Kristin Hersh Biography

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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Kristin Hersh to debut new 'performance project' in UK

The former Throwing Muses star will take a special look back at her career

  • Mar 19, 2008

Kristen Hersh releases solo album

The former Throwing Muses singer also tours the UK

  • Jan 18, 2007

GOOD MUSE(S)!

The 80s indie heroes reconvene to record a new album - with Tanya Donelly on board for the first time since 1991...

  • Mar 5, 2002

EVERYBODY HERSH

The former Throwing Muses frontwoman plays dates in London and Dublin...

  • Mar 7, 2001

GOOD MUSE!

The former Throwing Muses frontwoman returns...

  • Jan 17, 2001

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Kristin Hersh: London Camden Underworld

Kristin Hersh: London Camden Underworld

Kristin performs material from new album 'Sunny Border Blue'...

  • Feb 9, 2001

Hersh, Kristin : A Cleaner Light

And it's only a suggestion, but if [B]Ms Hersh[/B]'s management were to team her up with some decent songwriters - like those responsible for the first Spice Girls album - then I'd say she's got the p

  • Apr 15, 2000

Hersh, Kristin : Echo

[a]Kristin Hersh[/a] confounds preconceptions with an artful return to the light-headed viscera with which she and [a]Throwing Muses[/a] never quite succeeded in taking over the world.

  • Jun 12, 1999

Sky Motel

"My heart is a violent one but I mean well", says [a]Kristin Hersh[/a], aptly summarising her plight....

  • May 29, 1999

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