Keyboardist, bassist, and vocalist, Zia McCabe, began her musical career in 1995 when she joined the Dandy Warhols despite never having played a musical instrument before. Deeply influenced by the psychedelic pop of the Velvet Underground, the band gained an underground following in the US and more commercial success in Europe with their second album Dandy Warhols Come Down in 1997.
In 2000, they released Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia, which captured the attention of college radio and began their ascent to mainstream recognition. Their next album, Welcome to the Monkey House, released in 2003, was co-produced by Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran.
Along with the Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Dandy Warhols were the subjects of the 2004 documentary Dig! The film, recorded over the course of seven years by Ondi Timoner, captured the relationship of the bands as they navigated their way from obscurity to music industry success. Zia is the mother of Matilda Louise McCabe (8). www.dandywarhols.com
Kristin Hersh started the seminal post-punk band, Throwing Muses, at age 14. She released her first record at age 19 on the same day she went into labor with her first son, Dylan. Since then she’s given birth to 11 Throwing Muses albums, five solo recordings, many EPs and singles, and three more sons. In 2003 she formed 50 Foot Wave, a punk rock trio making a name for themselves as a hard-driving encore to Kristin’s work with Throwing Muses. Even after 20-plus years as a performer, Kristin still tours several months each year, often with her family in tow. Kristin is married to manager Billy O’Connell, and is mother to Dylan (25), Ryder (20), Wyatt (15), and Bodhi (10).
Ms. Su’ad AbdurRafi’
Ms. Su’ad started her hip hop career in 2003 as a featured artist in The Ramsey Brothers. She has performed in the underground hip hop scene in Portland, Oregon, working with numerous notable regional artists, including Scarub, Asop, Eligh, Murs, Sunspot Jonz of the the Living Legends crew, Eyedea & Abilities, Mykah Nyne, The Lifesavas, Ol Dominion, Sweatshop Union (BC), The Coup, and many others. Her debut solo, “The Urban Superwoman EP: The Urban Superwoman is a Savage,” came out in 2004. Su’ad is mother to Moses (12).