Gonna throw my anchor down
Gonna hold my head up high
Gonna claim this brave new world
In the name of you and I
Anchor ~ Heather Miller
Oh hey! It's yours truly, DJ Hum with my own CD now! Officially releasing to the world on Friday!
In May 2011, Fairfield singer-songwriter Heather Miller followed her musical calling all the way to Austin, Texas to study with mentor and producer Daniel Barrett at Rubicon Recording Studios. Daniel’s Rubicon Year program, which offers intensive study and goal-oriented mentoring in writing, musicianship, performing, and recording, allowed Heather to dive deep into the creative process and examine her relationship to it from every angle.
One year, 157 open mic performances, and a successful Kickstarter campaign later, Heather is back home in Fairfield and excited to celebrate the completion of her project with a five-song debut EP. Called Anchor, the album is an inspiring collection of catchy, rootsy, melodic songs, drawing their stories from love and life, doubts and dreams.
Something'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.
Tune in Tues from 9-10am Central for your weekly dose of music by women! Interview with Kat at 9:30.
Same old situation
No new insight or surprise
Same old complications,
Once again, here's pretty lies
~ Seasoned Heart, Jeanne Marie Boes
Like an actress changing costumes between scenes, New York singer-songwriter Jeanne Marie Boes slips comfortably between vocal stylings, one moment she's a lounge singer beyond her years and the next she's a smoky pop diva. But whether she's backed by a baby grand or a synthsizer, the passionate emotion behind her songs of love and heartbreak shines through.
Tune in Tuesday, April 24th at 9am central for a feature set of music by Jeanne Marie, followed by plenty more great music by women! Check lyricalvenus.com for a written interview with Jeanne Marie.
What if we took back our place
In this dying human race
What if we stood side by side
To change the world with our grace?
~ Grace, Omnia
While many young women her age are singing about parties and boyfriends over the same beats as everyone else, New York singer-songwriter Omnia tackles weightier world issues head-on with grace and passion. Combining modern pop styles with the rich flavors of her Mediterranean heritage, the East-meets-West result is fresh, engaging music with a message of empowerment.
Tune in Tuesday, March 27th at 9am central for a feature set of music by Omnia, followed by plenty more great music by women! Check lyricalvenus.com for a written interview with Omnia.
Got a couple classics by Sarah McLachlan and Tracy Chapman in there with a couple new ones by Anais Mitchell and Lisa Bianco, and then a whole bunch of great music by women from times inbetween, making for a nice morning mix. Artists on the playlist today include Rachael Sage, Adrina Thorpe, Laura Jansen, Ingrid Michealson, Yael Naim, Rachel Platten, Sara Barellies, Misty Boyce, Amy Kuney, Bess Rogers and Allie Moss.
Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central for your weekly dose of music by female singer-songwriters!
It may be a bit of a leap, but for this Leap Year, I put together a playlist of songs that have to do with jumping, floating and mostly flying. Because wouldn't that be a cool thing to happen when you leap, that you start flying?
In any case, I'm happy it's not once every four years that I get to hear music by these amazing women!
Tune in from 9-10am on Tuesday for a full hour of music by female singer-songwriters!
Color me in however you like
It maybe hard to stay in my shifting lines
And just so you know
My love for you is the color yellow
~ Inch by Inch, Debbie Miller
Classically trained pianist Debbie Miller booked her first singer-songwriter gig in New York City before she even had enough material to fill the slot. Once the songs started coming they didn't stop, as she is currently releasing her second album! Now based out of Seattle, Debbie is winning the hearts of the coffee-shop crowds with her quirky, playful, and raw songs, straight from the heart.
Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters! Interview with Debbie at 9:30.
This week I've got a full hour of music for you to enjoy!
Artists include past guests like Boca Chica, Annie Dressner, ellen cherry, Anna Coogan and Brooke Brown Saracino. There are also plenty of longtime Lyrical Venus favorites, like Melissa Ferrick, Kris Delmhorst, Meg Hutchinson, Dar Williams, Catie Curtis, Lori McKenna, Patty Griffin, Kina Grannis and Girlyman.
Tune in Tuesday (today!) from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters!
Keep your eyes set on the horizon
on the line where blue meets blue
I bet that silver lining, well I know it'd find you soon
~ 1,000 Ships, Rachel Platten
Based on her album, Be Here, New York singer-songwriter Rachel Platten is the type of person you'd want to adopt for a best friend or big sister. Her songs are upbeat and positive without denying that heartache and hard times exist. Rachel is just confident that those situations are temporary and with the right attitude you can turn it around. A little of her sweet voice, bubbly smile and piano-driven pop may just be the perfect pick-me-up.
Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters! Interview with Rachel Platten at 9:30.
Come ashore, love, come ashore
Do not chase the bitter sea
I will be waiting at our doorstep
Come ashore, love, come ashore
~ Come Ashore, Love by Anna Coogan
Anna Coogan's new album, The Wasted Ocean, is a fresh collection of olde time flavored sea songs, but more the type to row a small wooden boat, wearing a hand-knit woolen sweater misted with salt spray, than the type that stomp around in an eye-patch on a peg leg, sloshing mugs of beer. The songs are deeply atmospheric, layered, and evocative, all while allowing Anna's rich, sweet and honest voice to hold center stage.
She will be performing at Cafe Paradiso on Thursday, Jan 19th with Lauryn Shapter & Dennis James of Truckstop Souvenir, who will be debuting their new side project - The Nameless Sorrows.