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Soul Sisters Podcast: Sarah McLachlan on Grammy Nomination, Industry Double Standards and Turning 50

Sarah Mclachlan
Kharen Hill

Sarah Mclachlan

Sarah McLachlan calls into Soul Sisters from her home in Vancouver for a special holiday episode. On it, we discuss her recent Grammy nomination (for best traditional pop vocal album) for her album Wonderland, what it would take to revive Lilith Fair 20+ years later, and how she's battled double standards in the music industry to become one of the most cherished artists of her time.

"Are you telling us there's only one slot for women?" she says she would tell music bookers who were hesitant to add her to a bill if they already had, say, a Tori Amos or Tracy Chapman on the lineup. "I don't hear you arguing about Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Last time I checked, they sounded pretty frickin' similar."

Plus, the singer tells us why she unfortunately won't be attending the Grammy ceremonies this year, which happen to be on the same day as her 50th birthday. "I'm going surfing in Hawaii," she admits. You might say she's earned it.

Listen to the full episode below, hosted by Jessie Katz and Darah Golub, and don't forget to subscribe to the Soul Sisters iTunes channel for more inspiring conversations in the new year!

2018 Grammy Awards

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