Category Archives: Women’s Music

Myths about women’s music and culture: they shoot men at women’s festivals, right?

Um … no. There are a few other myths to bust, so let’s get started. Advertisements

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Meg Christian Made Me Gay

Well, not really, and I’m more likely to say “lesbian” but it’s a play on the title of a recently published book about LGBTQ music, David Bowie Made Me Gay, by Darryl W. Bullock. It’s well-written and I was delighted to … Continue reading

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The women’s music book that ate my brain

No, it’s not about zombies. I don’t write horror or science fiction. What I do write is non-fiction, usually about music. I’ve published a memoir and enough articles and blog posts to paper a three-bedroom split-level ranch house. The first … Continue reading

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The Song is More Important Than You: An Homage to Early Influences and Mentors, by Ruth Barrett

Ruth Barrett is an award-winning dulcimer player, singer, and songwriter. I am so pleased and honored to present her guest post. More about her music here.  

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I’m not Margaret Atwood or Beyonce

  And I couldn’t even play them on TV. For now, I’m happy as a singer-songwriter who occasionally tours and a writer with one book under her belt and one more on the way. Here’s an update for the latter … Continue reading

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Highlands Inn in Bethlehem, NH — with Mary and … Mary

Not quite a holy place but the Highlands Inn is pretty damn close if you’re a lesbian who likes cozy inns with warm and welcoming innkeepers like Gia and Jenny. I’ve been coming here since the nineties. When I was … Continue reading

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Songs of Pride and Strength

It’s been a tough week, especially for LGBT folks. In times like this, I always turn to music.

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