Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes- Whatta Man (Salt N Pepa)
Florence + Machine- Oh Darling (Beatles)
Katie Kim- 500 Miles (The Proclaimers)
Coeur de Pirate- Wicked Games (The Weeknd)
Mary Lou Lord- Thirteen (Big Star)
Feist- Inside + Out (Bee Gees)
6206 Ellen Ave. – Angel From Montgomery (John Prine)
A random episode that was made by my friend Alisha
Elizabeth Mitchell- Blue Sky (Allman Brothers Band)
Nicola Roberts- Take A Bite
Lady Majestic- Against My Better Judgement
Rosie Thomas- The One I Love (REM)
Midtown Dickens- The Road (pt II)
Leslie and the Badgers- Roomful of Smoke
Amy Ray- Blame is a Killer
Girl In A Coma- One Eyed Fool
Amanda Palmer- Do It With a Rockstar
Tilly and the Wall- Love Riot
The Black Belles- Not Tonight
Mrs. Howl- Yellow Lamp
The Duke Spirit- This Ship Was Built to Last
The Gossip- Jealous Girls
The Coathangers- Bury Me
Breakups suck. If you’re anything like me, sometimes music can help get you through the stages of grief. I realize several of these are pretty mainstream, like Adele, but they just had to be included.
Nothing- Katy McAllister (The Script cover)
Last Love Song- ZZ Ward
Everything I Ever Had- Lindsay Fuller
Lose You- sami.the.great
Once You’ve Loved Somebody- Dixie Chicks
The Last Day of Our Aquaintance- Sinead O’Connor
Jar of Hearts- Christina Perri
Somebody That I Used To Know- Ingrid Michaelson (Gotye cover)
Over You- Miranda Lambert
Someone Like You- Adele
Saint Etienne- Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Beach Boys cover)
Birdy- Skinny Love (Bon Iver cover)
Camera Obscura- Modern Girl (Sheena Easton cover)
Emilaina Torrini- Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel cover)
Allion Crowe- A Case of You (Joni MItchell Cover)
Lissie- Nothing Else Matters (Metallica cover)
White Hinterland- Teenage Dream (Katy Perry cover)
Screaming Females- If It Makes You Happy (Sheryl Crow)
Russian Red- Let It Be (The Beatles)
Holly Figueroa- Everybody Knows (Leonard Cohen)
Jayme Dee- Speechless (Lady Gaga)
Allison Weiss- Umbrella (Rihanna)
Kendra Morris- Can’t Tell Me Nothing (Kanye West)
Santigold- Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
I’ve been a fan of Alyson Greenfield’s for over 5 years. In that time, I have seen her evolve as an artist and it has been an amazing thing to watch. She’s a multi-instrumentalist and she is constantly pushing boundaries and trying new things. I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know her on a personal level as well as work with her on her project, Tinderbox, an annual music festival that benefits organizations whose mission is to help develop the next generation of female artists.
It seems only fitting that Alyson Greenfield be the one to kick off the Friday 5 feature.
What was the first concert you ever attended?
If you could form a band with 3 other people in it, who would those 3 people be?
What are you listening to lately?
What’s the song(s) you’re most proud of writing?
“Uncharted Places” (my next single!) and “Spirit Soul” (a 10 minute song with a string trio and drums that hasn’t been recorded yet).
Your music has what I would consider to be a lot of feminist themes. Do you write about these things intentionally?
I feel like I used to write a lot about these themes intentionally a few years ago. Lately I feel like my scope of inspiration is wider, and while I still have songs with feminist themes I don’t feel as if I’m quite as focused on them as I once was. I’m more inspired lately just by being a human in general.
Alyson is currently working on the video for her single Uncharted Places and recently released a video for her brilliant cover of LL Cool J’s song “Mama Said Knock You Out” as well as “Michael Cera C*ckblocked Me at SXSW”. Check them out below!
Rachael Yamagata- Dealbreaker
Alabama Shakes- I Found You
Amy Black- Words Fail You (Kris Delmhorst cover)
Rosie Thomas- These Friends of Mine
Julie Fader- Goodbye Before Hello
Big Deal- Talk
Lou Canon- Close To Me (the Cure)
Emily Zea- Nineteen (Tegan and Sara)
Garrison Starr- When You Were Young (The Killers)
First Aid Kit- When I Grow Up (Fever Ray)
Bess Rogers- In My Life (The Beatles)
Ingrid Michaelson- Creep (Radiohead)
Kristin Hersh- Trouble (Cat Stevens)
Karmin- No Scrubs (TLC)
CSS- Cannonball (The Breeders)
Sarah Winters- Runaway (Kanye West)
Holly MIranda- In Spite of Me (Morphine)
Mary Lou Lord- Jump (Van Halen)
Jackie- Creep (Radiohead)
Lisa Hannigan- Upside Down (Diana Ross)
Sulene- The One that Got Away (Katy Perry)
Florence+the Machine- Take Care (Drake)
Girl in a Coma- Come On Let’s Go (Ritchie Valens)
What is Rubyfruit Radio?
Rubyfruit Radio is a podcast devoted to playing the best in female artists and female fronted bands.