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The Quinn’s Daily Spinn: Monday, Sept. 21

“Am I more than what I’ve been,
Or is there something we’ve missed?

Am I alright with nothing changing?
Am I alright with staying just like this?”

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PREMIERE: Meet Ali Aslam with ‘Wise Man and The Fool’

This fall, New York-based troubadour Ali Aslam will release his debut “supersonic folk” album, The Last American. Aslam’s sound — a unique combination of familiar folk, rock, and pop elements — serves as a backdrop for exploration of “questions of identity, belonging, and perspective — not just as independent concepts, but as interrelated factors that inform our relationships to culture, each other, and ourselves.”

“Anyone with a background as hyphenated as mine — Muslim-American, Pakistani-American — will try and take ownership of that mythology, but also be fundamentally aware that our relationship to those things is qualified, somehow ‘other.’ It applies to my relationship with myself, as well,” said Aslam. “I can love all of these things about myself, and still feel, or be made to feel, like I don’t have a right to. I think, with this record, I’m asking if everybody feels this way.”

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LISTEN: Garrett Owen Releases an Intriguing Taste of His Forthcoming Album

Texas-born Garrett Owen has always taken the road less traveled. The son of missionary parents, the versatile troubadour’s upbringing in Africa was an atypical, yet enriching one.

Garrett’s unusual upbringing sparked a curiosity; one that has carried into his adult life, and is presented through the lens of musical experimentation. We can hear it loud and clear on his new single, “Hour in the Forest,” from the upcoming Quiet Lives album (due out Sept. 18).

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The Quinn’s Daily Spinn: Wednesday, June 3

If you’re just learning about Emily Hackett, let’s quickly bring you up to speed. The Americana singer-songwriter has enjoyed plenty of success over the past couple of years, with her EPs By The Sun (2018) and By The Moon (2019) earning her a spot as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country in 2019.

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