Some of many admirable women guitarists of the world

From list in La Guitara, as compiled by Patti Larkin check out these fab guitar players from all over the world and the world of guitar music (most of them sing a tad better than most of the blokes who think they can play guitar, code and write sci fi, too:)

  • Ana Vidovic playing a fine piece by Pierre Bensusan
  • Vicky Genfan tapping and norwegian wood
  • not forgetting the queens of the lower frequencies, such as Esperanza Spalding
  • and Krisin Korb
  • r block with a very cool cat
  • Mimi fox is very serious jazz player
  • Sharon Isbi, playing a la recuerdos d l'alhambra
  • A great brazillian called Badi assad explaining how to use harmonics:- and and some cool beat box vocals... and singing too
  • v. cool bluegrass player, Muriel Anderson covers the ENTIRE band on 1 nylon string guitar
  • Wu Man playing a chinese type of guitar is pretty astounding
  • Fatoumata Diawara who sings and acts too (and dances) at womad once
  • Joan Armatrading plays Lead blues
  • kaki king - cool percussive stuff, :- live
  • alex houghton is a bit like kaki king i guess but more varied vocals
  • slide player ellen mcillwaine is v. old school blues singer... with fine attack
  • a nice rag by elizabeth cotten, who is the genuine article from of old
  • and sister rosetta tharpa with a great gospel/blues/lead style.
  • the really rather fine Sue Foley
  • and what about Chantel McGregor, doin a stormin version of red house
  • caroline wonderland: pickin in texas
  • samantha fish: keyin on the highway
  • joanne shaw taylor: time will tell
  • Debbie Davies just came to play
  • Deirdre Cartwright with the great Sarah Jane Morris singing..
  • Emily Remler was truly one great bebop/wes style jazzer More in the classic rock genre line:-
  • jennifer batten with jeff beck And here's her instructions on how to do shredding followed by a completely insane video of flight of the bumblebee
  • Orianthi is also good - more straight ahead - from Oz (was also picked by Michael Jackson, and now with alice cooper).
  • Ana Popovic can hack some pretty mean blues shredding with nice tone...
  • Joni Mitchell is always rather good at tuning tricks with the priest (for example - many others)
  • Must add + Robin thingy (country rock picker)