Sloane Spencer will tell you that music changed her life. She championed Southern roots music long before she knew it had a following. Like many ultra-fans of music discovery, Spencer started a music blog. Country Fried Rock quickly added a Top 5 streaming station in its genre. By 2012, Spencer’s friendly, knowledgeable interviews found their way to shine as podcasts. Her many years in radio give her a comfortable, conversational approach to helping you find your new favorite band.
Spencer covered emerging roots music for PopMatters, No Depression, The Bluegrass Situation, South Carolina Music Guide, and others. For many years, Spencer has advocated for musicians’ mental health care, bringing awareness to the unique needs facing musicians. She executive produced two music compilations that benefit Nuci’s Space (Athens, GA), preventing musician suicide.
Spencer embodies that southern spirit present in roots music, and it’s the connection she feels with the music that makes her take on the genre so authentic. Sloane exemplifies everything that is good about the South: DIY ethos, charm, and an unconventional approach that always leaves you wanting to hear more.