American Female Guitarists

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 1 
Joni Mitchell
(Famous for Her Studio Album 'Blue')
Joni Mitchell
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Birthdate: November 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Macleod, Canada

Joni Mitchell is one of the most popular Canadian singer-songwriters. Widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, her songs reflect her feelings about joy, romance, disillusionment, and confusion. Apart from being a musician, Joni is also a visual artist who designs most of her album covers. In fact, she calls herself a painter derailed by circumstance.  

 2 
Bonnie Raitt
(Blues Singer and Guitarist )
Bonnie Raitt
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Birthdate: November 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States

Bonnie Raitt is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Despite little commercial success at the beginning of her career, Raitt remained persistent until she had her first major hit in 1989. She has been named in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time lists. She also supports organizations like Little Kids Rock.

 3 
Joan Chandos Baez
(Best Known for Her Songs "Diamonds & Rust," "We Shall Overcome" and "Joe Hill")
Joan Chandos Baez
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Birthdate: January 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States

Singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez has been active in the music world for over six decades. She emerged as a major musical figure in the counterculture era of the 1960s. Her music encompasses various genres like pop, folk-rock, country, and gospel music. She is involved in civil rights, human rights, and environmental activism as well.

 4 
Susanna Hoffs
(Singer-songwriter best known as a co-founder of the Bangles)
Susanna Hoffs
6
Birthdate: January 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 5 
Nancy Wilson
(Guitarist and Backing Vocalist in the Rock Band 'Heart')
Nancy Wilson
4
Birthdate: March 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Nancy Wilson is a celebrated musician, singer, songwriter and composer.  A guitar virtuoso from the age of ten, she joined the rock band Heart in early 1970s, releasing numerous albums with them. She released her first solo studio album in 2021.

 6 
Patti Scialfa
(Rock Singer-Songwriter & Member of the Rock Band 'E Street Band')
Patti Scialfa
4
Birthdate: July 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Deal, New Jersey, United States

Patti Scialfa is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. The wife of popular musician Bruce Springsteen, Scialfa has been an important member of Springsteen's primary backing band, E Street Band, since 1984. As a member of the band, Patti Scialfa became an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

 7 
Suzi Quatro
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Suzi Quatro
9
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 8 
Lita Ford
(Lead Guitarist Of The Rock Band 'The Runaways')
Lita Ford
3
Birthdate: September 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

Lita Ford is an English-born American vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. She is best known as the lead guitarist for The Runaways, a now-defunct rock band. Also a humanitarian, Ford took part in a cooking television game show titled Chopped in an attempt to raise $10,000 for her charity. In the 2010 film The Runaways, Ford was played by Scout Taylor-Compton.

 9 
Melissa Etheridge
(Singer-songwriter)
Melissa Etheridge
3
Birthdate: May 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 10 
Michelle Branch
(Singer-songwriter Famous for Hit Single 'Everywhere')
Michelle Branch
3
Birthdate: July 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sedona, Arizona, United States

Michelle Branch is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her vocal performance on Santana's song The Game of Love, which received a Grammy Award under the Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals category. She is also credited with forming the now-defunct duo The Wreckers.

 11 
Christy Carlson Romano
(Actress)
Christy Carlson Romano
3
Birthdate: March 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milford, Connecticut, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Teena Marie
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer)
Teena Marie
3
Birthdate: March 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: December 26, 2010
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 13 
Eva Cassidy
(Singer, Guitarist)
Eva Cassidy
5
Birthdate: February 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States
Died: November 2, 1996
 14 
Teddy Geiger
(Musician)
Teddy Geiger
4
Birthdate: September 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
Shirley Manson
(Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Musician, Model, Songwriter)
Shirley Manson
4
Birthdate: August 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 16 
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
(Gospel Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Known for Using Heavy Distortion on Her Electric Guitar)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
3
Birthdate: March 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cotton Plant, Arkansas, United States
Died: October 9, 1973

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was an American recording artist, guitarist, and singer-songwriter. Characterized by a mixture of electric guitar and spiritual lyrics, Tharpe's music played an influential role in the development of rock and roll. Her music influenced several rock-and-roll musicians like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Chuck Berry. She is often referred to as the Godmother of rock and roll.

 17 
Lzzy Hale
(Best Known as the Lead Singer and Rhythm Guitarist of Hard Rock Band 'Halestorm')
Lzzy Hale
3
Birthdate: October 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Red Lion, Pennsylvania, United States

Lzzy Hale is a singer, musician, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the hard rock band Halestorm. She is also the co-founder of the band. She began writing and performing music as a teenager and began her career collaborating with her brother, Arejay. She has also collaborated with many other artists.    

 18 
Brittany Howard
(Musician)
Brittany Howard
5
Birthdate: October 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Athens, Alabama Athens, Alabama, United States
 19 
Kim Deal
(Singer)
Kim Deal
3
Birthdate: June 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 20 
Persia White
(Actress)
Persia White
4
Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 21 
Colbie Caillat
(Singer-songwriter)
Colbie Caillat
3
Birthdate: May 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 22 
Kim Gordon
(Singer)
Kim Gordon
3
Birthdate: April 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 23 
Alison Sudol
(Actress)
Alison Sudol
3
Birthdate: December 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 24 
Kathleen Hanna
(Singer)
Kathleen Hanna
3
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 25 
Edie Brickell
(Singer)
Edie Brickell
3
Birthdate: March 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oak Cliff, Texas, USA
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 26 
Susan Tedeschi
(Singer, Guitarist)
Susan Tedeschi
3
Birthdate: November 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 27 
Judy Collins
(Singer-songwriter)
Judy Collins
3
Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 28 
Liz Phair
(Singer)
Liz Phair
3
Birthdate: April 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 29 
Lucinda Williams
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist)
Lucinda Williams
3
Birthdate: January 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
 30 
Juice Newton
(Singer)
Juice Newton
3
Birthdate: February 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
 31 
LP
(Singer-songwriter)
LP
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Birthdate: March 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 32 
Charo
(Actress Best Known for Her Sassiness, Sexy Outfits and Signature Phrase during the 1970s, ‘Cuchi-Cuchi')
Charo
2
Birthdate: January 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Murcia, Spain

Spanish-American actress, singer, comedian, and flamenco-guitarist Charo, whose birth year remains a subject of dispute for several years, is known for her seductive deep voice with Spanish accent, unrestrained and exuberant manner, and the catch-phrase cuchi-cuchi. She has released albums like Guitar Passion, featured in films like The Concorde...Airport '79 and guest starred in TV series like The Love Boat.

 33 
Laura Nyro
(Songwriter)
Laura Nyro
3
Birthdate: October 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: April 8, 1997
 34 
Yvonne Elliman
(Singer)
Yvonne Elliman
3
Birthdate: December 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 35 
Aja Volkman
(Singer)
Aja Volkman
3
Birthdate: March 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, USA
 36 
Paz Lenchantin
(Bass Guitarist, Vocalist and Violinist of the Alternative Rock Band 'Pixies')
Paz Lenchantin
3
Birthdate: December 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mar del Plata, Argentina
Argentine-born American musician and Pixies member Paz Lenchantin was born to a classical pianist father and had started training in the violin and other instruments as a child. The camera-shy artist is known for her eccentricities, such as buying a truck and driving it around Louisville. 
 37 
Laura Jane Grace
(Musician)
Laura Jane Grace
5
Birthdate: November 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 38 
Mia Zapata
(Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist)
Mia Zapata
3
Birthdate: August 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 7, 1993
 39 
Suzanne Vega
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Suzanne Vega
3
Birthdate: July 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 40 
Nita Strauss
(Musician)
Nita Strauss
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Birthdate: December 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 41 
Rickie Lee Jones
(Singer)
Rickie Lee Jones
3
Birthdate: November 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
 42 
Phyllis Hyman
(Singer)
Phyllis Hyman
3
Birthdate: July 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: June 30, 1995
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 43 
Lori Black
(Musician)
Lori Black
3
Birthdate: April 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
 44 
Alana Haim
(Grammy Award for Album of the Year nomination for Women in Music Part III.)
Alana Haim
0
Birthdate: December 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 45 
Deana Carter
(Singer)
Deana Carter
2
Birthdate: January 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 46 
Jackie DeShannon
(Singer-songwriter)
Jackie DeShannon
2
Birthdate: August 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hazel, Kentucky, United States
 47 
Sophie B. Hawkins
(Singer-songwriter)
Sophie B. Hawkins
2
Birthdate: November 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 48 
Angela Marie DiFranco
(Singer)
Angela Marie DiFranco
3
Birthdate: September 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 49 
Lee Ann Womack
(Singer-songwriter)
Lee Ann Womack
2
Birthdate: August 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Texas, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 50 
Danielle Bradbery
(Singer)
Danielle Bradbery
3
Birthdate: July 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: League City, Texas, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)