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Backstage Chats with Women In Music, hosted by Thea Wood, features interviews with trailblazers and rising stars in the music industry. Whether on stage, behind the scenes, or on air, BCWIM introduces you to the women who are making waves in the music industry. Each episode is entertaining, inspiring, and relatable. Join our band of dreamers, rule breakers, and rock stars today! Produced by Herizon Music Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit based in Austin, TX. Learn more at https://backstagechats.com.

Backstage Chats with Women In Music Thea Wood

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Backstage Chats with Women In Music, hosted by Thea Wood, features interviews with trailblazers and rising stars in the music industry. Whether on stage, behind the scenes, or on air, BCWIM introduces you to the women who are making waves in the music industry. Each episode is entertaining, inspiring, and relatable. Join our band of dreamers, rule breakers, and rock stars today! Produced by Herizon Music Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit based in Austin, TX. Learn more at https://backstagechats.com.

    Lisa Roth: The Fairy Godmother of Rockin' Lullabies

    Lisa Roth: The Fairy Godmother of Rockin' Lullabies

    When you hear our next guest’s last name, you most likely think of her larger-than-life big brother David Lee Roth — lead singer of Van Halen. But did you know that musical prowess ran in the family?  
    Driven to turn her love of music into a gift that mothers and babies could enjoy together, Lisa Roth conceived an album series called Rockabye Baby, which transforms pop and rock hits into instrumental lullabies. Acts like Metallica, Lady Gaga, Fleetwood Mac, Madonna, No Doubt, Snoop Dogg, and (of course) Van Halen have never sounded so sweet.  
    With over 100 albums released and billions of streams under her belt, she’s proven to be an exceptional entrepreneur, record label executive and creative director. 
    In this episode, Lisa covers:

    Life as a kid in the Roth household

    How the ‘60s and ‘70s school integration and women’s lib movements shaped her journey

    Transforming a rock anthem into a soothing lullaby (it ain’t easy!)

    Which skillset gives her an advantage as an entrepreneur


    Plus, Lisa’s answers to The Shakedown!
    See full show notes, links, and videos at backstagechats.com/lisa-roth

    • 31 min
    Terri Nunn: From Sex to Transcendence w/ Strings Attached Overview

    Terri Nunn: From Sex to Transcendence w/ Strings Attached Overview

    Terri Nunn is the lead singer of Berlin, which many remember from the height of MTV music video days as the sexy trio who brought us “The Metro,” “Sex,” and their runaway Top Gun soundtrack anthem “Take My Breath Away.” The track earned them an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. 
    Here we are 40 years and 8 albums later, and the band introduced their newest album titled “Strings Attached” featuring the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra re-visiting the band’s most iconic tunes. In early 2021, host Thea Wood conducted this remote interview with Terri Nunn. 
    In This Episode

    Terri shares

    — The change in mindset that set her free to be happier and take more risks

    — Getting the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra to sex it up a bit (tell us if you think it worked)

    — Recording a video in an active dungeon with a “big reveal” at the end

    — Discussing the sexual nature of her art with her kids

    — The most memorable words her mother shared before passing on from cancer

    — Her life-long fear of people and fear of “losing it all”

    Credits

    Guest: Terri Nunn of Berlin

    Host: Thea Wood

    Engineering/Production: Shea Carothers

    Photo credit: Marc Green

    Song: “Now It’s My Turn” from album “Strings Attached” featuring the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Written by John Buckner Crawford

    This is a Herizon Music Foundation production. 2021 ©. Special thanks to RAS Associates and Gibson Brands for supporting Herizon Music’s education, experience, and role-modeling programs. Contact info@herizonmusic.org if you’d like to join our cause.

    • 41 min
    Kalie Shorr Pt 2 - Becoming Nashville's Straight-Shooting Feminist

    Kalie Shorr Pt 2 - Becoming Nashville's Straight-Shooting Feminist

    You may be asking: “What more does Kalie Shorr have to say?” As it turns out, a lot! If you missed the first episode titled "Kalie Shorr: How She Became An Open Book," listen here.
    In the conclusive deep dive chat with Kalie, she covers: 
    — Discovering discrimination in the Nashville music scene
    — Using age as a power play 
    — Putting sisters before misters
    — What feminists DON'T do to each other 
    — The smart way to write a song about someone who has wronged you

    See full show notes and Kalie's new music videos (released after this chat was recorded) at BackstageChats.com.
    BCWIM is produced by Herizon Music Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit in Austin, TX. We depend on music fans like you to help keep this program and our other education and experience projects going so we can uplift the next gen of womxn in music. Learn more about our work. Thank you for your support!
    SHOW CREDITS
    Guest: Kalie Shorr
    Host: Thea Wood
    Photo: Catherine Powell
    Production/Audio engineer: Thea Wood
    Intern: Alyssa Viernes
    Song: "Escape" written by Kalie Shorr and Candi Carpenter, from the album Open Book
    Theme Music provider: Pond 5

    Disclaimer: Opinions of show guests are not necessarily those of Herizon Music Foundation, Inc. or its employees, volunteers, officers/directors, or contractors.

    • 23 min
    How Kalie Shorr Became An Open Book Pt 1

    How Kalie Shorr Became An Open Book Pt 1

    Recorded in February 2021 via Zoom, Country music sensation Kalie Shorr shares her journey to voicing taboo topics in the first of a two-part podcast series. Her debut album “Open Book” was listed at #7 on the New York Times Best Albums of 2019, named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, The New Nashville by Teen Vogue, a Top 10 Country Artists to Watch in 2019 by Huffington Post.

    In this Part 1 episode, Kalie Shorr covers:
    — Her tumultuous childhood growing up the youngest of 7 half siblings 
    — The tragic loss that opened her up to voicing taboo topics in her songwriting
    — Teen eating disorders based on her personal struggle with anorexia and the road toward healing
    — Answers to the Shakedown questions, including the Pearl Jam song that shook her world

    Credits:
    Guest: Kalie Shorr
    Host: Thea Wood
    Photo: Catherine Powell
    Production/Audio engineer: John Neff
    Intern: Claudia Dortman
    Theme Music provider: Pond 5

    Visit https://backstagechats.com/kalie-shorr-part-1 
    for expanded show notes, including artist music videos and social media links. 

    • 26 min
    Violinist Blanca Gonzalez from Columbia to Carnegie Hall

    Violinist Blanca Gonzalez from Columbia to Carnegie Hall

    Ep 28: Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez is the epitome of realizing the American Dream. Her tale of immigrating from Columbia to the United States and rising to become the concert master multiple times at Carnegie Hall will warm your heart. 
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    In this episode, Blanca covers:
    — What it was like adapting to her new life in New York at the tender age of four.
    — The “Suzuki Method” of learning to play an instruments
    — Playing Carnegie Hall for the first time 
    — Why she was told not to wear shoes to a blind audition
    — Playing with the all-female, GRAMMY winning mariachi band Flor de Toloache
    — The advantages of collaborating and touring with her husband and their project “1 in 2.”
    Plus her answers to The Shakedown questions! 
    Donate to our nonprofit Herizon Music Foundation TODAY and help us uplift the next generation of women in music by supporting this podcast!
    Disclaimer: Opinions of show guests are not necessarily those of Herizon Music Foundation, Inc. or its employees, volunteers, officers/directors, or contractors.

    • 32 min
    Ethnomusicology, Whitewashing, & Appropriation of Black Music feat. Kelley Glover

    Ethnomusicology, Whitewashing, & Appropriation of Black Music feat. Kelley Glover

    Kelley Glover is an ethnomusicologist, teacher, and entrepreneur who created, composed, and produced the music education game app and cartoon UBetterSing! One of her goals is to educate music lovers about systematic racism, colonization practices, and how they affect music academia. Kelley’s research and stories stem from her personal experiences and research at Howard University and public education music programs as both a student and teacher. This episode contains frank and sometimes difficult topics that we need to understand so we can all create and enjoy music that we believe in, relate to, and love. 
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    In this episode, Kelley covers:
    - Her relation to famous musical celebrities (Danny Glover isn’t one of them!). 
    - Defining ethnomusicology, music appropriation in the classroom, and the white washing of blackface minstrel songs. 
    - Mandated classical-European musical instruction and its limitations on diverse music genres in academia.
    - Research projects with Texas State University and HeartMath on the relation between stress, music, and meditation.
    - Her music education program UBetterSing! and its goal to educate the next generation of music in a modern, diverse, and entertaining way. 
    And, of course, Kelley’s answers to The Shakedown! See guest links and videos here.
    Donate to our nonprofit Herizon Music Foundation TODAY and help us uplift the next generation of women in music by supporting this podcast!
    Disclaimer: Opinions of show guests are not necessarily those of Herizon Music Foundation, Inc. or its employees, volunteers, officers/directors, or contractors.

    • 40 min

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11 Ratings

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