Author: Molly Barber

One Of These Days Our interview With Nathaniel Smith

Photos courtesy of Nathaniel Smith      I love to write, always have. It’s a medium that has been a cathartic God-send but sometimes the words just won’t flow. I can’t fight it, the struggle is REAL. When I’m feeling any kind of writer’s block I have to just walk away and wait for the words to find me. And in reflecting on this, it’s led me to the opinion that sometimes these words aren’t for me. They’re for you. I’m only the medium from which the words can be put on paper, beyond that, they belong to you. This...

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Meet The Artist – Hasty Family: A Picture Perfect Business

By Molly Barber     I’m competitive. My family is competitive. That’s the enviroment I was raised in. I can remember throwing darts before Christmas to see who got to open a present on Christmas Eve. I can remember everytime we went fishing having bets for the first fish, the most fish, and the biggest fish. I remember almost everyday my brother and I playing my dad at basketball. The wager being, the loser had to say the winner was better than Michael Jordan… Now this might not seem like a big deal to you but Michael Jordan was...

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Behind the Music with LANCO

The ONLY country band to achieve a PLATINUM single prior to a debut album release By Molly Barber     Lyrics are important. For me, they can make or break a song. I think it’s always a special moment when you hear a song for the first time and can relate to the lyrics.        I remember when I got back from Bolivia I heard the song Burning Man from Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne. It was like he was inside of my soul- ♪ “I still go wherever the wind blows me but I always find...

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Collateral On The Road with Phillip Phillips

Photos by Jesse DeFlorio and Molly Barber     Technology has had a massive impact on the music industry in the last couple of decades. The internet changed the game with Napster and YouTube. Cellphones allowed people the convenience of adding to and carrying on them their media library. And television, well television brought us American Idol.       American Idol is a singing competition series that first aired in 2002. Contestants battled it out for weeks on end for the winning prize of a record deal with a major label. The contestants not only had to make it...

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River Of Dreams

Aaron’s Journal Entry: First night on the river Very dark now. We are traveling upriver by flashlight. We haven’t found the tribe yet but can’t stop  because it’s too dangerous to sleep in the open jungle. Hoping to see tiki torches soon.  Getting later and colder. Still no village. Hoping the flashlight batteries last. Getting later. Heavy fog building on water. No village in sight. On the boat now for 12 hours. Spotted a faint light on the shore. It was a indigenous family that has lived on the river for 43 years. They saw our desperation and told...

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