02.21Lyrical Venus Interviews Round-Up
Life in Austin has been good. I’ve learned so much about music and myself since last May. I’ve performed at 119 open mics and showcases and the like since June. I’m about to record my debut five-song EP at Rubicon Artist Development. I’ve met all sorts of cool musicians at every level of their careers, both here in Austin and also online around the world. Thanks to the internet and Skype I’ve been able to keep up with interviews and send them to air on KRUU back in Iowa (and then worldwide online!). Somehow I haven’t been able to keep up as much with posting here though. Maybe it’s because I’ve been posting more about my Austin adventures over on my personal music blog: heathermillermusic.com
I’m excited to see what happens next. Really, it has been Lyrical Venus and the opportunity it gave me to connect, interact, share and discuss music with other women artists that gave me the courage to follow the dream of making my own music! So while it’s a bit of bummer to me to realize how many posts I’ve missed here in the past few months, I can’t deny how excited I am about everything else going on in my life right now.
In any case, it seemed like maybe a good catching up compromise would be to do a round up entry with links to the archived podcasts in case any of you missed the interviews I’ve done lately but didn’t get a chance to post about here. All of these women are amazing! Do stay tuned, there are more great ones in the pipeline.
11/15/11 – 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.
11/29/11 – Heather Mae
Artists and musicians love to talk about their creative process and how they might change it or get better. Heather Mae dives in and faces her art head on. After spending a year writing a song every day and a summer touring the country from East to West, she has learned more than a few things about taking action, living in the moment and brewing creativity on the spot. With all that experience under her belt and a style that has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Ingrid Michaelson, Heather Mae has a long and beautiful career ahead of her.
12/13/11 – Joy Ike
Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Joy Ike lives by the motto, “It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.” Making the transition to full-time musician was not an easy decision, but not only has she blossomed as an artist, she even takes the time to pass on her lessons learned in an advice blog for other indie creative types. Whether you’re a music maker or appreciator, her rich voice and intelligent, bubbly piano-pop sensibilities will win your ears over in no time.
01/17/12 – Anna Coogan
Anna Coogan’s new album, The Wasted Ocean, is a fresh collection of olde time flavored sea songs, but more the type to row a small wooden boat, wearing a hand-knit woolen sweater misted with salt spray, than the type that stomp around in an eye-patch on a peg leg, sloshing mugs of beer. The songs are deeply atmospheric, layered, and evocative, all while allowing Anna’s rich, sweet and honest voice to hold center stage.
01/24/12 – Rachel Platten
Based on her album, Be Here, New York singer-songwriter Rachel Platten is the type of person you’d want to adopt for a best friend or big sister. Her songs are upbeat and positive without denying that heartache and hard times exist. Rachel is just confident that those situations are temporary and with the right attitude you can turn it around. A little of her sweet voice, bubbly smile and piano-driven pop may just be the perfect pick-me-up.