WYEP celebrates Women's History Month
March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor the contributions and achievements of women. WYEP has invited some friends from the Pittsburgh music community and beyond to tell us about the women whose music they’re celebrating this month. Listen for those special features throughout the month.
Tuesday, March 8 is the 111th anniversary of International Women’s Day. WYEP will be playing all women artists or female-fronted bands, from legends like Joni Mitchell and Mavis Staples to newer artists like Mitski, Yola, and Billie Eilish. Tune in from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. as we celebrate International Women’s Day.
Chandra Rhyme on Rihanna
Chandra Rhyme is a Pittsburgh musician who says, “Rihanna makes me feel empowered.”
Amy Cooper on Dolly Parton
Amy Cooper of Stage AE talks about Dolly Parton’s rise from humble beginnings to icon and an important player in the history of music.
Laurel Renee Wain on Carole King
Laurel Renee Wain is a member of the Pittsburgh band String Machine. She shares how Carole King paved the way for modern singer songwriters.
Lucy Clabby on Nina Simone
Lucy Clabby is a part of the Pittsburgh band Buffalo Rose. She talks about how Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” is a barrier-breaking anthem and how she a do-it-all musician.
Rachael Price on Erykah Badu
Rachael Price is the lead singer of Lake Street Dive. She shares how Erykah Badu’s “Mama’s Gun” changed how she viewed songwriting.
Bridget Kearny on Mavis Staples
Bridget Kearny of the band Lake Street Dive talks about working with Mavis Staples and how she’s not afraid to tackle difficult topics, especially with love.
Sierra Sellers on Jill Scott
Pittsburgh musician Sierra Sellers talks about the versatility and influence of Jill Scott as being a singer, writer, and poet.
Katie Blackley on Tracy Chapman
WESA Digital Editor & Host of the Good Question! Podcast, Katie Blackley, speaks to Tracy Chapman’s non-traditional storytelling and its themes of tolerance and forgiveness.