"Red Dress Syndrome"

Booking is a stressful part of this business. You just can't take rejection personally. I try to have a sense of humor about it. As a female performer I run up against venues that book, what I call, "dudes with guitars" because they are cheap, easy, and they don't threaten the owner's wife/girlfriend or a female booking agent. Men are very good at networking and mutual support. I often wish most women were better. I wish we were lifting each other up at every opportunity and helping each other along. I try to live my life that way. All my doctors are women, and I support women's causes and those that champion them. I was playing a show once (wearing a red dress) and a woman's husband/boyfrie

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