Bonnie Lynn Raitt’s musical genius is sealed in her 10 Grammy awards. Rolling Stone magazine also list her as being one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
Commercial breakthrough arrived for her at the end of the 80s. Her most notable albums being Nick of Time and Luck of the Draw. She also received accolades for her duet with John Lee Hooker.
Her musical talent was born at an early age when she picked up her first guitar. Much of her talent she invested in her political activism. She is a fervent environmentalist and has been involved in Aids relief efforts through the donation of one of her songs.
Joni Mitchell is a musical legend. She is 73 now, but in the 60s and 70s she was the hottest female musician of her day.
Lyrically and musically she is a genius. This is not denied by anyone. Her career began with her busking and playing in small nightclubs in Canada. It was when she moved to America that her career took off.
Her lyrics and folk rock sound resonating with the 60s hippy generation. Rolling Stone listed her as number 30 in their list of best 500 albums all time, for Blue, which she recorded in 1971. A true musical genius, she has chosen to be the sole producer on the majority of her work.
By 2007 she gave up touring due to failing health, and released her 17th album. Not only a guitar genius and lyricist extraordinaire, she is a talented artist – she designed all of her own album covers.
Poison Ivy – punk rock women live life on the edge and their sex appeal is undeniable. Add guitar genius and they are smoking hot. Poison Ivy is the stage name of Kristy Mariana Wallace, guitarist of The Cramps.
She first emerged on the scene in 1976. Like many famous acts, she began in Akron, Ohio before heading to New York city with Cramps lead singer and future husband, Lux Interior.
Her talent for song writing has been honored by cover versions played by the likes of Queens of the Stone Age and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Since her husband’s death, she no longer plays live.