“ When I was five, my first real dream wasn’t about goblins or witches or ghosts. I was on a stage, I was facing [away from the audience] and it said in really big and flashing lights all over, “Bonnie and the Bandits”… I was wearing all black leather and there were two girls on my side wearing pink leather, and we slid down a 50-foot stage on our knees shredding on guitar. So since I was five, I’ve always had this knowledge that I will be on stage as an entertainer and performer of rock and roll music.”– Bonnie Bloomgarden (Death Valley Girls)
“Sounding Out with Izzy” is a podcast where I engage in exciting conversations with dynamic female and queer musicians, music fans, and industry professionals about their personal backgrounds and how they’re fighting for positive change in the music industry. In the Season 3 Finale, I catch up with Bonnie Bloomgarden, the lead singer of LA rock and roll stalwarts Death Valley Girls. Bonnie and I discuss the emotional and spiritual transformation she experienced after getting sober, working with the legendary Larry and Patty Schemel, the magnetic mysticism of the occult, and a vivid dream Bonnie had about performing on stage when she was five years old.