Fabulous Female Musicians

21 Top Female Musicians Share Their Remarkable Journeys
In the vibrant world of music, the journeys of female musicians are often overshadowed by their male counterparts. However, “Fabulous Female Musicians” by Sammy Stein is a remarkable book that shifts the spotlight and celebrates the exceptional talents and inspiring stories of 21 top female musicians. From jazz to classical, folk to Indian raga, this captivating collection of interviews introduces a diverse group of artists who have overcome obstacles, experienced triumphs and made significant contributions to the music industry. Join this captivating journey and experiences of these remarkable women.
The Power of Diversity
“Fabulous Female Musicians” offers a kaleidoscope of diversity, featuring musicians from various genres, countries, and age groups. Sammy Stein’s extensive connections have allowed her to connect with artists across musical landscapes, resulting in a rich tapestry of experiences. Whether they hail from the United Kingdom, United States, India, Azerbaijan, or elsewhere, these talented women share a common passion for music and a unique perspective on their journeys.
Unveiling the Journeys
Readers will be captivated by intimate interviews that reveal these female musicians’ personal stories and musical odysseys. Stein’s carefully crafted questions prompt the artists to share their beginnings, from how they discovered their instruments to the obstacles they faced along the way. Their accounts provide a profound understanding of the emotions music evokes and the transformative power it holds.
The book fearlessly tackles the difficult topics female musicians face. From stories of sexual assault to confronting misogyny and bullying, these interviews shed light on obstacles these artists have encountered and their resilience. By sharing these experiences, “Fabulous Female Musicians” raises awareness and serves as a platform for discussions surrounding gender equality in the music world.
A Global Perspective
“Fabulous Female Musicians” provides global representation, bringing together musicians from different cultures and backgrounds. By showcasing the experiences of artists from diverse countries, the book highlights the universal nature of music and its ability to transcend borders. Readers will gain a broader appreciation of how different musical traditions and cultures have shaped the lives and careers of these extraordinary women.
Empowering and Inspiring
The interviews in “Fabulous Female Musicians” are powerful and positive. The artists’ resilience, determination, and unwavering passion for their craft serve as an inspiration to aspiring musicians and readers alike. There is practical advice and valuable insights for those seeking to embark on their own musical journeys, making it an essential resource for music enthusiasts and aspiring artists.

“Fabulous Female Musicians” by Sammy Stein is a captivating tribute to the remarkable women who have shaped the music industry. Through their candid and heartfelt interviews, readers gain a deeper appreciation for the struggles, triumphs, and immense talent that these female musicians possess. It is a book that celebrates their achievements, inspires future generations, and paves the way for a more inclusive and diverse musical landscape.
After reading this book, you will never look at female musicians in the same way again.

Praise for the author’s work:

“It’s all here, beautifully written, eloquently argued, clear-eyed in its intentions and open in its invitation” Jane Cornwell, Jazzwise Magazine
“Her subjects bridge generations (and international boundaries) to honor the past, assess the present, and point to the future.” Emile Menasche, Jazz Times


Meet Sammy Stein

Sammy has written for Reader’s Digest, The Library of Congress, hosted radio shows, ran a music festival, and interviewed hundreds of musicians. Her respect and knowledge of the music industry is renowned. She is passionate about sharing music for all and advocating equality.

F**ked My Way Up to the Top: The Complete Biography of Lana Del Rey Using Her Own Words

“If you are born an artist, you have no choice but to fight to stay an artist.” ― Lana Del Rey With her latest album, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, Lana Del Rey has again proven herself as one of the most crucial and original female musicians of the 21st century. So let this celebrity biography reveal the full story of Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, largely told in Lana’s own words using hundreds of interviews and public statements. We connect the dots between Del Rey’s humble Catholic school beginnings, her teenage troubles with alcoholism, and her earliest unknown recordings as May Jailer/Lizzy Grant. We explore how the ruthless streets of New York City and the noir of Los Angeles struck a chord of nostalgic romance in Lana’s creative mind, seeking retro Hollywood glamour at whatever cost, transforming into the multi-platinum “gangster Nancy Sinatra” superstar we love today. And we illustrate how the accusations of toxic femininity and a fabricated past could never compromise her vision; instead, the opposition provided even stronger material for her unique artistic dedication, selling millions of records across the globe. More importantly, this book delves deep into her music, where Lana Del Rey has always felt the most comfortable sharing personal details. We document her hundreds of unreleased songs, her biggest hits (such as the viral sensation Video Games), her soundtrack contributions (The Great Gatsby, Maleficent, Big Eyes), and her collaboration work with The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Stevie Nicks. Furthermore, we passionately analyse each of her eight studio albums, including the critically acclaimed Born to Die, Ultraviolence, Honeymoon, and Norman F**king Rockwell!. In doing so, we present a commercially successful career that hides within the darker underbelly of the pop world, just like her cult following prefers it. For dedicated fans only, here is everything there is to know about the real Lana Del Rey.

Meet Jared Woods

Born in South Africa and now homeless as a nomadic something or other, Jared Woods does whatever he wants. He is best known as the former scriptwriter for the YouTube channel Pencilmation, where billions of people have seen his work with scripts surpassing the 100 million mark. He has authored numerous books, including the spiritual philosophy of the “Janthopoyism Bible”, the self-help publication “Heartbreak Sucks!”, the fictional novel “This Is Your Brain On Drugs” and a music journalism guide “The 250 Best Albums of the Decade (2010 – 2019)”. His other creative projects include #legobiscuits (a daily one-panel Instagram comic), composing solo music under the name Coming Down Happy, “singing” for the band Sectlinefor, and producing a film called Definitely Not a Cry For Help which is already partially on YouTube. Jared is the founder of the Janthopoyism religion. Follow Jared on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @legotrip

Hollow Stars

Discover the dire side effects of partying like a rock star.

As lead singer of popular, emerging rock band, Tracing Stars, Kennedy has the swagger of a badass, or at least she used to. While caught up in the booze, passion, and chaos of her first major rock tour, her dreams are erased by a string of ever-worsening blackouts. Now, the instability of her mind has landed her in a psychiatric hospital. Despite being convinced one of her tour mates sabotaged her, she lacks any evidence. Trapped in the asylum, she alternates between the past and the present determined to recover her lost memories so she can return to her band before she’s just a footnote in their rise to fame.


Meet Lauryn Dyan

Lauryn Dyan is a marketing professional by day, an author and graphic designer by evening, and a fanatical concert enthusiast by night. She has written album reviews, conducted interviews, and penned columns focused on the rock scene for an independent music magazine as well as her own blog as a way to legitimize her desire to share her music opinions with others. When not busy with one of her many gigs, she is working on or at least thinking about her next great story that will keep you guessing.

Cory’s Dilemma: Missing the Beat: Dangerous Music (Suspenseful Secrets Book 1)

His big music career break…

…was because of a lie.

Did someone know his secret?

Cory struggled for years in Manhattan, but just couldn’t get a hit. It wore on him and he was desperate. Late one night at the studio, he took a chance, and it made all the difference.

But was it a risk that could ruin him?

Would he be able to live with what he’d done?

As his career took off, the money, fame, and success came with a price he never imagined. His marriage was in trouble. And someone was out to destroy him.

Would he lose everything he cared about?

You’ll love this suspenseful thriller, because the lines sometimes get blurry and the path to redemption isn’t easily traveled.

Get it now.


The ‘GREAT’ Kickin’ Dog

Ex musician, assembly line worker and alcoholic, John Coleman Sr. is a man with deferred and shattered dreams. Living in a Chicago housing project during the 60’s he is a father raising his eight-member family; four girls, two musical prodigy boys and a mentally unstable wife, in a drug, gang and gun infested environment among households with absent dads. During a competitive time of young musical prodigies, he fights for a pathway out of the projects through his talented sons. On a quest to find a way out, he drags his gifted boys on a whirlwind journey of hope, from talent shows to south side Blues clubs and observes their reputation growing with each performance. But along with the journey to see his boys “get great”, is his ongoing struggle with alcohol, his wife’s neurotic behavior and the fortified barrier of resentment from his jealous daughters all brought on by a family history of mental illness. Not only does John Coleman Sr. have to contend with the inner turmoil of his family, but a family tragedy shakes him to the core and threatens the sanctity of his high-spirited loved ones.

The ‘Great’ Kickin’dog is a Black experience during a turbulent time of civil rights in the 6o’s and free spirits of the 70’s embedded in the cradle of Chicago’s segregation. It is a coming of age saga of passion, perseverance and the courage to rise above; a compelling story of hope and the question of fate.


Meet Kenneth Allen Crutchfield, Sr.

Kenneth Allen Crutchfield, Sr. was born on the south side of Chicago into a family of musicians. During his formative years he worked as a professional drummer in Chicago then traveled globally after finishing high school. He received a Bachelors degree from the University of Southern California and a Masters degree from Queens College (CUNY) in New York City, both in music. He has written several plays, The Great Kickin’ Dog, Balloon on a String and Lorna’s L’Elegant Lounge; two musicals, All God’s Saints Go To Heaven-Not and Bones Brothers Brothel. All were produced in New York City as well as nationally. Ken is also a writer of prose and pens poetry as well. The ‘Great’ Kickin’ Dog’ is his first novel, loosely based on his family.

A Life Singular (Volume One, Part One)

A Life Singular (Volume One, Part One) - ASIN B083TLD2Y6

Everyone has a life singular. One…Unique…Extraordinary.

One true Love for Life…One act of fate changes a Life forever…

Jeff Diamond built a life of influence and wealth by making choices for all the right reasons. He lived by the law of reciprocity; a lesson learned on the streets as a teenager with nothing but an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Plagued by the scars of a violent childhood, he created his vision and fought for it. 

And once he no longer needed to fight for himself, he fought for others. Yet when Jeff’s dream girl, Lynn, is taken from him by an act of a jealous misfit from his home town; the millionaire realises how he had succeeded in many ways and many like him were destined to fail?  The secret, he discovers, lay in the pursuit of love and wisdom; life’s two magic ingredients. 

Lynn was gone; his remaining days now only to account for their life together to inspire young people to make his type of choices, and not that of the desperate misfit named García.

Part One of Volume One – an amazing journey of discovery for life’s experiences through this fourteen-part series of love, passion and hope…

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