This site is not
about me, but this page has been created to let you know just
a little bit more about who I am and what has
motivated me in my career as a musician and to create the
site. In my research to
I have come to know that there have been and are now some
phenomenally talented female musicians.
There are women who are
strong players with
outstanding command over their instruments. However, many of
them have gone unnoticed for their gifts and accomplishments.
In my life, as I was
growing up watching my Uncle play bass and sing with his band and other
musicians I grew up around, they all happened to be male.
Since I gravitated toward playing bass first, then singing, I
gravitated towards the male musicians I'd see coming around the house
when they would practice.
I always wanted to play
in bands, and I knew I could be as strong as they can be on their
and be respected as an equal. I
admit that I do love to perform with men!
So, my very first band, which was an all-girl
band, turned out to be my
last full-time all-girl band! That’s
just me. That’s the
road I decided to
take...and maybe that's a part of the misconception that I personally had
in my early years about the quality of female musicians that I've
helped to dispel through creating Female-Musician.com.
some ways, it’s been to my advantage to be a female bass
player and vocalist because of the way we, as females, can be perceived
instruments – as not being as strong as our male counterparts, so when
strong or stronger on our instruments and have a great work ethic, we
All-in-all, one thing I
can say about me is that my journey
has been an interesting one and a
constant adventure. I’ve
in Pioneer Square in Seattle, I’ve played top-40 music over in Bangkok,
Thailand and Hong Kong. I’ve
hip-hop and rap over in Sweden and Britain.
I’ve traveled on a big ole Greyhound Bus going
from gig to gig from Southern
California to Saskatoon in Canada and every place in between! I’ve even played blues
with Lou Rawls one
night in Tacoma! Right now, I'm in a band called JUSTUS,
still doin' it!
have been many things that I’ve learned over time, and
some things I wish I’d learned sooner, so I decided I would
as a musician’s resource with special attention focused on the female
because that just happens to be what I am!
I felt like I’d like to encourage other female bass players,
keyboardists, sax and woodwind instrument players, guitar players,
drummers and all other female instrumentalists to come here to
with other female musicians. We may not
have all achieved that thing people sometimes call “fame” (fame and
success, I feel, are relative and subjective), but we’re still out here
what we love, making hard choices and sacrifices to follow our
passion. Possibly some of us who have already been
there can help others get there through sharing our