Music Saved Me: Meshell Ndegeocello and Joan as Police Woman

June 11, 2019

In my will and testament, I definitely will have a playlist.

Meshell Ndegeocello

In an act of mutual admiration, musicians Meshell Ndegeocello and Joan as Police Woman joined us at On Air Fest to play each other's songs and talk about each other's lyrics. These two artists are linked by a particular candor about their history, and the relationship between pain, growth and the healing power of music. In this episode, hear a far-ranging conversation between the two artists, and exclusive live recordings of their music.

One of the most powerful storytellers out there making music today, Meshell Ndegeocello is a bassist, singer-songwriter and vocalist who has collaborated with the likes of Madonna, Chaka Khan and Missy Elliot, she holds ten Grammy Award nominations. Joan as Police Woman trained first as a classical violinist before moving into experimental collaborations with everyone from Lou Reed to Rufus Wainwright. Her latest album, Joanthology, was released in early 2019.

Mentioned in this episode:
Joan's song Valid Jagger
Joan's song Warning Bell
Joan's Wikipedia page (with the charts)