Corinne Bailey Rae and Esperanza Spalding: Two soul sisters with new albums

What better way to start off Women’s History Month than to highlight some of the most distinguished young female artists of our generation. And no I’m not referring to Beyonce or Taylor Swift. Yes, they are talented, but when it comes to true artistry, which is stripped of commercial imitation and celebrity fanfare, then musicians like… Read More Corinne Bailey Rae and Esperanza Spalding: Two soul sisters with new albums

Ellariz Lucas Thompson: Detroit female jazz artist

Sorry if I am a bit biased when it comes to local music territory, but I couldn’t let the month go by without acknowledging a Detroit based female musician, one who exuded musical excellence and helped pave the way for the genre. I first learned of Ellariz Lucas Thompson while working with the Detroit Sound Conservancy on a… Read More Ellariz Lucas Thompson: Detroit female jazz artist

Lil Mama channels ’90s music nostalgia in new video “Sausage”

Lil Mama is known to stir up some media attention. Maybe not in a bad way, but certainly in a eccentric and somewhat funny way. Last we heard of the female rapper, she was taking heat for crashing the stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards during Alicia Keys and Jay-Z’s performance of “New… Read More Lil Mama channels ’90s music nostalgia in new video “Sausage”