Join us for Unsung Women of Music, a humorous, highly immersive, and historically accurate talk that reveals the awe-inspiring female song makers, beat-shakers, and dealmakers nudged to the margins of music history.
Featuring: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Wendy Carlos, Maria Schneider, and more!
Melodies have no gender, but the machinations that deliver melodies are overwhelmingly male. Nevertheless, women have persisted in the creation, performance, production, delivery, and influence of music in all genres. Mark Montgomery French’s talk will uncover the truths, introduce you to exciting tunes, and dive deep into the talent and tales of unfairly obscured women in music. Plus, there will be jokes.
San Francisco-native Mark Montgomery French is an award-winning film composer with the group Spiky Blimp, an award-winning Creative Director and Co-Producer of Glide Memorial Church’s Sunday Celebration, host of the YouTube music review show “Still Got It” and the podcast “All Your Favorite Music is (Probably)…”, staff writer at PopMatters, and the manager of critically acclaimed queer country band Secret Emchy Society and classic power-punk band The Furys. He’s also a music historian noted for his talk All Your Favorite Music is (Probably) Black, the series 28 Days, 28 Black Music Documentaries, and Uppity Music—Your Guide to Unsung Black Departure Albums. He was formerly the co-leader of the ’90s progressive funk band Endangered Species.