“…Fearless women with open minds, hearts and ears, listening and living to be rocked.” – Edith Johnson
As I write this I’m traveling to San Francisco to celebrate the release of Jay Blakesberg’s newest rock photography book, Hippie Chick. Such a serendipitous serious of events led to tomorrow night’s festivities at Terrapin Crossroads. As you may know Justin and I have taken our fair share of “Phish-cations” and other music festival inspired trips. We have always admired Jay’s incredible work photographing our favorite bands and just this past summer Justin reached out to Jay. Through the magic of social media, we all connected when Jay released his book Hippie Chick. Immediately I knew I had to feature his work on Boho Bunnie…being a musician, concert-goer and obviously a hippie chick myself, this book speaks to me in so many ways. After meeting Jay in person on a book signing stop in LA, he graciously invited me to perform in an all female-fronted band he put together for a show on November 16th at Terrapin Crossroads for his official book release party. I couldn’t be more honored to perform!
Jay describes this book as a visual anthropology of women in the music scene. “I always knew there was something special about photographing the women who blazed the trail with fashion, passion, and inspiration, fueling the scene and the music!”
True boho fashion in the pages of this book! Women who aren’t afraid to wear what moves them and create their own unique style. This includes amazing images from the 70’s Grateful Dead shows to current music festivals.
Edited with words by The Festival Girl (Edith Johnson) Jay and Edith collected quotes from eight-one women photographed in this book. Truly inspiring women who are completely moved by the music and have created the music scene as we know it today.
Hippie Chick by Jay Blakesberg
Photos by Justin Zangerle