By Hilary Stohs-Krause
In her own words, Omaha ukulele player and singer-songwriter Rebecca Lowry makes nerdy, precious, happy, quiet, experimental, dangerous, relaxing, communal and schmoopy music as the heart of All Young Girls Are Machine Guns. Rounding out the band are Travis Sing on ukulele bass, Scott “Zip” Zimmerman on drums and Kaitlyn Filippini on violin.
Thirty-year-old Lowry has been nominated for several Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, including Best New Artist, and she joined me in the 89.3FM KZUM studio in Lincoln recently for an interview and live performance. Listen to the podcast below to hear about why she thinks more women are picking up instruments, get the dish on her debut album and learn why she’s so connected to social media.
Contact Lowry via email to get a copy of her debut album, "The Secret Attic Recordings."
Podcast song order:
“What to Do”
“I & You, We”
“Sad Migration Song”
“Prove Mama Wrong”
Nationally: Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Blossom Dearie and Rosie Thomas
Locally: Sarah Benck, The Betties, Sarah Bertoldo from Honey & Darling, Liz Web from Midwest Dilemma
Connect with AYGAMG:
AYGAMG coming shows:
Feb. 8, 9:30 p.m., The Zoo Bar (136 N. 14th St. in Lincoln) for Troubadour Tuesday, $4, 21+
Feb. 13, Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, Harrah's Council Bluffs Hotel and Casino, $20
Feb. 18, 9 p.m., Barley Street Tavern (2735 N. 62nd St. in Omaha) w/ Kyle Harvey, Michael Trenhaile and Lash LaRue, $5, 21+
Feb. 26, 3 p.m., Benson Public Library (6015 Binney St. in Omaha), free
March 4, Doc's Music Hall in Muncie, Ind., w/ Jen Agnew
March 5, The Breakfast Club Cafe in Columbus, Ohio w/ 19 Action News, free
March 6, 9 p.m., Duffy's Tavern (1412 O St. in Lincoln) w/ The Betties, Manny Coon and South of Lincoln
March 30, Clawfoot House (1042 F St. in Lincoln) w/ Cleeman
For more, tune into the X-Rated: Women in Music radio show every Thursday from 1:05 to 3 p.m. CST at 89.3FM KZUM in Lincoln or streaming live at http://kzum.org. Or, if tumblr is more your style, check out xmusic.tumblr.com.