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Happy Labor Day Weekend! Hope you're taking some time to relax and enjoy the (hopefully) awesome weather. Whether it's that last trip to the lake, the pool, or the family picnic, make sure you take your radio sisters along and tune in to the latest episode of The Mulberry Lane Show! We'll be waiting for you.
Oh and we'll be the emcees of a conference coming up in Omaha called Women Rock. Read below for info of where & when! We'd love to see you there.
Guests stopping by your weekend:
Gerry Beckley of the band America.
Gerry Beckley spent many years Riding Through the Desert on a Horse with No Name, and some time on Ventura Highway. Hit after hit, America helped write the soundtrack to the '70s. This weekend, you'll hear all about Gerry's 6th solo album "Carousel" (releasing Sept 9th), what he loves and doesn't love about the music industry today, and his approach to the songwriting craft.
This '90s country music superstar is back and he's got the blues! Sammy released a blues album "The Blues Got Me" which is chock full of blues standards done in only the way an artist born and raised in the Louisiana Bayou can. You'll hear about the cajun swamp sound that immersed him growing up and how he brought that to his current album. He also shares a cute story about his grandkids' nickname for their famous grandpa!
No it's not your fav shade of lipgloss! She's an up and coming Americana singer/songwriter with an awesome name. If you've ever stepped away from a dream only to realize that's it's really what you're supposed to do - then you'll love Lilac's story. From Israel to LA to Nashville to London, she's covered a lot of musical ground. Her latest album "A Different Country" is a nod to her travels and a wink at the fact that in some places, her music is considered country, others it's alternative, and still others, Americana.
In Our Lives:
Rachel's two youngest kids' elementary school changed their rules so now when she walks her kids to class in the morning, she has to sign in and get a plastic lanyard to wear around her neck. For safety reasons. All fine and good until she hugs Casey good-bye and the corner of the lanyard pokes his eye. She ends up taking him home, putting ice on the eye he couldn't open, and eventually when he seems fine again, takes him back to school. So much for safety! Maybe the kids should wear protective goggles to protect them from hugging moms with lanyards!
While most 8-year olds might find themselves humming a Meghan Trainor song these days, Bo's son Winston has recently been humming the low dramatic bass line from the "Toreador" from the Opera Carmen. He's part of the Children's Choir for the Omaha Conservatory of Music and Opera Omaha's production of Carmen. I guess you could say even if he's not humming Meghan Trainor, he really is all about that bass!
Finally, Allie has a new kind of coffee! She usually orders a regular or decaf caramel macchiato. She now learned you can get a half shot of espresso and say "half caf" when ordering... getting a nice blend that won't make you nervous but still give you that boost. She was all set until the barista said that you can specify the flavor level too, saying "half caf but full flavor." And you can also say "quarter caf" or "three-fourths caf" to regulate your hyper level. Now there are so many decisions and Allie's coffee order just got that more complicated!
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Rachel, Bo, & Allie Kat