A mix of tunes old and new and in-between, heartbreakers and heart-warmers, songs of love and lust and hardship and survival. We heard classics from Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette, contemporary heroes like Lucinda Williams, Neko Case and PJ Harvey alongside newcomers like Sydney’s Holly Throsby, New Zealand’s Tiny Ruins and Nashville’s Caitlin Rose.
It was wonderful to share so much great music with you and to make radio infused with greater meaning and purpose. Of course, I always try to put together the playlist with a special sense of care and to give it that little bit of tenderness, because after all I am passionate about all things americana and folk and country. But tonight felt extra special. I’m a feminist. I’m proud of it. I’m proud of the many improvements that have come about since the first International Women’s day one hundred years ago. And I am proud of the women at home and abroad who continue to fight for equal rights for all women across the world. Solidarity sisters. We have won many battles. We have many battles to go. Keep up the good fight!
If you missed the program, you can check out the playlist under the appropriately marked tab.
And as an added bonus, here are some live tunes from performers featured on the program who make me glad to a woman and a country music nerd. Happy International Women’s Day y’all x