Christine Harazim Founder/Editor  Christine Harazim is in love with creativity.  In 2014, she graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Professional Music degree and moved to Nashville to find her place in the world of music.  Beginning her journey as an artist herself, Christine released two albums with no success.  She found out quickly that blogs were tough to get featured on, and that even with a music degree, there was a lot about the business end that she didn't understand.  Nashville Offbeat was officially launched in January of 2018 with a mission to provide thoughtful content for local artists and to build a community that musicians could learn from, be a part of, and be inspired by.   On top of her work at Nashville Offbeat, Christine is a creative consultant and a studio photographer out of her home-studio in Nashville.  She loves helping others reach their potential through motivation and creative problem-solving.  She believes that nothing big is done without small steps and loves being along for the ride.   

Christine Harazim
Founder/Editor

Christine Harazim is in love with creativity.  In 2014, she graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Professional Music degree and moved to Nashville to find her place in the world of music.  Beginning her journey as an artist herself, Christine released two albums with no success.  She found out quickly that blogs were tough to get featured on, and that even with a music degree, there was a lot about the business end that she didn't understand.  Nashville Offbeat was officially launched in January of 2018 with a mission to provide thoughtful content for local artists and to build a community that musicians could learn from, be a part of, and be inspired by.  
On top of her work at Nashville Offbeat, Christine is a creative consultant and a studio photographer out of her home-studio in Nashville.  She loves helping others reach their potential through motivation and creative problem-solving.  She believes that nothing big is done without small steps and loves being along for the ride.

 

 Kevin Buchanan Writer (Motivational)  Kevin Buchanan is a motivational writer and speaker and loves calling Nashville home. He is the author of  The World Needs Your Hustle  and encourages others to embrace the truth that their life matters and to believe in what is possible for their life. He is a lover of Target, Chick Fil A, and all things buffalo plaid. You can learn more about Kevin’s work and upcoming projects at  kevinbuchanan.me

Kevin Buchanan
Writer (Motivational)

Kevin Buchanan is a motivational writer and speaker and loves calling Nashville home. He is the author of The World Needs Your Hustle and encourages others to embrace the truth that their life matters and to believe in what is possible for their life. He is a lover of Target, Chick Fil A, and all things buffalo plaid. You can learn more about Kevin’s work and upcoming projects at kevinbuchanan.me

 Jamie Hagerty Writer/ Visual Artist   Jamie Hagerty is a Graphic Design enthusiast and cartoonist who goes by the pen name Funkbrudda ( @Funkbruddaart  on IG).   A drummer and bassist himself, Jamie has a deep love for groovy, funky, out-there sounds and has been helping Nashville Offbeat bring bands exemplifying that sound to the rest of the city since day one.   He currently works as a freelance artist, creating unique band merch known as "Tune Books."  Taking the worlds of merch, comics, and adult coloring books, Jamie creates original artwork from your song lyrics to tell the visual story of  your song in a fun and unique way.  Contact funkbruddaart@gmail.com for more info.              

Jamie Hagerty
Writer/ Visual Artist 

Jamie Hagerty is a Graphic Design enthusiast and cartoonist who goes by the pen name Funkbrudda (@Funkbruddaart on IG).   A drummer and bassist himself, Jamie has a deep love for groovy, funky, out-there sounds and has been helping Nashville Offbeat bring bands exemplifying that sound to the rest of the city since day one.   He currently works as a freelance artist, creating unique band merch known as "Tune Books."  Taking the worlds of merch, comics, and adult coloring books, Jamie creates original artwork from your song lyrics to tell the visual story of  your song in a fun and unique way.  Contact funkbruddaart@gmail.com for more info.  

 

 

 

 

 Riley Watson Writer (Music)  Riley Watson is an all-around audio geek and music lover. Born and raised in Abilene, TX, Riley knew very little about the music industry before he dove into music business and audio production courses at Belmont University. Riley has been writing for Nashville Offbeat since January 2018. With a love for locally sourced, raw music, Riley is constantly listening to local talent while hunched over his computer in a coffee shop or rock climbing at a local gym. When he isn’t one of those two places, it’s a good bet he is at a local show. Riley is a firm believer in cultivating fresh talent and musical culture here in Nashville. If you are interested on hearing what Riley is listening to, give a follow to his Spotify playlist,  Nashville Noise  which includes some of his favorite Nashville-based musicians.

Riley Watson
Writer (Music)

Riley Watson is an all-around audio geek and music lover. Born and raised in Abilene, TX, Riley knew very little about the music industry before he dove into music business and audio production courses at Belmont University. Riley has been writing for Nashville Offbeat since January 2018. With a love for locally sourced, raw music, Riley is constantly listening to local talent while hunched over his computer in a coffee shop or rock climbing at a local gym. When he isn’t one of those two places, it’s a good bet he is at a local show. Riley is a firm believer in cultivating fresh talent and musical culture here in Nashville. If you are interested on hearing what Riley is listening to, give a follow to his Spotify playlist, Nashville Noise which includes some of his favorite Nashville-based musicians.

 Sarah Allen  Writer (Music)  Sarah Allen is a lover of the arts, from music to movies and literature. A journalism student at MTSU, she is thrilled to be a part of Nashville Offbeat to promote the local music scene and gain more practical writing experience. She desires to make a difference in the world of writing and make reading a more prominent hobby again, since escaping into a good book is her favorite pastime. She's also crazy about dogs, Star Wars, and a proud Hufflepuff. She's looking forward to all that the future has to offer and hopes to be insightful and inspiring as a writer.

Sarah Allen
Writer (Music)

Sarah Allen is a lover of the arts, from music to movies and literature. A journalism student at MTSU, she is thrilled to be a part of Nashville Offbeat to promote the local music scene and gain more practical writing experience. She desires to make a difference in the world of writing and make reading a more prominent hobby again, since escaping into a good book is her favorite pastime. She's also crazy about dogs, Star Wars, and a proud Hufflepuff. She's looking forward to all that the future has to offer and hopes to be insightful and inspiring as a writer.

 Madison Pepper Writer (Music)  Madison Pepper goes by her last name because it is cool. She is an alternative rock musician from Chicago that hopes to inspire cynicism and sarcasm in the lovely people of the south and - one day - the world. After studying Entertainment Industry and Economics, she now works in radio by day and screams about how awesome and terrifying and beautiful and painful life is at night with her Danelectro and pure determination. Under the name Pepper Said she has released a music video and single, "Soap", and plays frequently in Nashville and Chicago. In 2015, she wrote for the magazine,  Eyes & Ears,  and loves getting to brag on the plethora of talent in this town. Pepper loves Chicago but is sure that Nashville is home because of the awesome community of creatives, and human beings in general. She is so excited to support that community even more with Nashville Offbeat.

Madison Pepper
Writer (Music)

Madison Pepper goes by her last name because it is cool. She is an alternative rock musician from Chicago that hopes to inspire cynicism and sarcasm in the lovely people of the south and - one day - the world. After studying Entertainment Industry and Economics, she now works in radio by day and screams about how awesome and terrifying and beautiful and painful life is at night with her Danelectro and pure determination. Under the name Pepper Said she has released a music video and single, "Soap", and plays frequently in Nashville and Chicago. In 2015, she wrote for the magazine, Eyes & Ears, and loves getting to brag on the plethora of talent in this town. Pepper loves Chicago but is sure that Nashville is home because of the awesome community of creatives, and human beings in general. She is so excited to support that community even more with Nashville Offbeat.