Some people are born to write songs and play in bands. Knoxville, Tenn.-based singer/songwriter Mic Harrison is one of those people. Music is in his blood, as his Dad gave him a guitar and taught him some early lessons. Then as a member of the influential mid-90s alt.country band The V-Roys with For Songs veteran Scott Miller, Mic came as close as can becoming the Next Big Thing, only to see the band breakup a few years later. After playing with another star-crossed band Superdrag, Mic and his band The High Score have been making music since the late 2000s. Mic joined me from his home in Knoxville to discuss the band’s latest album Bright Spot, released in November 2020. We talk about four songs—Let the Motor Run, Used to be Somebody, Concrete & Stone, and Long Way to Go—and how the pandemic has impacted not just the band’s trajectory but his ability to write new material. Grab a beer, take a seat, and enjoy!