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Kathy Valentine

Talkhouse Contributing Writer Kathy Valentine has toured everywhere several times over, recorded major label and indie albums, done countless TV performances, and written or co-written hundreds of songs, including hits by the Go-Go’s — the band she joined at age 22 and made music history with.  Kathy lives in Austin, Texas, plays guitar in “garage glam” blues band the BlueBonnets, and produces aspiring female artists.  She is writing a book and screenplay while working on a degree in Fine Arts/English.  She’s on Twitter and Facebook.

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Kathy Valentine (the Bluebonnets, the Go-Go’s) Talks Brandi Carlile’s The Firewatcher’s Daughter

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By Kathy Valentine | March 5, 2015

Kathy Valentine (the Bluebonnets, the Go-Go’s) Talks Brandi Carlile’s The Firewatcher’s Daughter

Brandi Carlile’s new album radiates quiet celebration but also reminds us that human frailty can throw shade on whatever lightness we find.

Kathy Valentine (the Bluebonnets, the Go-Go’s) Talks Guided by Voices’ Motivational Jumpsuit

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By Kathy Valentine | February 18, 2014

Kathy Valentine (the Bluebonnets, the Go-Go’s) Talks Guided by Voices’ Motivational Jumpsuit

Taking into account the nearly 30 Guided by Voices records and his equally extensive solo work, one can safely assume that Robert Pollard has...

Kathy Valentine (the Go-Go’s, the BlueBonnets) Talks Haim’s Days Are Gone

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By Kathy Valentine | October 1, 2013

Kathy Valentine (the Go-Go’s, the BlueBonnets) Talks Haim’s Days Are Gone

Full disclosure: I am partial to the female musician. I don’t qualify for “GBG” status — those individuals known to us in lady bands as the...

Kathy Valentine (the Go-Go’s, the BlueBonnets) Talks Blue October’s Sway

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By Kathy Valentine | August 13, 2013

Kathy Valentine (the Go-Go’s, the BlueBonnets) Talks Blue October’s Sway

The first time music made me cry, it was because of the sheer melodic and soulful beauty of what I was listening to, not because the lyrics were...

Kathy Valentine (the BlueBonnets, Go-Go’s) Talks Queens of the Stone Age’s …Like Clockwork

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By Kathy Valentine | June 4, 2013

Kathy Valentine (the BlueBonnets, Go-Go’s) Talks Queens of the Stone Age’s …Like Clockwork

Summer of 1968, I’m a kid visiting my dad’s family in west Texas. One day, my 16-year-old cousin KJ holed up in his room for hours listening to...