Banjo Babes on Lyrical Venus 9am Tuesday

Ok, I admit it, I have a thing for banjos. There’s just something about that rich twangy sound that gets me every time. And I’ve had them on the brain since the theatre company I worked with for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat started rehearsing for a brand new musical called Banjo Boy. It’s a story (not sure how historically accurate it is) of Meredith Wilson, the guy who wrote The Music Man. Those crazy talented interns started working on the show while we were still performing Joseph, and they open on Friday! So this week I’ve gathered up a collection of songs by female singer-songwriters that feature banjos for the Lyrical Venus Radio hour.

I’ll finish up the morning with an extended set of songs by Leela and Ellie Grace, the singing, dancing, harmonizing sisters extraordinare who many of you may remember from their past live Fairfield shows on the square and at Cafe Paradiso! I’ve been looking for an excuse to finally download their new album on Leela and Ellie Grace - Where the Waters RuniTunes and Leela’s banjo prowess made it a no-brainer for this show.

Check out Leela and Ellie’s website or their MySpace to get to know them a little better. Then join me from 9-10 am central time on Tuesday for an hour of banjo babes – 100.1 FM in town, kruufm.com online from anywhere. It’ll be finger-pickin’ good!

(Yeah, groan if you want, I had to. Grin.)

Photo credit: Steph Barr

3 Responses to “Banjo Babes on Lyrical Venus 9am Tuesday”

  1. Steve says:

    Great show, really enjoyed it! Next time, would love to hear Indigo Girls, lots of cool banjo stuff…

  2. Heather says:

    Hey Steve, thanks so much for listening!! Glad you enjoyed it.

    Believe it or not, I’m actually not very familiar with the Indigo Girls. Everything I’ve heard of theirs I like, but I don’t have any of their albums. I’ll have to check them out some more as my budget allows. 😀

  3. Sankari W. says:

    haha! finger pickin’ good!! lol!! that was awesome — you are totally opening my ears to lyrical awesomeness! thanks heather!

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