Can you guys recommend me some good female blues artists?

Apart from Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and that sort of era, I'm not that aware of other woman in blues so any recommendations of more up to date artists would be great.

Also, what, in your opinion is the best blues album released in the last 5 years?

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  • 10 years ago
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    Deborah Coleman

    Shemekia Copeland

    Joanna Connor

    Joanne Shaw Taylor

    Ruthie Foster

    Dani Wilde

    Erja Lyytinen

    Nora Jean Bruso

    Best blues album of the past 5 years:

    Alvin Jett & The Phat Noiz Blues Band - Honey Bowl

  • Kman
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Women of Blue Chicago http://www.delmark.com/delmark.690.htm

    Also, on the Alligator label

    Koko Taylor

    Marcia Ball

    Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women

    Shemekia Copeland

    Katie Webster

    One of the best CDs in the last 5 years:

    Buddy Guy - "Bring 'Em In" Silvertone from 2005

  • 3 years ago

    WoW - the ideal and marvelous Taj Mahal - Jim Croce, JJ Cale, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Booker T, John Lee Hooker,Eric Clapton, John Mayer - lots of to come to a decision from - no component itemizing them right here - you're greater powerful of googling ideal blues bands song - basically undergo in ideas that blues is appropriate to using specific chord progressions eg: the twelve-bar blues. What RAP is at present - eg: poetry in action speaking approximately stories occurring to day - blues grew to become into exceptionally lots an identical way of tale telling set back in yet another era - whether a great form of it grew to become into approximately heart soreness, undertaking, and a few of it very depressing at circumstances - it grew to become right into a fashion of recording heritage and what grew to become into occurring on the time - look it up, prob WIKI might have all of it - it has maximum issues - desire it is efficient.

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  • 10 years ago

    Check out Susan Tedeschi, here with husband, Derek Trucks performing at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs50uz3a_-M

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  • 10 years ago

    so, by more up to date are you thinking like the last 5-10 years? naomi shelton or grace potter maybe?

    best blues album of the last 5 years:

    cw stoneking- jungle blues

    corey harris- daily bread

    seasick steve- dog house music

  • 10 years ago

    Janiva Magness--Blues Ain't Pretty

  • Eric T
    Lv 5
    10 years ago

    E.C. Scott

    Little Esther

    Irma Thomas (kinda more r&b maybe)

    Bonnie Raitt

    Joanna Conner

    Etta James

  • 10 years ago

    You've gotten a lot of good names,

    I'll just add a current one

    Shannon Curfman just came out with a new CD,

    and Joe Bonamassa is on one of the songs,

    She has done a lot of work with Jonny Lang too, and they have co-written a few songs together

    http://www.shannoncurfman.com/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SKfLw34nP4

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Koko Taylor. She passed away not too long ago and was the best blues woman Chicago had.

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