Inside Music Podcast #144: Shortly (Alexandria Maniak)

Inside Music Podcast presented by Haulix

Michigan has a long history of leading people toward the arts. Maybe its the slow decay of the rust belt or the cracks in the pavement of the state that brought cars to the world, but something about the Mitten state has a way of inspiring people. Shortly, one of many creative outlets for Alexandria Maniak, is the latest example of that inspiration. It’s a profoundly moving, hope lined melancholy set to song, and it’s changing lives around the world.

On this episode of Inside Music, host James Shotwell calls Alexandria Maniak to discuss her work as Triple Crown Records artist Shortly. It’s always hard to know what you’re going to get from Alexandria’s music, as well as her live shows, but it’s always guaranteed to make you feel something. Alexandria talks to James about her creativity, the restraint needed to write a good song, and how she found inspiration through collaboration with artists from other walks of life.

We’ve never heard a talent quite like Shortly, and during our time together we grew to appreciate the art Alexandria is making even more. She has heart to spare, and with just a little luck Shortly will soon be an artist nobody can ignore.

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James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.