Oh I just wanna fly
'cause I know the feeling would be right
Let's do it, I say tonight
Tonight would be just fine
I've worked it out
I've got my shoes laced up tight
And the temperature's alright
~ September Sky, Lizzy Lehman
With a soul, sound and subject matter that belie her years, listening to Lizzy Lehman gives the impression of a folk artist with several albums and several tours of the national coffee-house circuit already under her belt. Currently an Austinite by way of Portland, OR and Evanston, IL, Lizzy could easily hold her own in a round-robin song circle with the likes of Amber Rubarth, Ana Egge, Catie Curtis and Meg Hutchinson.
Tune in from 9-10 Central for an interview with Lizzy followed by 30 more minutes of music by wonderful women songwriters!
Violet dreams racing through my mind
Kaleidoscope of wishes lighting up the night
Bright, bright, bright
~ Violet Dreams, Amy Zamarripa
Generous, hard-working and talented to boot, Amy Zamarripa is a major player in the Austin Open Mic scene, hosting her own on Fridays at Fair Bean Coffee and you can find her playing out at others around town almost any other night of the week!
With a rich, bluesy voice and lush, poetic lyrics, Amy's music mixes the soulfulness of Janis Joplin, the spark of Bonnie Raitt and the mystery of Tori Amos. With one album under her belt and another one in the works, she shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central to get to know Amy, hear a few songs celebrating the 4th and more! Amy will be on the air at 9am.
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.
Singer, song writer Eli Lieb. After ten years in NYC, Eli has returned to Fairfield where he has been writing and recording music. He recently completed a CD and will be performing at the Sondheim Center Friday July 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm. In the last year, Eli's recordings posted on youtube have received close to one million hits.
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.
Sometimes following a random road leads to a new idea, like when I press shuffle on my music library and suddenly see a bit of a theme emerging. This week the hint of a theme came together from something to do with pins, needles, razors, rust, guns, coal and diamonds. A sort of sharp, metallic morning mix for you, but balanced with a healthy scoop of angelic sweetness and an occasional touch of sass.
Tune in Tuesday morning from 9-10am Central to hear women like Sara Bareilles, Jennings, Teresa Storch, Boca Chica, Neko Case, Tori Sparks, Pieta Brown, Susan Gibson and more. Click here for the playlist.
Mike Ragogna's 2.0 brings two music legends to the solar powered KRUU airwaves this week!
Friday, 8 AM, Mike speaks with the incredible Randy Newman about his musical career and most recent cd, "The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 2".
Tuesday, 8 AM, master film score composer, Danny Elfman, shares stories and speaks on his career and craft.
This weeks Ultra Lounge presents tracks from 60's and 70's cool and exotic Italian cinema; Rocky Horror Picture Show; New Wave icons Duran Duran's new album featuring their title track "All You Need is Now"; Sam Butera & The Witnesses; Bobby Darin and MORE.
That's Wed June 1st, 2-3pm for Ultra Lounge's Soundtrack for High Living.
This weeks film scores features selections from the current Marvel Superhero Thor; Marco Beltrami's Soul Surfer on the incredible true story of Bethany Hamilton. Beltrami triumphs with one of his best. Also featured is Dracula 2000; Jerry Goldsmith's The Edge; Disney's Song of the South; Bernard Herrmann's Twilight Zone episode Walking Distance; Hans Zimmer's Megamind; Ennio Morricone's Nostromo and Alexandre Desplat's Firewall.
Lots of action music and more. Tune in Wed June 1st, 3-4pm.
The first guest on this week's Writers' Voices will be Bonnie Micheals. Bonnie, along with Allison Blankenship, has written the book "Upside: How To Zig, When Life Zags". During a time when many people are experiencing sudden changes, from the economy to personal matters, "Upside" helps show ways to create an inspiring, sustainable lifestyle no matter what life may bring. The book presents 29 tips for making smart choices about your career, money, and lifestyle that will hopefully lead you to happiness and fulfillment. Bonnie Michaels is an internationally recognized speaker and the president of Managing Work & Family, Inc, a work-life consulting and training firm dedicated to helping organizations and workers solve work-and personal life conflicts.
The second half of the show will feature a conversation with Ann Mortifee. Ann will be giving a workshop this weekend as part of MUM's Music and Consciousness Symposium. Ann has released ten cds, written three musicals, as well as several ballet and film scores. She is also the author of "In Love with the Mystery". A book of words and pictures that encourage the reader to listen to their their own heart.