Lindsay "Coco" Hames (that's her in the middle) is one of the most delightful characters on the alternative-rock circuit, a hilarious raconteur who can be entertaining in lots of different contexts -- including as singer/guitarist for the spiffy Nashville band The Ettes. It's good that she found her calling as a musician, because other occupations have beckoned over the years.
"I always wanted to be a spy," she said with a laugh in a recent phone interview. "I do a lot of traveling now, so people could use me for reconaissance. I play rock and roll in and around various subcultures, so I could get so much information! Well, mostly I guess I just enjoy drinking, so that's my contribution. But I would be a spy. We've talked about this. You spend all this time in the van, you have to talk about something."