Shout Out to the Musical Mothers!

In honor of Mother’s Day, Kim Ruehl, resident folk music writer over on About.com, put together a nice little list of folk music mothers. Clicking through her gallery will give you some insights into some of the songs that these musical mommies have written or recorded after inspiration from their little ones.

Here are the moms on Kim’s list:
Ani DiFranco
Catie Curtis
Claire Lynch
Dar Williams
Joan Baez
Kris Delmhorst
Rhonda Vincent
Shawn Colvin
Suzanne Vega
Bernice Johnson-Reagon

Here are a few more I know of, many are new mothers (the linked ones go to articles or videos where they talk about being a mom in one way or another):
Lori McKenna
Deb Talan
Wendy Woo
Lis Harvey
Andrea Echeverri
Michelle Branch
Romi Mayes
Sarah McLachlan
Lucy Kaplansky
Milla Jovovich

Tiffany Petrossi (founder of Rockin’ Moms)
Gayla Drake Paul
Wendy Waldman
Dixie Chicks
Faith Hill
Sharon Bousquet
Sarah Coleman

Know any more I should add to the list?

Happy Mother’s Day to all these moms, and all the moms out there! Thanks for being moms!

4 Responses to “Shout Out to the Musical Mothers!”

  1. Missy Keenan says:

    Cover Lay Down has some amazing covers today of songs by folk mamas: http://coverlaydown.blogspot.com/2008/05/mothers-of-folkworld-suzanne-vega-ani.html, including Suzanne Vega and Ani. I had never heard the Gender Bender cover of Ani’s Joyful Girl and it’s rocking my world.

  2. Heather says:

    Sweet! Thanks Missy!

    Ani rocks. :)

  3. Heather says:

    PS – here’s Missy’s link again, the comment section seems to chop off the end of it, and it’s well worth a visit!

  4. Heather says:

    My new MySpace friend Mark gave me another one: Caroline Herring

    yay!

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