Independent Music Awards Tag

Q&A With Possessed by Paul James

What’s the meaning of your band name? Possessed by Paul James is the combination of Paul Wert my late grandfather, and James, my father, presently living in SW Florida. The intent is to say we encompass more than ourselves and this can be...

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Q&A With Omar Torrez

Were there any happy accidents while in the studio, or did everything go as planned? We kept the scratch guitars by accident, then we decided to use them because we liked the effect of the “guitar army.”...

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Q&A With Myla Smith

Influences: I grew up listening to old folk and bluegrass that would play on the volunteer radio station that broadcast out of Memphis. When I became a teenager, I saw The Beatles Anthology on television, and it blew my mind. I...

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Q&A With The Model T

What’s the meaning of your band name? Were there any other contenders?: We created and recorded a song called “Champion” from start to finish in two hours. No samples at all—it was really from scratch. The creative process was so quick and...

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Q&A with Mimosa

What’s the meaning of your band name? A scented little yellow flower that grows in the South of France and in New Orleans (origins of Jazz and French music)...

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Q&A With Mike Hammar and The Nails

What’s the meaning of your band name? Initially we went by The Bluzitions. My real name is Mike Hammar. Many times folks would joke around saying “you got the hammer, the band should be the nails”. My drummer Greg Merino was the...

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Q&A With Mike Clark

Why did you choose to submit this work to The 10th IMA’s? The IMA’s represent the voice of the working artists and the voice of the fans. To be singled out by this group of people for the work I’ve done is...

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