It seems ironic that as The Rock and Roll Report goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month that I should be reviewing a double compilation of female indie musicians but it certainly wasn’t planned that way. Females on Fire 2 is the second compilation to come from Warrior Girl Music, a creative arts company “that is about developing artists, songs and projects to capture the spirit of youth and empowerment.
The mission of Warrior Girl Music is the following:
“To create, promote and foster unique artistic creations that are guided by the artist’s vision and under the artist’s direction, creations that transcend race, age or gender and that embrace passion, love for music and life, personal excellence and global consciousness.”
The thing that immediately struck me about this compilation is the incredible selection of styles from the musicians. Almost everything is represented from full out rock and roll to raunchy harmonica-infused country to tender ballads and everything in beteween. With impeccable production and a quality of songwriting that is incredible, this CD was a treasure chest of unknown (at least to me) gems. There really is something for everybody on this compilation and even though it’s for the most part not full-bore rock and roll, I find myself listening to it quite often in the car and while writing at home. And if anybody dares to drag out that old warhorse that women can’t rock, have a listen to “Summer Wave” by Leigh Silver. That’ll shut him up! A real treat.