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Liz Fullerton. Dutch

How would you describe your music?

I am considered a singer/songwriter, my music has been called folk, americana, sad, simple, and emotional. My guitar playing is definitely simple, I put most of the emphasis on my melodies and lyrics. My music sounds like my heart.

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

In the band I'm half of it, In the studio I am pretty breezy and malleable, really been open to suggestions and tried hard not to get too precious about things, but I'm not afraid to speak up if I feel its going in a direction Im not too excited about. As for business and marketing, In the case of Dutch, its in the hands of the record company, and for my solo project I will be fully in charge of that.

Describe your gear.

1 acoustic Olympia, 1 electric danelectro, 1 glass of bourbon and 1 vintage dress.

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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 woman singer/songwriter I feel a difference, because even that name comes along with some assumptions. I feel fortunate to be coming out as a musician in a town like Philadelphia which is I think irregularly supportive. As for being a female singer in a more hip hop group I feel really respected and welcomed so far. The difference is with my guitar playing, I don't wanna be a girl who doesn't have chops, and I realized that through this process of recording and having so many talented musicians playing on my songs, I want to be able to do that. "

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?

For both those questions my answer would be confidence. It is a strange bird that can surpass even talent, and I'm not talking about the outward expression of it, EGO, but the inward one of staying true and grounded in your own style and way about you. You know who you are, so get after it.

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

my dad gave me a guitar when i was 13, and I've been trying to play it ever since. I have always been singing, since I was just a little girl, and really started to explore my voice in high school.

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