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Eva Hendricks Thanks The Women Who Came Before Her

Eva Hendricks, the frontperson for rock band Charly Bliss, says she wouldn't be where she is without the women who paved the way before her. When she was younger, the fact that every single band seemed to be fronted by men discouraged her from being a musician herself; she thought that her dream of leading a band was impossible.

That is until she started listening to Rilo Kiley, fronted by singer Jenny Lewis. "Seeing her made me realize that I could do it too," says Hendricks. And so her once-unattainable dream is now her reality: Hers is the face that people see when they watch Charly Bliss perform, and she hopes that she can be the Jenny Lewis for a younger generation: "I really feel excited to hopefully be able to do that for younger women as well." She pairs well with Segura Viudas Cava, then, who works to give voices to women in the music industry.

Writing and performing music is what she feels like she's meant to do. "I'm inspired all the time, I always am writing ideas for lyrics," she tells us. "I write a lot about dealing with anxiety, heartbreak, and frustration with myself." But, she says, her life isn't one big sob story: "I never feel more confident than when I'm onstage with my bandmates and performing." And after those shows, Hendricks says, is when she and her bandmates really celebrate one another. Post-set, she shares, they often "toast to one another and just appreciate the fact that we made it through another show."

Learn more about Hendricks and Charly Bliss, above.