audio by artist heather miller

- Lyrical Venus - 20120626-lv-katparsons-bonus-int

37:24 minutes (34.24 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Kat ParsonsSomething's wrong, I can tell
And what you don't say
Is a silent farewell
~ Talk to Me, Kat Parsons

Born in Vienna, based in Los Angeles and with tour credits across the US and Europe, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Brunei, Australia, Singapore, Borneo, Vietnam, and Japan, one listen to Kat Parsons' upbeat and intelligent pop, and it's easy to see why she has had such international success.

Her breathy, sweet vocals and catchy hooks draw in even the most casual listener, and the introspective lyrics hold discerning ears longer than the latest disposable, manufactured hit.

This podcast includes approx 7 minutes of bonus questions we didn't have time for in the original aired interview!

- Lyrical Venus - 20140212-LV-RachelRies

36:51 minutes (33.74 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Rachel RiesThe words used to be alive in my mouth
Trying to find a way out
Strange how it was I could never make them stay
or go away
Willful were they
And caught in their clutch was I

~ Words, Rachel Ries

Returning from a years-long hiatus, Rachel Ries is releasing her third long player, Ghost of a Gardener on Feb 18, 2014. Her voice at times echoes that of Regina Spektor or early Maria Muldaur and this new album is full of thoughtful and inventive arrangements. Fingerpicked melodicism pairs with sweeping strings & analog synths while a Merle Haggard-style drinking song struts with trumpets and close knit harmonies.

- Lyrical Venus - 20140604-lv-janapochopEP3

37:16 minutes (34.13 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Jana PochopI am tired of the dues
I've been paying all the time
Cuz they never pay out
and it's bitter on the bottom line
and I keep carrying on, carrying
on like I can still see the stars
but when your dreams dry up,
they turn into scars

~ Middle of My Chest, Jana Pochop

In Throats are Quarries, the soon-to-be released 3rd EP by Austin singer-songwriter Jana Pochop, her sound takes a delightful turn toward the glossy and electric, without losing any of the heart, soul, intelligence and down-to-earth insights you expect from a Pochop album.

Tune in to hear Jana talk about the journey through her trilogy of EP experiences with producer Dan Barrett, how her sound and artistry evolved over the course of the 3 recordings, plus the in and outs of crowdfunding, touring, social media and more.

- Lyrical Venus - 20140625-lv-sarahsampleediecarey

21:02 minutes (19.26 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Sarah Sample and Edie CareyTake two accomplished singer-songwriters with a friendship that goes back far enough to sweeten their harmonies in a way that only time and familiarity can.  Add a few years of motherhood and singing their babes to sleep.  Reach out to their fanbases to find out favorite soothing songs across ages and artists.  Choose 14 of those original and cover songs and record them with a stellar team of musicians. The result is "Til The Morning: Lullabyes and Songs of Comfort" by Edie Carey & Sarah Sample, a dreamy collection of songs that both children and parents can enjoy for lulling themselves off to sleep.

- Lyrical Venus - 20150204-LV-FARMKickoff

16:08 minutes (14.78 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

FARM 2015

Interview with Nancy Emrich Freeman about FARM (Folk Alliance Region Midwest) and the FARM kickoff party at The Mill in Iowa City on 2/15.