Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Becky Hobbs and her musical tribute to Nancy Ward, Nanyehi of the Cherokees, recorded on 10/22/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 10/22/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 10/23/18.
The link to the show’s archive webpage is
1. Becky Hobbs, Singer, Songwriter, Performer on Nanyehi: Beloved Woman of the Cherokee
1. Becky Hobbs talks of her journey in music and to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, which also led her to produce a musical in honor of her 5th Great Grandmother Nanyehi, also known as Nancy Ward, of the Cherokee Nation, who was honored as a great warrior woman but who spoke out for peace between her and the new European settlers in the 1700s. Listen to Becky help bring Nanyehi alive as a messenger of peace for today beginning with the women, as Elaine plays 5 of the songs from the album Nanyehi: Beloved Woman of the Cherokee. Perhaps a listener can help bring the musical produced by Becky Hobbs and Nick Sweet, Nanyehi – the Story of Nancy Ward, to stage in the North Bay?
About our Guest: Becky Hobbs, “The Beckaroo,” as she is called by her friends, was born and raised in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She started playing piano and writing songs when she was nine years old and in high school formed “The Four faces of Eve,” the first all-female rock band in the state of Oklahoma. Becky has performed in over 40 countries, including nine in Africa. Her songs have been recorded by Alabama, Conway Twitty (#1 hit I Want To Know You Before We Make Love), George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, Wanda Jackson, John Anderson, Janie Fricke, Lacy J Dalton, Moe Bandy, Shelly West, Helen Reddy, Shirley Bassey, Jane Oliver, Ken Mellons, Demi Lovato, and others. She is the co-writer of Alabama’s hit, Angels Among Us, which has been used by many charities throughout the world, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2011, Becky’s CD, “Nanyehi-Beloved Woman of the Cherokee” was released. It contains 17 songs written for a musical, based on the life of her 5th-great grandmother, Nancy Ward (1738-1822). She co-produced with Nick Sweet the musical Nanyehi – the Story of Nancy Ward. Becky was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame on Oct. 16, 2015.
http://nanyehi.com for album and musical stage production, biographical links for Nancy Ward
Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm,, Film screeining premier of Power & Control : Domestic Violence in America at Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa, Dine & donate at Mary’s Pizza Shack just prior to the film. The YWCA dine & donate will be from 5-7pm.
Saturday Oct. 27, 2018: The North Bay Discovery Day, a free all-day event happening at the Sonoma County Fair Grounds. The annual event offers hands-on activities for kids and teenagers to learn about how Science, Mathematics, Technology and Engineering help us understand and succeed in our world. All volunteers,sponsors and fascnating exhibitors make this free event possible. Check www.northbayscience.org to see how you can get involved and the facebook page www.facebook.com/northbaysciencediscoveryday/
The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com
White Wolf On The Horizon by Becky Hobbs from the Album Nanyehi – Beloved Woman of the Cherokee (2011 Beckaroo Records)
Nanyehi by Becky Hobbs from the Album Nanyehi – Beloved Woman of the Cherokee (2011 Beckaroo Records)
O Gret Spirit by Becky Hobbs from the Album Nanyehi – Beloved Woman of the Cherokee (2011 Beckaroo Records)
Let There Be Peace by Becky Hobbs from the Album Nanyehi – Beloved Woman of the Cherokee (2011 Beckaroo Records)
Pale Moon by Becky Hobbs from the Album Nanyehi – Beloved Woman of the Cherokee (2011 Beckaroo Records)