Hey everyone! We're super excited to announce that Love Local Nashville will be hosting some special guest writers this week. Southern Girls Rock Camp (one of our favorite local nonprofits) is running a Music Journalism workshop where campers are learning all about how to write about music, and we're dedicating some space here to publish their work. We'll be posting updates as they come in, so check back for interviews, features, and photos from the campers!
Here's an introduction to the team:
Born in LA, Qwynn was raised in Nashville. As an East Nashvillian, she is very involved in art and music. She plays electric bass, cello, ukulele, and is the lead singer in her indie rock band, Lunar Eclipse. Her favorite musical artists include The Offspring, The Regrettes, Nirvana, Lizzo, and Billie Eilish. In her spare time, Qwynn likes to sketch and paint watercolor. In the future, she plans to have a career in music.
Aurelia is a 10-year-old singer and musician who lives in Nashville. She also loves acting and drama. She likes music because she feels like she is in another world when she sings—this world is calm and has no hate in it.
Camden is a 13-year-old drummer, artist, and dancer. She lives in East Nashville with her parents, her younger sister Addy, and her two dogs Emma and Molly. She loves spending time with friends and riding her bike around her neighborhood. She also loves listening to music. Her favorite artists include Twenty One Pilots, Green Day, and Billie Eilish. She has participated in the band (ISH) and has been playing drums for two years.
Carrigan lives in Nashville and likes to play music, draw, and paint. She mainly likes indie music, but also more popular artists like Billie Eilish. She likes to ride her skateboard around and listen to music. She is also in the band (ISH).
Thalia is an 11-year-old writer, songwriter, singer, and musician. She lives on a quiet street in Nashville and loves its creative vibe. She enjoys playing music, writing, and doing anything with her friends. Thalia wants to be a half-famous songwriter and wants to change the world with her stories. She is highly ambitious and has a lot of energy. There's no doubt about it—she's going to be AMAZING.
Sophia was born in Massachusetts and currently lives in Nashville. Her dad is a big influence on her musical interests. She has been playing guitar for just over a year and hopes to learn the drums as well. Some of her favorite musicians include Theo Katzman, ZZ Ward, Johnnyswim, and Heart.
My name is Cathleen. I heavily enjoy metal, screamo, rock, and some indie—but I prefer it loud. My favorite bands are Korn and Pierce the Veil. I also enjoy Marilyn Manson, and Poppy and Ken Ashcorp are my favorite independent musicians. I'm into horror, and I frequently draw. Feel free to talk to me about dark art and gore.
Clara is a 15-year-old girl from Barcelona, Spain. She has been singing for over five years in different music schools and choirs. Last year, she learned how to play the guitar. She has loved to dance since she was 4 years old and has also been in a few plays in her town. Music has always been in her life, and she loves it.
Carmen was born in 2006 and is someone who prefers the indoors. They enjoy reading, writing, music, video games, manga, and anime. Their favorite musicians are Cavetown, Billie Eilish, and Twenty One Pilots. They currently live in their hometown of Nashville with their parents, three cats, and two small catfish.
Currently lives in: East Nashville
I love K-pop, cats, hot food, and anything Mexican. I've been into music since birth and photography since I was 8—and I have been ever since.