The Lovell Sisters on Lyrical Venus Radio 4/28

The Lovell Sisters
The Lovell Sisters

My friend and crafter extraordinaire Nandi introduced me to the Lovell Sisters a while back.  She went to one of their concerts over on the East Coast where she lives and afterward she talked to them about whether they were open to doing  interviews and then also surprised me by sending me a signed copy of their debut CD from 2005 – When Forever Rolls Around.

I thought they were really talented and was amazed to find out how young they were (all of them were under 20 at the time they recorded the album).  I played songs from When Forever Rolls Around on my show a time or two and kept meaning to email them about an interview but somehow didn’t get to it for a while.

Turns out I picked a good time to email when I finally did, because their manager got back to me with the tracks from their brand new, about to be released album called Time to Grow.  I didn’t even know they had a new one in the works!  Even better for this songwriting focused blog and radio show, five of the songs on Time to Grow are originals!

In any case, if you’ve been listening to the  Lyrical Venus Radio Hour the past couple weeks you’ve gotten a sneak preview of some tracks on the album and you know it’s another good one.  The girls had a deal with a record label lined up for a bit before they started recording, but when it became clear that their original material was not going to be the focus they decided to stay indie.

It obviously hasn’t held them back one bit.  The title track Time To Grow, is a finalist in the 2008 International Songwriting Competition, and Distance, a Grand Prize Winner in the 2008 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.  The are scheduled to play in major music festivals all over the country this summer including Bonnaroo, MerleFest and the Telluride Festival.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of hearing Jessica (Fiddle), Megan (Dobro) and Rebecca (Mandolin) Lovell, this video is a nice overview of their beginning days:

And this is a great song from when they played at the The Philadelphia Folk Festival in late 2007 that really showcases their playing and harmonies:

Feed and email readers may need to come to the blog to see the videos

Time to Grow is available in digital format right now, exclusively on The Lovell Sisters - Time to Grow, but you also can get it in CD format at live shows.  Starting on May 19th it will be available on all the major digital retailers and finally on July 7th will be the official actual CD release.

Check out the Lovell Sisters on their official website, MySpace or Facebook for more info, pictures, tour dates and song samples.

Tune in to Lyrical Venus Radio this Tuesday April 28th for the interview.  KRUU-LP 100.1 FM here in town, and online anywhere!

Jessica will be calling in at 9:30am till about 10am, but be sure to tune in at 9am because in the first half of the show I will be playing lots of great songs including some brand new tracks from Ember Swift’s new project Lentic.  She’s been spending a lot of time in China in the past couple of years and has created a fascinating new world/bilingual/folktronica sound.  If all goes well with our schedules we should be having an interview with Ember soon as well!

2 Responses to “The Lovell Sisters on Lyrical Venus Radio 4/28”

  1. Nina says:

    Thank you for introducing them to me! They’re great!!

  2. Lyrical Venus says:

    So glad you like them Nina! Here’s the link to the interview: It ended up being Rebecca calling in!

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