She had donuts and daydreams by the baker's dozen
She wished her life could be something that it wasn't
~ Donuts & Daydreams, Jane Godfrey
Growing up in a large and highly musical family, St. Louis singer-songwriter Jane Godfrey spent a lifetime of listening to and making music with her brothers and sisters before a serious of sleepless nights led to her picking up a pen to write herself. Quickly validated to continue by winning a song-writing contest, when Jane was ready to record, she had a built-in backup band of siblings ready to add their harmonies and instrumental talents to her delightful, insightful story songs.
Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by women. Get to know Jane Godfrey at 9:30.
Paul Anderson is the Seattle Times and ABC's KOMO 4 News career columnist, TV co-host of weekly show, "How to Get a Job in Seattle," and nationally recognized speaker. Mr Anderson will be giving great advice on effective job hunting.
Ryan Olson just returned from participating in Occupy Wall Street protest in NYC. He will give us his observations and insights on the protests.
Mike Ragogna has been a singer song writer since the age of fifteen. Mr. Ragogna has worked in all ends of the music business. He currently is a regular contributer to the Huffington Post and host the radio show Mike Ragogna 2.0 on KRUU-FM. Recent interviews include Smokey Robinson, Herbie Hancock, Tori Amos, Graham Nash, George Benson and John McLaughlin.
Red and white eight sides combined
Everybody knows the sign
But stop and go wastes all my time
When I've gotta get to you
So I drive right through
~ Not Supposed To, Kristin Cifelli
Boston based singer-songwriter Kristin Cifelli has been playing piano since 2nd grade and writing songs since the 5th. Two and a half years in the making, her newest album, Middle of Nowhere, is grown-up pop with songwriter smarts and a voice you could listen to all day long.
Tune in from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by women. Get to know Kristin Cifelli at 9:30.
A very special interview with the world renowned Nick Lowe. He speaks about his illustrious career, from being a new wave icon to his work with Elvis Costello, and his new album, "The Old Magic".
Tuesday, October 4th, 8AM - An interview with Jackie DeShannon starts out the show. She speaks about her career and latest release, "When You Walk in the Room", out this week.
Then Jim James from My Morning Jacket talks about his creative process, current tour, and most recent album, "Circuital".
REBROADCASTS FRIDAY & TUESDAYS 8 AM
Head colds are on their way out, and What The Bleeps Radio is on it's way in! A very special show was played on KRUU earlier today. The freshest sounds in electronic music met old school reggae grooves on What The Bleeps Radio. Featuring a special, duplate ridden guest mix from DJ Nickel B of Itation Sound, and a new tra ck from Yours Truly (Ill & Natti) this show tells the story of modern themes in dance music.
Listen to the archive below:
California you seem like promised land
You feed my children and you work my hands
When I lay down to pay the final toll
Take my body, leave my soul
~ To California, ellen cherry
Baltimore, MD singer-songwriter ellen cherry puts her history major to good use with her latest recording, (New) Years. Each song in the collection of 12 is designated with a year, and while half are personal reflection within ellen's lifetime, the first six story songs speak from the point of view of women from as far back as 1864.
Whether it's the intimacy of her voice, the stripped down aesthetic of the recording or the poignancy of the story-telling, it doesn't seem to matter what year ellen is singing about, each song is like a familiar, favorite jacket that settles around her shoulders perfectly the moment she puts it on.
It's my last day here in paradise
Gotta put back on my shoes
But all I wanna do is stay here and cruise
I got the blues, there's nothing I can do
~ Last Day of Vacation Blues, Jenn Cleary
It's tempting at first to put Colorado artist Jenn Cleary squarely in the blues category. It wouldn't be completely wrong, she does have a powerful, smokey voice and the hot guitar chops and plenty of tunes that fit the genre. But listening to her latest album Back to the Wheel, one quickly discovers that Jenn is first a true songwriter, with a penchant for blues, the ability to slide between rock, folk and more with ease, and the commitment to serve the songs in whatever style is best suited to the story at their heart, because heart they have indeed.
Change is coming too fast
No listening to how I feel
You're gonna free your heart at last
~ No Compromise, Sister Jane
Austin, Texas band Sister Jane blends sweet harmonies, aware lyrics, thumping bass lines and a dash of violin to create their own special brand of pop-reggae that is sure to bring a smile to your face and set your body swaying.
Lead songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Lynette Perkins can bring the groove with multiple combinations of musicians, from an acoustic duo with Catherine Parke on vocals and violin, to the core four women of Sister Jane including Vicka Behl (5 string bass and vocals) and Franci Jarrard (keyboards and vocals) to a full six piece adding in Mark Wilson on saxophone and flute and Scott White on drums.
You next to me, me next to you
We're perfectly in tune
Curled up in this room
I'm melting into you
We fit like spoons
~ Spoons, Sheri Miller
New York singer-songwriter Sheri Miller has been writing songs since childhood, following her natural instinct to create and express. Her latest release, Winning Hand, produced by Kevin Killen (U2, Peter Gabriel), is lush and complex, yet easy to relate to both musically and emotionally. From the uptempo and hooky Spoons to the Bollywood Rock flavored Satellite, Sheri explores matters of the heart with refreshing honesty and a healthy helping of poetic metaphor.
Tune in from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by women. We'll kick off with rain songs in hopes of bringing some rain to parched Texas, and we'll hear from Sheri at 9:30!