Disco Teepee Radio Show 1 – Cosmic Cowgirls
Radio transcript –
Hello my gorgeous music fans and concert-goers
My name is Meggie Hulsey and you are listening to Disco Teepee on WOHM Charleston 96.3 Ohm Radio
And I know what you’re thinking, um, Meggie, what is a Disco Teepee?
Well, I’m so glad that you asked…
Each month, Disco Teepee is going to be a gathering spot for different music, moods, and musicians. It’s a community that you can find wherever you go for those that live a nomadic life, constantly on the road chasing the next show, concert, or festival. So while you’re here, wherever you are, I’ll make sure to keep you dancing like you’re at your own disco.
So hopefully that may have cleared some things up or perhaps not. Either Way, let’s talk about music shall we and that should hopefully ease any confusion.
On today’s show, it’s all about my Cosmic Cowgirls (please note, this can be cosmic humans, men, however you envision yourself)
Picture it, we’re horseback riding through the mountains of Montana wearing neon chaps. We’re untamed, owning our uniqueness while heading into the unknown.
That’s a picture, right? If anything, it’s certainly a moment. Well, this grouping of musicians embodies that wild and adventurous energy.
So let’s kick things off with Kacey Musgraves’ “High Horse”. This single is from her Grammy-winning album, Golden Hour, which was released in 2018. This album won Best Album of the Year and Country Album of the Year. In 2020, it was ranked number 270 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Let’s giddy up and get down, this is “high horse” by Kacey Musgraves.
“High Horse” <3:33>
“Darling, you take the high horse, and I’ll take the high road.” Kacey has such a talent for word play and this song is a great example of that. Also, I feel like I should apologize in advance since you’ll probably hear a lot of her in upcoming shows.
Our next tune is from Nashville’s pop, soul, rock n roll, The New Respects. This quartet sites Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles as core influences which we can hear through their heavy and intricate grooves. We’re going to hear their single, “Don’t Worry”, which was released in May of 2022. This is The New Respects with “Don’t Worry”.
“Don’t Worry” <3:00>
Alright, alright, alright.. Now it’s starting to sound like a party.
Let’s keep it going with another Nashville-based artist, Jamie Wyatt. Her second album, Neon Cross, was released in 2020 and produced by Shooter Jennings the son of famous country musicians, Waylon Jennings and Jessie Colter. I picked the single, “Rattlesnake Girl” because selfishly I have a tattoo of a rattlesnake so I’m immediately drawn to this song.
Growing up my father’s term of endearment for me was “rattlesnake” which at the time I didn’t quite understand. As I’ve aged, I’ve become appreciative of such a title. Very much like this song, looks can be deceiving and toughness and the willingness to strike, if needed, will be a personality trait I can relate to. Here’s Jamie Wyatt’s “Rattlesnake Girl”
“Rattlesnake Girl” by Jamie Wyatt <3:22>
We’re venturing across the Atlantic for our next artist. This English songstress cites Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Aretha Franklin as inspirations. This tune, Starlight, is from her 2021 album, Stand For Myself. This is Starlight by Yola.
“Starlight” by Yola <4:02>
I feel like you cannot talk about this musician without mentioning her iconic acting role in the 1989 movie, Troop Beverly Hills. However, Jenny Lewis has lived several lives since retiring from acting in the 1990’s to starting her indie rock band, Rilo Kiley. They released four albums and disbanded in 2014. Jenny went on to release four solo albums and today’s song is from her 2019 On the Line album – – This is Red Bull and Hennessy.
“Red Bull and Hennessy” by Jenny Lewis <4:48>
Our last artist on today’s show is an electric blues artist from Harlem. Shemeka Copeland is the daughter of the Texas blues guitarist and singer Johnny Copeland. She’s won several prestigious awards including Contemporary Blues Female Artist at the Blues Music Awards in 2016 and 2020. She’s been nominated for a Grammy for Best Blues Album in 2013 and 2015. Lastly, she was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame. So I think we can safely say, this woman is extremely talented. So let’s get a taste of her musical abilities with the single, “Too Far To Be Gone”.
“Too Far To Be Gone” by Shemeka Copeland <3:46>
That does it for today’s show; hopefully I introduced you to some new favorites or reminded you of that awesome song you haven’t heard in a while.
Make sure to stop by next month as we continue this journey together.
If you have a favorite band or artist that I should know, shoot me a message on Instagram @disco teepee
I’m Meggie Hulsey and this is Disco Teepee only WOHM Charleston 96.3 Ohm Radio