Layne Redmond (1952-2013) has recorded five albums, been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, and was profiled in The New York Times and other major magazines and national publications. She performed and taught extensively, both in the United States and internationally. Ms. Redmond was the first female musician to have her own line of drums launched by Remo, Inc.
"Reading When the Drummers Were Women gave me goosebumps. This inspiring history of feminine power and spirituality shows that patriarchy is just a blip on the screen and that women in charge of our bodies and spirits is our natural state. Layne Redmond has restored the drum to its rightful place as a sacred technology for repossessing our own consciousness." --Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
"In the mother goddess cultures of ancient Europe, the rhythm clans come alive in Layne's fascinating and insightful book." --Mickey Hart, author of Drumming at the Edge of Magic and Planet Drum
"Wow! Through Layne's fabulous book, my own intuitive experience with drumming has been made more clear and has been grounded in 'Her-story.' I'm sure this learning will deepen and enlarge my personal and group work. I highly recommend this well-documented treatise to everyone, and especially those who are drawn to the power and magic of the drum. " --Brooke Medicine Eagle, author of Buffalo Woman Comes Singing