08.09Lobelia Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 8/9!
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 and her husband Steve apply that adventurous spirit as a musical pioneers, forging a new path for independent artists everywhere by their own life example.
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. Tracks as you’ve very likely never heard them before include Junk by Paul McCartney, Moon River by Henri Mancini, Consider Me Gone by Sting and You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) by Dead or Alive.
Here’s an example of Steve & Lobelia performing a cover at a house concert during their US tour last summer:
Here’s another video of them performing their song Happy:
If you are reading elsewhere, you may need to come to the blog to see the videos.
You can learn more about Lobelia, connect with her social networks and listen to and buy songs from her website at http://www.lobelia.net/
Of course you can also join us for an inspiring interview on Lyrical Venus Radio as Lobelia 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.
The next Lyrical Venus Radio airs on Tuesday, August 9th from 9-10am Central Time US. Tune in to KRUU-LP 100.1 FM in Fairfield or kruufm.com from anywhere in the world at the top of the hour and get to know Lobelia. Stick around after that for more great music by women artists for the rest of the hour!