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Jessica McNear

Jessica McNear is the first country artist we've interviewed here on the TFC blog! Jessica talks about her song "Leavin' Home", her Pennsylvania roots and more. 

The Fan Connection (TFC): Hi Jessica! Thank you for taking some time out for an interview with us today!

Jessica McNear: You are welcome! Thanks for having me!

TFC: Tell us a little about yourself and your music. You're a country solo artist, right?

Jessica: Yes, but I like to describe my music as being a little mixture of everything because I like many styles of music. My influences come from a wide range from southern rock to classic...

#MusicIndustryMonday: The Zone Productions

Mark Brasel from The Zone Productions in Melbourne, Florida is today's guest for #MusicIndustryMonday. Mark talks about touring on the high-seas as well as some of the high-profile gigs he's worked with such as Disney star Zendaya, Dishwalla, Incubus and Hollywood Undead among others.

The Fan Connection (TFC): Hi Mark, thank you for taking some time to talk with us today. We've heard some great things from artists you've worked with, and about your studio, The Zone Productions. 

Mark Brasel: Yeah I rock!! It just comes natural, I can’t even really help it. (Evil uncontrollable l...

The Django Riders

We met up with The Django Riders at their recent show in downtown Nashville. TDR combine blues, rock and soul to come up with their own sound, and they certainly entertained the crowd that night. They also entertained us with this interview!

The Fan Connection (TFC): Hey guys! It was great meeting up with you at your show in Nashville! We're always impressed by the live talent of our TFC artists when we get the opportunity to go out and see shows! 

The Django Riders: It was great seeing you too. We always welcome our friends from The Fan Connection. 

TFC: Let's get the readers acquainted. What's everyone'...

#MusicIndustryMonday: The Chris Top Program

TFC's #MusicIndustryMonday met up with our pal Christopher Sherron, who's brainchild The Chris Top Program features the best upcoming indie music acts. The Chris Top Program is a live internet broadcast and podcast affiliated with Spreaker and iHeart Radio and originates in Clarksville, TN...just outside Nashville!

The Fan Connection (TFC): Hi! Thanks for taking some time out with us and being the "interviewee" this time, since you're usually the one doing the interviewing!

Chris Top: My pleasure! I love you guys. Nice to be on the other end for a change. 

TFC: Haha! Right?! Ok, so for starters, tell us a little about The Chris Top Program...


Twin-brother duo Metanoiz met up with us to talk about their broad range of influences, their spirituality and their own unique brand of hip-hop.

The Fan Connection (TFC): Hi guys! Thanks for taking some time out to talk to us! You seem to have your plate full right now!

Metanoiz: It's our pleasure! There's always room for dessert!

TFC: First let's start by letting those who aren't familiar with Metanoiz get to know you a little! What are your names, and what do each one of you do within your band? 

Metanoiz: Definitel...