• Holly Near—Producer, curator and host
  • Tess Hoover—Associate producer and curator of Photo Gallery 
  • Kate Peterson—Associate producer and web designer,
    Pleasantly Progressive Design
  • The Understory, Maya Pisciotto & Fabián Aguirre—In-studio interviews/short film cinematography and editing
  • Helene Rosenbluth— Additional remote production coordinator/editor
  • Susan Frazier & Goldenrod Music—Music research
  • Sherry Hicks  — American Sign Language Coordinator

Major contributing photographers:
Irene Young, JEB (Joan E Biren), Jerry Rubino, and Sandy Morris 

Made possible by financial support from

Dale Leibowitz

    Great thanks to the artists:
    Linda Tillery
    Mary Watkins
    Carolyn Brandy
    Melanie DeMore
    Krissy Keefer
    Sally Roesch Wagner
    Lichi Fuentes
    June Millington & Ann Hackler
    Vicki Randle
    Judith Casselberry
    Elizabeth Seja Min
    Crys Matthews
    Heather Mae
    Angela Wellman
    Patricia Thumas
    Lakota Harden
    Peggy Berryhill
    Barbara Higbie
    Ginny Z. Berson
    Ellen Seeling & Jean Fineberg
    Timothy Near
    Candas Barnes
    Ray Obiedo

    And to
    Taiko film maker Vita Yee, Taiko master Bruce “Mui” Ghent, Dance Brigade Taiko drummers: Lena Gatchalia, Fredrika Near Keefer, Kimberly Valmore, Sarah Bush, Debbie Taylor, Karen Elliot, Richelle Donigan. Artistic director, Krissy Keefer.

    Thanks to readers, editors and those
    who offered advice and perspective:

    Ginny Z. Berson
    Lucas Near-Verbrugghe
    Natalia Zukerman
    Pat Hunt
    Polly Laurelchild
    Alison de Grassi
    Sandy Opatow
    Sharon Washington
    Bonnie Johnson
    Diane Sabin
    Ellen Bonjorno
    Lisa Vogel
    Bonnie Morris
    Andrea Kandel
    Claudia Hartley
    JT Mason
    Fredrika Keefer
    Terry Grant
    Cathy Cade
    Gary Mankin
    Jamie Anderson
    Amy Horowitz
    Amy Bank
    Donna Korones
    Ned Hearn
    Amanda McTigue
    Melissa Howden
    Frances Reid
    Nancy Vogl
    Marian Knox
    Molly Wilson
    Doralynn Folse
    Jim Brown Productions
    7-Cylinders Studio

    Thank you to our talented sign language interpreters:
    Ariana A. Saccente
    Annie Dieckman
    Mónica Gallego
    Sherry Hicks
    Jennifer Jacobs
    Mona Mehrpour
    Jennie O’Shughnessy DeLeon
    Pam Parham
    Cathleen Riddley
    Ann Smith
    Jody Steiner
    Deb’e Taylor
    Lynnette Taylor

    Grateful to:
    Freight & Salvage
    Radical Harmonies
    Come Out Singing
    Olivia Records
    Redwood Records
    Bay Area Lesbian Archives
    The Brick Hut

    Hats off to those who made Women’s Music possible:

    Women’s book stores
    Women’s recording labels
    Women’s music festivals
    Record producers
    Concert producers
    Tour managers
    Artist managers
    Booking agents
    WILD – Women’s Independent Label Distributors
    AWMAC – Association of Women’s Music and Culture
    The poets, comics, dancers, film makers
    Ladyslipper Music
    Goldenrod Music
    Girlfriends and best friends
    Audiences who came to the shows and bought the music
    People who opened their homes for artists to stay
    People who fed the touring artists
    Supportive feminist press
    Press that was willing to interview out lesbians in the seventies
    Radio programs who played Women’s Music
    Record stores that carried feminist and lesbian music
    Parents who understood and supported their children
    Children raised by feminists and lesbian feminists


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