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Art & Activism: Women's Music

Hundreds of women have participated in creating music that tells a rich and diverse story about what it means to be a woman. It is impossible for me to make a complete list. I simply want to name as many as I can so that we do not forget the huge effort made in the '70s and '80s to strengthen the role of women in music, whether we worked in the mainstream or alternative music industry.


Something About the Women
Individuals Groups
Adrienne Torf
Alice Gerrard
Alicia Brite
Alix Dobkin
Althea Waites
Ani DiFranco
Andrea Weltman
Annette Aguilar
Ann Patterson
Anne Bowen: Deadly Nightshade
April Tassirer: April & Carol
Barbara Bordon aka B.B. Lorenz: Alive
Barbara Cobb aka Abacate
Barbara Higbie
Barbara Lewis: Hysteria
Barbara Ruth: with Kathy Fire
Belle Jackson: Reel World String Band
Bernice Brooks
Bernice Johnson Reagon: Sweet Honey
in the Rock
Betsy Lippett
Betsy Rose
Betty MacDonald
Bev Futrell: Reel World String Band
Beverly Grant
Bonnie Johnson
Bonnie Hayes
Bonnie Lockhart: Berkeley Women's
Music Collective
Bonnie Raitt
Brandy Herbert
Carol McDonald: Isis
Carol Rowe: April and Carol
Carol Schmidt: Jasmine
Carole Etzler
Carolyn Brandy: Alive
Carolyn McDade
Carrie Barton
Casse Culver
Cathy Fink
Cathy Roma
Cathy Winter
Connie Kaldor
Cris Williamson
Cyd Slotoroff
Cyntia Smith
Debbie Fier
Debbie Lempke: Berkeley Women's
Music Collective
Diane Gosier: Hysteria
Diane Lindsay
Dierdre McCalla
Dovida Goodwomon
Edwina Lee Tyler
Elizabeth Fides Chiment
Ellen Seeling: Deuce
Ellen Uryvick: The Harp Band
Faith Petric
Ferron
Gayle Marie
Ginni Clemmens
Ginny Bales
Gwen Avery
Hazel Dickens
Heather Bishop
Helen Hooke: Deadly Nightshade
Holly Near
Hunter Davis
Izetta Smith: Izquierda
Jacque Dupree: Casselberry and Dupree
Jami Sieber
Jan Martinelli
Jana Schonfeld: Ova
Jane Sapp
Janet Hood: Jade and Sarsparilla
Janet Small: Alive
Janet Smith
Jean Fineberg: Deuce
Jennifer Abod: New Haven Women's
Liberation Rock Band
Jeriann Hilderley (Jeritree)
Jo Mapes
Joan Balter
Joanna Cazden
Joy Julks
Judith Casselberry: Casselberry and Dupree
Judy Eron
Judy Fjell
Judy Small
Julie Homi
Julie Wolf
June Millington
Karen Jones: Reel World String Band
Karen Mackay
Kathy Fire: with Barbara Ruth
Kay Gardner
Kay Weaver
Kit Mc Clure
Kristen Aspen: Izquierda, Musica Femina
Kristen Lems
Laura Nyro
Laurie Conger
Laurie Lewis
Libby McClaren
Linda Langford: Jade and Sarsparilla
Linda Shear
Linda Tillery
Lorraine Segato: Mama Quilla
Lou Crimmins
Lucie Blue Trembley
Lynn Lavner
Madeleine Davis
Malvina Reynolds
Margaret Roadknight
Margaret Sloan Hunter
Margie Adam
Mary L. Layne: Reel World string Band
Mary Watkins
Mary Wings: The Clinch Mountain Backsteppers
Maxine Feldman
Meg Christian
Michelle Isam: Jasmine
Mimi Fox
Mojo
Monica Jaeckel: Flying Lesbians
Nancy Vogl: Berkeley Women's Music Collective
Naomi Littlebear Morena: Izquierda
Nina Gerber
Nydia "Liberty" Mata: The Harp Band
Pamela Brandt: Deadly Nightshade
Pat Ouellette
Pauline Oliveros
Peggy Seeger
Phranc
Phyllis Telfar: Hysteria
Rhiannon: Alive
Rita Coriell
Roberta Kosse
Robin Flower: The Clinch Mountain Backsteppers
Ronnie Gilbert
Rosemary Runnels: Ova
Ruth Barrett
Sally Piano aka Sirani Avedis aka Sally Avedikian
Sandra Washington: The Washington Sisters
Sharon Ruble: Reel World String Band
Sharon Washington: Washington Sisters
Sheila Escoveda
Shelley Jennings
Sue Fink
Sue Massek: Reel World String Band
Suni Paz
Susan Abod: Chicago Haven Women's Liberation
Rock Band, with Willie Tyson
Susan Colson
Susann P. Shanbaum: Berkeley Women's
Music Collective
Suzanne Vincenza: Alive
Teresa Trull
Terri Clark: Hysteria
Terry Garthwaite
Therese Edell
Toni Brown
Toshi Reagon
Trish Nugent
Vicki Randle
Willie Tyson
Woody Simmons: The Clinch Mountain Backsteppers

Alive
Altazar
Baba Yaga
Be Be K'Roche
Berkeley Womenís Music Collective
Casselberry and Dupree
Chevere
Chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band
Clinch Mountain Backsteppers, The
Deadly Nightshade
Deuce
Dyketones, The
Fanny
Flying Lesbians
Harp Band, The
Indigo Girls
Isis
Izquierda
Jade and Sarsparilla
Jasmine
Liberty Standing!
Lilith
Lucha
Mama Quilla
Miss Alice Stone Ladies' Society Orchestra
Montclair Women's Big Band
Motherlode
Musica Femina
New Harmony Sisterhood Band
New Haven Womenís Liberation Rock Band
Ova
Reel World String Band
Rosyís Bar and Grill
Sweet Chariot
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Washington Sisters, The