Vogl began picking out tunes on a beat-up nylon-string guitar when she was 13, then graduated to steel strings when she was 20. From there she went on to become a founding member (in Berkeley, California) of one of the first feminist bands, and ended up touring nearly every major folk club and university in the United States. She released her first solo album, Something to Go On (Redwood Records), in 1984. A trip to Nashville two years later produced her album Fight Like the Dancer (Olivia Records), a contemporary mix of country, blues, and swing. Vogl's reflective, challenging, visionary lyrics combine the grace and humor of '40s musical show tunes with the solid power of '70s acoustic rock, and wed the heartbreak of country ballads with the clean picking fun of folk.
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