American songwriter and guitarist Kristin Hersh founded indie art-punk group Throwing Muses at the age of 14. She has since released eleven albums with the band (most recently 2013’s Purgatory / Paradise), as well as nine solo records and a number of other collaborations.
Here is Kristin, playing favourites with Kim Hill.
In 2007, Kristin Hersh recorded four songs for a Music 101 session in Auckland which you can still listen to.
Kristin Hersh writes about her life in the 2010 memoir Paradoxical Undressing (Atlantic Books, known as Rat Girl in the United States), and will be a guest at the 2014 WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival (27-31 August), speaking at the opening gala (29 August), and the sessions Rock & Roll Lives, Read it Again! (both 30 August), and Lyrical Writing (31 August), and performing a song and spoken word solo concert at the Transitional Cathedral (Words + Music, 30 August). She will also perform the solo show, An Evening with Kristin Hersh, in Wellington (Bodega, 28 August) and Auckland (Q Theatre, 31 August).
R.E.M.: 7 Chinese Brothers, from the 1984 album: Reckoning
The Flaming Lips: The Spiderbite Song, from the 1999 album: The Soft Bulletin
The Moore Brothers: Spidergirl, from the 2013 album: California Sister
Grant Lee Buffalo: Lone Star Song, from the 1994 album: Mighty Joe Moon
Vic Chesnutt: Thailand, from the 1995 album: Is the Actor Happy?