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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

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Part Five of the Women in Music Series

“I don’t have a real thick shell, and I don’t want to get one.” Hanging around sculptors, dancers and musicians as a kid pushed Columbus, Ind., native Cathy Morris toward a career in the performing arts. “I was gigging with my [bassist] dad at age 14,” she says. “I saw what it took to be… Continue reading Part Five of the Women in Music Series

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Part Six of the Women in Music Series

“I’ve gotten letters from people who’ve said, your music saved my life.” Similar to how Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm cultivated Germanic folklore in the 1800s — fairy tales tinged with seedy truths — singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lisa Germano bleeds lyrical shadows behind the veil of dreamy songs. “I want my own music to be in… Continue reading Part Six of the Women in Music Series

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Part Seven of the Women in Music Series

“If it’s not on the radio, it doesn’t mean it’s ‘discount’ music.” Despite interest from major record labels, Muncie, Ind.-raised singer-songwriter Jennie DeVoe has opted to stay independent. “Small explosions happen, and ultimately, they lead to big explosions,” she says. These big bangs include things like performing with her band all over the U.S. and… Continue reading Part Seven of the Women in Music Series