Broken wanderer, open to it all
Happy in your soul
If it is not written in the stars
Write what you know
~ Lovesick for the World, Little Grey Girlfriend
Mash up a foundation of classical training with years of honing a pop sensibility, mix in a generous portion of creative originality, a splash of quirk and top it off with the liquid silver of Erika Lloyd's voice and you get one of Brooklyn's more unique indie bands - Little Grey Girlfriend.
Bringing to mind other stylistic trailblazers like Regina Spektor, Bjork and Joanna Newsom, more for a sympatico of fearless approach and extensive range than a similarity in sound, Little Grey Girlfriend is ready to take their show on the road this summer.
Tune in at 9am to hear a feature set of music by Little Grey Girlfriend and stick around for the rest of the hour for more great music by women from all over the map. Check out Lyrical Venus for a full blog interview with Erika.
This week on Lyrical Venus we start with a set of music by the talented ladies on the newly released Beauty Shop compilation album Bedrooms and Basements. If you haven't yet heard the album, you'll be impressed with the variety and skill of these young Fairfield artists. We will also play an unreleased track by a brand new project in Austin, TX called Les RAV.
Tune in from 9-10am Central Time US for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters and hear some of the freshest tunes out there!
Check out the songs and artist websites from the playlist.
Little windows, little tree
Little fire, come back to me
It's been a while now since we spent time
And I miss you
~ Taking the Sun, Emily Shirley
Graphic designer, photographer, mother and musician, Austinite Emily Shirley must also know a thing or two about juggling because she seems to be keeping all those creative balls in the air with grace.
Her indie-alternative Tiny Truths EP is lush and layered. The production sets Emily's sultry-sweet vocals against a backdrop of plucked strings and marching band drums on one track and crunchy electric guitars on the next. Ranging from quirky to quiet in the span of just five songs, Tiny Truths is a great appetizer for those looking to cleanse their pallet of sugar-sweet pop.
Join me Tuesday, December 7th from 9-10am Central for your weekly dose of music by female singer-songwriters and to get to know Emily. She will be calling in at 9:30.
Show me to the river, somewhere to wash away this feeling,
these days of disbelieving.
~ Show Me to the River, Amie Penwell
Marin County singer-songwriter Amie Penwell just released her debut full-length album King in a Temple this past November. The first thing that hits you on hearing the album is the voice. A voice for Gospel, or like the voice of an angel lowered an octave as it says on her website. It's an apt description. Amie's voice not just soulful, you really do feel like it's a healing balm to sooth away the pain of life she sings about in her songs, and turn it into something beautiful.
Join me Tuesday from 9-10 am for new songs from the new Catie Curtis and Meg Hutchinson albums, plus the interview with Amie at 9:30.