An Interview with 'Lori Triplett'
Who are the band members and what do they play?
Lori Triplett - vocals, piano, acoustic guitar
What are the band's main influences?
I've always loved artists who are great storytellers like Patty Griffin, Dan Fogelberg, Jewel, Joni Mitchell, Nichole Nordeman, and Kate Walsh. Music that has a touch of sadness and plenty of emotion always are my favorites.
Have you played any notable gigs, festivals or other events? Likewise radio or TV appearances?
Receiving airplay/live interviews on the following stations: YoCo -Nashville's Young Country 96.7 FM, Nashville's Lightning 100.1FM, Nashville's Radio SoBro, Heart of Indie Radio, 94.7 FM Luxembourg, WCSM 96.7 FM Celina, Lima's New Country 92.1 FM The Frog
Are there any other interesting or amusing happenings – no matter how small – that the band have been involved with that would be of interest to those who like your music?
I just released a new EP entitled, "Slow Poison" on 10/16/20, so if people like this project, they might like to check that project out, as well.
Do you have any favourable quotes from previous reviews of the band that you'd be happy to share?
"Small town Ohio native Lori Triplett has reaped the rewards of a golden ticket. The independent singer-songwriter worked her way into the musical realm of Nashville, TN, where she has had the opportunity to work alongside some of the best musicians and songwriters in the business." - Matthew Patania, Pulse Magazine
Where was the single/EP/album recorded and who was involved in its production?
The EP, "Coming Home Alone" which includes this song, was recorded in 3 days at The Sleep Well Studios in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Chad Carouthers and Lori Triplett.
Is there a particular ethos behind the single/EP/album or any particular music styles or events that inspired it?
Inspired by melancholy holiday music, Coming Home Alone, is a stripped-down, intimate, and authentic offering for the holiday season. With familiar timeless & beloved classic covers paired with unique & moving originals, this collection of songs is a welcome companion next to a cozy fire on a lonely's winter's night. Piano, cello, simple arrangements & organic production compliment Triplett's honest & raw vocal performances perfectly.
Can you briefly describe what the song/each song is about? If you are releasing an album then either describe the thinking behind the project or choose a couple of lead tracks to focus on.
"All the Good Men", incorporates familiar holiday song titles in the lyrics to provide commentary on keeping hope and love alive during the holidays in the face of the sometimes grim realities of the world. "They say it came upon a midnight clear/and such a silent night when good men disappeared/And Mary did you know it would look like this/all those years ago?/How'd we get in this mess?" addresses the struggles the year has brought but is later followed up by asking, "Do you see what I see?/all the good men returning" reminding us there is still hope for the world and the new year to come.
Were there any notable or amusing happenings surrounding the recording/production of the EP? As above, list whatever might be of relevance.
"I wanted to create something that felt very real and vulnerable; something that wasn't the perfectly polished recordings like we've all grown accustomed to hearing. I wanted it to be more genuine and not over-produced, so my producer, Chad Carouthers, and I recorded everything in 3 days and didn't agonize over every little detail like you usually tend to do in the studio. We kept the first or second vocal pass I sang on each track to ensure we didn't overthink anything and that it kept the rawness and authenticity we wanted to capture."
Please provide a one or two-line personal quote that can be attributed to a band member, about either the band themselves or the release. Obviously the more eye-catching this is the better.
"I've always loved sad Christmas songs and have also always wanted to put out a project for the holiday season, so I decided to make it happen this year right on the tails of releasing another EP just a month prior to this release," Triplett explains. "If there's anything 2020 has taught me, it's that life really is short, and you shouldn't wait to do what you have always wanted to do." " 'All the Good Men' was inspired by a year of turmoil, struggling, and a loss of faith in humanity at times. Some days, it can seem people just don't care anymore, but then you have to remember hope is alive and well, and there are still plenty of good people in the world, and that's what I want to focus on and remember going into the new year."