heather's blog

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    Jan 10
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    Jan 14
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Lyrical Venus 2011 Retrospective Part 2

Lyrical Venus 2011 InterviewsAs I wrote last week, the Lyrical Venus Radio Hour is 4 years old! Four years of great music by and fun interviews with women musicians of many genres.  Thanks to the internet, the connections have been worldwide, whether it's me sending in the show from the multiple states and countries I've visited, or the artists calling in from around the world, or the wonderful listeners tuning in to kruufm.com from a distant corner of the planet!

As has been my annual tradition, I've collected a playlist of songs by the women I've interviewed in the past year, this is part two, since there were 32 artists! Click here for last week's playlist. Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central to hear part 2.

  • Tue
    Jan 03
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    Jan 07
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Happy 4th Birthday to Lyrical Venus!

Lyrical Venus 2011 InterviewsIt's kind of hard to believe it, but it's true, the Lyrical Venus Radio Hour is 4 years old! Four years of great music by and fun interviews with women musicians of many genres.  Thanks to the internet, the connections have been worldwide, whether it's me sending in the show from the multiple states and countries I've visited, or the artists calling in from around the world, or the wonderful listeners tuning in to kruufm.com from a distant corner of the planet!

As has been my annual tradition, I've collected a playlist of songs by the women I've interviewed in the past year, and I will play as many as I can this week, though it will probably need to be split in two parts, since there are 32! Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central.

WE: Emily and Michael
Heather MillerEmily Poole and Michael Cantafio are WE, and they are playing two shows at Cafe Paradiso in Fairfield this week (Dec 29th & 30th).  And well, I am Me, and I'm playing a show at Cafe Paradiso (tonight, Tues, Dec 27th) too! So this week I'll play a couple by WE, a couple by me, talk about what I've been doing in Austin, and of course I'll play a bunch of great music by women singer-songwriters.  Tune in for the live show, anything could happen!

  • Tue
    Dec 20
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    Dec 24
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Taylor Ross Live Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 12/20

Taylor RossFollowed the rain
All the way down 
to the hayed hill
~ Cedar, Taylor Lesley Margaret Ross

Fairfield musician and creative spark Taylor Ross can be found in several local bands and creative projects in some capacity or another.  Among the many hand-knitted hats she wears as a musician is the one of her lovely low-fi music that brings to mind fieldmice and farmlands, bramble bushes, oak trees and fresh baked bread.

Taylor will be coming to the KRUU studios to play us some tunes and tell us the latest happenings at the Beauty Shop, including her show there on Thursday! Tune in from 9-10am to hear from Taylor plus more great music by female singer-songwriters.


  • Tue
    Dec 13
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    Dec 17
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Joy Ike Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 12/13

Joy IkeI can't remember how it feels
to live a day all by myself
and never really worry
about someone else
~ Time, Joy Ike

Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Joy Ike lives by the motto, "It won't be easy, but it will be worth it."  Making the transition to full-time musician was not an easy decision, but not only has she blossomed as an artist, she even takes the time to pass on her lessons learned in an advice blog for other indie creative types.  Whether you're a music maker or appreciator, her rich voice and intelligent, bubbly piano-pop sensibilities will win your ears over in no time.

Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters! Interview with Joy Ike at 9:30.

  • Tue
    Nov 29
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    Dec 03
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Heather Mae Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 11/29

Heather MaeTell me stories of sunsets and buildings
Of sleepless nights and wild rides
Let's sit and talk of where you've been
Color your adventures my friend
~ Sunsets & Stories, Heather Mae

Artists and musicians love to talk about their creative process and how they might change it or get better.  Heather Mae dives in and faces her art head on.  After spending a year writing a song every day and a summer touring the country from East to West, she has learned more than a few things about taking action, living in the moment and brewing creativity on the spot.  With all that experience under her belt and a style that has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Ingrid Michaelson, Heather Mae has a long and beautiful career ahead of her.

Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters! Interview with Heather Mae at 9:30.

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    Nov 15
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    Nov 19
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Yael Meyer Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 11/15

Yael MeyerFire is supposed to bring you higher
Fire can burn your soul
But if you don't listen to the choir
The choir can turn to stone
~ Fire, Yael Meyer

Chilean born and LA based singer-songwriter Yael Meyer releases her sophomore album today.  With four tracks off her effervensent Heartbeat EP plus seven new ones, Everything Will Be Alright satisfies those fans who have been hungry for more from Yael and provides an irresistable treat to new fans.  Filled with light, hope and love, Yael's music fills the heart with joy.

Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters! Interview with Yael Meyer at 9:30.

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    Nov 08
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    Nov 12
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Laura Marie Interview on Lyrical Venus!

Laura MarieIf you stare too long at a picture frame,
you turn to gray
You want to add some color back again,
well, that’s okay
~ Last of the Ones, Laura Marie

San Antonio born and raised, singer-songwriter Laura Marie very nearly became a marine biologist in college. Luckily for fans of her heartfelt, personal lyrics and smoky-smooth vocals, Laura Marie's love of music and songwriting eventually carried her through to a degree in music education, past band breakups and the challenges of new motherhood to arrive at her second solo album, Last of the Ones.

Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters! Interview with Laura Marie at 9:30.

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    Nov 01
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    Nov 05
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Interview with Violette on Lyrical Venus! Tues 11/1

VioletteIn my time of uncertainty
I'm searching for serenity
Shattered soul, how to make it whole
Won't someone tell me how?
~ Simple is Beautiful, Violette

A French native singer-songwriter living in New York, Violette was trained in classical piano as a young child.  She began writing her own songs at the age of 15 and has just released her third album, Simple is Beautiful.  Moving out of her roots in jazz to a more pop-rock sound, the album is both simple and beautiful, with just enough instrumentation to support her angelic voice without feeling sparse.

Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters! Interview with Violette at 9:30.

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    Oct 25
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    Oct 29
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Leslie Krafka Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 10/25

Leslie KrafkaWandering troubadour in need of rest
Lay your weary head upon my chest
If you need shelter from the road
I’ll take you in. I’ll take you home
Wandering Troubadour, Leslie Krafka

Texas songwriter Leslie Krafka was bitten by the songwriting bug after being gifted a songwriting workshop with Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines as an anniversary present, simply for the opportunity to hang out with folks she admired.  Quickly hooked, Leslie went from from never playing or singing out at all to the world of lessons and putting out an album to winning songwriter contests in five short years!

Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters! Interview with Leslie at 9:30.

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