Lauren Davis, singer-songwriter from Ohio, summer intern at the FACC and Narrator of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, stops by to talk about her songwriting and acting experiences.
Claire Wellin, half of jazzy folk duo Rainy Day Lasagna, summer intern at the FACC and Narrator of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, stops by to talk about her songwriting and acting experiences.
Singer-songwriter Carrie Rowan spent a good ten years climbing the corporate ladder before she decided to leap off. Lucky for her, (and for us!) she landed on her piano bench, and soon picked up the guitar as well. Carrie's debut album, Almost Home is set to release June 28th and we were fortunate to get an advance copy AND an interview!
Some girls cry for wedding bells
and some for diamond rings
What I want for right now
is a quiet place to think
~ Boca Chica, Beasts
This week on Lyrical Venus I'll be interviewing Hallie Pritts of the indie alt-folk band Boca Chica. Their quiet, lush and sometimes quirky sound has drawn comparisons to Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine and Bright Eyes with flavors of Old Crow Medicine Show and Gillian Welch. Boca Chica means "little mouth", and just like the small fruit they sing about in their song Blackberries, Hallie and company provide sweet-tart morsels of sound that leave a stain of faded purple behind and satisfied smile on your lips. Voted one of the city's best bands by the 2006 Pittsburgh City Paper poll and featured on NPR's Open Mic podcast, Boca Chica has been charming audiences across the country since 2004.
Tuesday on the Lyrical Venus Radio Hour I'll be interviewing Fairfield's Rayna Royer. The 22 year old singer-songwriter is graduating from Indian Hills this spring. She learned guitar chords from her friend Nik Sorak of Nik Sorak and the Dead Wait, and Troy Morgan of she swings, she sways backed her up on bass for those tracks you can hear on her MySpace page. (and both of those guys are in awesome SE Iowa bands, check 'em out.)
You know why I love the internet? Because I can find new music, meet the cool independent musicians from all over the world who make that music, and interview them on my radio show! Take Amy Raasch for example - she's all the way out on the West coast, winning songwriting contests and coming up with projects to push her songwriting to a whole new level. Join me on Tuesday to meet Amy and find out how she's doing on her "52 Songs" quest to write one song per week for a year, and post it on YouTube for the world to see!
"How would it be if you really created your life?
Stories you told, the good and bad, that they come alive?"
Ellis, How Would It Be
Minnesota based singer-songwriter Ellis is coming to Cafe Paradiso Saturday, February 9th as part of her CD release tour for her 6th album - Break the Spell.
Join us on the Lyrical Venus Radio hour for an interview with this inspiring and engaging artist and to hear tracks from the new CD!
“With a voice as strong as thunder and a message as powerful as a surge of lightning, Ellis pours out her heart and soul into every single word.” — Independent Songwriter Magazine- National
This week on Lyrical Venus, singer-songwriter Sharon Bousquet will stop by to talk about her recent trip to California for the premiere of the film Cosmic Radio. Three of Sharon's songs plus instrumental background music can be heard in the film!
"Whether she's playing the smoldering blues, soulful rock or country-tinged folk, Sharon Bousquet does everything with sultry grace. She's a woman with so much music inside her, it's as if she can't help but let it bubble out all steamy-like across a wide range of genres.... She has
considerable prowess on the acoustic guitar, yet she puts her instrument down occasionally to belt out an a cappella tune like the gospel-tinged "Temple".... Bousquet has the substance to rise to the top." - The Metro (Santa Cruz) - RP