Category Archives: Women’s Music

The Virginia Women’s Music Festival 2018. And barbecue chicken. And hearts.

There’s an amazing movie on a loop in my brain. My foot taps to the beat of a great song, my mouth waters at chicken hot off the grill, women’s laughter surrounds me, and if I could, I’d draw big … Continue reading

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The women’s music book, she lives!

I just signed the contract! It’ll be published in 2019. What book? One about women’s music of the seventies and eighties that I started in 2011. It’s been a long road, one where four-wheel drive and a lot of snacks … Continue reading

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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.

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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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