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.

Laura Rockett

Girls Write Nashville is a local non-profit focusing on teaching girls the art of songwriting and expression, founded by friends and Nashville singer songwriters, Jen Starsinic and Georgia English. They recently brought in Annalise Droitcour as their new Operations and Development Manager and to help with the release of their first full-length album of songs by students. The project’s theme is, “teen life in 2020” and is set to be released later this month, coinciding with Women’s History Month.

  Two years ago, The Local Brew Hour and The Daily Local Brew on WMOT were still concepts, one month later in April of 2019 both features came to life on WMOT and Melinda Edlin was one of the first artists featured with her sparse and stirring, “Someday, But Not Today.”  The song took on new meaning after Melinda’s home and much of her Donelson neighborhood was destroyed on March 3, 2020 in the tornado that devasted so many in Middle Tennessee.

Brooke Stevens Photography

A two-year recovery process following a fall from a cliff led Nashville’s Nate Fredrick to, in his words, start actually making music instead of just playing music. The native Missourian’s debut album, Different Shade of Blue is out today. Fredrick started playing guitar when he was 12, after his father brought one home that he never played. But it wasn’t until about a decade later when he started to write songs.

Jason Lee Denton

It’s been almost a year since the Amanda Broadway Band released their debut full-length album, The Ache. Last February, the band and Kyshona Armstrong performed at Analog in Nashville for their album releases. Since the records were releasing on the same day, they decided to partner up on the release show and turn it into a benefit for a charity Kyshona was working with. That’s the spirit that is what makes the music community in Nashville one that’s more collaboration than competition.

Gabe Ford

The new ten track release from Nashville singer songwriter Mac Leaphart, Music City Joke is a perfect combination of twang, heartbreak and irony with a good bit of nostalgia too. Produced by Brad Jones, (Hayes Carll), the album includes Nashville players Fats Kaplin, Will Kimbrough and Matt Menefee. Leaphart released his first album, Line, Rope, 2009, before he left South Carolina where he’d been balancing a nighttime gig as a bartender with trying to launch his music career.