At Get Offset, celebrating women who play guitar and women in the gear industry is a daily practice.
But hey, it’s International Women’s Day, so we thought we’d put together a list of some of the women playing guitar that we’re kind of obsessed with right now.
I’ve been listening to Kaki King since I was a teenager. She was one of the first straight-up female guitar players that I was made aware of. I probably listened to “Playing With Pink Noise” 100 times when I was 16.
Whether you know her from Helium, Ex Hex, Wild Flag, Autoclave, or just as herself, Mary Timony is one of the most brilliant guitarists performing today. Period. Her guitar teacher Tom Newman at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts said to interviewers, “She came to us a prodigy. You can’t teach what she has.” She’s known for her experimental tunings and for melting faces.
Just 21 years old, Melanie Faye first came to everyone’s attention when a video of her went viral. She’s been on the cover of She Shreds Magazine and generally just kills it. She’s currently based out of Nashville, TN.
Known for her sad as hell lyrics and minimalist sound, Julien Baker is another remarkable young guitarist from Tennessee. I’d also have to shout-out her entire supergroup, boygenius, which also features Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus.
I’d only recently heard of Barbara Lynn and holy hell, just WATCH that video!
The frontwoman of Japanese Breakfast, I can’t get enough of Japanese Breakfast right now. It’s been my go-to record to spin when I’m cooking, cleaning, working, or playing with my cat. My favorite part of the above Pitchfork video is when the cameraman doesn’t expect her to be the one playing the solo on “Everybody Wants to Love You.”