singer-songwriter

  • Wed
    Dec 31
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Jan 03
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Happy 7th Birthday to Lyrical Venus!

Happy 7th Birthday to Lyrical Venus Radio!

Lyrical Venus
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!

Check out past playlists here 
Check out past interviews here

  • Wed
    Aug 07
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sat
    Aug 10
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Heather Mae Live Interview on Lyrical Venus!

Heather MaeOne of these days I'll see the Eiffle Tower
One of these days I'll go skinny dipping
One of these days I'll say hello to her
One of these days I'll marry him
~ Heather Mae, One of These Days

When we last talked with Heather Mae, she was in the midst of her year-long quest to write a song every day.  Since then, she has indeed reached the 365 song goal, and managed to narrow down that collection to 12 songs to put on her album appropriately titled "One Year of Songs".  She even filmed a video with the help of her fans from around the world for the song "One of These Days", an inspiring ode to seize the day and follow your dreams. 

Heather is stopping in Fairfield on a cross-country tour and will join us in the studio for a live interview at 9:30am today!  She is performing at Cafe Paradiso Wednesday, Aug 7th at 8pm (tonight), along with Heather Miller. (AKA your DJ Hum).

  • Wed
    Nov 28
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am

Anchors Aweigh on Lyrical Venus!

Heather MillerGonna throw my anchor down
Gonna hold my head up high
Gonna claim this brave new world
In the name of you and I
Anchor ~ Heather Miller

Oh hey! It's yours truly, DJ Hum with my own CD now! Officially releasing to the world on Friday!

In May 2011, Fairfield singer-songwriter Heather Miller followed her musical calling all the way to Austin, Texas to study with mentor and producer Daniel Barrett at Rubicon Recording Studios. Daniel’s Rubicon Year program, which offers intensive study and goal-oriented mentoring in writing, musicianship, performing, and recording, allowed Heather to dive deep into the creative process and examine her relationship to it from every angle.

One year, 157 open mic performances, and a successful Kickstarter campaign later, Heather is back home in Fairfield and excited to celebrate the completion of her project with a five-song debut EP. Called Anchor, the album is an inspiring collection of catchy, rootsy, melodic songs, drawing their stories from love and life, doubts and dreams.

  • 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.

 

  • Tue
    May 01
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sat
    May 05
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Jeanne Marie Boes Featured Artist on Lyrical Venus 5/1

Jeanne Marie BoesSame old situation
No new insight or surprise
Same old complications,
Once again, here's pretty lies
~ Seasoned Heart, Jeanne Marie Boes

Like an actress changing costumes between scenes, New York singer-songwriter Jeanne Marie Boes slips comfortably between vocal stylings, one moment she's a lounge singer beyond her years and the next she's a smoky pop diva.  But whether she's backed by a baby grand or a synthsizer, the passionate emotion behind her songs of love and heartbreak shines through.

Tune in Tuesday, April 24th at 9am central for a feature set of music by Jeanne Marie, followed by plenty more great music by women! Check lyricalvenus.com for a written interview with Jeanne Marie.

  • Tue
    Mar 27
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sat
    Mar 31
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Omnia: Featured Artist on Lyrical Venus - Tues 3/27!

OmniaWhat if we took back our place
In this dying human race
What if we stood side by side
To change the world with our grace?
~ Grace, Omnia

While many young women her age are singing about parties and boyfriends over the same beats as everyone else, New York singer-songwriter Omnia tackles weightier world issues head-on with grace and passion.  Combining modern pop styles with the rich flavors of her Mediterranean heritage, the East-meets-West result is fresh, engaging music with a message of empowerment.

Tune in Tuesday, March 27th at 9am central for a feature set of music by Omnia, followed by plenty more great music by women! Check lyricalvenus.com for a written interview with Omnia.

  • Tue
    Jan 31
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Mar 03
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Full Hour of Music on Lyrical Venus!

Lyrical Venus Playlist 1-31-12This week I've got a full hour of music for you to enjoy!

Artists include past guests like Boca Chica, Annie Dressner, ellen cherry, Anna Coogan and Brooke Brown Saracino.  There are also plenty of longtime Lyrical Venus favorites, like Melissa Ferrick, Kris Delmhorst, Meg Hutchinson, Dar Williams, Catie Curtis, Lori McKenna, Patty Griffin, Kina Grannis and Girlyman.

Tune in Tuesday (today!) from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters!

 

  • Tue
    Jan 10
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Jan 14
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Lyrical Venus 2011 Retrospective Part 2

Lyrical Venus 2011 InterviewsAs I wrote last week, the Lyrical Venus Radio Hour is 4 years old! Four years of great music by and fun interviews with women musicians of many genres.  Thanks to the internet, the connections have been worldwide, whether it's me sending in the show from the multiple states and countries I've visited, or the artists calling in from around the world, or the wonderful listeners tuning in to kruufm.com from a distant corner of the planet!

As has been my annual tradition, I've collected a playlist of songs by the women I've interviewed in the past year, this is part two, since there were 32 artists! Click here for last week's playlist. Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central to hear part 2.

  • 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
    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.