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Now don't get all excited😄 what am asking is, who are the female singers you can't do without? I'm realizing just how many strong, talented women I admire!

Off the top of my head...

 

Basia Bulat

Lucinda Williams

Dressy Bessy

Jess Cornelius

Mavis Staples

Frazee Ford

Ohmme

Katie Crutchfield....

 

 

And that's just a starter few. Which women do you prize in your musical world? Maybe it's VP-elect Kamala who has me thinking of women and their place in the larger scheme of things. 

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Great topic!  Aside from Lucinda, Mavis and Katie Crutchfield, my list would include:

 

Courtney Barnett

Sharon Van Etten

Margo Price

Bettye LaVette

Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention)

Adreianna Lenker (Big Thief)

Patti Smith

Laetitia Sadler (Stereolab)

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Top 5:

Fiona Apple

St. Vincent

Mavis

Ohmme

Rorey Carroll (check it out)

 

And a couple of highly regarded below the line:

Sharon Van Etten

Liz Cooper (and the Stampede)

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Great idea!

Most of the women previously mentioned as well as:

Courtney Barnett

Snail Mail

Phoebe Bridgers

Julian Baker

Julia Jacklin

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Emmylou

Maria McKee

Poly Styrene

Aimee Mann

Eddi Reader

Cerys Matthews

 

My wife knows about Emmylou, but don't tell her about the rest.

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Great topic, Donna!

 

Joni

Laura Nyro 

Dar Williams 

Regina Spektor 

Aimee Mann

I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan)

Mavis

 

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I saw Tori Amos perform a couple of times - my wife is big fan - a great performer, indeed.  Pretty amazing how she can hold a theater crowd with her voice and a piano. 

Ani DiFranco is another one that my wife turned me on way back when. 

 

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I'm sure I'll fail to recall some but off the top of my head:

 

Mavis

Neko Case

Courtney Barnett

St. Vincent

Rhiannon Giddens

Loretta Lynn

Caroline Rose

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Wow, I have so many women to investigate further...maybe once we aren't are consumed by trump lunacy and a pandemic, we can return to saturating our souls with fabulous music!

I feel like I've been distracted for 4 years.

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Heather Robb (The Spring Standards)

Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig (Lucius)

Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star)

Neko Case

Kathleen Edwards

Joan Shelley

Macie Stewart and Sima Cunningham (OHMME)

Erika Wennerstrom
 

On the obscure end of the spectrum, I've been haunted by Rosa Agostino aka Red Ghost, a guest singer on the Soulsavers' 2009 album "Broken." She performs the lead vocal on "By My Side" and "Rolling Sky" and she performed her own set as the opening act on the "Broken" tour.  Seems she never got signed and only has a few pieces of her own music out there. I can still listen to those two songs over and over and be mesmerized.


(Links are all to artists'/labels' official YT pages)
 

 

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On 11/14/2020 at 9:28 AM, Yaz Rock said:

Heather Robb (The Spring Standards)

Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig (Lucius)

Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star)

Neko Case

Kathleen Edwards

Joan Shelley

Macie Stewart and Sima Cunningham (OHMME)

Erika Wennerstrom
 

On the obscure end of the spectrum, I've been haunted by Rosa Agostino aka Red Ghost, a guest singer on the Soulsavers' 2009 album "Broken." She performs the lead vocal on "By My Side" and "Rolling Sky" and she performed her own set as the opening act on the "Broken" tour.  Seems she never got signed and only has a few pieces of her own music out there. I can still listen to those two songs over and over and be mesmerized.


(Links are all to artists'/labels' official YT pages)
 

 

 

I wanted to thank you, Yaz, for putting in all the links, what a great idea. :thumbup  Made it very simple to have a quick listen. The Rosa Agostino song, "By My Side" is gorgeous!

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Great topic!

Joni Mitchell is far and away #1 for me. I put her up there with Dylan.

 

Some of the rest, in no particular order:

 

Janis Joplin

Aretha Franklin
Emmylou Harris

Jonatha Brooke

Hope Sandoval

Kendra Smith

Dale Bozzio

Terri Nunn

Patty Larkin

Kate Wolf

Suzanne Vega

Natalie Merchant

Carly Simon
Maire Brennan

Sinead O’Connor

Sandy Denny

Tanya Donelly

Julee Cruise

Katryna Nields

Grace Slick

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20 hours ago, kidsmoke said:

 

I wanted to thank you, Yaz, for putting in all the links, what a great idea. :thumbup  Made it very simple to have a quick listen. The Rosa Agostino song, "By My Side" is gorgeous!



You're very welcome, Donna! Glad you enjoyed some of my selections =)

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