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[Creative Fridays] #9: Lori McKinney 

Photo courtesy of Option 22This week's [Creative Fridays] post features multi-talented Lori McKinney. We first met when I was invited to perform at Culturefest, a festival that Lori co-founded. Currently based in Princeton, West Virginia - Lori is in the heart of the creative movement at RiffRaff Arts Collective. Running a performance space, co-organizing a festival, being in a band, acting in theatre productions is all a part of Lori's life.

Let's learn what she's up to now!

1. What's your latest project?
My latest project is with Option 22; our new release is called "The Change," and it is set for release in the first 1/2 of 2012.

2. What inspires your music? 
Soul searching, nature, the call for global change, and spirituality inspire my music.

3. What's your 5 Desert Island Albums? 
Radiohead- In Rainbows
LTJ Bukem- The Journey Inwards
The Weepies- Say I am You
Enigma- The Cross of Changes
LTJ Bukem- Progression Sessions

4. Who's one artist/musician that you love but most people probably don't know of? 
Rising Appalachia is amazing; a female duo of sisters with some serious soul. Their focus is "igniting soul sparks and social revolution through harmony."

5. What's an advice you wish someone told you when you started in the arts?
I wish someone would have told me how very important it is to keep a great address book of all your wonderfully creative friends you meet along the way.

6. How do we reach you?

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