It’s not often you find bands that not only specialize in hard-edged blues, but are all-female as well. One such band that I happened to find out about online comes out of the New York City area, and is called Jane Lee Hooker. If you go by just the name, you'd be thinking of them as a female tribute to one of the great male blues guitarists of all-time, John Lee Hooker.
Back in the mid-1980's, I first heard of a band called Precious Metal. Trying to compare them to the Go-Go's, from that same era, would be like apples-to-oranges, because this female band definitely rocked. I'll never forget songs like...
Singer/songwriter Jessica Campbell is set to release her third album, appropriately titled III, on October 7. It’s been described as one of her “poppiest” albums to date, but Campbell insists that she wrote it the old-fashioned way – with an acoustic guitar.
If you are a female, and you haven’t already done so, this woman wants you to pick up a guitar. And she’ll do anything she can to get you to do it, and to help you feel right about...
Sarah Pierce, a singer/songwriter from Texas, has a gift for telling a story through her lyrics and music. Pierce recently released her latest album Barbed Wire on Little Bear Records. It was recorded at the Cribworks Ditigal Audio studio in Liberty Hill, Texas, and produced by her husband/drummer/singer/engineer, Merel Bregante. Barbed Wire is a great mix of thirteen songs that Pierce says was “musically influenced by her family’s heritage in the cattle business” and can be seen as a “follow-up to my autobiographical Cowboy’s Daughter CD.”
Friends Eva Bee and Emma McCall enjoyed playing music together at local coffee shops and pubs in the Chicago area. Eva’s younger sister Arden Bee soon joined and in 2011 the trio became known as Moonrise Nation on the Chicago music circuit and headlined at the Hard Rock Café in 2013.
Young 16 year old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Southern California, Jamey Geston, describes her music as “indie, folksy beat and with a bit acoustic pop.” Jamey plays the guitar, ukulele, piano and bass). In her short career, Jamey has accomplished quite a bit as she has opened for the legendary Judy Collins, has been a featured artist in BackBeat Music Magazine TV Segment, and our sister site Guitar It Up for Girls, and has won so many songwriting and other awards that you can find on her site.
San Francisco singer-songwriter, teacher and musician Rachel Garlin releases Wink at July this month which is a compilation of 12 of her works inspired by life experiences, as well as her work as an educator and arist. Growing up in Berkeley, Rachel was exposed to live performances at the Greek Theater and the Golden Gate Park by famed musicians Pete Seeger, Sting, Tracy Chapman, and Atlanta's own The Indigo Girls, among others.
"The space in between the notes is just as important as the notes themselves," says bassist Ashley Reeve. Whether live or in the studio, she "plays for the song” with that tasteful, less-is-more approach. Onstage, she's in tall leather boots,...
Singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick maintains a busy tour schedule, all while running her own record label, Right On Records, and teaching at Berklee College of Music.