Chet Weise and Ben Swank (eds.)

Chet Weise grew up in Memphis and currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. His writing appears in Copper Nickel, Bayou Magazine, Apocalypse Now: Poems & Prose from the End of Days, and others. A musician as well, Weise's work includes the Estrus recording artists The Quadrajets and the Immortal Lee County Killers. He was banned from Canada during 2008.

 

Ben Swank is a co-founder of Third Man Records in Nashville, Tennessee. A musician himself, He has played with bands such as Henry & June and Soledad Brothers. Swank has been published in The Guardian, Vice, and NME, and has an advice column in the Nashville Scene.


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