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Kristin Hersh


American singer who discovered success in the past due 80’s because the frontwoman from the alt-rock band Throwing Muses. She’s also released acoustic guitar-based single albums like 2003’s The Grotto and it is a member from the rock and roll trio 50 Feet Wave She was raised in Newport, Rhode Isle and started acquiring electric guitar lessons from her dad at age group nine. Her memoir Rat Female, which targets a single season on the elevation of Throwing Muses’ reputation, premiered in 2011. Her stepsister Tanya Donelly is really a founding person in Throwing Muses. Her single record The Grotto features violin efforts from Andrew Parrot.

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Full Name Kristin Hersh
Date Of Birth August 7, 1966
Place Of Birth Georgia
Profession Rock Singer
Education Salve Regina University
Nationality American
Spouse Billy O'Connell
Children Dylan O'Connell, Bodhi O'Connell, Ryder O'Connell, Wyatt O'Connell
Siblings Tanya Donelly
Music Groups Throwing Muses, 50 Foot Wave, Willard Grant Conspiracy
Nominations Goodreads Choice Awards Best Memoir & Autobiography
Movies Never Met Picasso
Star Sign Leo

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1Raised in Newport, Rhode Island.
2Was best friends in college with Betty Hutton.
3Her fourth child, a son named Bodhi, was born in November 2002.
4Stepsister of Tanya Donelly, with whom she played in the band, Throwing Muses. Tanya later left the band and formed Belly.
5Children: Dylan, Ryder and Wyatt



The Perks of Being a Wallflower2012writer: "Counting Backwards"
Dollhouse2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Foxfire1996performer: "Me & My Charms" / writer: "Me & My Charms"
Empire Records1995writer: "Snakeface"
With Honors1994performer: "Your Ghost" / writer: "Your Ghost"
A Matter of Degrees1990writer: "Matter of Degrees" - as Kirsten Hersh



Granite State2007Documentary
Never Met Picasso1996



The Magnificent Pigtail Shadow2012ShortNarrator



Cut N' Dry Talent TV2016TV SeriesHerself - Music Video
Jammerzine's The Week in #Indie2016TV SeriesHerself
Rock N Roll Mamas2013Documentary
Late Review2011TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Performer
Pixies: Gouge2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Later... With Jools Holland1997TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHerself

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1I'm definitely a feminist as much as I am a Democrat. I don't think we have time to let those ladies say, "Well, I'm not a feminist" or anything because feminism should be the last movement we allow to disappear. I mean, you can't go against women, they're half the human race!

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