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Kristin Hersh (born August 7, 1966) is an American singer/songwriter. She is the lead singer and guitarist for alternative rock group Throwing Muses and the hardcore punk-influenced power trio 50 Foot Wave. She has written a memoir, titled Rat Girl, which was published in the USA by Penguin Books on August 31, 2010 and is co-founder of the non-profit, open-source software project for recording artists, CASH Music.

Early life

Born in Atlanta as Martha Kristin Hersh, she was raised… read more

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  • Avatar for confetti__
    Crooked is an amazing album.
  • Avatar for IanOhs
    over familiarity with Your Ghost has dimmed its appeal across the years but the 50 Foot Wave version snaps it all back into focus
  • Avatar for SnowandWhisky
    Coals is such a solid tune.
  • Avatar for yahzenbahzen
    I love Kristin, but I think it's about time we got a new profile pic up.
  • Avatar for Patrizia_Hyou
    Sólo la conocía por Throwing Muses, pero en solitario me encanta!! ^^
  • Avatar for mrgypsum
    i heard her in an interview where she describes music as her religion... thats fucking awesome!!
  • Avatar for letsbolt
    Can't wait to see Kristin play next week at Rubin Museum!
  • Avatar for EmiliaQue
    Kristin ♥ :)
  • Avatar for blossomtoe
    Oh my word, her new songs (works in progress) are phenomenal. Particularly love Hemingway's Tell:
  • Avatar for Violetdusk
    I think her best stuff is actually with her band "Throwing Muses", but love her solo stuff as well.

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