Author: Evelyn McDonnell

Women Who Inspire: Karyn Kuhl

                  NAME: Karyn Kuhl AGE: 52 OCCUPATION: Rock Goddess WHO SHE IS: I first met the longtime Hoboken-based guitarist, singer and songwriter when she was part of the power trio Gut Bank, back in the mid-eighties. They played a heavy blues that was way harder than the indie-rock of the usual Maxwell’s band; they were grunge before it was a term, Riot Grrrls pre-Revolution. I caught up with Kuhl again in the ‘90s, when she was still laying down luscious leads for the band Sexpod. Karyn’s a rock’n’roll survivor, never stopping making badass mood music, and is now the leader of the Karyn Kuhl Band. Check out “Floating World,” from her EP The Beautiful Glow: mesmerizing, hypnotic, beautiful. WHY SHE INSPIRES ME: Kuhl never let mainstream indifference slow her down or silence her. She still gigs regularly around the Tri-State area, still makes records, still looks about the same as when I first met her almost 30 years ago. Kuhl reminds me that perseverance is its own form …