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Jennifer O'Connor

How would you describe your music?

folk indie pop

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

I write the songs and sing and play guitar. I pretty much make the business and marketing decisions for now too as I am not with a label at the moment!

Describe your gear.

I have a Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar. A Guild T-100 electric guitar, and a small Fender princeton amp.

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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?

Yes definitely. You are represented as a woman in the press first and a musician second. Men don't have to deal with that. I think that is the biggest difference that still exists today and probably always will.

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Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

I think it has gotten a bit easier for younger women musicians to make their way in the industry because I think there are more opportunities for women. But I think women of all generations still face sexism in the way they are marketed and promoted.

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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?

"No, not really.

The same advice I would give to anyone - make or female. Just do what you do and be who you are and keep going. "

Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

I think because most of my favorite music was guitar based.

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