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Woman rock on guitar!

Marty’s photo of the day #2276: Rock and roll is generally a liberal form of music. Even so, when it comes to guitarists, there is still quite a bit of sexism, as women seldom get the credit they deserve for their ability to play their instruments. I, being a non-sexist kind of guy, insist on giving credit where credit is due. Of the musicians I’ve seen live, Bonnie Raitt, Nancy Wilson, Joan Jett, and Rory Block are as good as any man on the guitar. Grace Potter is right up there as well. Then, this past Saturday, I had to add Melissa Etheridge to my list. Listening to her play guitar live was an experience to behold. And even better—she had the show-womanship to make it look just as difficult as it actually was.
(Photo: Melissa Etheridge at the KettleHouse Amphitheater, just outside of Missoula)

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