American singer who found success in the late 80's as the frontwoman of the alt-rock band Throwing Muses. She has also released acoustic guitar-based solo albums like 2003's The Grotto and is a member of the rock trio 50 Foot Wave
She grew up in Newport, Rhode Island and started taking guitar lessons from her father at age nine.
Her memoir Rat Girl, which focuses on a single year at the height of Throwing Muses' popularity, was released in 2011.
Her stepsister Tanya Donelly is a founding member of Throwing Muses.
Her solo album The Grotto features violin contributions from Andrew Bird.