Lit Crawl Portland presents She Can Really Lay It Down: at Kickstand Comedy

Kickstand Comedy16 NW Broadway PortlandOR97209

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 8pm show
all ages
In ‘She Can Really Lay It Down: 50 Rebels, Rockers & Musical Revolutionaries (Who Happen To Be Women),’ author and illustrator Rachel Frankel tells the fascinating stories of 50 female musicians who left their indelible mark on music and culture. Each incredible musician in this book defied genre and social conventions to shape the music industry as we know it, but have been overlooked simply because they are women. From under-celebrated industry greats like Carol Kaye—the kickass bass player who we’ve all listened to but never heard of—to legends like Nina Simone, ‘She Can Really Lay It Down’ showcases outstanding female-identifying musicians from the 20th and 21st centuries. As part of Lit Crawl Portland, Frankel will speak about the process, inspiration and her own personal journey behind this musical anthology, followed by an intimate discussion moderated by writer Katie Vander Meer. Use the Get Tickets link below to RSVP.

“A note doesn’t have sex to it—you either play it good or you don’t play it good,” bassist Carol Kaye succinctly states. “Some people can’t handle that, especially some men... when you hear somebody with balls, that’s me,” she laughs. “She can really play it, she can really lay it down,” Portland’s Laura Veirs sings on “Carol Kaye,” a tribute to the prolific bass guitarist from Everett, Wash., from her 2010 record... read more

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