Guitar Goddess is devoted to incredible female guitar players from all over the world.
We feature the latest news, interviews, concert dates and industry events about, and for, female guitarists from as far away as, the U.K. Japan, Sweden and Australia to Canada and the U.S.
Here you’ll find female guitarists covering all music genres from folk, classical, jazz and bluegrass to rock and country.
Guitar Goddess.com was launched in 1995 to honor the women who have the courage, determination, and drive to make it in an industry that’s been dominated by men for so many years.
Female guitar players are gaining their own fan bases with their own brand of passionate rock & roll shredding and soulful storytelling. We share the wisdom and insight female guitarists share with us.
Our interviews feature backstage info on how these female guitar players got their start, stories from the road, secret tips to success and where you can see them play next.
Guitar Goddess celebrates the journey of these women and the men who stand by them and encourage them forward.
Upon first listening to Bonnie Montgomery, it’s easy to mistakenly assume that you’ve stumbled upon a long-buried track by a legend from the golden era of country/western music. Such is the artistry of this Arkansas native and silver-voiced songstress. Her story is of her journey, but she presents it through a folk/bluegrass/country perspective that’s traditional and timeless.
Paula Boggs was formerly Starbucks' top lawyer, a federal prosecutor and vice president at Dell (among many other roles), before switching over to full-time musicianship a few years ago. Over the past ten years, she and her band, the Paula Boggs Band, have released three albums. The most recent is 'Elixir: The Soulgrass Sessions.'
Marlain Angelides is involved in musicals, Shakespeare, voice-overs, and is front-woman of the all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band, LEZ ZEPPELIN, showcasing her wide range of vocal talents that drive the heavy yet melodic sound of Ascending Dawn.
Ezina Interviews Wendy Sweetlove on Guitar Goddess Radio. Wendy shares how she got started, the joy of collaboration AND debuts her new cd Dirty Sunday. Learn more at www.wendysasson.com
Also in the studio was Ido Sasson- guitar teacher and guitarist on Wendy SweetLove's debut CD Dirty Sunday. www.idosasson.com
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Lo Carmen is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and actress. Carmen has independently released five albums in the Americana alt-country indie rock vein.
First single 'Last Thing I'll Remember' from sixth studio album.'Lovers Dreamers Fighters', out Nov 10 2017.
Sarah Lightman hails from the East Coast. She grew up in Hightstown, NJ, and later attended college at Temple University to study musical theater. She has been submerged in performing arts her whole life. Much of her family are also musicians and artists. Her dad Aaron Lightman was signed with RCA Poppy Records, her cousin Toby Lightman is also a successful singer/songwriter, and her cousin Jonathan Russell (jazz violinist and movie composer) is featured playing violin on Sarah's newly released song "Fear." Sarah just released her EP Friday the 13th of January 2017. “My music is rooted from personal experiences to help inspire others to heal from day to day struggles. I see so much sadness, pain, and sickness running wild in the world today, especially with the recent shooting in Vegas and the death of Chester Bennington. I feel the need to take responsibility for my own pain in hopes to help others get back on their feet. Suffering is inevitable, but by making the choice to see the wounds we already have, we can start to move forward toward a healthier place.” www.sarah-lightman.com
Katie Ferrara is a folk/pop artist from Los Angeles, CA. Making regular appearances on the 3rd street Santa Monica Promenade, Melrose Trading Post, downtown Burbank and various farmers markets in Los Angeles, Katie has carved a name for herself in the streets of her hometown as a “busker” or street performer.
Lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter, Olivia Street, was one of the founding members of Juno-nominated reggae band, Souljah Fyah and now she has found her own voice with King of Foxes, and brings the authenticity of an old soul to a decidedly modern sound.
Briana Alexis sat down with Ezina to discuss how she broke into the music business from the inside of an amp.
She shares lessons learned working in R&D for guitar manufacturers, how she learned to play upside down guitar and how she financed her move to Los Angeles on the back of her gear.
It’s not every day that a small-town Texas girl gets to record with Grammy Award-winning producer John Carter Cash, who has produced legends such as Loretta Lynn, George Jones, and Willie Nelson, but Country Blues artist Kasey Lansdale is the exception. Her current release, “Living in the Moment” from the EP Leave Her Wild, promises to be an even bigger success than her previous recording.
Susan Alcorn shares the history of lap steel and pedal steel guitars, what lead her to pedal steel guitar and the inspiration behind her music compositions. She gives advice to young players and invites Ezina to give pedal steel guitar a try.
One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship.
She has performed/recorded with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Her obvious joy of music, humor and her facility across the genres of folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide.
There's no description more apt for Sheryl Bailey than "A sizzling guitar goddess", coined by Elliot Simon of All About Jazz.
He's not alone with his superlatives-Adam Levy of Guitar Player Magazine calls Sheryl "One of the most compelling tones of her generation", and Frank Forte of Just Jazz Guitar ranks her "among the best bop guitar players with a fresh approach and something new."
"From Here" is Kathy Grausgruber's debut album. Her lyrics are carried away by her powerful, bluesy vocals. This self taught, singer/songwriter has been playing and writing music for several years. Currently, Kathy performs at local Jazz Cafe's, Bars, Coffee Shops, Parties, and Festivals in Northeastern PA. Great importance is placed on writing meaningful, original songs because we all know there are enough pop-princesses out there! For more information check out kevinandkathy.com
Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Cindy spent her early years dreaming of fame and fortune in the bowling world. This would not last. After a failed career as a bowling pro Cindy was unsure where to turn.
A simple call to the Psychic Hot-Line revealed a new destiny for her. Find the best players in the land and start the Boogie Wonder Band!
Marya Stark stops by to discuss combining music therapy, vibrational healing and how learning more about Chinese medicine and world spirituality influenced her music. She talks about working with her multiple muses and how they reshape and calibrate her musical sound.
Debra Devi stops by Guitar Goddess to talk about teaching herself to play guitar, putting together a band and how that has lead her to tour the country, write a book, get her music in film and television and more.
Guitar Goddess host Ezina LeBlanc interviews Grammy Award Winner Lori McKenna. Lori Discusses balancing career, family, how she got her first break as a singer-songwriter, the angels in her life and more.