Female Guitarists

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Throughout history, there have been many women guitarists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female guitarists such as Miranda Lambert, Linda Ronstadt, Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, Aimee Mann.The women guitarists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
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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
(Singer)
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 
IU
(Singer)
IU
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Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
 4 
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.

 5 
Dido
(Singer-songwriter)
Dido
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Birthdate: December 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
 6 
Susanna Hoffs
(Singer-songwriter best known as a co-founder of the Bangles)
Susanna Hoffs
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Birthdate: January 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 7 
Nancy Wilson
(Guitarist and Backing Vocalist in the Rock Band 'Heart')
Nancy Wilson
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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.

 8 
Patti Scialfa
(Rock Singer-Songwriter & Member of the Rock Band 'E Street Band')
Patti Scialfa
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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.

 9 
PJ Harvey
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Artist, Singer, Guitarist)
PJ Harvey
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Birthdate: October 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bridport

Tinged with themes of female sexuality, the lyrics of PJ Harvey have redefined the place women occupy in rock music. While she was initially part of a musical trio named after herself, she later charted her own path as a solo musician. She is only artist to have earned the Mercury Prize twice.

 10 
Melissa Etheridge
(Singer-songwriter)
Melissa Etheridge
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Birthdate: May 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
 11 
Lita Ford
(Lead Guitarist Of The Rock Band 'The Runaways')
Lita Ford
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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.

 12 
Teddy Geiger
(Musician)
Teddy Geiger
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Birthdate: September 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
 13 
Eva Cassidy
(Singer, Guitarist)
Eva Cassidy
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Birthdate: February 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States
Died: November 2, 1996
 14 
Michelle Branch
(Singer-songwriter Famous for Hit Single 'Everywhere')
Michelle Branch
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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.

 15 
Teena Marie
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer)
Teena Marie
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Birthdate: March 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: December 26, 2010
 16 
Allie Sherlock
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Birthdate: April 7, 2005
Sun Sign: Aries

Irish singer, songwriter, and guitarist Allie Sherlock came into the limelight in 2017 after a YouTube cover of hers went viral. Even though she had been uploading her music on YouTube since 2014, it was only in 2017 that she gained widespread attention. Since then, she has appeared in a few TV shows as well.

 17 
Christy Carlson Romano
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Birthdate: March 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milford, Connecticut, USA
 18 
Suzi Quatro
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Suzi Quatro
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Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
 19 
Shirley Manson
(Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Musician, Model, Songwriter)
Shirley Manson
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Birthdate: August 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edinburgh
 20 
Carrie Brownstein
(Singer, Guitarist, Actor, Writer, Musician, Blogger, Television actor)
Carrie Brownstein
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Birthdate: September 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seattle
 21 
Edie Brickell
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Birthdate: March 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oak Cliff, Texas, USA
 22 
Lzzy Hale
(Best Known as the Lead Singer and Rhythm Guitarist of Hard Rock Band 'Halestorm')
Lzzy Hale
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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.    

 23 
Persia White
(Actress)
Persia White
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Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
 24 
Brittany Howard
(Musician)
Brittany Howard
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Birthdate: October 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Athens, Alabama Athens, Alabama, United States
 25 
Colbie Caillat
(Singer-songwriter)
Colbie Caillat
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Birthdate: May 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States
 26 
Judy Collins
(Singer-songwriter)
Judy Collins
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Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
 27 
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
(Gospel Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Known for Using Heavy Distortion on Her Electric Guitar)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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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.

 28 
Alison Sudol
(Actress)
Alison Sudol
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Birthdate: December 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
 29 
Kim Deal
(Singer)
Kim Deal
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Birthdate: June 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA
 30 
Kim Gordon
(Singer)
Kim Gordon
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Birthdate: April 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
 31 
Natalie Maines
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer)
Natalie Maines
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Birthdate: October 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States
 32 
Corinne Bailey Rae
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her 2006 Single ‘Put Your Records On')
Corinne Bailey Rae
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Birthdate: February 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leeds, England
 33 
Kate Nash
(Singer-songwriter)
Kate Nash
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Birthdate: July 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrow, London, England, UK
 34 
Kathleen Hanna
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Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
 35 
Laura Jane Grace
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Birthdate: November 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
 36 
Amy Macdonald
(Singer-songwriter)
Amy Macdonald
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Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bishopbriggs, Scotland
 37 
Courtney Barnett
(Rock Singer Known for Her Deadpan Singing Style and Witty, Rambling Lyrics)
Courtney Barnett
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Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Courtney Barnett is an Australian musician, singer, and songwriter. Renowned for her witty lyrics and deadpan singing style, Barnett achieved international recognition after releasing her highly successful EP, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas. Over the years, she has won several important awards, such as APRA Music Awards, ARIA Music Awards, and AIR Awards

 38 
Liz Phair
(Singer)
Liz Phair
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Birthdate: April 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
 39 
Charo
(Actress Best Known for Her Sassiness, Sexy Outfits and Signature Phrase during the 1970s, ‘Cuchi-Cuchi')
Charo
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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.

 40 
LP
(Singer-songwriter)
LP
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Birthdate: March 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
 41 
Susan Tedeschi
(Singer, Guitarist)
Susan Tedeschi
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Birthdate: November 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 42 
Yvonne Elliman
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Birthdate: December 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
 43 
Karen Elson
(Model, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer)
Karen Elson
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Birthdate: January 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oldham
 44 
Mollie King
(Singer from the girl group The Saturdays)
Mollie King
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Birthdate: June 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, England, United Kingdom
 45 
Lucinda Williams
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist)
Lucinda Williams
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Birthdate: January 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
 46 
Aja Volkman
(Singer)
Aja Volkman
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Birthdate: March 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, USA
 47 
Genesis P-Orridge
(Singer-songwriter)
Genesis P-Orridge
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Birthdate: February 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manchester, England
 48 
Paz Lenchantin
(Bass Guitarist, Vocalist and Violinist of the Alternative Rock Band 'Pixies')
Paz Lenchantin
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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. 
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Mia Zapata
(Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist)
Mia Zapata
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Birthdate: August 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 7, 1993
 50 
Brody Armstrong
(Singer-Songwriter, and Guitarist Known as the Frontwoman for Punk Bands 'The Distillers' and 'Spinnerette')
Brody Armstrong
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Birthdate: January 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brody Armstrong is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. She had a tumultuous childhood marred by abuse and violence. She sought solace in music and began her career as a teenager. As a young woman, she was part of many bands with which she released numerous hit albums and singles. She also has a successful career as a soloist.