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Day 4: The Best Part of Nashville

Jane and Griffin

Loving this town and all the heart and soul within it. This morning took us to the home of Jane & Griffin House. They are ever so refreshing and grounded with a balance of loyalty to one another yet a comfortable freedom to grow into all the beautiful things life has waiting for you. Their story is a true testament to the certainty that Real Love Can’t Pretend.

I learned a long time ago not to worry about Griffin when he is out there on the road. I leave that up to him because the bigger part of me knows that he was ready for this. – Jane House

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LA and Nashville: Here we come

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Schedule purgatory doomed the mind over the last summer months. Pulling teeth and wrangling at the zoo can feel like an understatement, but as the pieces fit we are locked and loaded to film with The Palms, Dee and Suzette Snider, Blue Dixon, Escondido, Michael and Pamela Des Barres to name a few. Stay tuned as we journal the journey and continue to bring you behind the scenes, in the making of: ‘Love Yourself More.’

An uplifting film about women, love & music in a refreshing way that has not been done before. We are not looking for dirt or ‘dialogue that sells’ but instead passionately pursuing the essence of real love, that sometimes elusive bond that we all search for. Discovering the substance of these women and all that they bring to the lives of their partners and ultimately seeking to answer the question ‘does’ or ‘can’ real love exist in this industry. 

 

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Rayland Baxter- Nashville

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We first saw Rayland Baxter when he opened for Shakey Graves in Vancouver last year where he set the room on fire with a heartfelt passion and sincerity that resonated through his set. Doing what he loves and always searching for more as he digs deep down to find life’s answers in his music. Rayland Baxter offers his latest album Imaginary Man that will touch you in all the right places and keep you coming back for more. – Fresh Independence

R A Y L A N D  B A X T E R 

Home is where your story begins, please tell us a little about yours.

– i have no home actuaLLy… i have aLL of my beLongings in a storage unit… aLthough nashviLLe is home aLways… it’s a very speciaL place and i have many great friends here that are doing great things with their Lives… it’s pleasant to be surrounded by the amazing creation that is happening in nashviLLe… it’s unLike any pLace in the worLd.

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How did music find you and begin to grow within?

– i moved to israeL when i was 25 and Lived there for a few months… during my first trip out there i started writing songs and since then i have become slightLy obsessed with it aLL. i have returned to israeL a few times since then because one of my mentors Lives there. i have aLot to learn from him so i go back whenever i can to visit.

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Midnight Pilot- Nashville, TN

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The self-titled debut Album is a pivotal composition of being on the flip side of a relationship. One doesn’t always understand until you have been there, but you have to push on and this album works through all emotions: sad and true. We don’t always know where to begin, but through sorrow is born great things and this was meant to happen to promote a heart work, relatable, and groundbreaking entrance.

At the end of the day isn’t this what music is all about: Picking yourself up, getting lost, and resonating with what feels right.

Midnight Pilot’s music just feels right. 

MIDNIGHT PILOT

Home is where your story begins, tell us a bit about yours?

Midnight Pilot: Grant, Kris and Kyle’s families all have original roots in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Seattle. Although we all moved to Iowa at a VERY young age (in fact some of us weren’t even born yet), we still have a piece of Seattle in our hearts. Grant, Kris and Kyle all grew up in Iowa for the early part of their life and then moved to Michigan in elementary school. Holland, Michigan has really been home for us for quite some time. We love it there. It is a beautiful part of the country filled with a bunch of quality people. We still frequently visit our families and friends there as well as playing some local shows. Meanwhile, Dustin, our keyboard player, spent his life in Grand Junction, CO. Very different from Holland, MI but still incredibly beautiful and also filled with amazing people. In 2013-2014 the entire band moved to Nashville, TN to get Midnight Pilot going on the right foot. It has proven to be a great choice for us, and we love it here.

How did, ‘Midnight Pilot’ and the name come to be?

Midnight Pilot: We actually have been playing music together for a very long time under a different name (Ringer T). When we relocated to Nashville, TN we decided that a name change would be a good way for us to kind of kick start this new beginning. After a crazy amount of time and energy spent going through name after name, Grant finally came across a World War II book called “Flyboys” where these fighter pilots where actually called “Midnight Pilots.” We liked the sound better of dropping the “s” and so we went with Midnight Pilot. Our look kind of has that retro feel to it and the sound reminds us of cruising… So we thought the name fit us well. Grant Geertsma sings, writes the songs, and plays mainly guitar. Kyle Schonewill plays Lead guitar as well as keys, trumpet, and percussion. Kris Schonewill plays Bass guitar. And Dustin Wise plays Organ and other key parts. We are currently in between drummers.

The self-titled debut lay it all on the table: Take us behind the creation of the Album and the heartbreak that cleansed your soul.

Grant: The inspiration behind the album was to really create something we felt fulfilled us musically. We have been making records for very long time and this one is kind of a culmination of the past decade of work we’ve done. 

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