Odetta (b. December 31, 1930), birth name Odetta Holmes, also known with her stepfather's surname as Odetta Felious, is an African-American singer. Her repertoire consists largely of American folk music, blues, and spirituals, although she first worked in the mode of musical theater. She also acted in several films, notably The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and the film of William Faulkner's Sanctuary. ...more on Wikipedia about "Odetta"
Polly Jean Harvey, born October 9 1969 in Yeovil and raised in nearby Corscombe ( Dorset), is a British singer and songwriter. She has recorded as a solo artist under the name PJ Harvey, but she began her career as part of a trio (with drummer Rob Ellis and bassist Steve Vaughan) also named PJ Harvey. She has cultivated a reputation for eccentricity to match her music (for example, she purportedly lives on a diet of potatoes). ...more on Wikipedia about "PJ Harvey"
Ruthie Morris is the guitarist for the Atlanta, Georgia-based rock group Magnapop. Originally from Florida, she transplanted herself to East Atlanta in the late 1980's, where she met Linda Hopper, a member of the Athens, Georgia scene in the late '70's/early '80's. The two were fast friends, and formed Magnapop in 1990. Ruthie has remained in all line-ups of the group since then. In 1996, Juliana Hatfield wrote the song " Ruthless" about her, and recorded it as a B-side to the single My Sister recorded by The Juliana Hatfield Three. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ruthie Morris"
Shannon Curfman (b. Fargo, North Dakota, July 31, 1985) is an American blues-rock guitarist and singer. She came to prominence in 1999, at the age of 14, with the release of her first album, Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions, which she recorded a year earlier. Even at that time, her deep, robust voice and virtuoso electric guitar playing surprised many listeners, who found it difficult to believe that they were listening to a performer in her teens, rather than her twenties or thirties. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shannon Curfman"
Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962 in Kennett, Missouri, USA) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist and songwriter. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sheryl Crow"
"Sister" Rosetta Tharpe ( March 20, 1915 - October 9, 1973) was a gospel artist who attained great popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with a unique mixture of Holiness vocals and jazzy guitar accompaniment. Willing to cross the line between sacred and secular music by singing in nightclubs and with big bands behind her, her witty, idiosyncratic style also left a lasting mark on more conventional gospel artists, such as Ira Tucker, Sr. of the Dixie Hummingbirds. While she offended conservative churchgoers with her forays into the world of pop music, she never left gospel music. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sister Rosetta Tharpe"
The Great Kat is the stage name of Katherine Thomas, an English-born (but Long Island, NY raised) musician best known for her death metal interpretations of well-known pieces of classical music. Most feature her using the electric guitar, but some have her on violin. Thomas is in fact a classically-trained violinist, graduating from the Juilliard School and touring for a time playing conventional classical music before crossing over to metal. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Great Kat"
Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an African American singer-songwriter, best known for classic singles " Fast Car," "Talkin' Bout a Revolution," and "Give Me One Reason." ...more on Wikipedia about "Tracy Chapman"
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