20 Questions, 20 Answers
20:20 with CJ Ray
I believe every measure and every word matters, and I never want to waste either.
Published December 3, 2021
CJ Ray | Photo by Gentle Giant Digital
20:20 with Onsen
... so while these songs still have a lot of that beachy 60s sounds, there’s a lot of weird electronics in there too.
Published November 19, 2021
20:20 with Parker Millsap
Music is a way to say thank you to the universe for inviting you to its party.
Published November 5, 2021
20:20 with molly.
Springfield, Missouri-native, molly. is a singer-songwriter and poet who also works in the public school system and is an advocate for mental health. She will perform as the opener in the premiere of NoteWorthy Music's Queen City Roots series showcasing Parker Millsap November 11 at SBC's The Cellar.
Sometimes all you need to do is exist, and that’s enough. I found the best way for me to stay conscious of this is to sit with nature for a while.
Published October 29, 2021
20:20 with Jessica Balisle
Local to Springfield, Missouri, Jessica is the Operations and Compliance Coordinator for KSMU. She also plays bass in the Hook Knives, co-hosts Studio Live, and will emcee the premiere of NoteWorthy Music's Queen City Roots series showcasing Parker Millsap November 11 at SBC's The Cellar.
Studio Live focuses on original music, so each show is sure to be unique and engaging. ~Jessica Balisle
Published October 22, 2021
Jessica Balisle | Photo by Kara Remington
20:20 with David Franz
I like to use both sides of my brain for the good of humanity, but mostly I use my heart for that purpose.
Published September 3, 2021
20:20 with Steven Spencer
I didn’t burn the candle at both ends—I lit the whole damn thing on fire!
Published August 27, 2021
Steven Spencer at Standing Rock
20:20 with Tenth Mountain Division
Tenth Mountain Division is an alien meteor sent to earth wielding a composite of volatile musical chemicals. ~ MJ Ouimette
Published August 13, 2021
Tenth Mountain Division | Photo by Mountain Trout Photography
20:20 with Mackenzie Shivers
As a kid, I would come home from the movies and pick out the score on the piano.
Published August 6, 2021
Mackenzie Shivers | Photo by Lissyelle Laricchia
20:20 with Rob Ickes
Well, Merle Haggard was my favorite artist of all time, so that was a big thrill for me to get to work with him.
Published July 9, 2021
Rob Ickes | Photo by Rainer Gautschi
20:20 with Trey Hensley
[Marty Stuart] has been such a wonderful influence and so supportive of my music. I could never thank him enough for that experience.
Published July 2, 2021
20:20 with Mary Hott
Having that childhood experience of living in a small rural town gave me first-hand knowledge of music being central to life.
Published June 11, 2021
Mary Hott | Photo by Zachary Salman
20:20 with Jefferson Berry
I still hang with smokers and drinkers, but sobriety has worked out well for me.
Published June 4, 2021
Jefferson Berry | Photo by Lisa Schaeffer
20:20 with CHILLEMI
I enjoy universal, timeless themes that resonate with the most people ’cause they will never go off trend.
Published May 21, 2021
20:20 with Dan Friese
Polished performances are great, but sometimes it's nice to see the artists that we idolize as the imperfect humans they are.
Published May 14, 2021
Dan Friese | Photo by KT Ainsworth
20:20 with Zoe FitzGerald Carter
I was actually kind of shy when I was a kid, but I’ve always had strong opinions and been a little in your face expressing them. This propensity to speak up only gets more extreme as I get older.
Published May 7, 2021
Zoe FitzGerald Carter | Photo by Irene Young
20:20 with These Fine Moments
What we want to convey is the contrast between the beauty and messiness of life.
Published April 16, 2021
These Fine Moments: Hilary Kaufmann and Robert Watts | Photo by Nicola Gell
20:20 with Amanda Cook
I was trying to find my place in the music world and now that I’ve been at it for a while my mantra is ‘Stay true to yourself.’
Published April 9, 2021
Amanda Cook | Photo by Andrew Mingus
20:20 with Tommy Emmanuel
I was actually performing before audiences from the age of 5 onwards. It just seemed like an adventure to all of us.
Published April 2, 2021
20:20 with Mike Dawes
I'm from England, play acoustic guitar, and have been spending too much time in my basement recently.
Published March 31, 2021
20:20 with Andy McKee
I actually wrote 'Drifting' when I was 19! I still feel like there is so much to learn.
Published March 26, 2021
20:20 with Bruno Skibbild
Every single human being deserves support and respect—and that is what I try to do when I am working as a social worker.
Published March 19, 2021
Bruno Skibbild | Photo by FAUNA
20:20 with Lauren Mascitti
Seek advice from trustworthy people that have little to nothing to gain from your success.
Published March 12, 2021
Lauren Mascitti | Photo by Haley Hays
20:20 with Missy Raines
It was high time that a woman (Brandi Carlile) curated the Saturday evening show at such a prestigious event as the Newport Folk Festival ...
Published March 5, 2021
Missy Raines | Photo by Natia Cinco
20:20 with Susan Anders
Luckily I’ve been able to work with a lot of great musicians, male and female, who don’t mind that I’m a pushy broad.
Published February 26, 2021
Susan Anders | Photo by Nora Canfield Photography
20:20 with Kivi Neimi
We have been played on a radio station on every continent except Antarctica. I guess we aren't that popular with penguins.
Published February 19, 2021
Kivi Neimi | Photo by Reese Andrea
20:20 with Jerry Douglas
The emcee was Dustin Hoffman, who I knocked off a stool as I was rushing onto the stage from the left.
Published February 12, 2021
20:20 with Sara Shiloh Rae
I try to uplift people and make the world a sparklier place.
Published February 3, 2021
Sara Shiloh Rae | Photo by Max Hoetzel
20:20 with Jesse Lynn Madera
I have seen at least three dozen Robert Earl Keen and Willie Nelson shows.
Published January 29, 2021
Jesse Lynn Madera | Photo by Alysse Gafkjen
20:20 with Tim Stafford
"I got to record with Tony Rice, Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Tony Trischka, and a few other heroes over the years ..." ~Tim Stafford
Published January 22, 2021
Tim Stafford | Photo by Ben Bateson
20:20 with Thomm Jutz
Nominated for a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album of 2020 was pretty mind-blowing.
Published January 1, 2021
Thomm Jutz | Photo by Jefferson Ross
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