Many musicians end up working “day jobs” to make ends meet, but Brenda Lynn Allen loves her day job just as much as she loves evening gigs performing on stage, in and around Nashville.
When Jessica Brown was just a little girl, she used the power of music as her best means of communication.
Though there are plenty of bloodline bands in the world, the Bunnell Strings are not only a family five-piece ensemble of double bass, cello, viola, and two violins, but the bonds that tie them together are much stronger than the average. Siblings—Keren, 25 years old; Kimberly, 23; Corrie, 22; Cara, 20, and Ross, 19—lost both of their parents, their father to skin cancer in 2007 and their mother of colon cancer three years later.
Calvin Johnson and Margie Perez. Their stories of recovery and careers following Hurricane Katrina were so compelling that I felt I needed to put together a separate article about their triumphs. Neither of them, even when they lost nearly everything they owned, ever thought for a minute about giving up on New Orleans or their music careers.