In many ways, the solo career of Kristin Hersh functions as a second act foil to her better known first act doppelganger of frontwoman for American alt-rock pioneers The Throwing Muses. Where the Muses sound was largely hard, thick, schizophrenic alt-pop, the majority of Hersh’s solo work has been dominated by contemplative, lushly melancholic, and mostly acoustic fair. Although her blatantly honest lyrics remain intact for both, there is a more urgent sense of intimacy within Hersh’s solo efforts, as if one just happened to open up her dairy and it quickly became an addictive and fascinating read.
Born in Newport, Rhode Island on August 8, 1966, Hersh learned to play guitar at age nine and was writing songs by age fourteen. She formed The... Read More