Blues guitarist Deborah Coleman grew up in a talented musical family with her father on piano and two brothers and a sister on guitar. After her 1997 album, she won the Orville Gibson Award for Best Female Blues Guitarist.
She released nine albums before passing away in 2018.
Laura Chavez also goes by Triviana. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, she plays with passion and intensity. She says her style is most closely compared to Jimi Hendrix. She plays in two bands and has collaborated with many others.
The Bay Area native now lives in San Diego. She was nominated for the 42nd Blues Music Awards in 2021. Her favorite guitar is her red-orange Stratocaster.
Felicia Collins played guitar as part of the CBS Orchestra every single night on network television. As part of the Late Show with David Letterman, the Jackson, Tennessee-born singer-guitarist who grew up in The Bronx, performed on the show for 21 years.
Letterman is not the only big name she worked with. She also played and toured with Madonna, George Clinton, the Thompson Twins, and Vonda Shepard. She names Stevie Wonder and James Brown as influences.
Ani DiFranco has been writing her own songs since age 14. The award-winning folk music and alternative rock musician launched her label, Righteous Babe, in 1990 and has recorded 20 studio albums and as many live albums.
She’s been nominated twice for a Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Grammy Award. She cites influences from jazz, punk, funk, and hip hop.
American blues singer-songwriter Malina Moye is a lefty guitarist and an actress and model, to boot. Her third studio album, "Bad as I Wanna Be" (2018), hit number one on the Billboard Blues chart and stayed there for two weeks. "Rolling Stone" gave the album four stars.
She plays rock festivals and tours worldwide. Moye has her own record label called WCE Records. Top Asian magazine "Gitar Plus" named her “Queen of funk-rock.”