We first featured 0-brien at Underground Music Collective in March 2020, just as COVID shutdowns were setting in all over the world. Much has changed — in the world, in our careers, and in our lives.
The Nashville-based alternative artist discusses his creative process, the importance he places on self-expression, and how his personal evolution has informed his art.
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Anyway, onto this week’s Sunday Replay…
Our Official Podcast, The Quinn Spinn, covers so much more than music. We take on the life lessons that shape our journeys, creatively and otherwise.
Here are a few examples of what I mean. If you want more, peep the links below!
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We’re all about keeping things in balance these days, and that reflects in some of the recent conversations on our Official Podcast, The Quinn Spinn.
There’s a time to turn on the jets and go full-force toward your vision. There’s also a time to take a step back to rest, reflect, and refill your cup. Both modes are a part of the creative journey, and you can’t sustainably have one without the other.
Hear some insights from recent guests as they’ve navigated their journeys, and don’t forget to follow to the show using the methods below!
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Erin McLendon and Caitie Thompson are the co-founders of Music on the Move Studios. Both Erin and Caitie are music educators — Erin teaches voice, while Caitie teaches multiple instruments — who are passionate about helping budding performers achieve their potential. In addition, Music on the Move’s all-female showcases provide independent artists and small businesses with a chance to build community in a live setting, while Caitie’s Paradox Jukebox podcast gives the members of that community an opportunity to share their stories.
Through Sept. 30, buy one month of lessons from Music on the Move Studios, and get the second month half off: https://www.musiconthemovestudios.com/musiceducation
Ohio-born, Chicago-forged, and Nashville-based, Leah Jean’s immense musical talents shine through on everything she does. She also has a compelling story, as a musician who relocated to Nashville at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. We explore those turbulent times, and how they’ve led us to the present day, which includes the release of her new single, “Charis Song,” on April 15.
After a majorly transformative summer in my personal and professional life, I felt compelled to use The Quinn Spinn’s 8th anniversary to share some revelations that have come to me as a byproduct of my own creative journey. That journey began with this podcast and the desire to have an impact — the desire to feel as though I am contributing something to the world, beyond checking society’s boxes.
This road-less-traveled has brought forth so many incredible moments. At the same time, it has brought about unique challenges that appear at the intersection of the hustle and my presence in other areas of life. As I’ve ridden those waves, I’ve come to a point where I understand what it truly means to create and spread abundance, and how that serves life’s bigger picture.
It’s been an amazing ride to this point, and there is still much more to come. Thank you for being along for the journey.
The word “sugarcoat” is not in Taylor Berryman‘s vocabulary. As host of his own podcast, The Poptimist, Taylor leaves no stone unturned, and shows no fear as he goes deep on topics from the music industry, to the state of society, to his own life experience.
Taylor is also a musician with a number of projects in and around Nashville, as well as an avid Yankees fan. We touch all of that and a whole lot more on today’s Quinn Spinn!
Much has taken place in the world, and for us as individuals, since we last welcomed Gavin Shea to The Quinn Spinn for one of our most popular episodes ever.
This time around, we go even deeper. We chat about Gavin’s new Richard String EP, A Love, Disconnected, and the ways our lives and mindsets have changed since our paths last crossed. We also learn about the EP’s original purpose — as a commentary on the state of the music industry — before coming to carry an entirely different meaning to the artist himself.
Very few stones are left unturned throughout the course of this refreshingly honest conversation.
A couple years back, we became acquainted with North Carolina-born musician MICVH at Underground Music Collective. She shared her tremendous story with us upon the release of her debut EP, Singularity, and has since uncovered new experiences to share with us.
That includes meeting and collaborating with singer-songwriter Steven Hall, who the chief songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of Swim in the Wild. Together, the pair discuss their journeys throughout the pandemic, and how a run-in with COVID brought them much closer. Then, we’ll get to hear a couple live, in-studio cuts!
Erin McLendon is an Americana musician, vocal coach, entrepreneur, and the founder of Music on the Move Studios (formerly Women on Fire) in Nashville, TN. Erin’s dedication to advocating for independent musicians and female entrepreneurs is clear to all whom she encounters, and she joins us to discuss these endeavors, alongside her upcoming singles “Sunday Crowd” and “Millie.”
Frankly, this episode has been a long time coming. Erin has a lot to say, and she does it with style. Don’t miss this!