Antigone Rising is a rock band comprised of singer/songwriter Nini Camps, powerhouse guitarist Cathy Henderson and multi-instrumentalist Kristen Ellis-Henderson. While the New York based trio’s high-energy performances have earned the long term devotion of fans worldwide, it is the their social activism that continues to push the group forward. The band's nonprofit, Girls Rising, has taken the them around the world on a musical mission to empower and inspire girls to be all they can be, and their annual Girls Rising music festival (now entering it's 8th year) hosts both established and up and coming female artists, and is one of the only music festivals of its kind. 

A Brief History

Early on, Antigone Rising established a reputation as a grassroots touring band, with a tour calendar packed year round. By 2003, their independent success landed them a record contract with Warner Music Group’s Lava Records. Their major label debut, From the Ground Up, became one of the first releases marketed through Starbucks chains nationwide, selling over a half million copies. After touring with The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers and more, a corporate shake up led the band back to the indie world, loyal fanbase intact. That loyal fanbase has continued to support the band's efforts for the past twelve years. 

The band's new full length album, True Joy,  will be available streaming everywhere in January, 2022. CDs are available now at live shows and through the band's online store. Several songs were recorded prior to the Covid shut down and have been waiting on the shelf for a proper debut. In line with their mission to support women artists, the band worked with mostly female producers, writers, engineers, directors, editors and graphic designers to get a finished product they feel really proud of.