These days everybody wants to move to Music City, even Californians. On that list is LA-based singer-songwriter Kendra Muecke who plays her potent Pop music as Kendra & the Bunnies. When and if Kendra does finally make the move, she will have the advantage of having spent enough time here to know local things like waiting on line at Pancake Pantry just isn’t worth it!
All kidding aside, after hearing Kendra & the Bunnies recent LP. “of marigolds and lightning bugs” we will welcome her here will open arms. And we all can see her at The Josie Music Awards on October 23 at the Grand Ole Opry House here in Nashville. She has a whopping three nominations and tickets for the event can be purchased HERE.)
Not only does Kendra have a cool band name, but she has a cool retro Pop sound that recalls many of the great bands of the 80s. Check out the video for “born to be happy always.” This is fun stuff! Thanks, Kendra, for letting us all get to know you better and we hope to see you around town more in the future.
Where are you from originally, when did you move to Nashville and why?
I am from Houston, TX but live in LA now. I do travel to Nashville multiple times a year though.
What are the first and the last records you bought, and where did you buy them? Were they CD, vinyl or digital?
First was In Rainbows by Radiohead at Urban Outfitters on vinyl. Most recent was Unorthodox Jukebox by Bruno Mars on vinyl…I found it!
First and last live concerts that you’ve seen?
Spice Girls was the first. The most recent concert was my friends, Universe Peoples (I sang two songs with them too!).
Whose star should be added to the Music City Walk of Fame?
Where do you go in Nashville for coffee and pizza?
Coffee at the Graduate. Vegan pizza at Two Boots.
What’s your favorite record to ever come out of Nashville?
Widespread Panic by Widespread Panic
Where’s the best place to eat late night after a show?
The Diner in Downtown Nashville!
The Bluebird calls and asks you to host an “In the Round.” Pick three local songwriters to join you.
Justine Blazer, Randy Barnette, and Corey Lee Barker.
What are your favorite music venues to play in town?
Anywhere with a good crowd. I’d love to play the Ryman one day. I have played on Broadway and Music Row areas of town.
Name a musician who you’d like to see move here.
Me for half the year! ☺
Finally, what’s in your musical future?
Spending more time in Nashville! More music, more shows, more hooks. I love performing and recording. I will be in town for the Josie Music Awards this year at the Grand Ole Opry! I am nominated for three awards: Best Artist of the Year (Pop), Best Performance in a Music Video (me, Kendra Muecke in “born to be happy always”), and Best Music Video of the Year: Female (“Passion Roulette” by Kendra & the Bunnies directed by Justine Blazer).