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.

Josh Rish / Von Reisch Photography

Discovering new local music during the pandemic has been… different. Challenging, really. But once the word spreads about an outlet for local music discovery, the flood gates open up and it’s fantastic! I used to think being the person at a record label that listened to submissions would be a fun job, in hopes of discovering music that would move me to the point of wanting to make sure everyone else knew about a particular artist.

Rachel Hurley

After a battle with cancer, a devastating divorce, and a nervous breakdown, DL Rossi is about to release his third album, Lonesome Kind April 16th. While Rossi has built a following on his brand of introspective singer-songwriter rock, this album explores some different, sort of more loose, even uplifting sounds to accompany the melancholy. He’s released two singles from the album so far, “Whiskey” and “Tumbling”.

Oceana Colgan

Born in Italy to a Sicilian-American father and a Guatemalan mother, Cristina Vane grew up between England, France and Italy and was just 18 years old when she came to the United States for college. After four years in Los Angeles, she’d built a pretty solid Instagram following and with the help of her fans, booked herself a cross-country tour, grabbed her resonator guitar and set out to play her original songs across the landscape where the music she loves was born.

Sarah Gallina

In keeping with the theme of the last year, nothing is the norm anymore. Nashville singer songwriter, Nellen Dryden has a collection of new songs and rather than hit us all at once with them, she’s decided to roll them out one single at a time leading up to a vinyl release later this summer. I am excited to learn more about the person behind this rich and thoughtful sounding voice and about her influences and inspirations.

Samantha Hearn

Creating fuels Alexandra Sedlak. Whether it’s music or film, she’s not afraid to push boundaries and explore. As we continue celebrating Women’s History Month, I wanted to feature this award winning filmmaker, actor, singer-songwriter and business owner. She’s been releasing singles over the past couple of years and producing and directing music videos as well. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Nashville’s been home for a while now. It’s where she met her creative collaborator, Warren Smythe while they were both working at a small record label on Music Row.

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