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 gets in-depth and personal about all the issues that matter. 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. Find out more at www.theWiMN.com
Suzanne Vega - Iconic Singer/Songwriter
Widely regarded as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega released her latest album, 'An Evening of New York Songs and Stories', on September 11, 2020 (Amanuensis/Cooking Vinyl). “I recorded these songs at the Café Carlyle in New York City,” Vega says of the album. “It’s a small, exclusive club that has hosted legends from Eartha Kitt to Judy Collins, and is also known to be the place where Jackie Kennedy met Audrey Hepburn. I love it for its bohemian old-world glamour! I included songs that were inspired by New York City or for which New York provided the backdrop, including “Walk on the Wild Side” by my late, great friend, Lou Reed—a song I rarely heard him sing himself.” Here we chat with Suzanne about the project and so much more!
Shannon LaBrie - Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist
With over 12 million streams on Spotify and Apple Music, Shannon LaBrie is a fearless performer and guitar player whose music possesses a unique blend of Americana and Soul. Her new album, 'Building,' delivers in spades with lush vocals, very strong songwriting and impressive guitar chops that set the stage for memorable songs that empower and inspire. Here we caught up with her to chat about songwriting, her inspiration and so much more.
Joss Stone - Platinum-selling and Grammy-winning Singer / Songwriter
Platinum-selling and Grammy-winning UK soul singer and songwriter Joss Stone’s iconic voice and soulful style are unforgettable. Back with a new single, “Walk With Me,” and much more to come, she hails from Devon, UK, and has been captivated by soul music since she was a little girl. At just 33 years old Stone has already enjoyed a long career. She has kept the company of musical royalty from the outset. Performing alongside many legendary artists such as James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Sting, Van Morrison and Melissa Etheridge amongst many others. She has collaborated with and contributed to albums for many of the world's finest musicians, including Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger and Damien Marley. Here we caught up with Stone to talk about her new music and her latest and perhaps most impressive creation, the birth of her upcoming first child! Check out this fun conversation.
The Lennon Sisters - Iconic Sister Singers
The Lennon Sisters started their 65-year career with a debut performance on the 'Lawrence Welk Show'. A staple every Saturday night, their tight harmonies, wholesome image and sisterly charm propelled them into the nation's hearts, spawning a successful, decades-long career. Now these iconic sisters have just shared a 65-anniversary version of their documentary story, 'The Lennon Sisters: Same Song, Separate Voices,' available to view on PBS. Plus they've released 3 new CDs with a retrospective of songs and performances categorized for the Holidays, Broadway and the Classic Songbook. Here we caught up with Kathy and Janet Lennon to learn more about their story and their influence.
JULIANA - Pop Singer/Songwriter
Pop artist JULIANA has taken life’s ups and downs and synthesized them into some inspired songwriting and performance. After years of honing her skills, JULIANA. is making her musical introduction to the world through her empowering pop songs. Nothing is off limits when it comes to her songwriting; she writes about any topic or feeling that comes to her, including love, heartbreak, depression, manipulation and independence. As a young woman who’s dealt with various obstacles and life experiences, JULIANA. wants to bring positivity, empowerment, acceptance and control through her lyrics and sound to help and heal others. With new releases and an album project on the way, she’s intent on sharing her passion with the world. Here we talk about musical inspiration, songwriting, and so much more.
Suzanne Santo - Singer/Songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist
Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Suzanne Santo is an energetic and supremely talented spirit. Her latest release "Fall For That" includes Gary Clark Jr laying' down some tasty guitar goodness. A gifted fiddle/guitar/banjo player and singer, she launched HoneyHoney with songwriting partner Ben Jaffe. Over the course of three critically acclaimed albums, the duo earned dates with Sheryl Crow, Jake Bugg, JD McPherson, Ryan Bingham, and Trampled By Turtles among others, racked up millions of streams on Spotify, and landed soundtrack slots on Showtime, ABC, TBS, and more. Now getting ready to release a solo effort, Santo's evolving talents are truly astonishing. Here we have a fun conversation about creating new music, ageism in the industry, and even dish a bit about home improvement for good measure!