On Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 7 p.m., the Leading Ladies in Music Awards will be presented at Mississippi Studios. $15 advance tickets, $20 at the door. $45 VIP tickets with special seating available. 21+ only.
Join Portland’s Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls as we kick off the inaugural year of the Leading Ladies in Music Awards. The 2013 ceremony will honor the contributions of Corin Tucker and Toody Cole. Both of the women selected are pioneers in their genre, breaking barriers in the traditionally male-dominated world of rock music.
The Leading Ladies in Music Awards will be an annual event for Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls, creating a one-of-a-kind opportunity to recognize women who have made groundbreaking contributions in music and the local community.
Rock Camp Board of Directors Co-Chair Jenelle Isaacson said, ”We are honored to give Corin Tucker and Toody Cole this award. They have found their authentic voices and have been fearless in expressing them. By being strong and successful, they empower girls everywhere and show that by being ourselves, we bring something to the world that no one else can.”
About Corin Tucker: A native of Eugene, Ore., singer-guitarist Corin Tucker attended Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., where she played in the Riot Grrrl duo Heavens to Betsy. In 1994, Tucker formed Sleater-Kinney, an influential all-woman trio frequently cited by critics as one of the best bands of all time. Tucker’s latest project is the Corin Tucker Band, which released its acclaimed second album in 2012 on Kill Rock Stars records. Tucker has been a longtime supporter of Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls.
About Toody Cole: From 1987 to 2006, Toody Cole played bass and sang in the seminal Portland band Dead Moon, known for its prolific output and its unique hybrid of punk, country and garage rock. Following the dissolution of Dead Moon, Cole formed Pierced Arrows with her husband and Dead Moon bandmate Fred Cole. In 1988, the pair founded their own independent record label, Tombstone Records, which releases music from an international lineup of artists.
Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, builds girls’ self-esteem through music creation and performance. Providing workshops and technical training, we create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourage social change and the development of life skills.