Born in the pandemic, Nicole Boggs & The Reel‘s new album, Dystopian Book Club, is a brilliant account of these modern times. The band uses this new album to get comfortable sharing the uncomfortable truths about life — from alcoholism, to anxiety, to relationship troubles, to the realities of the digital age. Listen to this episode to hear where the songs come from, as we muse on the life crossroads that inspire the creative journey.
This episode of The Quinn Spinn was recorded and produced at Helping Our Music Evolve (H.O.M.E.), Nashville, TN.
Opening theme: REVEL 9 – All I’ve Become
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Musicians: whether it feels this way or not, opportunities to be seen and heard are all around you. I would know – I happen to run an independent music publication, a podcast, and an event production company. So, when Luke Holden and I divided up the articles for Muze’s “10 People Musicians Need on Their Side” series, I laid claim to the “Media Supporter” archetype right away.
What I didn’t want to do, though, is just have this be an op-ed about all of the things I look for when considering whether to feature an artist or their music. So, I received an assist from a couple of my peers in the industry for their takes on what they’re looking for, where they find new music, and other tips and tricks that will help you identify the right opportunities.
As we continue our journeys as humans and entrepreneurs, we often come face to face with the reality that nothing lasts forever. We all encounter situations where we must let go — of situations, habits, and even relationships.
Letting go can be hard, but it doesn’t come without silver linings.
Ryan Kinder’s passions extend far beyond music. His foundation, Kinder’s Kids, provides toys to children dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters. He’s also currently training for the Iron Man world championships in Kona, HI to honor a friend who has passed away from cancer.
Through it all, Ryan finds time to dedicate to his art. His album, Room to Dream, will be released at the end of July, and it’s packed with stories from his time navigating the ups and downs of the music industry.
Put it all together, and we have plenty to discuss on today’s episode of The Quinn Spinn!
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!
The incredible story of Corrin Campbell begins in Duluth, Minnesota and takes her all over the world. Corrin enlisted in the U.S. Army at a young age, where she served and performed extensively on behalf of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Now back stateside and residing in the Nashville area, Corrin is preparing to release Greatest Hits Dual Disc, a two-part album featuring orchestral and remixed versions of songs from across her career.
On this edition of The Quinn Spinn, we look inside the exciting and challenging creative process that helped Corrin create Greatest Hits Dual Disc. We also discuss our favorite artists, the industry landscape, and everything else, short of the energies of the cosmos (which we almost dive into, as well).
A Connecticut native who grew up in Virginia, Nick Ryan’s early songwriting experiences in Nashville moved him to pursue music full-time in Music City. Born in the 80s, the up-and-coming songwriter draws influence from the likes of Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morrissette, and other prominent 90s alt-pop artists.
Today on The Quinn Spinn, we go in-depth on Nick’s journey, as he tells us about the many projects that comprise his “five-year plan.”
On our latest episode of The Quinn Spinn (which you can listen to and support right over here), Cameron Floyd and I mentioned our friend and Top Writer Series 1 Champion Timothy Myles a couple times. It led me to wonder: what has Mr. Myles been up to lately?
The answer? He’s been busy making something that absolutely slaps.
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Good Friend of the Show Cameron Floyd came onto The Quinn Spinn with a lot to say this week!
On this episode, we discuss Cam’s evolving musical direction, as well as the adjustments he has made in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, Cam learns the origin story of The Quinn Spinn, and we discuss society’s role in shaping 2020 and the future.
Skylar Gregg has just released her new album, Roses, a soul-drenched Americana effort that stands up as the Nashville-based songwriter’s most authentic work to date.
Skylar joins us on the latest edition of The Quinn Spinn to chat about the record, as well as how she is navigating the tricky waters brought onto the music industry by the COVID-19 pandemic.