Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Soundtrack: Don't Let Your Feet Touch the Ground by Ash Koley, probably my new favorite song.
Word Count: Starting something new!
So I know it's supposed to be Teaser Tuesday today, but I just had to bend the rules. Lilith Fair is an event that showcases female musicians and feminism. It was was started by Sarah McLachlan and became a huge phenomenon from 1997-1999 and now it's back for the first time in a cross North America tour that kicked off in Calgary.
Many of the artists hitting the main stage for the 2010 revival were also a part of the original Lilith Fair. These include Sarah McLachlan, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Erykah Badu, Sheryl Crow and Queen Latifah.
I think it's pretty awesome that there's an event like this with an all-female line up--and it doesn't hurt that McLachlan, the co-founder, is Canadian. The next generation of performers includes such big names as Rihanna, Sarah Bareilles, Tegan and Sara, Ingrid Michaelson and Cat Power. I wish I could go!!!
For more information, check out lilithfair.com. I spent a few minutes looking over the lesser known acts playing the second stage and about half an hour on youtube being wowed by some of their amazing voices. Ugh, my poor iPod will have a hard time trying to fit all these new songs.