Joanie Leeds presents her 9th album, All The Ladies – a new collection of songs focused on gender equality, female empowerment & breaking glass ceilings. Written by Joanie Leeds and produced, recorded and performed entirely by women. Featuring GRAMMY® winning Lisa Loeb, Lucy Kalantari and GRAMMY® nominated Sonia De Los Santos, Lori Henriques. All the Ladies released amidst the pandemic with a large online music festival just after International Women’s Day, RBG’s birthday and in the same year as the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment which granted women the right to vote in 1920.
Evaluation comments from our NAPPA Awards Music Judge:
“Over the past decade, Joanie Leeds has become a fixture on the family music scene performing with her band, The Nightlights. For her 9th album, Leeds has teamed up with an all-star lineup of all-female guest performers to celebrate womanhood, female empowerment and gender equality, In fact, 99% of All The Ladies’ participants (from the musicians to the production team and others behind the scenes) are women. The upbeat “If Girls Ruled The World” considers how the planet would be different if women were in charge. “Glass Ceilings” looks at gender inequality, while the title track, which features Lisa Loeb, is a wonderful, uplifting anthem of solidarity and support. Leeds lovingly explores several sides of motherhood on “Rosie Darling,” “Lioness” and “Lioness,” and she sings the praises of “Mother Earth” with help from Edie Carey and Lori Henriques. “Anything” and “Beautiful” share messages of self-empowerment that will resonate with girls and boys alike. The album’s centerpiece, however, is “RBG,” a heartfelt ode to Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, made all the more poignant by her recent passing.”