Born and raised in Charleston, Ryan Lill has been writing and creating music almost all his life. He’s performed with Meghan Trainor, had a single featured on a MTV Artist Spot, and releases his newest single today, “Give a Damn”. Lill and I covered topics ranging from authentic songwriting, how he’s found musical success in Charleston, and which celebrity gave him $10.00. #awkward If you’re a fan of pop music that packs a punch, make sure to give Ryan’s music a spin. You will not be disappointed. 😉
It’s Charleston Music Confab time again! The fourth annual multi-genre music conference is kicking off this Thursday night. I had a chance to chat with Dave Stewart, Confab founder, yesterday to get a preview of the upcoming events. I asked Dave the following questions, and you can listen to Dave’s answers in the recording below.
I’m heading out of Charleston this weekend for an adventure in Jackson, Mississippi. Thanks to the kind folks at The Westin, my blonde counterpart, Jenna, and I will be taking in the sights and sounds of the city. Naturally, I began my research on the musicians from Mississippi and let me tell you it’s quite the range. From country songstresses, Faith Hill and Tammy Wynette to the nitty, gritty blues of Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Mississippi has been the home state to many successful artists. This southern town just isn’t blues and country, rock bands The Weeks and Grammy-nominated North Mississippi Allstars are notable groups that also hail from the Magnolia State. I created a playlist that will be perfect for our road trip, and make sure to follow us along on Instagram (jennawessinger and discoteepee) to see what’s really going on in Jackson. Stay tuned for a full travel guide recap.
“Yeah, I’m goin’ to Jackson,
Look out Jackson town”
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed two weeks ago my overseas adventure. Jenna, my blonde counterpart, and fellow blogger traveled to Italy and Germany. Our close girlfriend, Katherine, was getting married in Treviso, Italy, so we decided to include Florence and Munich into the trip. I had so many people tell me this would be a trip of a lifetime and even a life-changing event. While I didn’t discover a profound sense of anything, I did throw my f**ks out of the window and drank/ate my way through each city.
The additional perk of this trip was the collaboration project J and I started. You can only get so much from Instagram stories. so we created a video of the sights and fun throughout the trip. We covered the amazing food in Italy to the huge a** beers in Munich, even witnessing my hunt for the perfect dirndl.
The best part is that we’re just getting started. Stay tuned for more travel videos and hopefully, we will leave you inspired, jealous, and entertained. Huge thanks to the amazing musician, Kate Puckett, for allowing us to use her song, “Dance Now”, in the video. Make sure to check her out on her site.