Since 1995, Alanis Morissette has been one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music. Her deeply expressive music and performances have earned vast critical praise and seven Grammy awards. Morissette’s 1995 debut, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, was followed by nine more eclectic and acclaimed albums. She has contributed musically to theatrical releases and has acted on the big and small screen. Outside of entertainment, she is an avid supporter of female empowerment, as well as spiritual, psychological and physical wellness. In 2016, Alanis launched Conversation with Alanis Morissette, a monthly podcast that features conversations with a variety of revered authors, doctors, educators, and therapists, covering a wide range of psychosocial topics extending from spirituality to developmentalism to art. On December 5, 2019, JAGGED LITTLE PILL the musical will make its Broadway debut at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City. She is currently working on a studio album of new music scheduled for Spring 2020.
Multiple Grammy-nominated, alternative rock band Garbage consists of lead singer and feminist icon Shirley Manson, multi-instrumentalists Duke Erikson and Steve Marker and drummer Butch Vig who is a highly successful music producer in his own right. Shirley Manson is considered a music and fashion icon, feminist and outspoken advocate for the LGBTQIA community, mental health care, women’s and animal rights. Garbage have been together as a band for over 25 years, selling more than 20 million albums.
Liz Phair is a Grammy-nominated singer songwriter whose debut album, Exile In Guyville, is considered by music critics to be a landmark of indie rock. She has been a recording artist and touring performer for twenty-five years, paving the way for countless music artists, particularly women, who count her among their major influences. Her deeply clever and often brutally candid songs have been garnering critical praise since she began her career in the early 1990s. This year, saw the release of her critically acclaimed memoir, Horror Stories. in their review, NPR said, “there are so many things to admire about ‘Horror Stories’, it’s hard to list them all. But the real star of Horror Stories is Phair’s elegant but unpretentious writing, which proves she’s as adept at writing prose as she is at writing songs. And anyone familiar with her music knows how great a thing that is.”