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 #10388  by pinkfloyd188
 Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:34 pm
ive been studying different music styles recently, and i can't help but notice that i haven't seen any female guitarists. anyone know of any good female guitarists, mainly jam band, bluegrass, country, jazz and classic rock? i'd be interested in hearing how they play since y'know, i havent seen any bigtime bands with a female, rhythm or lead. thanks in advance

 #10390  by otherones90210
 Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:43 pm
Susan Tedeschi

 #10391  by strumminsix
 Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:51 pm

 #10392  by tigerstrat
 Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:49 pm
Joni Mitchell

 #10393  by amyjared
 Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:56 pm
Ani DiFranco
Patti Smith
Chrissie Hynde
And my fave is this beautiful African American woman I see playing for Paul Shaffer on Letterman. She rocks! Anyone know anything about her??

 #10395  by Rev_Roach
 Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:38 pm
BONNIE RAITT! Great blues player
 #10396  by lyghtningod
 Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:05 pm
Nancy Wilson can play guitar pretty damn well.
Anita Cochran, though I haven't heard much about her, can handle a Tele. She's country, but can play well.
Elizabeth Cotton, on acoustic guitar.

And Bonnie Raitt, absolutely.

 #10397  by tigerstrat
 Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:21 pm
Rickie Lee Jones is a very accomplished guitarist.

PJ Harvey!!

 #10403  by Crazy 9.5 Fingers
 Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:32 am
Feist - Haven't seen her in person but from what I have seen she can definitely play, I also appreciate her Jerry-esque Guild Starfire. And she happens to be hot as well which is never a bad thing.

 #10404  by spilly
 Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:39 am
I'm gonna go with Jack on this one. I saw Kaki King live a few years ago and she really blew my mind. Her style is so original it almost hurts

 #10407  by Crazy 9.5 Fingers
 Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:41 am
The Kaki King stuff is pretty cool, not exactly music I can dance to, but she is ridiculously talented nonetheless. Here is a clip of Feist on Carson Daly. I think I am in love with her.

Note the Guild Starfire. Love a chick with a semi-hollow.

 #10408  by Shaggy
 Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:32 pm
Judee Sill
Maybelle Carter

and the queen of them all:

Memphis Minnie.

 #10411  by hotasaPistol
 Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:29 pm
Jewel smokes and then some !

 #10412  by pinkfloyd188
 Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:50 pm
good stuff.

kaki king reminds me of keller with all the tapping and making all his sounds himself.

though what did it for me was Feist's voice. amazing!

i guess its just being so accustomed to seeing male guitarists that a talented female guitar player has such a differnt play style. pretty cool nonetheless