Welcome to Lady Southpaw Running Music and Performance. The Lady Southpaw band makes music to run to. Why make music especially for running you ask? That’s easy, because running rocks! A great run and a good soundtrack go together like peanut butter and jelly. Read more about the philosophies behind making running music in this website and regular event updates, race reports, insights on good running songs, playlists, workouts with music, and runner perspective album reviews on the Running Rocks Blog.
Please try a free running music download from Lady Southpaw on ReverbNation or by clicking the green free download button in the right column.
The sound is influenced by ladies and bands who rock like Patti Smith, Joni Mitchel, Nina Simone, P.J. Harvey, Liz Phair, Blondie, The Pretenders, Portishead, Metric, The Dead Weather, and Florence + the Machine. The idea is to make female fronted punky-folky rock with thoughtful lyrics to move you forward.
The performance element of Lady Southpaw Running Music and Performance refers both to enhancing a runner’s performance as well as live performances at running related and other events.
Hella Sound Premium Running Music exclusively released a stride speed interval workout featuring Lady Southpaw on lyrics and vocals, Jonathan Jones doing the instrumental and coaching by Jeff Kline of PRS FIT. It is called “Strides: Choose to Run” and can be downloaded from Hella Sound Premium Running Music.
All songs are written at an optimal bpm for running cadence. This tempo helps encourage a quick efficient stride that will minimize impact on joints. Read more about the 180 bpm running cadence here.