In no particular order...
- Tori Amos (idchafee, her music doesn't "blow" it is just "qurky"... and I like
- Sarah McLachlan
- Pat Benatar (mainly her later post-MTV stuff, after she stopped being so overtly commercial and just made good music... her husband -- who IIRC plays on nearly all of her albums -- is also an excellent guitarist!)
- Ann Wilson (Heart)
- Fiona Apple
- Happy Rhodes (obscure singer-songwriter from upstate NY, stunning 4-octave range, material ranges from folksy/acoustic to electronic/new-agey)
- Suze De Marchi (Baby Animals... they only released two albums, and only the first one was good... but man
what an album, and what a voice!)
The years just pass like trains. I wave, but they don't slow down.
-- Steven Wilson