Happy Women’s History Month



March is Women’s History Month!  Women’s History Month stemmed from a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Then, in 1987 Congress passed a law which designated the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

Although every year we make more and more progress, the work is never done! That said, each year a theme is chosen and women are selected and highlighted for their achievements and efforts in that particular field. The 2017 theme for National Women’s History Month honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force. To see a list of the 2017 nominees and honorees click here. Cheers to these women!

Like most musicians, my creativity and passion for music stems from life experiences, through leaders and people I respect and look up to. Last year, I wrote a note to the “Women In My Song.” This year, I would like to pay tribute and say thanks to a few female musicians that have inspired me along the way!

Women Who Have Influenced Me:

Alecia Keys

Allison Kraus

Ana Popovic

Aretha Franklin

Bessie Smith


Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer

Celtic Women

Chibi Kodama – GREAT family band with one dad and 4 girls

Elizabeth Mitchell

Emmylou Harris

Etta James

Eva Cassidy

Gillian Welch


Iggy Azalea

Janice Joplin

Joni Mitchell

Lynn Skinner

Maura O’Connell


Melanie DeMore

Missy Elliot


Patti Smith


Sinead O’Conner

Sweet Honey in the Rock


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