This week’s Frothy Monkey Local Artist of the Week is Americana-Country artist Myron Elkins. We’ll be spinning his track “Nashville Money”, released on the singer’s debut album Factories, Farms & Amphetamines.
Elkins, originally a Michigan native, had no intention of making it in the music industry for most of his life. After graduating high school, he aspired to be a welder in his hometown; planning on making this his full-time career while playing local gigs as a hobby. However, the singer placed second in his local ‘Battle Of The Bands’, introducing him to a whole new career path. The aspiring country artist fell in love with songwriting and performing, quickly cultivating an audience upon moving to Music City. His album Factories, Farms, & Amphetamines was partly written while Elkins was working as a welder, and the ten-track album breaks down his upbringing in Michigan’s working-class as well as his fresh headway into the music scene.
Reminiscent of Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, and Ray Charles, “Nashville Money” is a groovy country-rock ballad you’ll have on repeat. Lyrically, Elkins discusses his conflicting emotions about pursuing a path in the music industry. With lines like, “Washing all the doubts down the drain, show me where and how to put my pain,” the singer expresses how ‘Nashville Money’ is a metaphor for how difficult success can be to navigate. Elkin’s powerful Americana voice draws listeners in immediately, sonically making up a fusion of southern rock and country blues. Additionally, the album was masterfully produced by six-time Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb, who successfully launched the careers of many legends. Cobb has worked with the likes of Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, and Jason Isbell; making this record a must-listen-to success.
Tune in all week to hear “Nashville Money” and stay tuned for new releases via Myron Elkins’ website here. The lyric video is out now! Check it out on YouTube below:
Tune in to 100.1 FM and lightning100.com all week to hear “Nashville Money” by Myron Elkins, our Frothy Monkey Local Artist of the Week.