Tara has been a live sound engineer in Pittsburgh for the past three years. Her technical experience began in high school where she learned sound and lighting design. Tara was a technical intern with Pittsburgh’s Quantum Theatre, and host of A Live Show, a weekly live band broadcast on 88.3FM, and has produced many shows on Pittsburgh's internet radio station, The River's Edge. She has worked with various production companies in Pittsburgh and continues to work as a freelance engineer. She is currently also a student pursuing an advanced degree at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC).
March 12th, 2018 | 1 hr 21 mins
abuse, anxiety, chester bennington, delores o'riordan, depression, emotion. emtional, erika laing, ethereal, female, female guitarist, female musician, feminism, feminist, fingerpicking, folk punk, guitarist, indie, indie folk, lyricist, mental health, mental health issues, morgan erina, motivation, music, musician, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, podcast, punk, sinead o'connor, singer-songwriter, songwriter, tara molesworth, trauma, woman, woman musician, women, writer's block
Singer-songwriter Morgan Erina joins Petticoat Rule to talk about the ups and downs of mental health issues and musicianship; her muses Sinead O'Connor, Delores O'Riordan, and Chester Bennington; and how she's really an old-school romantic at heart.
February 26th, 2018 | 55 mins 3 secs
casey hanner, country, country music, donora, donora band, erika laing, female, female guitarist, female musician, feminism, feminist, guitarist, lyricist, mom, motherhood, music, music educator, musician, new mom, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, podcast, pop, pop music, professional musician, rock, songwriter, tara molesworth, teacher, vocal coach, woman, woman musician, women
Pop songwriter Casey Hanner from the Pittsburgh-based band Donora joins Petticoat Rule to talk about the experience of being on the Rostrum Records label, hearing her tunes in movie and TV placements, and being a new mom and releasing a new album at the same time.
February 12th, 2018 | 1 hr 20 mins
activism, activist, african american, artivism, artivist, black, blak rapp, blak rapp madusa, creativity, erika laing, female, female hip hop artist, female rapper, feminism, hip hop, madusa, mass incarceration, minority, music, musician, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, political, productivity, rap, singer, singer-songwriter, social issues, spirituality, tara molesworth, unapologetic, woman, woman rapper, women
Hip-hop artivist Blak Rapp MADUSA joins Petticoat Rule explaining her music's political themes against mass incarceration, white supremacy, and systemic racism, as well as giving insight into the challenges of life as a female hip-hop artist.
January 29th, 2018 | 59 mins 59 secs
abby gross, band, duquesne, erika laing, female, female musician, female sax player, female saxophone, feminism, feminist, independant, jazz, jazz musician, lady sax, music, music degree, music education, music educator, musician, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, podcast, professional musician, rock, sax player, saxophone, saxophonist, soul, soul rock, tara molesworth, teacher, the commonheart, woman, woman musician, woman sax player, women
Saxophonist extraordinaire Abby Gross joins Petticoat Rule to share with us the 'glamour' of road life with soul-rock band The Commonheart as well as her passion for music education, and gives insight into what its like to write a song about something meaningful without using any lyrics.
January 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
autism, chanteuse, duquesne, erika laing, female, female musician, feminism, feminist, independant, jazz, jazz singer, keyboardist, love, music, music degree, music therapy, musician, non-verbal, petticoat rule, pianist, pittsburgh, podcast, singer, tara molesworth, teacher, woman, women
Jazz singer Avi Diamond joins Petticoat Rule to reveal how the experience of getting a degree in music therapy has shaped her songwriting and her life.
January 1st, 2018 | 1 hr 20 mins
anna thompson, ballet, boss ve-20, classically trained dancer, creativity, dance, eating disorders, electronic, electronica, erika laing, female, feminism, looper, modern dance, music, musician, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, productivity, slowdanger, synth, tara molesworth, vocalist, woman, women, writing
Classically trained dancer Anna Thompson of the unique dance-plus-electronica duo Slowdanger joins Petticoat Rule to share her journey of self-expression by developing musicianship to enhance her avant-garde dance movement.
December 18th, 2017 | 1 hr 15 mins
anjroy, bachelor boys, bachelor boys band, creativity, erika laing, family, female, feminism, frontwoman, greensburg, husband, indie rock, jocelyn rent, mother, motherhood, music, musician, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, singer, tara molesworth, the rents, vocalist, women
Busy lead vocalist Jocelyn Rent joins Petticoat Rule to talk about balancing her creative roles in Pittsburgh-based bands Anjroy, The Rents and Bachelor Boys with her family life as a mother of two little ones.
December 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 11 mins
creative writer, creative writing, creativity, drummer, erika laing, essential machine, family, family band, female, female drummer, feminism, greensburg, husband, indie rock, karen dietrich, memoir, mother, motherhood, music, musician, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, poet, poetry, son, synth, tara molesworth, woman drummer, women, writing
Lady drummer Karen Dietrich of Pittsburgh-based indie rock band Essential Machine joins Petticoat Rule to discuss how she has uniquely integrated her passions for music, writing, and family into one full creative life.
November 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 38 mins
appalachian, appalasia, banjo, chinese, conception, dulcimer, erhu, erika laing, family, female, female musician, feminism, feminist, fertility, folk, fusion, girl scouts, hurdy gurdy, mimi jong, motherhood, music, musician, pennsylvania, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, podcast, songwriting, sue powers, tara molesworth, woman, women
Cultural folk fusion artists Mimi Jong and Sue Powers from the spellbinding trio AppalAsia visit Petticoat Rule, inspiring us as two very different women finding inspiriting joy in their unique collaboration.
November 6th, 2017 | 1 hr 8 mins
addi twigg, back off, comedy, contentment, creativity, erika laing, female, feminism, harassement, music, musician, petticoat rule, pittsburgh, pop, productivity, rock and roll, singer, soul, steeler ladies, steelers, tara molesworth, the telephone line, vocalist, women
Belting songstress Addi Twigg from Pittsburgh-based pop-soul rock band The Telephone Line joins Petticoat Rule to discuss her need to let the songs out, her fervent feminism, and how she balances contentment with achievement.