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Thread #142762   Message #3293351
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
20-Jan-12 - 10:06 AM
Thread Name: Best female guitar players?
Subject: RE: Best female guitar players?
Carol Hunter and Janis Ian

After leaving Juilliard, Carol Hunter moved to Los Angeles and became a session guitarist before being hired by Neil Diamond as the lead guitarist for his live band from 1969-71. Hunter's guitar and vocals were included on the Diamond record Gold.

The Secret Life Of J. Eddy Fink (1968) by Janis Ian, whose real name is Janis Eddy Fink. The band is Carol Hunter (bass, guitar), Buddy Salzman (drums), Joe Price and Richie Havens (percussion).

Janis Ian; The first time I met Chet Atkins in the flesh, he grinned, handed me a Gibson, and said "Play me something pretty". Now I'd seen him playing my songs on TV, and I knew there'd be nothing pretty about it if I attempted to play as well. So I demurred, saying I wasn't a guitarist but a songwriter. "Horse hockey. I've heard your records. Now, sit back and play something pretty." Not a request, but a command. I played whatever came to mind, then we went to lunch.