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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Beverly Hills, Florida
Blues Guitar Women
Ruf Records proudly announces Blues Guitar Women, the definitive collection of songs from talented female blues guitarists is now available in stores.
With more talent than could fit on just one CD, the project was expanded to two CDs; the first CD devoted to traditional blues, with the second devoted to contemporary blues.
There may be more women guitar players in blues than any genre and the styles within the blues are incredibly diverse from the modern rock/blues of Joanna Connor and Ana Popovic to the beautiful simplicity of Etta Baker and Precious Bryant. The lives and backgrounds of these women are as unique as their music. The themes range from the traditional blues subject of love and rambling to social consciousness and demands for change.
The Blues Woman and more specifically the Blues Guitar Woman has blazed her own trail from the start. The guitar is the most versatile and popular instrument of our time. Today, it seems more and more females are putting their hands on this instrument and bearing down on it because it offers them a means for powerful self-expression and the freedom to move, a kind of liberation not based on any preordained groups or labels.
Blue Guitar Women project was championed by singer/songwriter and blues guitarist Sue Foley. Foley, who also provides the liner notes found the process inspirational. Listeners will find Blues Guitar Women not only inspirational, but also extremely enjoyable.