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Stephanie Budge, Cadette

How would you describe your music?

ladylike grunge

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

Equal with my two band members.

Describe your gear.

"fender jazz bass, kustom amp head and cab"

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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?

Of course there are differences but not particularly negative. When I was younger, I was often assumed to be the girlfriend of my bandmates. Most of the time, however, people are excited to see a woman musician so it makes playing all the more fun. I have played in an all girl band, all boy bands and combinations of girls and boys. Every experience has been different.

Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

Not really. There are many personality types of women musicians through out the years.

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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?

Don't feel intimated if you are just starting out. I think girls/women are scared when they don't completely know what they are doing. But hey, we all have to start somewhere! Just get out there and play and don't be afraid to play a wrong note once in awhile.

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

My best friend played guitar. His brother played drums. They needed a bass so I bought one at a musican's flea market sale.

Related Themes: The First Time