16 episodes

Backstage Chats with Women In Music connects music fans with female artists and industry insiders who remind us to be dreamers, to be rule breakers, and to unleash your inner rock stars! We're on a mission to promote gender equity in the music industry by amplifying the voices and careers of women in music. Hosted by Thea Wood, the show is produced by Backstage Chats Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering scholarship grants to the next gen of female music makers. Women are underrepresented on stage, on air, and behind the scenes in the music biz, so it’s our mission to create gender parity one episode and scholarship at a time!

Backstage Chats with Women In Music Thea Wood

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Backstage Chats with Women In Music connects music fans with female artists and industry insiders who remind us to be dreamers, to be rule breakers, and to unleash your inner rock stars! We're on a mission to promote gender equity in the music industry by amplifying the voices and careers of women in music. Hosted by Thea Wood, the show is produced by Backstage Chats Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering scholarship grants to the next gen of female music makers. Women are underrepresented on stage, on air, and behind the scenes in the music biz, so it’s our mission to create gender parity one episode and scholarship at a time!

    Music Therapist Hope Young & The Success of Medical-Grade Music

    Music Therapist Hope Young & The Success of Medical-Grade Music

    The healing power of music is real, and leading researcher/music therapist Hope Young is on the cutting edge of breakthroughs in treating chronic disease, autism, ADHD, and mental illness. Young discusses the science behind music therapy and the successes she has witnessed.

    • 33 min
    Angela Sheik: The Best Barefoot Live Looper Brings It On

    Angela Sheik: The Best Barefoot Live Looper Brings It On

    From music teacher to innovative looping artist, vocalist, and musician, Angela Sheik stuns audiences as a live looper who creates a song before your very ears. Winner of the 2011-2012 Boss U.S. National Loop Champion, and her 2019 Tiny Desk Contest submission "chiN uP giRL" received well-deserved praise from NPR's "All Songs Considered."
    If you like what you hear, support the cause by visiting backstagechats.com and clicking the donate button.

    • 33 min
    Ali Dineen Speaks Truth to Power in Her Latest LP

    Ali Dineen Speaks Truth to Power in Her Latest LP

    Ali Dineen is a singer-songwriter and musician based in New York City. She’s performed her original music from the American folk tradition at the Savannah Music Festival, the American Folk Art Museum, and the Brooklyn Folk Festival, just to name a few. Ali’s lyrics have been described as poetic and deeply personal. When talking about her new EP, Hold On, she said, “This album grew out of personal heartbreak, and the feeling of a collective heartbreak as we’ve watched the world descend farther into fascism and irreversible climate catastrophe… It took moving through heartbreak and disillusionment and grief, to arrive not at ecstasy or a belief that everything will be okay, but at the realization that life continues somehow and is resilient… no matter how long we’ve got, we need to love, and fight relentlessly for one another.” Ali was recently awarded a Helene Wurlitzer Foundation residency in Taos, New Mexico, where she’s spending the winter working on her next creative endeavor. Credits: Hosted and produced by Eleanor Bennett. Executive Producer is Thea Wood. "Hold On" and "Prayer" by Ali Dineen. Voiceover by Cathryn Wood. Photo by by Alexis Lim, styling by Athena Zammit. Album art by Ali Dineen.

    If you love what we’re doing, please support our show and the next generation of women by donating $10 today.  Thank you!

    • 34 min
    Karma Mayet: Blues Artist, RootWoman and Healer

    Karma Mayet: Blues Artist, RootWoman and Healer

    As a practitioner of the Blues, Karma Mayet describes her sound as “equal parts funk and glitter, cornbread and molasses.” Born in Chicago, the composer and performer has traveled the globe, collaborating with the likes of Meshell Ndegeocello, Lizz Wright, Vernon Reid, and The Roots. Karma has developed her own unique practice called Rootsong, which combines yogic healing with the power of voice. Credits: Hosted and produced by Eleanor Bennett. Executive Producer is Thea Wood. "You Ain't Changed," "September Song" and "Woman" by Karma Mayet. Voiceover by Cathryn Wood. Photograph by Karl Ferguson Jr.

    If you love what we’re doing, please support our show and the next generation of women by donating $10 today.  Thank you!

    • 26 min
    Susan Rogers Pt. 2: The Modern Complexities of Women and Music

    Susan Rogers Pt. 2: The Modern Complexities of Women and Music

    Susan Rogers' chat was so informative that we split it into two episodes. This is Part 2, where Susan talks about
    * Her teachings/research at Berklee College of Music.
    * The differences in working with men and women
    * What happens to your career when your "eggs" are about to expire
    * How women and men are physically and psychologically impacted differently (and sometimes the same!) by music, and the conscious decisions artists/engineers/producers make as a result.
    * She also answers audience questions!

    • 43 min
    Susan Rogers Pt 1: The Prince Years

    Susan Rogers Pt 1: The Prince Years

    Susan Rogers is a professor at Berklee College of Music who broke gender norms by becoming one of the few female audio engineers in the 1980s. Her life took a sudden turn when she joined Prince's team and went on to engineer Purple Rain, Around The World In A Day, and Sign 'O' The Times. This episode focuses on her work with Prince. Part 2 focuses on her work at Berklee and why women face different challenges than men do in their careers.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

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Delightful whether you’re a music lover or not!

Love this podcast! I have to admit I often haven’t heard of the guests, but find each conversation interesting and fun. Thea’s enthusiasm is contagious and I love her positive energy. Highly recommend!

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