Girls & Guitars

Posted on January 22, 2015 by Megan Hollenback | 0 Comments

Anything guys can do, girls can do better.

A play on the classic lyric from “Annie Get Your Gun,” the sentiment still holds true, and has been inspiring women to achieve star status in every area of life for more than 60 years.

Today’s female musicians face a cultural struggle to be appreciated for their music and talent instead of their beauty and bodies. While there is something attractive about girls with guitars, Feral Watches embraces women who rock out to their own beat and set the standard for quality musicians. They cross musical genres and transcend generations to set the bar for rebellious, creative women to do what they love.

For example, Joan Jett, headliner for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, is an icon for female rock artists. Known for her larger-than-life hooks and sheer volume, Jett has certified platinum and gold albums and is known for chart-topping tunes like I Love Rock N Roll and I Hate Myself for LovingYou.

Bonnie Raitt is another feminist icon who was a  pioneer in an era defined by the objectification of women. While blues guitar lyrics often center on sexualizing women, Raitt stole blues music back and made it her own in the early 70s. Known for incorporating elements of blues, rock, folk and country, Raitt’s skills on the slide guitar are documented by her appearance on Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

Other leading ladies that rock on the guitar include icons like Dolly Parton and Nancy Wilson (from Heart), and newcomers like Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. Rock on ladies!


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