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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Just curious - how many of you ladies (and there are more than a few of you here now!) play slide guitar? What tunings do you use? I know Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell use open tunings - open D and open G - but apart from Bonnie Raitt, I can't think of a single female slide guitarist.....

So - enlighten me? Tell me I'm wrong? I'll be glad to be proved wrong.....

:D :D :D

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(@urbancowgirl)
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I can't think of any either Vic but you might want to check out some Bluegrass/Gospel people. I've seen a few women that play slide at church events.

I love the way the slide guitar sounds and I would like to learn someday.

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(@troush)
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Didn't Barbara Mandrell (or one of her sisters) do slide? I seem to recall watching the Madrell show as a kid and I thought one of them did, but maybe that's my imagination. (Probably too much Hee Haw!)

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(@anonymous)
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The solo of this song is played using a slide in Drop C.

http://www.silk-matricide.net/morgan/media/videos/runlikehellvideo.php


   
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Rory Block plays slide and I think Susan Tedeschi does as well.


   
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(@eirraca)
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The solo of this song is played using a slide in Drop C.

http://www.silk-matricide.net/morgan/media/videos/runlikehellvideo.php

I love Kittie, I think they're awesome. Too bad that solo wasn't longer :D


   
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(@purple)
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Can't think of anyone other than Rait really. Wouldn't call myself a slide guitarist but I do love the sound. I love Elmore James so I dabble in slide a little bit. Also Robert Johnson's Cross Road Blues is played slide and I have "attempted" it a couple times, didn't have the focus to learn it the whole way through.

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(@margaret)
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I saw Cyndi Lauper on tv the other morning and she was playing slide while singing the song True Colors.

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And when I'm feelin' blue, the guitar's comin' through to soothe me ~


   
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I knew Cyndi Lauper played the dulcimer, but the slide guitar, too? I have a lot of respect for her as a musician, even if I'm not a fan of her music.


   
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(@margaret)
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I knew Cyndi Lauper played the dulcimer, but the slide guitar, too? I have a lot of respect for her as a musician, even if I'm not a fan of her music.
Hmmm, maybe I'm wrong about what she was playing. I was just passing by the tv and didn't really get all that good of a look, so don't take my word for it. The instrument did look kind of small, so maybe it was a dulcimer.

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(@ricochet)
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I've seen her play a soprano recorder as well.

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Did I hear somebody mention Rory Block?

Here she doing a couple of Robert Johnson tunes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV43q_XZCPY&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmR0_epz5OQ&mode=related&search=

Here is a lady from our neck of the woods who plays great slide,
Robin O'Herin.

http://www.reverbnation.com/robinoherin

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(@elecktrablue)
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Oh, I can definitely name a few great female slide players! :D

Mary Flower
http://maryflower.com/

Joanna Connor http://www.amazon.ca/Slidetime-Joanna-Connor/dp/B000005ZJR/ref=sr_11_1/701-6771235-8457145?ie=UTF8&qid=1175020137&sr=11-1 (listen to 'Slide On In')
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joanna_Connor

Laurette Langille
http://www.nwblueswoman.com/

Lauren Ellis
http://www.amazon.com/Push-River-Lauren-Ellis/dp/B00000JG1P (Mockingbird Blues is my personal favorite!)

Ellen McIlwaine
http://www.ellenmcilwaine.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_McIlwaine

I play around at slide but can't actually say that I'm a slide player.... yet!

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(@rodders)
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Hey Elecktra how could you leave Bonnie of that list of yours. :?: :?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC96ekfolrE

You gota love her style !

Edit sorry should have read the whole thread properly :wink:

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(@teleplayer324)
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Bonnie as was mentioned and Rory Block is amazing, Susan Tedeschi, Ana Popovic, Jennifer Batten

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