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Women in Music Talk Songs and Success (Nine-Part Series)

Whether they are strumming guitar chords, wielding violin strings or exploring the human condition through oral story-telling, Central Indiana nurtures a fertile field of women in jazz, blues, country, folk and down and dirty rock. Nuvo spoke to nine local female musicians in 2007 who have found individual and alternative routes to success about what… Continue reading Women in Music Talk Songs and Success (Nine-Part Series)

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Part Two of the Women in Music Series

“You have to adapt to your environment.” For Indianapolis singer-songwriter Ann McWilliams, a beat-up cowboy hat and a 14-year-old Santa Fe guitar are the most comfortable things to put on at the end of the day. On the long journey from a past full of bar gigs with former band Miles to Go to the… Continue reading Part Two of the Women in Music Series

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Part Three of the Women in Music Series

“When I sing, I like to do hard-grinding blues.” Brenda Williams peppers jazz on top of everything, whether she’s playing in a fine-tailored Motown revue or a gospel show with one of her six bands. “When you hear Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holliday … you hear a human instrument,” says singer Brenda Williams, “[and] you… Continue reading Part Three of the Women in Music Series

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Part Four of the Women in Music Series

“It’s about courage.” Carrie Newcomer is a singer-songwriter with pop sensibility and Hoosier folk roots, who sneaks playful rock elements and country twang into her songs and speech. A storyteller by nature, she bases the characters in her songs on composites of the people she meets on her journeys. “I’ve always been amazed at how… Continue reading Part Four of the Women in Music Series