Tag Archives: Meg Christian

Preserving women’s culture of the eighties and nineties through Jo-Ed videos

I first met Pat Jones and Donna Eddins in 1990 at the Gulf Coast Women’s Music Festival in Mississippi. They were videotaping the event and would I give them permission to record my set? This was before everyone and their … Continue reading

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She had a crush on her gym teacher and I had a crush on her

In the 70’s and 80’s, women’s music was the soundtrack for my life. There was one performer in particular who made me just a little short of breath and it wasn’t because I had asthma. Meg Christian had the most … Continue reading

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18 great music movies and I don’t mean The Muppets Take Manhattan

Although, as far as Muppet movies go, it wasn’t bad. My taste leans toward comedy, country, classic rock and folk. You too? Read on. Here are my favorites, in alphabetical order because really, who can even compare “This is Spinal … Continue reading

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Still finding the fire: where are women’s music performers today?

Lately I’ve included a medley of classic women’s music in my concerts. I was taken aback recently when an audience member asked if those women were still alive. Most of us, yes. Last I checked, I still had a pulse. … Continue reading

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I’m not Lisa

Or Joni or Meg … two musicians I’ve been compared to and mistaken for. Really, I’m not complaining. Still, it makes me laugh when someone earnestly says “I love the nun costume” and I have to politely tell them I … Continue reading

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Seeking the fire: early days of women’s music

People think it all began with Olivia Records and while they were prominent in the early years, it really started in the 20’s with blues singers like Ma Rainey and later on, with gay bar singers who sang the hits … Continue reading

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