Monday, June 16, 2014

Kopana Terry featured in new book on women drummers

Kopana Terry
(Photo credit: Crystal Heis)
Kopana Terry of Special Collections has been featured in the new book Women Drummers: A History from Rock and Jazz to Blues and Country. Kopana is featured in Chapter 11 of the book by author Angela P. Smith. According to Kopana, “[s]he briefly explains my experience as a drummer, from my Appalachian roots to my current status as a librarian at the University of Kentucky.” Her final quote is: ““Never take no for an answer, and never ever let a group of middle-aged white men tell you they won’t change the name of the band because you’re a girl. Go make your own… band and wipe the stage with them.”  To learn more about Kopana and her art, visit her site at

Band photo of Stealin Horses, circa 1988, photographer unknown

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