The Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine discusses being a pioneering woman in rock with Maggie Rose on podcast season finale

SALUTE THE SONGBIRD WITH MAGGIE ROSE PODCAST HIGHLIGHTING WOMEN IN MUSIC
SEASON ONE FINALE OUT 

LISTEN TO SALUTE THE SONG BIRD WITH MAGGIE ROSEFEATURING KATHY VALENTINE
“I’d never seen a woman playing an instrument, fronting a band, leading a band in the band, being a rock star, I’d never seen that. And that was when everything just kind of came together. And that was all I wanted to do. I wanted to do it with girls. I wanted to find girls who wanted to do it as much as I did.”– Kathy Valentine

Salute the Songbird, a podcast hosted by rock and soul singer Maggie Rose. In this final episode of Season One, musician, songwriter and author Kathy Valentine joins Maggie to talk about growing up in Austin as the only child of a single mom, becoming the bassist for The Go-Go’s and the process of writing her memoir, All I Ever Wanted. Valentine shares some of her earliest musical influences and memories, what it was like to be a female in the rock industry in the 80s, and the creative projects that she’s working on now.

Valentine has been a working musician and songwriter for over 40 years, ever since she started her first band at age 16 in her hometown of Austin, Texas. After moving to Los Angeles, Valentine joined a band that would go on to make music history: The Go-Go’s. In this group, Valentine wrote or co-wrote some of the band’s most renowned tunes, including the hits “Vacation” and “Head Over Heels.” She returned to Austin in 2006 and began finding new creative pursuits and career opportunities as a public speaker, spokesperson, producer, actor and author.

Salute the Songbird features candid conversations with Rose’s female musical heroes about their lives in and out of music, challenging the status quo, and with a desire to offer guidance for young artists starting their careers. The podcast will feature guests such as Grammy nominee Mickey Guyton, singer-songwriter Nicki Bluhm, Heart’s Nancy Wilson, Martina McBride, Chrissy Metz from This Is Us and other female musicians, songwriters, producers, and industry mavens who detail their triumphs, struggles and how they continue to succeed as women in the music industry.

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