Nashville-based singer songwriter Greta Gaines releases Lighthouse & The Impossible Love today on her own Big Air Records. This is her fifth studio album and the follow up to her 2008 release, Whiskey Thoughts. The new album was recorded in Nashville at Eastwood Studios, owned by multi-instrumentalist and engineer Eric Fritsch (Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow). In a recent interview, Gaines talked about her new album and much more.
Gaines is not only a talented musician, but she is also a mom, activist and internationally recognized pro-snowboarder and fly-fisherman. She definitely lives her life on her terms and knows no boundaries. She grew up around music and was heavily influenced by the Southern rock and country genres. “I grew up on great Southern artists,” she said. However, her parents also greatly influenced her.
She has experienced so many things throughout her life, it’s a wonder how she finds time to fit it all in. When it came to recording her latest album, Gaines said, “I’ve worked on this album for five years and I really enjoy the process. Music is the one selfish pleasure in my life.”
Life experiences are the inspiration behind her music. “The inspiration comes from life and inner life. It’s almost like therapy…I literally write from my subconscious,” Gaines explained. “This album is much more personal than anything I’ve ever done before. It’s completely original with universal themes of love and loss.” Lighthouse & The Impossible Love is sure to be a hit with music fans everywhere. “I really want people to think my music is beautiful, and I want them to think it sounds original,” Gaines said.
Gaines is playing a sold out show this Thursday at the Bluebird Café in Nashville to celebrate the new release. Be sure to be on the lookout for many great things to come from this talented musician, and pick up the new album that’s available today.