I’ve been writing music since I was 14 years old. It’s always been how I’ve processed my experiences. Over 35 years ago my all-female Punk band was almost signed to a record deal, but we were asked to "tone it down" and "act a little sexier" - among other things. Unfortunately, we all agreed that contract negotiations should not have been conducted horizontally...
I've gotten tired of just being the “chick singer”...I've had it up to here with being told (I) "can't possibly put out a record at my age/size/ health status". My musical abilities have nothing to do with external appearance. How do you “watch” music?
So I empowered myself – I recorded and self-released a 3-song EP for the first time in 35 years. I've named my own label after one of my dogs, obtained copyrights by myself, and figured out how all this streaming stuff works. I'm still writing more music, and I have about another hundred songs that I'd like to record and share, but am saving up to do so since I'm not likely to get a label to support it. I've surrounded myself with wonderful, creative, talented bandmates and we're going back into the studio to finish recording our first LP, "Late Bloomer" in Summer, 2019.
I’d love to hear from other artists walking the same path - the unlikely rock stars who don’t look or think or sound like the clones presently masquerading as representative voices. Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org