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8 Years Later: Thoughts on the Creative Journey, Its Challenges, and Creating Abundance

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.

-G

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No Sugarcoating Allowed with The Poptimist’s Taylor Berryman

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!

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Re-Connecting Through ‘A Love, Disconnected’: Another Great Chat with Gavin Shea

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.

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A Conversation on Collaboration, COVID, and Love with MICVH and Steven Hall

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!

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Keeping Independent Music on the Move with Erin McLendon

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!

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Existential Musings and Exploring ‘Honeysuckle Summer’ with Charles Ellsworth

Earlier this year, Brooklyn-based troubadour Charles Ellsworth swung through Nashville and joined us to record an episode of The Quinn Spinn… and, man, this one is an all-timer!

Of course, we talk about Charles’ new album, Honeysuckle Summer, which features outstanding prog-Americana tunes including “Miami, AZ,” “Max & Geraldine,” and “A White Cross on a Highway.” However, that’s just scratching the surface. What we have here is an insightful, undeniably honest conversation between two 30-something creators. We touch on everything, from life on the road, to the adjustments we make on the creative journey, and the importance of discovering who we are. We even show some love to our high school football coaches, who helped mold us into the men we are today!

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Tapping Into the ‘Divine’ with Katie King

Katie King will release her debut EP, Divine, on Friday, May 14. This collection of songs spans multiple genres, and gives the 19-year-old songwriter and Belmont University student a chance to boldly introduce herself to the world, fearlessly and authentically.

On today’s episode of The Quinn Spinn, you’ll learn about the heightened sense of spirituality that led Katie to the creation of Divine. Plus, we’ll hit a range of other topics, from societal norms to the shifts occurring in our modern education system.

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Nowhere Sounds Lovely: The Well-Traveled Musical Diary of Cristina Vane

From her upbringing throughout Europe, to spending time on each U.S. Coast, to landing in Nashville after months on the road, Cristina Vane has had her artistry and worldview shaped by a variety of life experiences. It all comes together on her new album, Nowhere Sounds Lovely, which is now available on all streaming platforms.

Cristina dropped by to chat about the journey that led her here. Plus, we take a look at a future illuminated by the light at the end of the COVID tunnel.

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A Conversation a Year in the Making, featuring Catalina!

We were supposed to have Catalina on The Quinn Spinn last April to chat about all things music and more, fresh off of her brilliant 2019 and the release of her record, Multifacética.

And then… COVID happened. Our guest schedule was upended. Great re-shuffling ensued.

So, we shuffled this episode to take place a year later, and it was certainly worth the wait! We welcome the Chilean-born performer to today’s show, where we catch up on a variety of topics — including her COVID adjustments, her new single, “Control,” and a brief look at what’s on the horizon.

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A Solution to Get the Music Industry Back to Work: Jeremy Young of 3P America

In his 20+ years in the music industry, Jeremy Young has seen it all. The Cincinnati native started his career in music marketing, before hitting the road as a tour manager, working with notable artists including Gavin DeGraw, Maroon 5, and many others.

Jeremy has now applied his vast and varied experience in the entertainment industry in a way he never quite expected: as the COO of 3P America, a sanitation company committed to getting the music industry — and the world at large — back to work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn about Jeremy’s work — and about life on the road — on this truly can’t-miss episode of The Quinn Spinn!

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