Ana Lee

Host/Music Director

Ana Lee is the host and producer of "The Local Brew," a weekly radio show plus a live showcase for Nashville based artists. She hosts mid-days on 89.5 WMOT Roots Radio, Nashville, is a voice over artist and curator of musical experiences for events.

A Los Angeles native, Ana Lee has been on the air at several Southern California stations, from Santa Barbara's KTYD to legendary Los Angeles rocker, 105.5 KNAC. More recently, she hosted afternoons at WRLT, Nashville.

She's interviewed artists from John Hiatt, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow and Kacey Musgraves to Ozzy Osbourne, John Waite and more, local politicians, non-profits, covered events such as the Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards and worked at Capitol Records, A & M Records and House of Blues.

Ana Lee's other passions include animals, nature and gardening. She lives on a mini farm north of Nashville with two horses and a rescue pup named Archie.

Matt Hoots

Today in Liner Notes we get to know Nashville independent artist, Laura Mustard. I found her fun, upbeat style to be infectious, with a nice shot of whimsy. She works as a speech-language pathologist during the day and often uses music therapy and songwriting in her work with special needs children. Today, Laura releases her sophomore ep, Treehouse and I asked her to tell us a little about it, about herself, her love of banjo and the videos for the tracks, “Eager” and "Nobody's Road".

Madeleine Donovan

If you’ve been in Nashville for any amount of time pre-pandemic, and you enjoy going to live shows or just listening to music – I’m assuming you do – then you’ve likely heard Thom Donovan. He’s produced several artists in town, played on many recordings and most recently has been the lead guitar slinger in Will Hoge’s band. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Thom moved to Nashville in 2010 a couple of years after the break-up of his band Lapush. He also had a brief stint in the early 2000’s with Capitol Records recording artist, STIR. I loved that band in the 90s!

Bridgette Aikens

Sadler Vaden
“Best Days” – single and video release September 9, 2020

James Paul Mitchell

When I first heard Kristina Murray sing, I was reminded of growing up with my parents’ record collection; albums by Loretta, Bobbie Gentry, Johnny, Waylon, my mom’s Hank Williams 78s from when she was a teenager in the 50s and too many to mention. There was a familiar sound and feel but with a more current edge in Kristina’s songs. Before quarantine, you’d find her performing regularly at the American Legion Post 82’s Honky-Tonk Tuesdays, where she’s been singing since she first came to town from her native Georgia in 2014.

Blair Clark

The pause due to Covid-19 has created a sort of forced step back and for some, an opportunity to rethink life as we’ve known it and what it’s going to look like going forward. For Nashville singer-songwriter Ron Pope, the down time resulted in a “journey” of releases, every other week for a year.

The series, titled, “The Builder” includes new songs, “orphaned” songs as Ron describes them, and some reimagined favorites.

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