Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Santa Fe music producer forges path for female voices.(Music)

Byline: Leanne Potts JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

We have an unknown Santa Fe producer, Cheryl Bruedigam, who wants to change the pop paradigm.

Bruedigam hotel sales manager by day and producer-with-home-studio by night thinks there aren't enough female voices in popular music. It's an old gripe; for every Bonnie Raitt or Joan Osborne, there are a dozen males with extremely loud Strats singing about chicks, rage and chicks.

So in the name of giving gals with guitars some support, Bruedigam has put together a compilation CD of up-and-coming female singer/songwriters from across the country.

"The Rising of Women in Music" features nine tracks of extremely earnest, folky-New Age music. …

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