Exposed: 10 More Female Guitarists You Should Know, Part 4
Yes, it’s time once again to present to you 10 uber-talented female guitarists you may never have heard of! They rock, they finesse, they shine. From the classic singer/songwriter to the ferocious shredder, these 10 women know their way around six strings!
So sit back, relax and peruse the fabulous ladies presented herein. And while you’re at it, check out our past Exposed artists for even more undeniable talent. You can find the past three Exposed columns under RELATED CONTENT to the left.
It is no wonder British-born Joanna Shaw Taylor was discovered at age 16 by Eurythmics frontman Dave Stewart. She puts her soul into playing the blues, and people are catching on to her talent. Even the Queen! Taylor recently played with Annie Lenox’s band at Buckhingham Palace for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, wowing a crowd of 12,000 with her extended solo.
Taylor has released two studio albums, White Sugar (2009) and Diamonds In the Dirt (2010). Both have peaked at No. 8 in the US Billboard Top Blues Albums chart. Needless to say, she has mad guitar skill and a hearty voice. She took home the awards for Best Female Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year for her song “Same As It Never Was” from Diamonds in the Dirt at the 2011 British Blues Awards.
Look out for her upcoming record, Almost Always Never ,set to release on September 17. Here’s a video of her killin’ it at the Colne Blues Festival in 2009.
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Jenny Owens Youngs
Briana Alexis (of Absinthe)