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Betty Rupp North Elementary

How would you describe your music?

Rockin...

What is your role in your band? In the studio? In business or marketing decisions?

Along for the ride for current band, have had previous projects where I've done it all.

Describe your gear.

Roland Jazz Chorus 120, Hartke amp w/SWR cab, Epiphone Les Paul, Fender Jazz master

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Do you think being a woman and a musician is different from being a man and a musician? If so, how? Was there a moment that made a difference clear to you?

Not in the general sense bit there are definitely guys still out there that you run into that don't see you as quite equal, of course they're usually older. There's definitely guys that are surprised when you don't suck at your instrument!

Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

There's more female "rock" musicians now which is awesome. In the past all the way up to a decade or so ago there were less females in the scene, but the ones that we did have were amazingly talented, like Rosetta Tharpe. Most likely of course because they wouldn't have gotten any notoriety unless they were better than your average guy musician.

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Did anyone ever give you any valuable advice about making your way in the music industry? What advice would you give to a woman musician just starting out?

Advice no. My advice, just do it and have fun!

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

I like em all!

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