RESPOND (1998)

RESPOND is a compilation of Boston’s finest women songwriters that benefits a local domestic violence service organization, Respond, Inc. Hailed as the "Top album of 1999" by Billboard Magazine, this two CD set features 27 female artists from the fertile Boston scene including Catie Curtis, Melissa Ferrick, Juliana Hatfield and Patty Larkin. All of the artists involved are Boston area women who donated their music and royalties to the cause. The sale of the CD (and the subsequent Respond II) has exceeded anyone’s wildest hopes, earning hundreds of thousands of dollars for the organization, and at the same time celebrating the richness & diversity of the New England songwriter world. For more information on Respond and its work, go to