It used to be, when I wasn't jamming out to Phish, I would switch gears and take in female singers like Nanci Griffith, Margo Timmins (of the Cowboy Junkies), Iris Dement, Gillian Welch and Abigail Washburn. Then, for some reason there was a long dry spell where I didn't really listen to many female musicians. I don't think my tastes changed, because I was always on the lookout for female singers to check out, I just wasn't finding any that spoke to me. Here lately, however, a whole new crop of emerging female artists are making some of the best music to be found, and this is causing me to once again bend my ear toward feminine vocals.
These women include:
|Maya de Vitry (with Charles Muench L and Oliver Craven R)|
As great as these ladies are, there's still a wide open void to be filled by the all female jamband that kicks some serious improvisational ass. The Pheminine Phish, you might say. Now, that would be something, that really would be something.