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Sheila NichollsIn the desert by myself
I can find the goodness in you again
~ Bardo, Sheila Nicholls

It's always interesting to hear what sort of music an artist comes out with after they've been with a label and decide to go independent.  It's also always interesting to hear what sort of music an artist comes out with after having a child.  

I admit to not knowing Sheila Nicholls' music before either of these events that happened in her life, but I do know I like what I hear now! Ranging from acoustic to alternative to trip hop, Sheila's style is grooving and twinkling by turns, her versatile voice sliding easily up the scale and dropping into a gritty growl. With song after multi-textured and rich song, Sheila is one of those artists so easy to put on repeat!

Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central for your weekly dose of Lyrical Venus!  Sheila will be calling around 9:30.

True MargritA faulty device is marking time
On every Everest that I climb
Leading me back 10 years ago
Leading the track back to hello
~ Opposite Man, True Margrit

San Francisco based piano-pop trio True Margrit is fronted by singer-songwriter and piano-player Margrit Eichler.  Backed by Gary Hobish on bass and Andrew Bacon on drums, Margrit delivers her intelligent, upbeat songs with just enough pop flavor to be head-boppingly catchy, and just enough indie quirk to keep your ears on their toes.  Their newest album, The Juggler's Progress, is the fifth release for the band that has been described as "Aimee Mann & Ben Folds meet the Decemberists for speed Scrabble."