Ali Smith

The vibrant style Ali Smith has brought to her writing and photography — featured regularly in the New York Times, The Guardian, and other publications internationally — was forged in New York’s underground music scene where she played bass in the seminal punk/blues/avant-garde band Speedball Baby. After touring worldwide and recording nine albums, Ali released two books of photography about women’s lives, Laws of the Bandit Queens and Momma Love: How the Mother Half Lives. With a passion for telling women’s stories, Ali’s memoir, The Ballad of Speedball Baby, is her literary debut.


Ali Smith and Pat Place (Bush Tetras) Survived

By Ali Smith | April 9, 2024

Ali Smith and Pat Place (Bush Tetras) Survived

The artists talk New York through the years, being a woman in music, and more.