Photo courtesy Wolf Trap. It was just something I loved to do. I came late to the idea that I could take [songwriting] somewhere. Music, at the time, was just a hobby for her, and she always felt she would eventually have to stop passing the hat around and get a real job. Not long after making something of a name for herself around the area, she met guitarist John Jennings and her life would change forever. Jennings would convince Carpenter to take music seriously and become her producer and long-time collaborator.
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In , singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan was tipping from alternative icon into something more like traditional pop success. At 26 she had garnered serious momentum—and 2. Sexism was passed off as age-old industry logic—logic that forced her into competition with other women artists to be the sole exceptional woman allowed opportunity. The backlash to what would come to be called Lilith Fair was swift. But during its three-year run, Lilith Fair made over tour stops in North America, featured roughly women artists, drew more than 1. The bills featured out, queer artists onstage, new artists alongside veterans, and an entire village of progressive activist causes. But more than anything else, it was visionary.
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She's talking about the days when, in her own words, she'd "drag around" the concert circuit, wondering what it was that she really wanted. Then I went through a pivotal time in which I realised that performing was an essential part of my life. Doing gigs is a two-way communication and it's a privilege.