1: Sena Ehrhardt
Sena Ehrhardt has emerged from Minneapolis to be one of the freshest, funkiest and most fabulous voices of the blues scene.
Since 2011 and the ‘Leave The Light On’ release critics have taken notice.
“Things You Shouldn’t Need To Know” the scintillating track taken from Sena’s latest Blind Pig release, ‘Live My Life’ is an immensely satisfying number.
She finds determination in each note, and makes an impact with every nuance. This song is made to work as hard as she does. Incredible!
2: Shemekia Copeland
Shemekia Copeland was born in Harlem, New York on April 10, 1979.
Now she is a force to be reckoned with on the blues circuit.
She’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined the Chicago Blues Festival and has played numerous festivals world-wide.
Her delivery is fierce red and she possesses an incredible vocal timbre with a plummy finish.
Alligator Records have now set a release date of September 11th for Outskirts Of Love
3: Malina Moye
Considered one of the top female players in the world, acclaimed singer/songwriter and left-handed funkster Malina Moye is one of the most exciting musicians around.
Her recent sultry/soft track “Are you the One” was filled with a repressed sadness and hidden resolution.
And although it was less funky than most of her numbers, it was still filled with style, elegance and that Fendering effervescence.
She is only 24 years old, but Australian guitarist Orianthi (now Los Angeles) has already experienced what most aspiring musicians can only dream of…
She has opened for her hero (Steve Vai), supported an idol (Carrie Underwood), traded solos with a legend (Carlos Santana) and shared the stage with the King of Pop (Michael Jackson).
It’s the 50th anniversary of the song “I Got You Babe” and so Orianthi has decided to cover the song (in style) with Richie Sambora.
They put down the track at the Capital Studios in L.A. It’s a fun acoustic collaboration of a classic number. Check it out soon!
5: Ana Popovic
Widely regarded as one of the worlds most viable female guitarists, the career of Ana Popovic has always been meteoric, and shows no signs of slowing-down just yet.
The 5x Blues Music Awards nominee merges smoking, electric-funk slide guitar with jazzy instrumentals and tight blues grooves… plus, of course, her soulful feminine vocals.
To get an idea of the passion, energy, fizz and talent she delivers, check her Hendrix cover of ‘House Burning Down’. It’s courageous, enthusiastic and controlled.