One of the major singer/songwriters of the anti-folk movement, Brenda Kahn shared all the DIY ethics and punk attitude typical of its leading figures, as well as its dissatisfaction with the ever more conservative folk establishment. What was more, Kahn sometimes made her punk roots even more explicit -- and rankled purist sensibilities even further -- by delving into full-on electric rock & roll; at various points, she also blended touches of jazz, country, and spoken word. She enjoyed a brief major-label association in the early '90s before getting unceremoniously dropped, but resurfaced later in the decade and founded her own label. Kahn was born in Connecticut in 1967, and grew up mostly in New Jersey. While attending New York University, she fell in with the anti-folk scene that was emerging on Manhattan's Lower East Side during the ...
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