Kristin Hersh

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Kristin Hersh was born on 7 August, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, is an American rock singer. Discover Kristin Hersh’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 54 years old?

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Age54 years old
Zodiac SignLeo
Born7 August 1966
Birthday7 August
BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States
NationalityUnited States

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Who Is Kristin Hersh’s Husband?

Her husband is Billy O’Connell

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HusbandBilly O’Connell
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ChildrenWyatt O’Connell, Dylan O’Connell, Bodhi O’Connell, Ryder O’Connell

Kristin Hersh Net Worth

She net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Kristin Hersh worth at the age of 54 years old? Kristin Hersh’s income source is mostly from being a successful Singer. She is from United States. We have estimated Kristin Hersh’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020$1 Million – $5 Million
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Source of IncomeSinger

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Timeline of Kristin Hersh


In February 2020, it was announced that Throwing Muses would release a new album, Sun Racket, on May 22; the release has been delayed to September 4.


At this point in her career, Hersh’s output was independently released online. She expressed that she wanted a complete break with the music industry, stating, “Because we differ from the recording industry ethically, we had been asked to dumb down our product so many times. I have been asked to act and look like a bimbo so many times and I just decided, ‘I’m not going to turn my back on my music. I’m not going to turn my back on women.’ We’re morally bound to not participate in the traditional recording industry because we disagree with it. So we continue to play music, which has nothing to do with the music business.”


On June 12, 2018, Kristin Hersh announced on her website that she has signed with Fire Records. Her new record, Possible Dust Clouds, was released on October 5, 2018. She finished recording the album in May of the same year.


In October 2016, she released the double album Wyatt at the Coyote Place and an accompanying book. Hersh embarked on a tour in support of the album.


Hersh’s 2015 book Don’t Suck, Don’t Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt, is a rumination on her friendship with the late singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt. She cites him as one of her songwriting influences with his “fluid timing and the grace of a melody that breaks the rules of meter.”


Throwing Muses functions as a noncommercial musical enterprise, focusing on touring over record sales and airplay. In a 2014 interview, Hersh stated, “As far as I’m concerned, music is not a commodity. It’s something that people have earned by being human. They have a right to hear it, and a right to share it, as they always have in churches and parties. That’s how music happens.”

Hersh has talked openly about her bouts with mental illness and its role in her musical process. A car accident at age 16 while she was riding her bicycle gave her a double concussion that affected the way she heard sounds. She described it as hearing ambient sounds continuously and “…the sounds would alter their sonic vocabulary until I was hearing syllables, and drums. And then all these words would come.” She’s stated that hearing “pieces of songs” in her mind compelled her to take the pieces apart and craft songs from them. She also claims that she doesn’t remember writing her early songs—that “they wrote her.”


Throwing Muses reformed in 2013 and released Purgatory/Paradise, a 32-track album accompanied by a book designed by Narcizo, who works as a graphic designer. The book features photos, artwork and lyrics by Hersh. It was the band’s first release in ten years.

Hersh was married to her former manager Billy O’Connell for 25 years until they divorced in 2013. She has four sons.


Her 2010 memoir Rat Girl (published in the UK as Paradoxical Undressing) is based on a diary she wrote when she was 18, touring with Throwing Muses, diagnosed with bipolar disorder and pregnant with her first child. Rob Sheffield in The New York Times called it an “uncommonly touching punk memoir,” and named it #8 in Rolling Stone’ s “25 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time.”


In 2007, Hersh released her first solo album in four years, entitled Learn to Sing Like a Star. NPR Music described Hersh’s “emotional and raw” pop songs as both “accessible and off-kilter.” Concurrently she launched CASH Music, a subscription-based, direct-to-consumer website, that was formed along with fellow musician Donita Sparks. Fans can become “Strange Angels” and subscribe to her output to receive albums and print releases, downloadable content, and guest spots for live shows – packages ranging from $30 per quarter to $5,000 (executive producer credit on her next album) 50FootWave’s EP Power+Light was released on CASH in 2009 and Hersh was involved in several projects—a second collection of Appalachian folk songs, The Shady Circle and a series of new free tracks. The album Crooked was released as a downloadable album and hardback book containing essays about each track.

Hersh’s illustrated children’s book Toby Snax was published in 2007 and further developed in 2011 as an interactive app for children. The app allows children to hear her read the story out loud and features her recordings of lullabies that she learned as a girl in Tennessee.


In 2003, she released The Grotto, an acoustic solo album of song sketches with personal lyrics set in Providence, Rhode Island, with Andrew Bird on violin and Howe Gelb on piano. On the same date a self-titled album by Throwing Muses was also released, the first since Limbo. Both were recorded at Steve Rizzo’s studio in Rhode Island. When Narcizo was unable to tour on a full-time basis due to other commitments, Hersh formed her power rock trio 50FootWave. Her touring appearances and recording efforts in 2004 and 2005 centered around both 50 Foot Wave and her solo career.


In 2001, Hersh released the Sunny Border Blue solo album, on which she again played nearly all instruments. She described the album as having even more intensity than her previous works, as she continued her pursuit of songwriting as being in part a way to transform “ugly feelings” into art. She also collaborated further with like-minded alternative artists like Vic Chesnutt, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Grant Lee Phillips, and John Doe.


To better control her career and the distribution of her recorded material, she created the ThrowingMusic label with then-husband and manager Billy O’Connell in 1996. This enabled her to co-release some of her projects, including an ongoing download-subscription service called Works in Progress (WIP) for releases available through the label’s website. Hersh continued to offer her solo releases online, releasing “Sky Motel” in 1999.


In 1994, Hersh began a solo career on Sire/Reprise and 4AD as an acoustic performer, beginning with Hips and Makers, an album sparsely arranged around her vocals, guitar, and a cellist, in contrast to the volatile, electric sound of her band work. Michael Stipe of R.E.M. made an appearance on this first solo album. After receiving some airplay and major media coverage for the Throwing Muses album University in 1995, Hersh moved to Rykodisc for the band’s 1996 album, Limbo, and released her solo album, Strange Angels in 1998.


Simon Reynolds in The New York Times pointed to Hersh’s “mesmerizing” explorations of “rage, aggression and mental chaos” as evidence of female rock artists of the early 1990s pushing against gender role boundaries to express “more than simply vulnerability or defiance” in their work.


The Throwing Muses were signed to 4AD, the first American group to be signed on the British label, and released the EP Chains Changed in 1987. Two releases followed, The Fat Skier and the album House Tornado. The 4AD Throwing Muses biography describes its sound at the time as “… joining the dots between elliptical post-punk, harmonious folk jangle and rockabilly thunder without ever settling into standard genre patterns.” For the Throwing Muses 1986 UK tour, the Boston-based Pixies, embarking on their first European tour, was the opening band.

The band signed a U.S. deal with Sire/Reprise Records in 1987 and began touring the U.S. and Europe while recording albums, with Hersh writing most of the songs. The band became a trio when Donelly left the group after 1991’s The Real Ramona.


Throwing Muses was formed in 1981 when Hersh and Donelly were freshmen in high school. Friends from school, including Elaine Adamedes, Becca Blumen, Leslie Langston and David Narcizo, were part of the group with Narcizo becoming a long-term member. Hersh initially wrote and sang most of Throwing Muses’ songs, often in changing tempos. Donelly also contributed songs and lead vocals.


Martha Kristin Hersh (born August 7, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and author, known for her solo work and with her rock bands Throwing Muses and 50FootWave. She has released eleven solo albums. Her guitar work and composition style ranges from jaggedly dissonant to traditional folk. Hersh’s lyrics have a stream-of-consciousness style, reflecting her personal experiences.