Today’s post is about – you guessed it – women who are rock musicians!
Today when we think of rock musicians we mostly think of men: Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, etc. How often do we actually think of women in the rock industry? Sure, there’s Janis Joplin and Courtney Love, but can we think of any women rock musicians from the past decade or so?
The truth is, some women just don’t want to be put in the spotlight, or they don’t want the criticism that comes with it. In one of our books, Girls Rock! Fifty Years of Women Making Music by Mina Carson, Tisa Lewis, and Susan M. Shaw, these women discuss how difficult it can be to be a female rock musician in this day and age. Caron, Lewis, and Shaw talk all facets of the industry – the image, the business, the production. They also share some truly inspiring and surprising stories – some their own and some from other famous female rock musicians. All in all, these women combine their own feminist twist to this truly eye-opening book filled with history and ideas you won’t want to miss.
In a comment below, tell us who your favorite women rockstars are!
Girls Rock! is available for purchase here.