heather's blog

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    Feb 25
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    Feb 28
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Mouths of Babes on Lyrical Venus!

Mouths of BabesTune in to Lyrical Venus for an interview with Mouths of Babes! Wed, 2/25 9:30am.

Mouths of Babes is Ty Greenstein (Girlyman) and Ingrid Elizabeth (Coyote Grace). This tender tomboy and rough-and-tumble lady come together to melt hearts and shake souls with undeniable chemistry and a truly unexpected heralding of wisdom. Mouths of Babes' sound is equal parts celebration and blues, folk and soul, salve and anthem—an invitation to love this life, to sing your sob story and end it with a smile. These two songwriters light up the stage—juggling harmonies, guitar, bass, foot percussion, cajon, banjo, harmonica, and ukulele from song to song, inviting the audience to join the choir, and engaging listeners with sentiments that range from heartfelt to hilarious.

They will be gracing Fairfield with their tunes at Cafe Paradiso on Sat 2/28, 8pm.

  • Wed
    Dec 31
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    Jan 03
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Happy 7th Birthday to Lyrical Venus!

Happy 7th Birthday to Lyrical Venus Radio!

Lyrical Venus
January 1st, 2008, was the first Lyrical Venus Radio broadcast! It's been a wonderful ride since then celebrating so many women in music!  Tune in this week for some winter songs and songs about New Year's Eve as we say goodbye to 2014.  Looking foward to sharing many new songs and artists in 2015!

Check out past playlists here 
Check out past interviews here

  • Wed
    Dec 24
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    Dec 27
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Merry Christmas from Lyrical Venus

Happy Holidays! Tune in for an hour of Christmas music by women on Lyrical Venus from 9-10am Central!

Holiday Hum

  • Wed
    Oct 01
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    Oct 04
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Coffee, Tea and Teresa Storch on Lyrical Venus!

Teresa StorchMonday was national coffee day! So I've got a whole bunch of coffee songs for you today! And a couple tea songs, because T is also for Teresa Storch, who is coming to Fairfield for a house concert on Sunday Oct 5th, so we'll finish up with a set of songs from her new album, Come Clean!

(Thanks also to DJ Brandon Nelson for the coffee theme inspiration!)

(Email DJ Hum at LyricalVenus at gmail for details about the house concert.)

  • Wed
    Jun 25
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    Jun 28
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Interview with Edie Carey & Sarah Sample on Lyrical Venus! Wed 6/25

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.

Tune in to Lyrical Venus for an interview with Edie & Sarah to find out more about how they met, why they chose to do this project together and of course, to hear a few songs! Lyrical Venus is Wednesday, June 25 from 9-10am Central. Interview at 9:30am.

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    Jun 04
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    Jun 07
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Interview with Jana Pochop on Lyrical Venus, Wed 6/4!

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.

Tune in from 9-10 am Central on Wednesday, June 4th for your weekly dose of music by women in music. Interview with Jana starts shortly after 9:20am. 

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    Apr 23
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    Apr 26
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Interview with Daisy on Lyrical Venus Wed 4/23!

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.

Tune in to Lyrical Venus from 9-10am Central for songs by female singer-songwriters. Interview with Daisy starts shortly after 9:25am.

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    Apr 09
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    Apr 12
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Ellis is back! Live Interview Today, Concert Saturday 4/12!

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

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.

Tune in Wednesday from 9-10am Central for a set of Valentine songs by women, followed by the interview with Rachel, who will be at Cafe Paradiso with her band on Saturday 2/15, 8pm.

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    Aug 07
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    Aug 10
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Heather Mae Live Interview on Lyrical Venus!

Heather MaeOne of these days I'll see the Eiffle Tower
One of these days I'll go skinny dipping
One of these days I'll say hello to her
One of these days I'll marry him
~ Heather Mae, One of These Days

When we last talked with Heather Mae, she was in the midst of her year-long quest to write a song every day.  Since then, she has indeed reached the 365 song goal, and managed to narrow down that collection to 12 songs to put on her album appropriately titled "One Year of Songs".  She even filmed a video with the help of her fans from around the world for the song "One of These Days", an inspiring ode to seize the day and follow your dreams. 

Heather is stopping in Fairfield on a cross-country tour and will join us in the studio for a live interview at 9:30am today!  She is performing at Cafe Paradiso Wednesday, Aug 7th at 8pm (tonight), along with Heather Miller. (AKA your DJ Hum).

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