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PROFILE: Getting to Know Ryan Weaver

On the surface, Ryan Weaver is a country artist. And, as his latest single “Time Like This” suggests, he can hold his own among the genre’s best. The hard-driving tune’s lyrics are rooted in the blue-collar values of persistence and perseverance, and its power is enhanced by a nod to Weaver’s classic rock influence, courtesy of an emotive guitar solo straight out of the Richie Sambora playbook.

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The Quinn’s Daily Spinn: Wednesday, June 5

Lately, we’ve come into contact with a lot of urban country artists who are both delightful performers and people. Like this one. And this one. Oh, and this one and all of these ones.

We have much love for the genre and those who have made it into the versatile, powerful force it has become. And, I can recall of the very point in time when I became aware that country, in all of its forms, is everywhere — including, even, the big city.

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INTERVIEW: Lauren Davidson’s Big Plans and ‘Live Laugh Love’

When you listen to rising country artist Lauren Davidson, you’ll notice that her sound stretches well beyond the confines of traditional country. Davidson’s music incorporates an edgy rock and roll demeanor, and her lyrical storytelling ability draws influence from some of history’s great singer-songwriters.

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‘Tis the Season: Let’s Get Festive with Dogwood Tales

Artwork credit: Stephen Omark

Festival season is here and it’s one of my favorite times of the year for a number of reasons. As a musician, it provides several opportunities to perform in front of and be heard by larger audiences. It also presents an opportunity to network with those audiences. As a music lover, it’s a chance to discover new music. For me, the latter is as appealing as the former and I rarely, if ever, walk away disappointed.

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Stephanie Ryann’s Self-Titled EP Offers Many Shades of Heartbreak

The best country music paints the picture of salt-of-the-earth, everyday people going through everyday events. These are the people working for a living, enjoying life’s simple pleasures and, yes, even enduring heartbreak from time to time.

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The Balcony Show Play of the Day: March 19, 2019

Every day, our friends in radio at The Balcony Show provide us with a unique song to help us power through the day. Today is a special edition of that, as we keep our thoughts with the folks in New Zealand who lost their lives over a senseless tragedy over the weekend.

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