Once upon a time there was a thirteen year old girl who lived in a library in Iowa. In the library she found a Replacements CD. The Replacements are from Minnesota. The girl grew up and moved to Minnesota.
OK I didn't move to Minnesota because of the Replacements but the music scene in Minneapolis was an important factor.
Writers love music. It inspires us. It fuels our writing.
I love listening to local music. I love hearing the names of streets and places I'm familiar with in song
A lot of my writing is fueled by music I hear on 89.3 The Current, Minnesota Public Radio's music channel. They are huge supporters of local music.
I still love The Replacements but I've been introduced to so many other local artists that I love. Prince, Bob Dylan(He's from Minnesota so he totally counts), The Hold Steady, Jeremy Messersmith, Paper Tiger, Toki Wright, Mark Mallman, Dan Wilson
Currently I'm listening to local hip hop artist Dessa's latest, Castor, The Twin.
What music inspires your writing?