Underappreciated Musician of Color #14: Free Dominguez

Once described as "Trent Reznor with breasts," Free Dominguez is a bad-ass musician, singer, and songwriter currently based in Los Angeles.  Born and raised in Texas, this resplendent Latina moved to LA at 20 and began to fulfill her dreams in music at the age of 23 when she co-founded Kidneythieves.  Though they disbanded in 2004, they reformed in 2007.

While she was solo, Free released some glorious music.  My favorite song from that time, "The Devil I Know", is still up on her MySpace.  Her voice is sweet, husky, fluid, and dangerous all at once.  Her composition is impeccable; her Southern roots come through loud clear in the guitar and drums.  And when she harmonizes with herself, it's one of the most haunting sounds you'll ever hear.

Kidneythieves are working on a new album and may (hopefully) schedule a tour.  I'd kill to see this woman perform.


  1. Trent Reznor with breasts. LOL.

  2. Here from the siblings post. You should listen to the new songs on the KT website. you'll find it under the Invisible Plan tag. You won't regret it.


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