My post on female instrumentalists a couple of weeks ago got a ton of terrific responses - I’ve thoroughly enjoyed investigating your suggestions! Throughout the next couple of weeks, I’m going to share videos of some of the artists mentioned in that post, going in order. Lyrics can be found in the comments.
Casey of Pop-Punk Junkie (a friend from school) suggested several artists. One of my favorites was The Hush Sound, who have a lady vocalist/keyboardist, Greta Salpeter. Following is their song "Wine Red":
Casey also recommended Eisley, which consists of three sisters, (lead guitar) Chauntelle DuPree, (guitar and vocals) Sherri DuPree, and (keyboard and vocals) Stacy DuPree, and their two brothers. They performed the song "Marvelous Things" at SXSW last year:
Bikini Kill is a classic riot-grrl band with Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, and Tobi Vail. It is a failure on my part that I did not mention this obvious choice. This is “I Like Fucking”:
Cessen of Privileged White Male left a rhapsodic comment about Yoko Kanno. He wrote in part: “She plays the piano. But more over, she is a brilliant composer, crossing almost every genre. She has done blues, pop, orchestral of many kinds, rock, electronic, folk, jazz, new age, etc. etc. etc. and she does them all BRILLIANTLY.” He also suggested the following video, a Cowboy Bebop instrumental medley:
Look for another post with more music...at some point!