Author Jill Hughes Kirtland at Women of Metal Fest

u9tsJill Hughes Kirtland author of Not Just Tit’s In a Corset Celebrating Women in Metal will be attending Women of Metal Fest. Now only will Ms. Kirtland be attending she’ll be bringing copies of her book, which you will be able to purchase at the show. Ms. Kirtland has also offered up a copy of the book for raffle that one lucky fan will be able to win at the show.

From Jayson Shell: This isn’t a history book. But it is a march through time that covers Women in Metal in a clear concise and entertaining way. I found the book to be very entertaining. Ms. Kirtland’s heart and soul went into this book and it was quite clear in every word she wrote. She reminded me of bands I had forgotten about and mentioned a few I wouldn’t have thought would even be in a book of this magnitude. There isn’t a fan of Female Metal that shouldn’t read this book! Hat’s off to you, Jill.

About Jill Hughes Kirtland:

07.29.12_Jill-4-copy-300x200The first musician Jill Hughes Kirtland ever interviewed was Edgar Meyer, the GRAMMY award winning classical upright bass player, when she was a freshman at Ithaca College. She knew then she wanted to be a music journalist. In 2007, she started an online magazine for progressive rock & metal (USA Progressive Music), which allowed her to interview many of her favorite musicians and learn the art of concert photography. Around that time, she also became the manager for New Jersey-based progressive metal band Suspyre, and then she donned the hat of tour manager for Shadow Gallery, the progressive metal band based in Pennsylvania, all of this allowing her to immerse herself behind the scenes into the metal music industry. After selling USA Progressive Music in 2010, she traveled all over the world conducting interviews with female metalheads—musicians, fans, promoters, and other behind-the-scenes women—all the while fending for her life in the photo pits at metal concerts. credit:

We look forward to seeing Ms. Kirtland at Women of Metal Fest.


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