Category 11 Questions to a Nashville Musician

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Shannon Quinn

Warning! There are two Shannon Quinn’s in the music biz. While one hails from Halifax, the other is here in Music City helping keep the spirit of Lower Broadway alive. Singer-songwriter Shannon Quinn is an acoustic performer Downtown at AJ’s Good Time Bar on Broadway and has now recorded and released five singles that are […]

11 More Questions to a Nashville Musician: Nick Nace

Did you know that musicians still make music videos? Without an MTV, VH1, or CMT to pump them out non-stop like they used to, unless you are a YouTube addict like me, you might be missing some great stuff. Case in point is Nashville singer-songwriter Nick Nace’s video for “There’s No Music in Music City.” […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Amanda McCarthy

Listening to Nashville singer-songwriter Amanda McCarthy, the oft-used term “pop sensibility” comes to mind. What exactly does that mean you ask? How ‘bout that its music that is very relatable and catchy? For the proof, give a listen to her recent single “Don’t Stop Me.” Amanda released her debut LP “Road Trip” in 2019 just […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Michael Shaw

Photo by Greg Kuchik If you read this Q&A with Nashville singer-songwriter before listening to his music, you likely will (1) hope that he writes songs as fine as he answers these questions and (2) suspect that his love for Waylon might label some of his music as “Outlaw.” Well, the answer for both is […]

11 More Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jess Jocoy

Time for a refresh from another 11 Questions’ alumni. This one is courtesy of Jess Jocoy, a gifted singer-songwriter with one of Nashville’s loveliest voices. Jess has recently released her sophomore full-length LP “Let There Be No Despair” recorded at Cabin Studios here in Music City with co-producer Brandon Bell and a cast of East […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Allison Asarch

Well, here is a fascinating read from another local artist who is keeping the flame of solid traditional Country music alive in the honky-tonks of Nashville’s Lower Broadway. Thank you, Allison Asarch, for showing those crowds of tourists and the local fans you have made how it is still done here!  Allison recently took some […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Roanoke (Taylor Dupuis and Joey Beesley)

The Kill Rock Stars label, home for so much great-sounding stuff dating back to the wild ‘90s, will be releasing “Selene” b/w “Juna” by the Nashville-based band Roanoke digitally on Friday, June 3. A way cool 7″ vinyl single version limited to 500 copies is delayed like so many other things right now and will […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Sarah Mae Chilton

Say what you want to say about the current state of Nashville’s Lower Broadway, but all the commercialism and rowdiness could never destroy the charm of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. The magic and history of that room still lives on today in the likes of Indie-Americana singer/songwriter Sarah Mae Chilton who currently plays there on a […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Marta Polombo

In the musical melting pot of Music City, artists arrive to both give and take to the always evolving Nashville sound. Marta Polombo is a “giver” whose background brings with her a sophisticated style that is easy to embrace and certainly of influence.  Check out the lovely lyric video for “Raining in Paris.” In addition […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Sam Varga

When discussing his recent single “If I’m Gonna Stay,” Music City newcomer Sam Varga gets right to the point: “It’s about me taking inventory of a life half lived and mislead and trying to get it back on course, asking the question what is life going to look like into adulthood and in the music industry.” […]