Born in West Virginia, a long-time resident of Canada and currently living in the UK, singer-songwriter Lobelia is no stranger to making her way in new lands. She applies that adventurous spirit as a musical pioneer, forging a new path for independent artists everywhere by her own life example. Join us on Lyrical Venus as she talks about touring sustainably, booking gigs and being genuinely interesting on Twitter, motherhood as a musician and the importance of using all your talents to live a happy life, rather than trying to fit into a traditional idea of what being a musician looks like.
Lobelia's latest project, a covers album titled "Beautifully Undone", is sparse and lovely, her rich voice wrapping like warm honey around each song and claiming them for her own.
Last week in the mail I got three, count 'em, three pre-released albums
of great music, so that means a special sneak preview of new stuff for
Lyrical Venus listeners!
Alison Harris is a newcomer to the scene, but she is already being compared to greats such as Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez. Tune in to hear a few from her debut album Smoke Rings in the Sky. Speaking of Joan Baez, I've got a few tracks off her new album Day After Tomorrow, (produced by Steve Earle) on the list. Joan Baez took Dar Williams under her wing back when Dar was just starting out, so it's appropriate that both of these ladies have albums coming out in September. Dar's new one is called Promised Land, and yes I'll play a few from that one too! Plus a few more good ones by female singer-songwriters to round out the hour. Tune in 9am Tuesday!