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50 Historic Black Women Guitarists and Bassists You Need To Know

50 Historic Black Women Guitarists and Bassists You Need To Know

If you’re reading this and are someone who consumes or performs music, then every day you should be celebrating the  more

The Intentional Creativity LA Producer and Storyteller Kadhja Bonet Demands In Her Music

This interview of Kadhja Bonet originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #16, which was released in  more

In the Hands of Women: The Tradition and Transformation of the Oud

This article originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July, 2018. Meet  more

This Video of Amy Winehouse Talking Guitars is Amazing

Amy Winehouse would have been 35 years old today. She Shreds celebrates her legacy by celebrating what no one else  more

12 Videos of Tejanas and Mexicanas Shredding in Traditional Mexican Genres

If you look up things along the lines of “female mexican guitarist” you get one photo of Lila Downs, one  more

The Legends: Sister O.M. Terrell

The playing methods of early Southern blues pickers and their often-visceral vocal styles were, in many ways, informed by their  more

The Legends: Poison Ivy

The Cramps rank among the most legendary bands to emerge out of the first wave of American punk. For over  more

Retracing the History of the Steel Guitar and the Shredders Who Shaped It

This feature originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #13, which was released in September, 2017. Before the downtown St. Louis  more

How Fender Offsets Are Helping Shape Music (Again)

Since they were first produced in the 1950s, offset guitars and basses have provided tools for seasoned and aspiring musicians  more

The Legends: Suzi Quatro

The first wave of punk musicians may deserve credit for ripping down new doors for women in rock, but Suzi  more

Lady Plays the Blues: Current and Classic Blues Guitarists You Should Know

Ask a dozen people to describe the blues and you may very well end up with a dozen different responses.  more

The Legends: Renata Tarrago

Catalan guitarist Renata Tarrago’s discography is a testament to her spot among the greats of 20th century classical music. Her  more

The Legends: Selda Bağcan

Selda Bağcan, often billed simply as Selda, is a Turkish folk guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer whose 40-plus year career  more

The Legends: Caterina Valente

In television’s “golden era” of the 1950s and 1960s, when the new medium elevated well-rounded entertainers to wide audiences, Caterina  more

The Legends: Annie Kerr

Details about Hawaiian singer and steel guitarist Annie Kerr’s career are as scarce online and in print as her once-popular  more

The Legends: Peggy Seeger

For over 60 years, folk artist Peggy Seeger has provided a voice for the politically underserved on both sides of  more

Lucinda Williams On the Hard and Sedulous Road to Major Label Success

[This feature originally appeared in the eleventh issue of She Shreds, published in November, 2016. Subscribe here and receive your  more

The Legends: Carol MacDonald

Before the Pleasure Seekers launched Suzi Quatro’s career and the Runaways inspired generations of punk and metal musicians, Goldie and  more

“Queen of Tone” Abigail Ybarra Talks Fender History and 57 Years of Pickup Winding

The longest working Fender employee isn’t who you might think—she’s a pickup winder, Latina, and one of three sisters raised  more

The Legends: Carline Ray

Throughout her 67-year career, jazz vocalist, guitarist, and bassist Carline Ray remained a creative force in an often male-dominated genre.  more

Elastica Has Returned to the Studio

After not seeing each other for nearly two decades, the members of Elastica have entered the studio once again. Another  more

The Legends: Memphis Minnie

While pioneering vocalist Ma Rainey was dubbed the “Mother of the Blues,” and helped spark the genre’s commercial spread in  more

The Legends: Mary Ford

Multi-talented guitarist, singer, and actress Mary Ford has a shared, yet often unsung, musical legacy alongside her longtime partner in  more

Dia De Muertos: Honoring the Lives of 4 Musicians Who Passed in 2016

In honor of the Dia De Muertos—a tradition that originated in the Southern region of Mexico more than 2,000 years  more

The Legends: Violeta Parra

Chilean singer and guitarist Violeta Parra (Oct. 4, 1917- Feb. 5, 1967) was a politically-minded performer dedicated to discovering and  more

Le Tigre Releases “I’m With Her” Single in Time for Presidential Debate Tonight

Two weeks ago we told you about the exciting news of Le Tigre reuniting. Today the lo-fi electro-punk trio that  more

Joan Baez is the Only Woman Guitarist Among the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

Each year, a number of artists are nominated for induction at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Yesterday, the  more

Le Tigre Reunites!

Today in a conversation with Perfect Pussy frontwoman Meredith Graves for the Talkhouse Music Blog, Kathleen Hanna announced that Le  more

Four Early Punk Icons and Their Gear

In punk music, a disregard for what is considered the mainstream “cool” gear of the day (Les Pauls, Marshalls, etc)  more

77 Year-Old Blues Guitar Pioneer Says Slowing Down Is Not an Option

[This feature was originally published in the 10th  issue of She Shreds Magazine, November 2015 and has been edited for  more

Kalamazoo Gals: The Secret Behind Gibson’s WWII Guitars

[This feature was originally published in the ninth issue of She Shreds Magazine, November 2015 and has been edited for  more

She Shreds Remembers Prince

Few times in the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll have there been musicians who have defined new musical landscapes by  more

“You are who you are, and I never let go of that fact” An Interview with Lita Ford

About halfway through my call with hard rock icon Lita Ford, she asks me what the deal is with the  more

“I learned that everything is possible”: Q+A With Marlene Marder of Kleenex/Liliput

[In celebration of the 10th issue of She Shreds, we will be posting some of our favorite selections from across  more

The Story of Maybelle Carter + “Wildwood Flower” Tabs

[In celebration of the 10th issue of She Shreds, we will be posting some of our favorite selections from across  more

Punk Remembers Iconic Musician and Activist, Vi Subversa

Punk lost one of its greatest creative and political minds on February 19. Poison Girls singer and guitarist Vi Subversa,  more

Lady Bo “Mother of Rock ‘N’ Roll” Dies at 75 Years-Old

Peggy Jones, later known as Lady Bo, was an innovative and expressive guitarist who was an original part of Bo  more

The Women of Mariachi: Breaking Barriers in a Machismo Culture

Originating in Jalisco, Mexico via farm workers in rural areas, mariachi is now known as the music of Mexico. Much  more

Talking Technique with Mary Timony

Mary Timony has been lending her dynamic and melodic guitar riffs to the alternative/indie rock music scene since Dischord Records  more
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