Kristin Hersh

Born 7 August 1966.
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Kristin Hersh - Interview with Mark Radcliffe

Throwing Muses' Kristin Hersh talks to Mark about her time in the band and her memoirs.

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Kristin Hersh (born August 7, 1966) is an American singer/songwriter. She came to prominence in the late 1980s as the leader of the alternative rock group Throwing Muses before launching a solo career emphasizing her acoustic guitar. In 2003, she formed the hardcore punk-influenced power trio 50 Foot Wave.

Hersh has written a memoir, titled Rat Girl, which was published in the USA by Penguin Books on August 31, 2010 and is the co-founder of the non-profit, open-source software project for recording artists, CASH Music.

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  • Founded CASH Music

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Throwing Muses / The Grotto

    Throwing Muses / The Grotto

    Reviewed by Sue Keogh
    The Throwing Muses & Kristin Hersh have both released albums on the same day. But, is...