interview

Paula Poundstone

 

Hey! Just got off the phone with the hilarious Paula Poundstone, pounding my funnybone into pulp. Her show at Iowa City's Englert on Friday the 20th, 8pm will be an experiment in hilarity, Garredy. 

The interview airs Thursday @ 6:30 PM

And Friday @ 6:30 AM

  • Tue
    Jun 26
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sat
    Jun 30
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Kat Parsons Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 6/26!

Kat ParsonsSomething's wrong, I can tell
And what you don't say
Is a silent farewell
~ Talk to Me, Kat Parsons

Born in Vienna, based in Los Angeles and with tour credits across the US and Europe, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Brunei, Australia, Singapore, Borneo, Vietnam, and Japan, one listen to Kat Parsons' upbeat and intelligent pop, and it's easy to see why she has had such international success.

Her breathy, sweet vocals and catchy hooks draw in even the most casual listener, and the introspective lyrics hold discerning ears longer than the latest disposable, manufactured hit.

Tune in Tues from 9-10am Central for your weekly dose of music by women! Interview with Kat at 9:30.

 

The SeaThe first hour we'll be playin our usual blend of sweet Americana and roots rock songs. Then, beginning at 3pm we'll be talking to a wonderful new-folk duo called The Sea, The Sea about their travels, their album and their upcoming show on Friday here in Fairfield.

Next we'll have members of the band Bambu in the studio to Bambutalk about their recent reunion and their upcoming gig on the Fairfield square this Saturday night.

In between all this you will hear great music from Lynn Miles, Madison Violet, Edie Brickell and The Gaddabouts, Eilen Jewell, Kasey Chambers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Harry Manx and Kevin Breit, Rani Arbo, Bruce Cockburn, Robben Ford, Jimmy Lafave, Foster & Lloyd, Eric Lindell, The Gaddabouts, and Tara Nevins. Plus some old favorites by Keb Mo, James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Joni Mitchell, Chris Isaak and Bob Dylan.

  • Tue
    Jan 24
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Jan 28
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Rachel Platten Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 1/24

Rachel PlattenKeep your eyes set on the horizon
on the line where blue meets blue
I bet that silver lining, well I know it'd find you soon
~ 1,000 Ships, Rachel Platten

Based on her album, Be Here, New York singer-songwriter Rachel Platten is the type of person you'd want to adopt for a best friend or big sister.  Her songs are upbeat and positive without denying that heartache and hard times exist.  Rachel is just confident that those situations are temporary and with the right attitude you can turn it around.  A little of her sweet voice, bubbly smile and piano-driven pop may just be the perfect pick-me-up. 

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

  • Tue
    Jan 17
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Jan 21
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Anna Coogan on Lyrical Venus 1/17! At Cafe Paradiso 1/19!

Anna CooganCome ashore, love, come ashore
Do not chase the bitter sea
I will be waiting at our doorstep
Come ashore, love, come ashore
~ Come Ashore, Love by Anna Coogan

Anna Coogan's new album, The Wasted Ocean, is a fresh collection of olde time flavored sea songs, but more the type to row a small wooden boat, wearing a hand-knit woolen sweater misted with salt spray, than the type that stomp around in an eye-patch on a peg leg, sloshing mugs of beer.  The songs are deeply atmospheric, layered, and evocative, all while allowing Anna's rich, sweet and honest voice to hold center stage.

She will be performing at Cafe Paradiso on Thursday, Jan 19th with Lauryn Shapter & Dennis James of Truckstop Souvenir, who will be debuting their new side project - The Nameless Sorrows.

  • Tue
    Dec 20
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Dec 24
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

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
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Dec 17
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

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

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.

  • Tue
    Nov 15
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Nov 19
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

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.

  • Tue
    Nov 01
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sat
    Nov 05
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

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.