Time to highlight the roots of my Ultra Lounge Show, Crime Jazz, the Signature Sound for TV and Movie Detectives.
In the 1950s and 60s, when Hollywood brought private eyes to the big and small screens, jazz was the music of choice to accompany their lives of danger and dames." "Crime jazz captured the mood not only of our post-war cities, but of a character as distinctly American as the cowboy – that soulful, solitary seeker of justice, the private eye."
Classic film noir selections from Leonard Bernstein; Jerry Goldsmith; Roy Budd; Pete Rugulo; Kenyon Hopkins; Count Basie; Henry Mancini and MORE will be played.
The creativity of an artist comes from within, one has to have vision, the ability to focus, and a mind that can travel without being transported.
This month we will focus on the on The Music, The Mind, The Matter of March.
Tune in to Lyrical Venus for an interview with Mouths of Babes! Wed, 2/25 9:30am.
Mouths of Babes is Ty Greenstein (Girlyman) and Ingrid Elizabeth (Coyote Grace). This tender tomboy and rough-and-tumble lady come together to melt hearts and shake souls with undeniable chemistry and a truly unexpected heralding of wisdom. Mouths of Babes' sound is equal parts celebration and blues, folk and soul, salve and anthem—an invitation to love this life, to sing your sob story and end it with a smile. These two songwriters light up the stage—juggling harmonies, guitar, bass, foot percussion, cajon, banjo, harmonica, and ukulele from song to song, inviting the audience to join the choir, and engaging listeners with sentiments that range from heartfelt to hilarious.
They will be gracing Fairfield with their tunes at Cafe Paradiso on Sat 2/28, 8pm.
It's already looking like 2015 is going to be another great year in music. On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be looking at some of the albums I can't wait to drop in 2015.
The Mighty Sceptres: A duo composed of guitarist Nick Radford and vocalist Angeline Morrison. Together they play both floor-shaking and sentimental soul & jump blues. I loved their earlier collaborations on Radford's solo project, Frootful, so I'm real excited to hear their first full length record together: All Hail The Mighty Scepters!. Out Feb 24th on Ubiquity Records.
Modest Mouse: The Northwest indie rockers are back (and, yeah, I know I put them on this same list for 2014, but it's for real this time guys, I swear!). On March 3rd they will release their first album together in eight years: Strangers To Ourselves.
Dead Weather: The gritty blues rock side-project from Jack White will be back with a yet-to-be-named third full-length album. They released two 45s last year with singles off the new album and they're both rock solid. No word on release date.
Happy 7th Birthday to Lyrical Venus Radio!
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!
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Happy Holidays! Tune in for an hour of Christmas music by women on Lyrical Venus from 9-10am Central!
Monday was national coffee day! So I've got a whole bunch of coffee songs for you today! And a couple tea songs, because T is also for Teresa Storch, who is coming to Fairfield for a house concert on Sunday Oct 5th, so we'll finish up with a set of songs from her new album, Come Clean!
(Thanks also to DJ Brandon Nelson for the coffee theme inspiration!)
(Email DJ Hum at LyricalVenus at gmail for details about the house concert.)
U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont. Senator Sanders is considering running for President in 2016. The interview will be followed with a discussion with Dennis Raimondi and James Moore.
Eli Lieb is singer song writer and an internet sensation. He has over 24 million visits to his postings on youtube. Eli recently was a featured performer at the 2014 GLADD AWARDS in San Francisco.
Take two accomplished singer-songwriters with a friendship that goes back far enough to sweeten their harmonies in a way that only time and familiarity can. Add a few years of motherhood and singing their babes to sleep. Reach out to their fanbases to find out favorite soothing songs across ages and artists. Choose 14 of those original and cover songs and record them with a stellar team of musicians. The result is "Til The Morning: Lullabyes and Songs of Comfort" by Edie Carey & Sarah Sample, a dreamy collection of songs that both children and parents can enjoy for lulling themselves off to sleep.
Tune in to Lyrical Venus for an interview with Edie & Sarah to find out more about how they met, why they chose to do this project together and of course, to hear a few songs! Lyrical Venus is Wednesday, June 25 from 9-10am Central. Interview at 9:30am.
Oh Maria won't you come with me?
I called your name around the rosary
Oh Maria you can disagree
Spinning in the stormy history
~ Maria, by Daisy
With songs delightfully deep and quirky-fun by turns, Austin singer-songwriter and ray of sunshine Daisy released her debut EP entitled Do Be Do this week. Tune in to hear her discuss her path from her childhood on a farm in Washington state, to becoming a social worker, to giving that up to follow her heart to the musical mecca of Austin, Texas where she met producer Daniel Barrett. Together they polished up 5 of her songs, including some co-writes with Steve Poltz, into a shiny gem of an EP that is sure to get your boots stomping along, at least when it isn't tugging at your heartstrings.
Tune in to Lyrical Venus from 9-10am Central for songs by female singer-songwriters. Interview with Daisy starts shortly after 9:25am.