Pride Special – Women In Music for June 13, 2017

On this coming week’s show have a very special Women In Music as we celebrate Pride and the LGBTQ community with a special dance party, featuring classic club hits from divas like Gloria Gaynor,

Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor

Sister Sledge,

Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge

Sheila E,

Sheila E

Sheila E

Chaka Kahn,

Chaka Kahn

Chaka Kahn

Madonna, Cece Peniston,

Pink

Pink

Pink and Lady Gaga.

So, get your dancing shoes on and join the dance party as we celebrate Pride on Women In Music.

Women In Music for May 9, 2017

This week, the latest from Boston singer/songwriter Heather Maloney and the Irish band Roisin O… Americana/roots with Rising Appalachia from their latest release “Wider Circles”

Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia

and a classic from 1977 with talented banjo player Woody Simmons from the Pacific Northwest…

Woody Simmons

progressive sounds out of Sweden with Rebekka Karljord

Rebekka Karljord

and new music from Roisin Murphy… then we’ll finish the hour with electronic beats and trip hop from Brighton, England with the latest from Anushka and California indie electronica producer and Dj Celeste Lear.

That’s all coming up on the next omen In Music.

Women In Music for May 2, 2017

On this coming week’s show we’ll hear singer/songwriter from western Massachusetts Heather Maloney,

Heather Maloney

Heather Maloney

Canadian singer/songwriter Annabelle Chvostek,

annabelle-chvostek

Annabelle Chvostek

a classic from Lisa Loeb,

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Lisa Loeb

new music from award-winning vocalist and composer Lisbeth Scott, progressive sounds of Rebekka Karijord out of Sweden,

Rebekka-Karijord

Rebekka Karijord

talented NYC guitarist Kaki King, Irish singer/songwriter Roisin Murphy,

Roisin-murphy

Roisin Murphy

and the sounds of Nigerian performer Nneka…

Nneka

Nneka

and more.

That’s all coming up on the next Women In Music.

Women In Music for April 25, 2017

Coming up on the next Women In Music with your host Laney Goodman, we’ll hear New England singer/songwriter Heather Styka

Heather Styka

and a duo called Viatsa from western Massachusetts… Americana/roots with Heather Maloney and Darling Side, and new music from NY-based female trio, Red Molly… global sounds from northern Wales with new music from 9Bach and a classic from 1997 with Estonian singer/songwriter Kirile Loo…

Kirile Loo

then we’ll finish up the hour with the ambient sounds of an indie electronic band out of Florida called Hundred Waters, and an awesome DJ out of California, Celeste Lear,

Celeste Lear

Celeste Lear

with her remix of the Rolling Stones’ “20,000 Light Years From Home.”

Earth Day Special – Women In Music for April 18, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day with Women In Music this coming week with the music of Katherine Wheatley,

Katherine Wheatley

Katherine Wheatley

Lui Collins, Chris & Meredith Thompson,

Chris & Meredith Thompson

Chris & Meredith Thompson

Emma’s Revolution,

Emma's Revolution

Emma’s Revolution

Jenny Bird, and more. We’ll honor the memory of Rachel Carson, the founder of the contemporary environmental movement and author of “Silent Spring,” and reflect on Native American teachings that the Mother Earth is alive and must be treated with respect.

Women In Music for April 11, 2017

On this coming week’s show we’ll hear emerging two singer/songwriters with a combined total of over 70 years in the music business: Claudia Schmidt and Rickie Lee Jones… alternative roots with new music from Heather Maloney out of Northampton, MA,

Heather Maloney

classic R&B from the late great Etta James performing Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” and new music from activist folk duo Emma’s Revolution…

Emma’s Revolution

then we’ll finish up the hour with the latest from the band Dub Colossus with Dobe Ghahore,

Dobe Gnahore

mixing world fusion from Ethiopia and the United Kingdom, and Grammy-award winner from Benin Africa, now living in the United States, Angelique Kidjo.

Angelique Kidjo

That’s all coming up on the next Women In Music.

Women In Music for March 28, 2017

Coming up in the next hour, two Boston-area singer/songwriters Patty Larkin from her 1995 release “Stranger’s World”

Patty Larkin

Patty Larkin

and Lori McKenna from the 2004 release, “Bitter Town”…

Lori McKenna

Lori McKenna

new music from Americana/roots trio out of Pittsburgh, called The Early Mays, and a classic cover of “Landslide” written by Stevie Nicks performed by Dixie Chicks…new progressive sounds from Canadian singer/songwriter Frazey Ford

Frazey Ford

Frazey Ford

and Austin Texas singer/songwriter Erin Ivey and her band The Finest Kind… then we’ll end the show with ambient sounds with a classic cut from 1990, Heaven or Las Vegas with the Scottish band Cocteau Twins, and new music from Toronto duo, Electric Youth.

Women’s History Month Special – Women In Music for March 21, 2017

Women In Music with Laney Goodman continues to Celebrate Women’s History Month with women’s lives and women’s voices past and present. This coming week we’ll learn about the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize…

Wangari Maathai

the first Native American woman to become chief of the Cherokee Nation… and a labor leader,

Wilma Mankiller

writer and women’s rights activist in Puerto Rico at the start of the 20th Century. We’ll also hear the music of Joanne Shenandoah

Joanne Shenandoah

Walela, Lourdes Perez, Lila Downs, Hasu Patel, Susheela Raman, Miriam Makeba, and the women of Mombazo.

That’s all coming upon the next Women In Music as we continue our celebration of Women’s History Month.

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Women From the Isles – Women In Music for March 14, 2017

Women In Music with Laney Goodman continues to Celebrate Women’s History Month with women’s lives and women’s voices, past and present.

Join us this coming week for another special celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with “Women from the Isles”. We’ll hear the music of Maura O’Connell,

Maura O’Connell

Eddi Reader,

Eddie Reader

Dolores Keane, Natalie MacMaster,

Natalie MacMaster

and the Scottish band Rise… we’ll learn about the first St. Patrick’s Day parade… why we kiss the Blarney Stone… and who came up with the St. Patrick’s Day pinch (if you’re not wearing any green). From the Emerald Isle to the rocky Scottish shores, from the wild racing seas off Cape Breton to the Highlands of America, that’s all coming upon the next Women In Music as we continue our celebration of Women’s History Month.

International Women’s Day Special – for March 7, 2017

Celebrate International Women’s Day this week… and Women’s History with Women In Music with Laney Goodman all through the month of March.

This coming week we’ll celebrate the unique contributions of women past and present on this very special Women In Music. We’ll hear excerpts from speeches by great American suffragists like Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony

and Elizabeth Cady Stanton…

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

music from Emma’s Revolution, Irina Rivkin, Sweet Honey in the Rock,

Sweet Honey In the Rock

Holly Near, and Cosy Sheridan.