Jessica Malone on Creative Freedom

As a working musician, you can bet Jessica Malone knows what it means to play nice with other musicians, artists, and creatives. One of her passions is advocating for female artists, and she’s deeply involved within the music industry, including Girls Rock Sacramento, a nonprofit that inspires and empowers youth through music.

She also supports organizations such as 916 InkWildwood Performing Arts Foundation and others. She has played at a multitude of festivals including Napa Earth, Davis Music, and BottleRock and opened for the likes of John Paul White, Arlo Guthrie, and Joe Craven and The Sometimers. Tune into our last episode as we discuss intersectional feminism, and hear about the magic that happens when you allow yourself and others the creative freedom on a given project.

In this episode, you hear us talk about a website called Book More Women. The inspiration behind #bookmorewomen is the pervasive gender imbalance that currently plagues music festivals. The goal is to provide a visual representation of the problem, start conversations, track progress, and work towards better representation on future lineups.