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- 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.

- Lyrical Venus - 20140625-lv-sarahsampleediecarey

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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 - 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 - 20140423-LV-Daisy

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Singer Songwriter DaisyOh Maria won't you come with me?
I called your name around the rosary
Oh Maria you can disagree
Spinning in the stormy history
~ Maria, by Daisy

With songs delightfully deep and quirky-fun by turns, Austin singer-songwriter and ray of sunshine Daisy released her debut EP entitled Do Be Do this week. Tune in to hear her discuss her path from her childhood on a farm in Washington state, to becoming a social worker, to giving that up to follow her heart to the musical mecca of Austin, Texas where she met producer Daniel Barrett.  Together they polished up 5 of her songs, including some co-writes with Steve Poltz, into a shiny gem of an EP that is sure to get your boots stomping along, at least when it isn't tugging at your heartstrings.

- Lyrical Venus - 20140416 - Heather Mae

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Heather MaeYesterday was the culmination of a 31 day project for singer-songwriter Heather Mae of exploring self love and acceptance.  She talks with Lyrical Venus about that journey and the importance of self love for so many.

No stranger to challenging projects, in 2010, Heather Mae became relentlessly committed to the challenge of writing 365 songs in 365 days! She trekked through over 30 states, making footprints of over 7,000 lyrics and 100+ artist collaborations. Her music is supported by an ever-changing cast of complementary musicians known as “The Make Believe,” some of whom she met during this project. Taking step one on October 1, 2010, Heather Mae is reaching another landmark 2 years later, releasing her LP “One Year of Songs.”

- Lyrical Venus - 20140409 - Ellis

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Ellis Delany

Ellis. Who hasn’t heard Ellis. Fairfield has fallen in love with her. She packs Cafe Paradiso every time she plays. The phenomenon is however not unique. She seems to have this effect wherever she goes. Ellis is quietly amassing a loyal following of supporters across the country.

After her Feb 2013 appearance on A Prairie Home Companion, Ellis’ music charted in the Folk Top 100 in iTunes and Folk Top 20 on Amazon.com. She also received hundreds of messages from strangers including, "you exude pure joy", "I heard you and fell in love" and “I was stopped in my tracks by your music and captivating laugh” as well as "Yours is a voice we all need to hear.” Ellis’ performances are transformational; she leaves her audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges & opened hearts. 

Tune in to Lyrical Venus Wednesday morning for a live call-in from this amazing artist.  She will be appearing at Cafe Paradiso on Saturday, April 12th at 8pm

- Lyrical Venus - 20140312 - Emily Zuzik

15:50 minutes (21.75 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

- Lyrical Venus - 20140305 - Jenny Kohls

23:28 minutes (32.22 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Jenny KohlsLyric Venus talks with Jenny Kohls, who is a songwriter from Des Moines. She recorded 'Whiskey Nights & Bright Lights' at Redd No. 7 Studios here in Des Moines, from 2010 - 2012. During which time she was also involved in a band called Kiriko with some fantastic local musicians: Kevin Neal, Dan Spain, and Deb & Dusty (the Double D's). In 2007 Jenny started the honeybees with Rae Fehring (now called rae & the honeybees) and through Redd No. 7 Studios, we released our EP 'Faders Up'. You can find that recording on locusic as well. Kevin, Dan and local blues guru, Shane Johnson, were all players on 'Faders Up' and I encourage everyone to seek them out in our local music scene. Whiskey Nights & Bright Lights once again features Kevin Neal as recording engineer/producer/musican and local drummer Joe Maguire. Throughout the years, She's either opened for or shared the stage with Dirk Newton, The Wailin' Jenny's, Josh Davis, Dick Prall, Coles Whalen, Kim O'hara, Garrison Starr, Kristie Stremmel, and many more.

- 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 - 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!

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