#WCW Episodes 1-5

Hey Everyone- So I'm starting this a little late, but I'm gonna be putting up a little blog post each week to go along with our #WomanCrusWednesday series.  Each week we're doing a new video of one or more of us covering a song written or made famous by a woman.  I'm gonna write a quick post about why I picked that artist/song and what she/the song mean to me.  Since I'm starting late, I'm going to comment on episodes 1-5 in this first post, with a weekly post to follow.  Please stop by and give the videos a like, and if you really dig em, subscribe to our Youtube page.  Links below 

Episode 1 "Valerie" - Amy Winehouse

In Episode 1 I tackled "Valerie" by Amy Winehouse.  This was a tune I was late to the party on.  Like everyone, I LOVED the Back to Black album and wore that thing out, and even to a degree the "Frank" album.  Somehow I missed this gem of a duet (of sorts) with Mark Ronson.  Ever since I've learned to play it, I can't stop singing this one!  RIP AW

FULL VIDEO HERE

Episode 2 "What's Up" - 4 Non Blondes

This song was a big one for me in 6th-7th grade.  I loved this album, and while "Pleasantly Blue" was my favorite tune on the album, "What's Up" was one of the first songs I learned to play and sing at the same time.  That was tough back then! My dad would always ask me to play this one for him.  One of the most underrated songwriters of the 90s is Linda Perry of 4 Non Blondes. This was the bands only real hit from their only album, but L Perry persevered.  She went on to write hits for P!nk, Adele,  Xtina, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys and more.  Don't be surprised to hear another one of her other tunes when we get to our P!nk cover in this series

FULL VIDEO HERE

Episode 3 "Eastern Continental Divide" -Cary Ann Hearst

Better known as the exciting and boisterous half of the duo Shovels n Rope, CAH fist caught my attention with her album Lions & Lambs. I picked it up on a whim in Monster Music during a tour stop in Charleston SC from the 'locals' section.  As it turned out, this was one of my favorite Americana records of all time. This tune is one of the saddest songs I've ever heard, and I LOVE singing it

FULL VIDEO HERE

Episode 4 "I Wish I Was" - Maren Morris

Real simple. One of my favorite songs off of one of my favorite pop-country records, period

FULL VIDEO HERE

Episode 5 "Straight Up" - Paula Abdul

I've been planning this one from the beginning of the series, and I was SO excited when we finally got to do it.  I wouldn't be too surprised if this made it into the set list for the springtime.  This album was my FAVORITE in 5th grade!  This was my favorite tune from it, though that video for Cold Hearted Snake??? Yow!  That was boundary pushing for the time, and we were all grateful

FULL VIDEO HERE

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