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How would you describe your music?

Rock'n Roll

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

Lead singer,writer for the band,in the studio the whole time to insert all my ideas and what i want. Im in on all final decisions and with coming up with ideas.

Describe your gear.

"Fender Tele,Acoustic Electric Taylor,Albert Lee HH,Fender Hot Rod amp, sennheiser wireless mic,in-ears,Silhouette Special White music man. "

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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?

I do think theres a difference. There's less of us..which i believe gives you more attention. But that being said theres a lot of great Male musicians out there so keeping up and proving yourself is key. Its something i've fought with ALL my life..it was tough trying to get the boys growing up to play with me,trying to put a band together,getting on all male tours etc. I've had to battle being a girl, always. It wasn't until i got a deal by myself when it became easier.

Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

Yes. I think originality and aw factor have decreased. Since women like Janis,Stevie,Ann and Nancy Wilson,Joan Jett,Pat Benatar,Sheryl Crow,Alanis,Jewel,Tori Amos, just to name a few..I feel copy-catting has increased and the general skill level to be a star these days is made up for in auto tune,theatrics,a poppy hit and how much money your label is willing to put behind you.

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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?

"Allison Hagendorf (the first A&R i had at Epic Records) told me..you gotta tour tour tour,earn your stripes,learn it and earn it the hard way, make it real and organic...then people will believe you. I would tell them, to be themselves,dont let people tell you its too hard or impossible. And that there's only one of 'them' on the planet, so they have something new to offer. I would also tell them to listen to the classics, The beatles,zeppelin,bowie,simon and garfunkel,bob dylan,jimi hendrex,rolling stones,billy joel, the list goes on!! Its like musicians Bible Study. You can't become a priest or a preacher, if you dont know who God is."

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

because i wanted to Rock'n Roll haha..no really because most of my idols all played and i wanted to be able to play shows by myself and not have to depend on others to perform.

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