• Wed
    Dec 31
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Jan 03
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

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

  • Thu
    Feb 13
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Feb 16
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

winter chill acoustic warm up

warm up thursday evening and sunday morning with some acoustic chill sounds... 

guitar coffee

i've come to realize that if you can't beat the chill, go down tempo with it.

this week's show will feature aimee mann, the shins, broken bells, neil young, kacey musgraves, chris isaac, jonathan edwards, the swell season, a soufully sweet song by jack johnson, an amazing, powerful song from the group stateless, and other classy acoustic songs to sip a cup with...

the tunes...

  • Tue
    Jan 31
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Mar 03
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Full Hour of Music on Lyrical Venus!

Lyrical Venus Playlist 1-31-12This 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!


Ember SchragGrant me two months in the hills
To weep with my maidens
For I'll never marry a man
Or kiss my sweet children
Jephthah's Daughter, Ember Schrag

A credit to her name, Nebraska singer-songwriter Ember Schrag's music burns slow, low and steady. Her most recent release, an EP called Jephthah's Daughter, features Ember unadorned with anything other than her guitar.  Her sweet, soaring vocals will warm your heart, her agile delivery and intelligent lyrics keep your attention.  Like a prairie wildflower gift in the hands of a young child, each song is full of small, delightful surprises.

Join me Tuesday, October 12th from 9-10am Central for your weekly dose of female singer-songwriters.  Ember will be calling in around 9:30.

Nefertiti and the nefTUNESMainframe is calling my name
I can't get out, I'm the one to blame
There's no way out once you're in the flame
We must get out before it's too late
~ Mainframe, Nefertiti & the nefTUNES

When Nefertiti wrote an email of introduction, she described her music as "Acoustic Gangsterism" and went on to explain that the style "is a mix of reggae, hip-hop, folk, rock, soul, and blues. The music comes out sounding like Kanye West and Jill Scott's love child had a love child with Lauryn Hill and Lil' Wayne's love child, all grown-up."  Needless to say, I was intrigued and had to find out more.

I can guarantee there hasn't been an artist like this on Lyrical Venus yet!  Tune in at 9:30am Central on Tuesday 4/13 to meet this soulful, creative and independent spirit.  We'll start the hour off with your weekly Lyrical Venus dose of female singer-songwriters at 9am.

Rayna RoyerHooray for hometown talent!!

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.)

Rayna just joined MySpace as a musician a little over a month ago, but she's already got Irish singer-songwriter Amy McGarrigle commenting that Rayna's music reminds her of a cross between the main song from Juno and Laura Veirs. Rayna is even going to bring her guitar in because she has new stuff to play for us! Tune in Tuesday at 9am.