Susan Kay "Suzi" Quatro:2 (born June 3, 1950; Detroit, Michigan) is an American born, British-based singer-songwriter, bass guitar player, and actor. She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star breaking a barrier to women's participation in rock music.:1–3 In the 1970s Quatro scored a string of hit singles that found greater success in European and Australian territories than in her homeland. Following a recurring role as bass player Leather Tuscadero on the popular American sitcom Happy Days, her duet "Stumblin' In" with Chris Norman reached number 4 in the USA in 1979. Quatro released her self-titled debut album in 1973. Since then, she has released fifteen studio albums, ten compilation albums, and one live album ( Wikipedia )
Amy Rigby (born Amelia McMahon, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter. After playing with several New York bands she began a solo career, recording several albums which had only modest sales despite enthusiastic reviews. She settled into a career of touring while raising a daughter, then formed a duo with Wreckless Eric whom she also married. Rigby uses basic chord structures derived from '60s rock and pop music. Her records are as notable for their musical sophistication as for their lyrical directness. Her influences also include New York City punk rock, especially as played at the famous CBGB club, as well as the Beatles and other mid-1960s pop. One of her recent songs is entitled "Dancing With Joey Ramone." ( Wikipedia )
Poet Sandra Alland and musician Y. Josephine formed the multimedia performance troupe, Zorras, after seeing each other perform in Edinburgh in 2007. They quickly became known for their unique bilingual mixture of text, sound poetry, percussion, singing, guitar, electric bass, megaphones and projected images. Zorras inject passion and humour into personal experiences and cutting observations of our troubling times. The result is strangely alluring musical stories. ( http://sonichits.com/ )
The Delphines arose from the remains of the all-female Bluebonnets, a blues outfit that counted among its members Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go's, Dominique Davalos, Pinky Villandry, and Sherri McGhee. When vocalist Villandry dropped out over disagreements concerning which career track the band should pursue, the remaining members tried to forge on. At one point they hired another vocalist, Shannon Moore, and later performed simply as a three-woman band. When the Bluebonnets permanently shut down in 1994, Valentine again became part of the Go-Go's, while Davalos headed to England. By the end of the year, however, the two women were in Los Angeles and pulling together the band that would become The Delphines, with the addition of Paul Crowder on drums. The group gave its first public performance early the following year in London.( http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-delphines-mn0000122658 )
The founding members were Marcy Mays (lead vocals, guitar, songwriting), Sue Harshe (bass guitar, backing vocals, songwriting), and Carolyn O'Leary (drums). Their first show, in the summer of 1985, was a 20-minute opening spot for the Meat Puppets. Their first album, Plus, Also, Too, was self-produced (with Andy Izold) and released in 1987 on the local label No Other Records. The following year the band was signed to the ill-fated Rough Trade Records U.S., for whom they released two albums, He's Drunk (produced by Jim Rondinelli) and Smallmouth (produced by Gary Smith). A seven-track EP called Bloodsucker, was released on the Chicago-based Feel Good All Over label (then reissued on Simple Machines Records). Drummer O'Leary left the group in May 1992, and was replaced by Dana Marshall. They recorded their next album, Velvet Hammer, in 1993. It was engineered by Steve Albini (around the time he produced Nirvana), and released on the Simple Machines label. The band was then signed their first major label deal, to Elektra, for whom they released two albums, Travel On, Rider, and Nature Film ( Wikipedia )
Marissa Rachael Nadler is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and painter based in Boston. Active since 2000, she has released a number of studio albums. She is currently signed to Sacred Bones Records and Bella Union, and released her sixth full-length studio album July in early February 2014
In the early 1980s Bush Tetras is an American band from New York Guitarist Pat Place and vocalist Cynthia Sley 4 Albums Between 1983 and 2012 + few Ep and singles A music Punk, more funk than rock, monotonous over the length but in concert, a treat!