favorite female guitarists


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06/19/2001 3:21 am
we really don't talk about many female guitarists on this site, i was just curious who do is good and are they worthy to be listed with the greats


my favorte is Nancy Wilson (especially for Barracuda)
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06/19/2001 12:19 pm
Jennifer Batten is the only one that comes to mind.
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06/19/2001 3:10 pm
Liona Boyd- An amazing classical guitar player.
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06/19/2001 4:34 pm
Liona Boyd - #1, no question. How many guitarists, in any genre, get Eric Clapton to sign on as a sideman for an album? :)
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06/19/2001 11:40 pm
While certainly not amazing classical guitarists, I think both Nina Gordon and Louis Post for Veruca Salt are good as well as the guitarist from Seven Year Bitch.
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06/19/2001 11:50 pm
A couple spring to my mind who stand out well and truly, Bonnie Raitte and Kristen Hersh. Chrisie Hynde aint bad.

I think the band is called Jl9 or somthing, anyway the bass player is a woman and man is she tasty (not in the guitar sense but the bed sense)

Courtny love can't play and is not all that tasty but the slutty look is quite sassy, hell any Hole will do at times.
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06/20/2001 2:48 am

I've never really heard that much about female guitarists.

As Raskolnikov mentioned, there was Veruca Salt, but I don't remember anything special about their playing. They sure did look good on stage though.
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06/20/2001 4:08 am
How about:

Bonnie Rait
Melissa Ethridge
The Bangles
Sass Jordan (bass & guitar)
Sue Foley


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06/20/2001 8:29 am
Are there female guitarists on this forum ???
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06/20/2001 9:46 pm
Veruca Salt didn't have incredible guitar playing, but the are both solid guitarists. What I like about them is the whole picture; the songs, the instrumentation, the vocals (awesome vocals), and overall a generally cool vibe.
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06/20/2001 11:26 pm
I love Joni Mitchell's acoustic guitar playing - she uses some really strange tunings, but also a lot of open E, like on "Big Yellow Taxi" or "Conversation".
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06/21/2001 6:22 am

Yeah, I definitely agree.

I didn't mean to imply that they weren't a good band or good musicians. They just never did anything that would make a guitarist "run back to the woodshed", so to speak.

What ever happened to them, by the way? Did they break up?
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06/21/2001 10:16 pm
Dolly Parton
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06/22/2001 4:07 pm
Essentially yes.
Louis Post is still running Veruca Salt, but she's the only original member in the band. Nina Gordon has a solo album out (heard that song "Tonight and the Rest of My Life?"). I have both of those albums, they aren't bad, but they don't have that chemistry that they have together. Really sad, but I still have to wish them both the best. Maybe they'll do better their next time in the studio.
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06/23/2001 8:04 pm
Ani Difranco...love that Ani...
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06/24/2001 4:42 am
Liona Boyd was mentioned, Sharon Isbn is another classical player certainly worth mentioning.
Somebody who doesn't get mentioned much, but was possibly the finest female jazz player ever is Emily Remler. She was an incredibly talented guitarrist who regretably died at a young age, certainly worth hearing.
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06/24/2001 6:45 am

Has anyone mentioned Sheryl Crow? She plays guitar, right?
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06/24/2001 7:46 am
She sure does. I beleive that she has written some stuff for Clapton in the past too.
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06/24/2001 5:33 pm
Ani is awesome, Sheryl Crow annoys me though. So does Allanis Morriset.
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06/24/2001 7:57 pm

Yes, Allanis Morriset is quite annoying.

About Sheryl, I don't know if she actually composes anything, but she's still a pretty decent vocalist.


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