This blog post could also be called "#Guitarmonday: In Praise of Badass Women Edition", for that's what it will be. What better time than Women's History Month to officially unveil my Queens of Noise project?
No better time.
Anyway. Since 2021 I've been photographing women musicians in Nashville, each one a phenomenal human and creator. The working title of this series is "Queens of Noise" for now. I've photographed sixteen women, and I'm still ramping up. How did this come about? Well, I hadn't been photographing live music for more than a few months before I noticed that most of the bands I was photographing were mostly consisting of men. I started wondering where the women were, so I started looking for them specifically. And boy howdy have I found them.
This is a casual and less stylized portrait series than, say, my Urban Goddesses project, and it's also great fun. The best part for me is spending time with rocking women and hearing their stories. I've formed and am forming some awesome friendships here. I think the photos are pretty great, too. So, enjoy the photos and maybe spend some time checking out some great music. Presented in no particular order: The Queens of Noise.
Phlecia Sullivan, Year of October
Eleot Reich, Volk
Lord Goldie, Lord Goldie links
Bri Murphy, Bri Murphy
Jillian LaFave, Fable Cry
Larissa Maestro, Larissa Maestro
Tracy Argiro, The Serpenteens
Sarah Saturday, Gardening, Not Architecture
Spend some time getting to know these rad women making music in Nashville (and beyond!).
And be excellent to each other until I talk to you again.