Name: The Black Lillies
Samuel Bryan Quinn, Esq.
Trisha Gene Brady
SBQ: Delano, TN
BT: Knoxville, TN
MS: Bridgewater, VA
TGB: Knoxville, TN
JK: South Knoxville, TN
CC: Childhood Home — Bridgman, MI / Home of 20 years — Knoxville, TN
Latest Album: Hard to Please
SBQ: Captain Cucumber, circletrianglesquare
BT: A small collection of folks in Asheville, NC know me only as “Sunshine.”
MS: Miguel, Atlanta Mike, Fred
TGB: TG, TeeG, Picky Tittles, Pickles
JK: Keen-doggy-son, Sticky
CC: Pinecone Contreras, the Captain, Sneaky Pete, Cruiser, Zinny, Cruise Control, “CC"
Who is the most surprising artist in current rotation in your iTunes/Spotify?
SBQ: Cocteau Twins
BT: It won’t surprise those who know me, but I’ve recently been spinning Bruce Hornsby’s first record in the ol’ Discman.
TGB: Lila Downs
JK: Charles Mingus
CC: Probably NWA
Who would play you in the Lifetime movie of your life?
SBQ: Jodie Foster/ Helen Hunt
BT: I would have Ryan Adams playing Taylor Swift playing me.
MS: Nick Offerman
TGB: The Amy Schumer/J-Lo love child. They need to get to work on that!
JK: Bowman Townsend
CC: Ralph Macchio for the childhood years; Jake Gyllenhall for adult life.
If the After-Life exists, what song will be playing when you arrive?
SBQ: "Send in the Clowns"
BT: “Sailing” by Christopher Cross
MS: Rocky IV workout montage song
TGB: "Sweet Potato" by Shinyribs
JK: “Year Zero” by Ghost
CC: "The Walk of Life"
What brand of toothpaste do you use?
TGB: Not picky — Colgate, Crest, mint, cinnamon, gel … just no Tom's, please.
CC: Tom's, if it's available
What's your beverage of choice?
TGB: Water, blood orange italian soda, coffee
JK: Whiskey, neat
CC: Kombucha with chia seeds, tequila
What's your favorite TV show?
SBQ: Little House on the Prairie
BT: Chopped on the Food Network
TGB: Lonesome Dove, Broad City
JK: Real Housewives
CC: Chicago Cubs baseball
Star Wars or Star Trek?
SBQ: Easily the Wars
BT: Star Wars (by default)
TGB: Space Balls
CC: Yet to see either
Taylor Swift or Ryan Adams?
SBQ: Tay Tay
BT: Ryan Adams, but I do like Taylor Swift
TGB: Don Williams. Really though, Ryan & Taylor … they are both great!
Coffee or tea?
SBQ: A regionally specific tea from Kentucky made from corn aged in charred barrels for a period of seven-plus years
TGB: I love both. Each have their moment
JK: Coffee — black
CC: Tea early, coffee late
Top photo credit: Joseph Llanes