Like countless other sweet suburbanites, I watched Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous” in high school and wiped clean my concepts of the future: when I grow up, I’ll be a rock writer, a musician or a Band-Aid, I decided. What else is there? While my college days offered plenty of concert-going and a few overwrought album reviews, too, it was curating playlists and hosting local artists on the student radio station WUSC-FM that really made meaning for me. I enjoyed solo and co-hosted free-format programs every semester throughout my four undergrad and first two alumni years in Columbia, S.C., before relocating to Nashville in 2009.
A nonprofit professional full-time, I’ve remained blissfully music biz adjacent in Music City, U.S.A., partnering with artists, venues and festivals via nonpartisan voter engagement organization HeadCount at live music and community events. Also via HeadCount, I co-produced monthly streaming content for the short-lived ScionAV channel “Headliners” in 2012 and 2013, introducing concert recordings and interviewing music makers such as The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir.
Beginning in 2017, I returned to the FM airwaves with the all-volunteer, low-power station WXNA and hosted Wednesday morning show “What Moves You,” manning live broadcasts, amplifying the work and stories of guest artists and packaging recorded content in the age of COVID. I am thrilled to begin sharing time on WNXP as morning host, promoting music discovery and celebrating our dynamic local scene.
“It’s all happening!”
Favorite artists: Stephen Malkmus, My Morning Jacket, Fiona Apple, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, Phish, Billy Strings, St. Vincent + basically any funk, soul and rock ‘n roll with HORNS (i.e. Daptone Records)