Aoife O’Donovan and Dawn Landes Surf All the Feminist Waves

Coincidentally, long-time friends Aoife O’Donovan and Dawn Landes both have new albums with strong feminist themes, so I (Cindy) wanted to interview them together and talk about WOMEN. Aoife’s album, All My Friends, is specifically centered around Carrie Chapman Catt, a prominent leader in the Suffragist Movement, and her work in the fight for the…

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Joe Pug Will Not Ossify

Joe Pug will not engage in the Left-Brained Vs Right-Brained debate. His artistry and pragmatic business sense have lived in actual parallel through his music career. His songwriting and creativity are fueled by passion and result in dramatic and exciting songs, as on his new album Sketch of a Promised Departure. He also has stayed…

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Hannah Connolly is Finding Her Happy Little Emo Heart Again

Singer songwriter Hannah Connolly, originally from Eau Claire, WI (same as Justin Vernon and the Bon Iver crew!) has just released her second solo album, Shadowboxing. Written to reflect musical and life transitions, it was recorded in beautiful Idyllwild, CA, just outside of her new hometown of Los Angeles. While in the mountain town, Hannah…

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Lizzie No: the GOAT on Gender, Tiaras and Leveling Up

Bestie Lizzie No has just released their career-defining new record Halfsies and we are 100% here for it on our 250th episode!! lizzie, who co-hosts Basic Folk, put her entire being, identity and creativity into this project. There’s a lot going on with their main character, the avatar Miss Freedomland, and we’re getting to the…

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Dinty Child Dreams Up Tunes on Island Time

Dinty Child, founding member of Session Americana, the beloved Boston roots music collective, who’ve accidentally been a band for twenty years, has just released his second solo album, Letting the Lions In. The new songs feature co-writing on all tracks between Dinty and Boston area songwriters like Mark Erelli, Kris Delmhorst and Dave Godowsky. A…

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Tyrone Cotton: The Louisville Legend You Must Hear

Tyrone Cotton, a decades-long mainstay of the Louisville, KY music scene just released his 2023 debut album, “Man Like Me.” A quick listen to these songs reveals an artist who has spent decades steeped in roots music. Lizzie No spoke with Tyrone and Ray Rizzo, one of the album’s producers, about Tyrone’s journey as an…

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Radio Waves to Musical Bliss: Talia Schlanger’s Harmonious Journey

Canada’s Talia Schlanger is best known for her work in broadcasting; guest-hosting Q with Tom Power on CBC and Alec Baldwin’s “Here’s the Thing” podcast, as well as taking over for David Dye on NPR Music’s World Cafe in Philadelphia. Before all that, Talia was an actor and singer in many theater productions including Mamma…

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Elise Leavy is the Faerie Kid of Folk

Dive into the enchanting world of Elise Leavy, a musician hailing from the picturesque Monterey, California through her latest album A Little Longer. Elise’s artistic journey is steeped in the influence of her magical surroundings and a childhood filled with music, thanks to her mom’s painting and stepdad’s musical talents. Growing up with a deep…

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