Mary Fahl (photo by Lisa Hancock)
Thursday, March 06, 2014
This week, on Thursday, March 6th, at 4:15 (eastern), I'm thrilled to welcome singer, songwriter, and actress Mary Fahl, who first achieved critical acclaim as lead singer and co-founder of October Project (click here to listen to Fahl performing "Return to Me").
"As a solo artist, Fahl's musical inspirations have expanded to include classical, medieval, and world music. Her expressive, transcendent voice has been called 'a voice for the gods' (Boston Globe), 'a powerful, beautifully proportioned contralto' (Variety), 'soul-permeating' (Portland Press), and 'supernatural' (author Anne Rice). [Fahl's] music appeals to a wide range of musical enthusiasts, including a large, loyal fan base of Mary Fahl evangelists" (M:MMusic).
Actually, the Portland Press critic wrote: "It is hard not to fall for this Mary and her soul-permeating voice."
Fahl's latest album and new music in the WGDR/WGDH air studio is Love and Gravity, a splendid collection of ten new songs---described as "folk-etched ballads, which includes two pre-released singles, an inspiring re-imagining of the Joni Mitchell classic, 'Both Sides Now' and Fahl's tribute to 9/11 rescue workers 'Dawning of the Day,' set to a traditional Irish melody, and 'Exiles' the theme song for the audiobook version of Anne Rice's The Wolves of Midwinter.
"Fahl describes Love and Gravity as a "meditative record about finding love later in life while maintaining a sense of optimism and chaos" (M:Mmusic).
So please tune in to Woman-Stirred Radio for a real-time interview with Mary Fahl. 4:15. Thursday. March 6th.
Want to join the conversation---or do you have a question for Mary? Call the air-studio at 802.454.7762 or email me at email@example.com.
Woman-Stirred Radio broadcasts live on WGDR 91.1 fm and WGDH 91.7 fm, Goddard College's community radio station located in Plainfield, Vermont.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
5:00 I welcome Jess Wells, whose historical fiction underscores the brilliance and grit of Middle Age women who dared to challenge the power and might of the Roman Catholic Church.
“Jess Wells (The Mandrake Broom) has mastered the art of the immersive historical, exemplified by her latest release from Fireship Press, A Slender Tether .... Brilliantly conceived and perfectly executed, A Slender Tether is an engaging, rewarding read. Highly recommended.” – Jerry Wheeler, in Out in Print
“Wells has spun this woman's tale into an intriguing and engrossing story that will set readers seeking more… Wells has an incredible ability to teach without diatribe, tells a wickedly engrossing tale full of empathy (and, in this case, more than a little sympathy), and knows her history
cold. Jess Wells is just bloody brilliant. Go. Buy. Read.” – ‘Nathan Burgoine writing on RedRoom.com
“This extraordinary trio of stories …celebrate human ingenuity, resourcefulness, and resilience. The writing is sure, the voice arresting and original. Places come alive; the seasons are painted skillfully, there for the reader to experience… Highly recommended to readers interested in the lives of medieval people who were neither royalty nor members of the nobility, and who are all the more individual and interesting for that.”— Tinney S. Heath,
Woman-Stirred Radio broadcasts live on WGDR 91.1 fm and WGDH 91.7 fm,
Goddard College's community radio station
in Plainfield, Vermont.