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Jordan Hiebner / We’re Trying Records

Jordan Hiebner / We’re Trying Records

I guess We're Trying Records started when I was living in Omaha, NE in 2013. At the time, I was finishing up college and interning at a music non-profit called Hear Nebraska – which dedicated it's time to supporting the local music scene through journalism,
Ryan Argast / Marina City

Ryan Argast / Marina City

From the moment I was able to walk and talk I was dancing and singing. My personality, my memories, and my relationships are created because of music. Some of my earliest memories were gathering family members at parties into living rooms for a show. I
EXES x JOME

EXES x JOME

By EXES The first time I fell in love, I was 17. I met Cain online. I sometimes wonder why fate brought two strangers together that night. All I know is that I fell in love with Music the night I fell in love with
Margrét Rán Magnúsdóttir / Vök

Margrét Rán Magnúsdóttir / Vök

It's so beautiful and precious when you get these moments when music hits you in the face and turns your belly around. It's rare for me nowadays but when I wanna feel this way I go back to my song collection which I have been
Vesper Wood

Vesper Wood

I have a reoccurring dream, of waking up lying on some leaves, twigs, and roots, next to a small glassy pond, and hearing music somewhere off in the woods. I spend a while just lying there looking at the pond and listening, listening to the
Daniel John Reardon / Jaunt

Daniel John Reardon / Jaunt

Every summer growing up my family would attend something called "Strawberry Jam", it was more or less a private music festival. Organized by a mix of musicians - country, folk, jazz. Held on a farm owned and occupied by the original visionaries of the festival
Zyles

Zyles

During high school summers, I had my first full-time gig in the music industry working for a business management company. They dealt with the biggest pop groups at the time, which were mostly the Camp Rock era Disney acts. The work wasn’t glorious -- I
KIYOMI

KIYOMI

Everyday we do the same. Everyday we do the same. Everyday we do the same. At night our dreams do different. We wake, we do, we sleep. It is how the life cookie crumbles. It is glorious and I am grateful although it can become
Good Saint Nathanael

Good Saint Nathanael

One of the Kickstarter prizes for my 2012 album was a songbook. I had no idea of the scale of the project when we thought of it, I just knew I had released 104 songs?! 11 people ordered it…. Little did I know when I
Joshua Powell

Joshua Powell

On Losing Your Shit & Finding the Inner Light of the Higher Mind We all marry narratives. You get an idea in your head that you’re this type of person, that we make this kind of music, that you’re going to marry that guy, that