Around 15 years ago I started going to local rock shows in and around Boston. At that time, the rock bands I saw play at halls and clubs around Massachusetts were made up of almost all guys. And yet today, all of my favorite rock bands from in and around Boston have at least one female member, if not more. I love seeing women in rock bands.
Editor's note: this is the first column in a new series from Chris Keene, singer/guitarist of Boston rock band Mean Creek. Follow them: @MeanCreek
In Martin Scorsese's 2005 BOB DYLAN documentary, No Direction Home Bob Neuwirth explains that in the underground folk scene of the 1960s, when someone was curious about whether an artist was worth checking out or not, they would ask, “Does he/she have something to say?” That’s how they judged an artist.