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Carolyn Keddy, Dog Rats

How would you describe your music?

garage punk

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

I write songs, book shows, release records, make album covers, do publicity, whatever we need.

Describe your gear.

"gibson SG, marshall amp no-name fretless bass, peavey amp whatever drums I can borrow"

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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. People seem to judge your musical ability more harshly. I always hear comments like not bad for a girl, they are a good girl band, etc. Just the general attitude.

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Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?


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?

It is better (and now easier) to do things yourself. These days the music industry as such is inconsequential to playing music. Practice a lot and play out as much as possible.

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

because I thought it would be fun.

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