“I would pick her out in a crowd... Like, ‘I know who that is,’ like David Gilmour”: Heart's Nancy Wilson says this “Clapton-type shredder” is her favorite contemporary guitarist

Left - Nancy Wilson of Heart opens for Styx at Abbotsford Centre on October 06, 2022 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada; Right - Grace Bowers performs during 2023 Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on October 15, 2023 in Austin, Texas
(Image credit: Left - Andrew Chin/Getty Images; Right - Erika Goldring/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

Heart's Nancy Wilson has recently heaped praise on many young guitarists who are making waves and challenging stereotypes. However, one guitarist in particular has impressed Wilson to the point that she called her “a Clapton-like shredder” with a “significant voice.”

“There's so many women right now that are younger women coming up that are just shredders, like Grace Bowers for example,” Wilson asserts on the Broken Record podcast.

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Janelle Borg

Janelle is a staff writer at GuitarWorld.com. After a long stint in classical music, Janelle discovered the joys of playing guitar in dingy venues at the age of 13 and has never looked back. Janelle has written extensively about the intersection of music and technology, and how this is shaping the future of the music industry. She also had the pleasure of interviewing Dream Wife, K.Flay, Yīn Yīn, and Black Honey, among others. When she's not writing, you'll find her creating layers of delicious audio lasagna with her art-rock/psych-punk band ĠENN.

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