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“One of indie rock’s most fascinating figures” — The Guardian
Influential guitarist, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kristin Hersh has released over 20 groundbreaking records solo and with her bands, Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave. Her acclaimed memoir “Rat Girl” (Rolling Stone called it one of the top ten Greatest Rock Memoirs Of All Time) was followed by “Don’t Suck, Don’t Die” a finalist for the American Booksellers’ Association and the Southern Book of the Year awards. NPR says: “Not only one of the best books of the year but one of the most beautiful rock memoirs ever written.”
This year sees her on a world tour of Throwing Muses’ new critically acclaimed “Sun Racket” and 50 Foot Wave’s upcoming “Black Pearl” as well as her extensive solo catalogue. Her newest book “Seeing Sideways: A Memoir of Music and Motherhood” chronicles the adventure of raising her four sons while traveling the world on tour.
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