Category Archives: Q&A

UMC Fun -N- Games: Charades with King Locomotive

Brian and Jon from King Locomotive stopped by Helping Our Music Evolve for a game of charades with Michelle Stone and Jenna Rose — and truly, we make it up as we go along!

Watch to get to know the guys and to see how our game turns out, and don’t forget to stick around until the end for a special in-studio performance!

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Sending a Postcard to the World: A Conversation with Mason Zgoda

Nashville-based songwriter Mason Zgoda has plans for an eventful 2021. These plans include continuing her education, the hopeful return of full-scale live shows, and the release of her record, Postcard to the World.

We sat down with Mason to discuss these plans, and to dig into the collaborative creative process that brought Postcard to the World to fruition.

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Wine & Whine, Sponsored by City Winery: Manic. and Maggie Miles

Michelle Stone and Jenna Rose are back with a new edition of Wine & Whine, a UMC Fun & Games segment sponsored by City Winery Nashville.

Tonight, we welcome members of Manic., alongside Nashville-based alt-pop artist Maggie Miles. Hear their stories while we keep it classy with some fine wines from City Winery Nashville.

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UMC Fun -N- Games: Pictionary with Junkhead Jane

It’s a whole-band affair this week on UMC Fun -N- Games!

Hard rockers Junkhead Jane join Michelle Stone and Jenna Rose for a game of Pictionary this week… and we make it up as we go. Plus, you’ll hear two stripped down selections from the band, performed exclusively in-studio for your enjoyment!

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UMC Fun -N- Games: Jenga with The Reveal

The Reveal call themselves a “psychedelic funky blues rap rock trio with a lil twang.” With that diverse palette, it seems that they’re game for just about anything — including a rousing installment of UMC Fun -N- Games!

On this episode, Dustin and Josh from The Reveal join Michelle Stone and Jenna Rose to play Jenga while they chat about music and life. We also get to hear a rare acoustic version of their song, “Desert Man.”

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From Appalachia to New York City: Getting to Know Sam Phelps

Kentucky-born Americana artist Sam Phelps followed life’s winding road to New York City, where he finds himself surrounded by music and culture on a daily basis. Today on The Quinn Spinn, we learn about Sam’s journey, what the Big Apple has taught him, and the themes of his new EP, Talking to a Friend, out now.

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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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COVID Pivots, TikTok Dances, and ‘The Prettiest One Left’: Live Q&A with Mike Bay of Borrowed Sparks

Our friend Mike Bay of Borrowed Sparks released a Deluxe Edition of his EP, The Prettiest One Left, this past Friday. The re-release includes acoustic versions of three songs, and the option to purchase a vinyl pressing of the album (available for pre-order now).

Enjoy a special Live Q&A with Mike to discuss the release, the wild ride of 2020, and what 2021 has in store! And, when you’re done with that, listen to a conversation we had with Mike earlier this year on The Quinn Spinn, and pre-order your copy of The Prettiest One Left on vinyl.

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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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