Tag Archives: National Women’s Music Festival

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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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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The 40th National Women’s Music Festival, 2015: there were angels, right?

I don’t usually start hallucinating until midway through the National Women’s Music Festival. I don’t do hallucinogens but lack of sleep does weird things to a body and I’m like a little kid – I’m afraid to sleep for fear … Continue reading

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The Michigan women’s festival is ending, now what?

There’s lots of “now what?” Like many of you, I’m sad about this cultural institution ending, but there’s still women’s community out there. Here’s a list. Study it. There will be a quiz later. (If you want to know more … Continue reading

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Twelve reasons to attend a women’s music festival

Because it’s fun A few thousand women in the woods, a convention center or hotel? Where do I sign up? 2. You’re supporting women musicians Don’t let Sony tell you who you should like. I’ve discovered some of my fav indie … Continue reading

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Clogging, harps and Holly F***ing Near – National Women’s Music Festival 2012

I headed to the airport in the quiet North Carolina morning, anticipation mounting because I was going to one of my favorite music festivals in the whole world, the National Women’s Music Festival. They were the first big festival to … Continue reading

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Thirteen myths about women’s music festivals busted

As I get ready to attend the National Women’s Music Festival I thought about all the things folks have told me about them over the years, from the outrageous (“They shoot men, don’t they?”) to the benign (“They still have … Continue reading

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