Ruf Records Releases Blues Guitar Women

Ruf Records announced Blues Guitar Women, the definitive collection of songs from talented female blues guitarists. With more talent than could fit on just one CD, the project was expanded to two CDs; the first CD devoted to traditional blues, with the second devoted to contemporary blues.

There may be more women guitar players in blues than any genre and the styles within the blues are incredibly diverse from the modern rock/blues of Joanna Connor and Ana Popovic to the beautiful simplicity of Etta Baker and Precious Bryant. The lives and backgrounds of these women are as unique as their music. The themes range from the traditional blues subject of love and rambling to social consciousness and demands for change.

The Blues Woman and more specifically the Blues Guitar Woman has blazed her own trail from the start. The guitar is the most versatile and popular instrument of our time. Today, it seems more and more females are putting their hands on this instrument and bearing down on it because it offers them a means for powerful self-expression and the freedom to move, a kind of liberation not based on any preordained groups or labels.

Blue Guitar Women project was championed by singer/songwriter and blues guitarist Sue Foley. Foley, who also provides the liner notes found the process inspirational. Listeners will find Blues Guitar Women not only inspirational, but also extremely enjoyable.

(Disc 1)
Can't Quit The Blues - Lara Price Band feat. Laura Chavez
Takin' It All To Vegas - Debbie Davies
The Man's So Good - Alice Stuart
Mediterranean Breakfast - Sue Foley
The River Wild - Deborah Coleman
Living On The Road - Joanna Connor
Navajo Moon - Ana Popovic
Judgement Day Blues - Carolyn Wonderland
Lonely Lonely Nights - Eve Monsees
It's A Blessing - Maria Muldaur and Bonnie Raitt
Dreamland Blues - Erja Lyytinen
Lynn's Blues - Barbara Lynn
Goin' Down - Tracy Conover
Baghdad Blues - Beverly "Guitar" Watkins
Woke Up This Mornin' - Ruthie Foster

(Disc 2)
Fool Me Good - Precious Bryant
Going Down This Road - Algia Mae Hinton
Doggie Treats - Sue Foley
Fixin' To Die - Rory Block
Dead End Street - Ellen McIlwaine
Rather Be The Devil - Alice Stuart
Streamline Train - Jessie Mae Hemphill
Nothing's Changed - Gaye Adegbalola
One Dime Blues - Etta Baker
Ain't Nothing In Ramblin' - JoAnn Kelly
Down The Big Road Blues - Mattie Delaney
Motherless Child Blues - Elvie Thomas
Skinny Legs Blues - Geeshie Wiley
In My Girlish Days - Memphis Minnie

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