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Sep 15th, 2017 01:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've been listening to a lot of female singer, songwriter and musicians lately, including:

Lucinda Williams
Chelsea Wolfe
Gretchen Menn
Avatarium (Jeannie-Anne Smith on lead vocals)
Margo Price

As far as guitar instrumental albums go, Gretchen Menn's "Abandon All Hope" is off the charts good. A MUST LISTEN IMHO.

I love Marty Friedman's playing, but his new album pales in comparison to Gretchen Menn's who shows herself to be a great composer, not just a great guitarist (her album has lots of orchestration). Marty came off as kind of a jerk in a resent interview too. Hey Marty, Gretsch can eat your lunch money and dinner money too when it comes to composition and artistic vision!

Gretchen Menn

(This message was last edited by 5Strats at 03:32 PM, Sep 15th, 2017)

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North Gnarlyington

Sep 15th, 2017 03:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

We've gone to see Shelby Lynne every time she comes through a local venue. A couple weeks ago it was her and her sister, Allison Moorer ,touring in support of an album they just did together. Mostly covers and some originals. An out of left cover they do is Nirvana's "Lithium".

"Not Dark Yet"

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North Gnarlyington

Sep 15th, 2017 04:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

..also a fan of Lucius..

Live on KEXP

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North Gnarlyington

Sep 15th, 2017 04:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer cover Dylan

"Not Dark Yet"

Te 52

Laws of Physics

strictly enforced
Sep 16th, 2017 09:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

And let's not forget the incomparable...

Alison Krauss

(This message was last edited by Te 52 at 11:54 AM, Sep 16th, 2017)

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Sep 16th, 2017 10:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

professor - I really like their cover of that Dylan song.


Orange County, CA.

Sep 16th, 2017 08:30 PM   Edit   Profile  


(This message was last edited by HighStrung56 at 10:35 PM, Sep 16th, 2017)

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Austin TX

Sep 16th, 2017 08:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I really like their cover of that Dylan song"

+1 that was awesome. Thanks for posting that.


Forgive your enemies

but never forget their names
Sep 17th, 2017 02:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'll add Tal Wilkenfeld to the mix.


Paris, France

It's just a guitar, not rocket science.
Sep 17th, 2017 03:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

Carol Kaye. Go back and check out her work, tryuly inspirational. And thinking further back, Mary Ford was a great guitar player in her own right, not just Les Paul's voice (and wife).

Karen Carpenter was one of the best drummers of her time. I;m not kidding, real jaw-dropping stuff.

Melissa Etheridge became one of my riock'n'roll heroes back in the late 80's. She's the real deal, an old school performer and song writer. Amazing talent.

And yes, a big thumbs up for Gretchen Menn and Tal Wilkenfeld. Both are fantastic musicians.

Annie Clark (St Vincent) is also amazing. She's a very capable guitar player in her own right and she designed a great guitar with Ernie Ball team, BTW. It's a real player's tone machine.

(This message was last edited by DrKev at 05:04 AM, Sep 17th, 2017)

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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Sep 17th, 2017 05:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm a big fan of Mary Chapin Carpenter as a singer, songwriter, and darn good guitar player. Her latest album, "The Things That We Are Made Of," is outstanding.

I started a thread about her here on the FDP s few years ago and expected that it would be on Page 4 by the end of the day, but was surprised at the amount of respect that she got. Lots of fans of hers here.

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retired NW Arkansas

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Oct 4th, 2017 12:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

I just discovered these two young artists, and it's worth a listen.

Check out the expression of the young one when the song ends.

Jerry's Breakdown

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Who's we sucka?

Smith, Wesson and me.
Oct 4th, 2017 02:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

One of my favorites.

Nice Strat


It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Oct 5th, 2017 06:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

I stumbled across this young woman while cruising through youtube a while back...

...Samantha Fish

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