The She Rocks Podcast presents conversations with extraordinary women from all walks of the music industry, from top-tier performers to behind-the-scenes heroes. Sharing insights, tips, gear rundowns and so much more, the She Rocks Podcast
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The show is hosted by Laura B. Whitmore, founder of the Women’s
International Music Network and the She Rocks Awards, journalist for Parade.com
and music industry marketer. A champion for women in music, Whitmore has
interviewed hundreds of musicians from every spectrum of the industry.
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April 14: Lari Basilio
Episode 9:Yashee Hofer – Guitarist
German guitarist Yasi Hofer started out sharing her performances of Steve Vai’s music on Youtube. Her passion and skill developed to the point where even Vai himself sat up and took notice, inviting her to perform with him on stage. Today Yasi writes, records and performs her own music with the skill and finesse of a true artist. Here we caught up with Yasi at the NAMM show to talk about her third album, ‘Freedom’ and much more. Find out more about her at yasihofer.com.
Episode 8: SHELLY PEIKEN – Hit Songwriter and Musician
Hit songwriter Shelly Peiken has penned top tracks that include Christina Aguilera’s “What a Girl Wants” and “Come on Over Baby,” Meredith Brooks’ “Bitch,” Brandy‘s “Almost Doesn’t Count,” The Pretenders’ “Human,” and so many more. The audio version of her book, Confessions of a Serial Songwriter was nominated for a GRAMMY. Now she has created her own version of many of her top songs, plus recordings of other original favorites and compiled them into her own album, 2.0…. Here we sit down with Peiken to discuss her new project, what it’s like to figure out ‘what a girl wants’ in her 50’s, and so much more. Check out new music and find out more at www.shellypeiken.com.
Episode 7: ALI HANDAL – Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter
Best known as one of the few women in rock who can solo with the electric fury and fluid grace of a Hendrix, Slash or Page, Ali Handal is also a multi-award winning songwriter and a uniquely gifted singer. Her songs have been heard in countless movies and TV shows, and her performances have taken her from L.A. to Australia, Japan and beyond; she’s sung on a Neil Young album, performed at Neverland Ranch, danced with Janet Jackson, written with Paul Williams, had her hands filmed playing guitar in a Playboy video, and even demonstrated guitars several times on “The Price Is Right.” She’s a savvy Indie marketer too. Here we talk about her music, tips for selling more music, and so much more.
Episode 6: BAHARI – Alternative Pop Duo
Alternative pop duo Bahari is comprised of singer/bassist Natalia Panzarella and singer/keyboardist Ruby Carr. Known for their rich harmonies, they have previously toured with Selena Gomez and Birdy. They have also collaborated with artists such as ILLENIUM, ZEDD & Grey. Their recent hit single “Savage” has enjoyed over 100 million streams/views and is certified Gold status by RIAA. Here we caught up with them in New York City to chat about their music and find out the story behind Bahari.
Episode 5: ANA EGGE – Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist
Singer/Songwriter and guitarist Ana Egge released a gorgeous new album, Is It The Kiss, in 2019, and we came across her beautiful song “We Are One,” which she recorded with a choir in Brooklyn to produce this inspiring video. We met up with Egge at StorySound Records’ studios in New York City to talk about music, spirituality and so much more. Check out her inspiring story here and visit her at www.anaegge.com.
Episode 4: LISA LOEB – GRAMMY Award-winning Singer/Songwriter
Lisa Loeb may be most famous for her hit, “Stay (I Missed You)”, but her music has made an impact on generations. Loeb’s body of work includes extraordinarily thoughtful storytelling, cinematic musical landscapes, as well as rock songs done with her band, plus stripped-down acoustic numbers. A trailblazing independent artist, Loeb was the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single in “Stay” while not signed to a recording contract.
The beloved Dallas, Texas-raised singer/songwriter has transfixed fans and audiences with more than a dozen diverse yet cohesive studio albums for kids and adults alike, including 1997’s Grammy-nominated Firecracker and 2017’s Lullaby Girl, plus her Grammy-winning 2016 album, Feel What You Feel. Her records have charted in numerous countries worldwide, and Loeb has enjoyed several hit singles in the United States, including “Do You Sleep” and “I Do.” To date, two of her albums are certified Gold, and her many accolades include a Brit Award, a Grammy, and nominations for the MTV and Billboard Music Awards.
Here we chat with Lisa about her new album, A Simple Trick to Happiness, releasing on February 28.
Episode 3: GRETCHEN MENN – Guitarist
Equally at home with rock, jazz, folk, classical and more, guitarist Gretchen Menn represents a new breed of versatile guitarists willing to explore every aspect of their craft. A key member of the all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band Zepparella, Gretchen also plays in a trio, and as a solo artist. Here we caught up on what’s happening in Gretchen’s world! Find out more about her at GretchenMenn.com.
Episode 2: ANNA NALICK – Singer/Songwriter
Anna Nalick hit it big with her song “Breathe” when she was only 19. What started out as a fairy tale path to stardom turned into a roller coaster ride of creative ups, and personal and financial disappointments. Here we dig deep with Anna to talk about her story, insights from the road and her continued creativity and growth. Find out more about her at AnnaNalick.com.
Episode 1: MINDI ABAIR – Saxophone, vocals, singer/songwriter
GRAMMY-nominated saxophone player and singer/songwriter Mindi Abair has played with a slew of greats and commands audiences around the world as she tours with her band, The Boneshakers. She’s transitioned from straight on jazz to blues, and has impressive vocal and songwriting chops, too. Here we talk about what’s next for Mindi and much more. Find out more about her at mindiabair.com and visit reservetastings.com to find out about her wine and music club.
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