Playing off a film released earlier this summer, let's just call this Telluride music event the Year of Spectacular Women, with five female-fronted acts including Grace Potter and Sheryl Crow setting an example for others to follow.
Taking time off to start a family and reflect on a hard-driving career that at one point made her "the happiest I'd ever been", Grace Potter is now finding comfort in the joys of motherhood. But where does she go from here?
Back on the road and determined to take the country by 'Storm', ZZ Ward belts the blues and prepares to hit the high notes at her top tour stop. (Second in a series on "women who rock".)