I’ve started to perform my thematic story and song concert in honor of Women’s History Month: Madams, Matrons, and Madwomen. Last night’s audience at the Fergus Library was fantastic, and a few people came up to me after the show asking for a list of the names of the fascinating women who inspired me to write songs and stories about them.
Here’s the list:
Jane Swisshelm featured in the story about the dismantled printing press.
The women of the South who fed prisoners of war came from an anecdote in the memoirs of Henry S. White.
Maria Blaisdell featured in the story “The Minnesota Blizzard”
Madam Elinor Knott featured in the song “Butte”
Ka’ahumanu featured in the ukulele-accompanied song of the same name
Victoria Woodhull featured in “Love to Love”
Princess Spotted Elk featured in “Molly Spotted Elk” (at some shows)