• Tue
    Sep 20
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sat
    Sep 24
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Jenn Cleary Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 9/20

Jenn ClearyIt'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.

  • Tue
    Sep 06
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sat
    Sep 10
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Sheri Miller Interview on Lyrical Venus Radio! Tues 9/6

Sheri Miller

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!

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

A Lyrical Venus Radio Hour (Almost) All About the Amys

To honor the passing of Amy Winehouse, for this episode of Lyrical Venus, we'll kick off with one of her songs, followed by a whole bunch of other songs by artists who share the same first name. Plus a few other songs of hope to round out the hour.  Check out the playlist here.

Amy Winehouse

Tune in from 9-10 am Central Tuesday morning for a full hour of music by women!

Amy ZamarripaViolet 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.

  • Tue
    Jun 28
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    10:00 am
  • Sat
    Jul 02
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Little Grey Girlfriend - Featured Artist on Lyrical Venus 6/28!

Little Grey GirlfriendBroken 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.

Bedrooms & Basements FeatureThis 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.

Fairfield Local Music Dance Gala PosterHilary Jordan and the Fairfield Dance Company return to the Sondheim Center for Fairfield Music: A Dance Gala for two performances, Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. The performances will be choregraphed to music made by local artists, which of course includes local women!  This week on Lyrical Venus we'll hear a few of those songs.

Jen HirshFor the second half we'll hear from LA-based artist Jen Hirsh.  Her new album, Myself in Two, drops today!  Her soulful blending of jazzy, folky pop will have you hooked on the first listen.

Tune in to Lyrical Venus from 9-10am Central for the two interviews!

Beaucoup ShaktiCome down from the tree
Come down from the mountaintop
Your high horse can run free
If you come down
~ Come Down From the Tree, Beaucoup Shakti

Lyrical Venus favorites Beaucoup Shakti are performing in a full show in Fairfield on Saturday, and in honor of the occasion, we'll be playing an extended set of songs from their latest CD, How Spirit Sings.  Also on the playlist for this week's full-music show is some brand new Susan Gibson, Gayla Drake Paul, Lelia Broussard and more!

Tune in from 9-10am Central for your weekly dose of music by women!

Diana Upton-HillLiving in a plastic world
with a plastic dream
Where nothing is as it seems
~ Plastic, Diana Upton-Hill

If you live in Southeast Iowa, you're a fan of musical theatre, and you've been to a few shows in the past couple years, chances are you're already familiar with the talents of Diana Upton-Hill. Her newest album, Sparkle, is a chance to introduce the world to another of her skills - songwriting.

Like a multi-faceted gem, Sparkle showcases several sides of a dynamic and passionate performer.  Flowing from high-energy pop to moody, gothic rock, the album evokes powerhouse voices such as Evanescence, Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavigne by turn.

Tune in to Lyrical Venus Radio on Tuesday from 9-10 am for your weekly dose of music by female singer-songwriters and get to know Diana a little better. She will be calling at 9:30 Central. Read more at Lyrical Venus.

Melanie TaylorListen boy, I've got some things I need to say to you
You've got me fooled more than I'd ever care to say was true
~ Freak Out, Melanie Taylor

Los Angeles based actress and singer-songwriter Melanie Taylor has her multi-talented fingers in a whole bunch of pies these days.  With a cool head, mature outlook on life and deep well of passionate energy, the 22 year old has what it takes to balance her time between acting, singing and even contributing her talents to charitable causes.

Her danceable pop-rock sound has people comparing her to other powerhouse women in the genre like Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson and Ke$ha.  Keep an eye on Melanie, she's going places!

Tune in to Lyrical Venus on Tuesday, January 25th from 9-10am Central for your weekly dose of music by female singer-songwriters, and to get to know Melanie Taylor.