandemic messing up everyone’s plans. And, of course, we became acquainted with Talia Stewart.

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