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Amelia Meath, Mountain Man

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How would you describe your music?

It is three part harmony about being a woman. My mother likes to describe it as a happier look on feminism.

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

"Molly, Alexandra and I run the band as a group, though often I take the manager role, molly handles the money, and alex is excellent with making decisions about how the recordings sound.

business and marketing decisions usually go through the person who reads the email first, and then we ask our other members. "

Describe your gear.

a guitar, and our three voices. We usually do not use mics.

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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?

"As a female musician, I often feel like I am going into an industry completely dominated by men. We have been assembling the team of people we are going to be working with (agents, PR, managers etc.) and nearly all of the humans who have contacted us are male. As a woman who is in an all female band, I believe we are able to touch on subjects that just are not experienced by men as often. Most of our songs are about the possiblities of mother hood, female sexual frustration and our own personal experiences of finding our feminism through experiences. This is not to say that our songs have a strictly feminist agenda, it is just that our music is a product of our lives. "

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Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

How could you not. On tour we usually listen to Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Vashti Bunyan and other female musicians who have influenced us. I feel these women paved the way for us. Not to say we only listen to women on the road. Foreigner played on a lot of late night drives.

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?

Most of the friends who have given us advice have been men, and they usually say, continue onward and protect yourself. My advice would be: listen to your intuition, actually. Do not back down from what you believe in and do not feel pressure. Women feel easily pressured, one of the gifts I have been given is to be in a band with women who stand in their ideals. And if things get bad, start getting loud.

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

I was born with it, and it is what I understand the most.

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