Ria Barkr has been hard at work throughout 2022 releasing soulful R&B cuts — and doing it her way. The Virginia native went inward during the COVID-19 pandemic, and emerged refreshed and ready to present her artistry in an entirely new light.
Learn about Ria’s journey in this conversation, and stick around to learn about her latest single, “monday,” and the value of recharging in a “hustle culture” that isn’t always what it seems on social media.
Earlier this week, we announced that we’re giving you a daily taste of our Official Podcast, The Quinn Spinn, by sharing the show’s most insightful, inspirational, and/or hilarious moments on-demand.
We encourage you to subscribe to UMC on YouTube, to ensure that you don’t miss a moment. However, we’re also making it easy for you to find the goods every weekend with our new Sunday Replay feature, right here on UMC!
Every Sunday, we’ll roll all of the week’s clips into a recap, giving you the opportunity to catch them all under one roof. From there, if you want even more Quinn Spinn goodness where that came from, might we suggest the following links?
Anyway, onto the first-ever Sunday Replay!
Catch Up here
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
So, it dawned on us the other day: we have a whole bunch of amazing clips from The Quinn Spinn — not to mention, other video content ideas — hanging out on hard drives, and a whole YouTube channel that would gladly host them.
So, we’re finally stepping fully into the 21st Century, and we’ve decided to give you some of our Official Podcast’s most insightful, inspirational, and/or hilarious moments on-demand!
Watch a few!
How will you know when you’re truly living your dream? Will you hear the fanfare of angels blowing their trumpets? Will there be an undeniable moment signifying your grand arrival?
Not exactly. In fact, it may be months (or even years) before you even realize it. What does that mean? Well…
The OG family has been traveling a bit, but that doesn’t stop the crew from getting together and recording a highly seductive episode of The Quinn Spinn!
The Quinn visits Scotty and L at The New Doghouse in New York, while JD joins remotely from vacation in Ohio. We hear about Scotty’s latest encounter with Coach McQuakes, explore the fried wonders of the Minnesota State Fair, and share nine years (and maybe more) worth of Quinn Spinn memories.
Kyshona Armstrong believes in the power of music to heal and communicate. Kyshona used her artist platform and background in music therapy to launch Your Song, a collaborative songwriting program that connects performing arts centers, musicians, and artists with vulnerable communities to promote healing and community connectedness.
This conversation is about building community, lifting each other up, and remaining fearlessly authentic to your truth and your vision. Listen to get inspired!
Madame Daley is a New York City-based musician, songwriter, performer, and creative artist who incorporates a bevy of musical influences and artistic mediums into her work. Her debut EP, Classic, showcases her appreciation for all thing’s rock and roll, while honoring the genre’s varied history.
Today on The Quinn Spinn, you’ll find out where the songs come from, and how the multifaceted Madame Daley translates her diverse musical palette into a variety of live performance experiences.
Nine years ago today — August 17, 2013 — everything that Underground Music Collective has come to be began in my childhood bedroom with nothing more than an idea — a desire to create an outlet to provide an escape from the rigors of corporate America.
Unbeknownst to me, The Quinn Spinn — a spiritual successor to my slapstick college radio show of the same name — was our point of singularity.
I had a blue Dell laptop, and I went out the next day and bought a USB microphone from Best Buy. I had never tried starting a podcast before, and admittedly, it felt strange to be committing to and investing in something new. I didn’t know where it would lead, or even how long it would last.
I’m glad I pushed through that initial resistance — not to mention, all of the resistance I’ve encountered in the years since. Nine years later, we’re still standing — and this means of escape from corporate America has gone on to reach countless thousands of musicians, creatives, and human beings the world over.
As a bonus, we’ve reached this point with perhaps more optimism for the future than ever before. As we honor where we’ve been, let’s take a look at where we’re going on today’s special 9th Anniversary Solo Mission of The Quinn Spinn.
Cheers to 9 Years
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
Nicole Boggs & The Reel
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