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Album of the Week - Some of Us Are Brave by Danielle Ponder

Danielle Ponder - Some of Us Are Brave

A former public defender turned multi-instrumentalist musician, Danielle Ponder, is out with her highly anticipated debut album, Some of Us Are Brave. The title of the album comes from a book Ponder read in law school, ‘All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men: But Some of Us Are Brave’ – a collection of stories by Black women writers. Identifying closely with that book, it has been an influence on Ponder ever since.

The album is named after that book to honor Ponder's biggest inspirations in life and cheerleaders and support: her sisters, mother and Black women. It tells personal stories of heartbreak, bravery and personal freedom, told through Ponder's clear and powerful voice.

Kari (CAR-ee) is originally from South Dakota … a state often referred to as the land of infinite variety. As Music Director at Northern Community Radio, Kari has taken that theme to heart with her ability to feed a community of listeners hungry for an infinite variety of music and ideas. Along with her trademark lipstick and husky voice … Kari also raises a family … and Baguettes when time permits