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Awesome Female Singer-Songwriters

Updated on October 9, 2011

Discover women musicians of many genres. Great singers, great songs, happy ears!

Welcome to my lens about some of the most amazing female singer-songwriters I know!  Many of these talented women are also independent musicians who deserve a lot more exposure.  Haven't heard of someone on this lens?  Give them a try, you might just find a new favorite!

Many of these women I have seen live in concert, met in person or interviewed on my Lyrical Venus radio show or blog. I think all of them are awesome and I'm sure you'll find at LEAST one if not many that you will love as well.

Don't forget to leave your comments or suggestions in the guest book at the bottom of the page, and give this lens a thumbs up if you like it, because all of that will help spread the musical love!

Cool YouTube Vids - Listen and fall in love!

Great Female Singer-Songwriters - And links to their official websites

This list is by no means comprehensive, and I keep adding to it as I discover new favorites, so be sure to check back for updates!

UPDATE: I now have so many artists on the list I've broken it up in to sections! Starting off with Artists A through E alphabetically by first or band name:

Awesome Albums

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Who are YOUR favorite female singer-songwriters?

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      somner 9 years ago

      Very good read, thanks for the post.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great lens. You forgot one of the most talented singer/songwriters in the business.

      Check out Carrie Newcomer at

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      morereverb 6 years ago

      I would like to suggest Prema - a talented UK based singer songwriter. Drop by her youtube channel ( or website (

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      jbraithwaite3 6 years ago

      Indeed, I am agree with your lens. This day's, there are a lot of female singers and song writers. I really love those musics that has been composed by a female.

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      togaman 6 years ago

      Check out oriignal song Control Freak by Tory Tompkins singer songwriier musician from Austin Texas

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      bit22iwill4 6 years ago

      This Women is a mix Between Pj Harvey and Zack De La Rocha.. ONE WOMEN BAND

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      beyondsight 5 years ago

      Please add Sara Bareilles to this list. She is AWESOME ! This list cannot exist without her! If I sound like a fan ! I AM just listen and you will also become a fan!

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      amiasingersongwriter 5 years ago music Amia here and just wanted to say how awesome this site it! Amia Love xx

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      corteeze 5 years ago

      Where is Tori Amos? she is amazing.

      I'd also toss on Fiona Apple to the list. I know many may disagree with that suggestion, but I saw her in concert a few times and she definitely qualifies as "Awesome!"

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      christinerage lm 5 years ago

      I hear Christine Rage is "all the rage" in the rock music scen, listen tp her at

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      reasonablerobby 5 years ago

      I love Ingrid Michaelson and also Imogen Heap

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      QueenofUncool 5 years ago

      Can I also add myself to this list? also on bandcamp where you can listen to my releases in full :) think joni mitchell/kate bush/madonna/courtney love having a gathering with tea and cake and darkness.

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      My niece is a singer and used to be a DJ. This lens reminds me of her!

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      LyricalVenus 5 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: Awesome! Thanks for stopping by to check it out!

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      mnl7362 5 years ago

      I have to add in Alicia Keys..she's another great female songwriter. Great choices tho! :)

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      LyricalVenus 5 years ago

      @mnl7362: Good call, I started this list a couple years ago and I reaaaaally need to update it! :-)

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      vinc18 5 years ago

      Good work, Thumb up.

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      LyricalVenus 5 years ago

      @vinc18: Thank you so much!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing the female singer-songwriters that make your ears happy!

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      peppervel 5 years ago

      interesting lens. I enjoy listening to female singers especially those they wrote themselves. Usually they are very soul-searching.

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      LyricalVenus 5 years ago

      @anonymous: thank you for stopping by to check them out! :)

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      LyricalVenus 5 years ago

      @peppervel: Definitely! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you found some new artists to listen to.

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      creativeinc lm 5 years ago

      Wow! This is a really nice list. Great lens.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Wonderful picks, and a great lens you put together here. Hard to pick a favorite. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow! What a tribute to female singer-songwriters! So many of these are new to me, I'll have to get acquainted with their work--I might find a new favorite among them! Terrific lens!

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      LyricalVenus 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I hope you find a few new artists to listen to! So much inspiration and variety!

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      LyricalVenus 5 years ago

      @JoshK47: Thanks, definitely hard to pick a fave!

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      LyricalVenus 5 years ago

      @creativeinc lm: Thank you so much!

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      ErHawkns7100 5 years ago

      Florence and the Machine

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      Great lense! Perfect tribute to the most fabulous female singer-songwriters!

      Congrats on an excellent job!!!

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      I like Tori Amos, some of her songs like Fairytale. Great lens! Blessing it!

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      hughgrissettsr lm 5 years ago

      great lens! i like joni mitchell, lucinda williams to name a couple!

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      Jim Sterling 5 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      Thanks for the introduction to some of these ladies. Great lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Same here, thanks for introducing me to some new female song writers, great lens :)

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      Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Blessed! Please add this to the non-Zazzle plexo on my Zazzle and Blessings for November 2011 lens.

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Adele is my current fav, but you've got several that I love on your list. Great lens :)

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      Amy Jade Winehouse.

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      redleafloans 5 years ago

      Great lens! I love Lisa Loeb and Tori Amos..:)

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      jillian22 5 years ago

      My favorite is Carole King

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      Nice tribute to some amazing women.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow, so many names I didn't know about.

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      GizmoButler 5 years ago

      I need another Laura Nyro, Nicolette Larsen (R.I.P.). Meantime, if any songwriters here are looking to learn how to write drum tracks with a beat editor come visit my lenses.

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      christyclaxton 4 years ago

      Fantastic list. Many of my favorites are here. I've worked with some, know others, and have written about many on this list. At the request of another great female singer-songwriter, I just started a new lens: music-marketing3. Stop by and check out Jessi Lynn.

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      goethesgarden 4 years ago

      Sjofn & Nina Nastasia

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      lucid-luminos 4 years ago

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      jdwheeler 4 years ago

      Ann and Nancy Wilson

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      dkort7 4 years ago

      There are great artists here at different stages of the craft. I like seeing new artists rise up on forums such as YouTube. Like Jillian, (sunshine) She is at the simple production stage but it allows the listener to focus on her voice and especially the lyrics. Wow her original songs are powerful and deeply packed with substance. We've all seen artists who were found on YouTube. I'd like to see a site that keeps an eye on up-comers.

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      Trisha Cornelius 4 years ago from Gauteng, South Africa

      My favorite singer-songwriter is definitely Kim Boekbinder (you feature the other half of her band Vermillion Lies in this list). I'm also a fan of Amanda Palmer, and Marian Call. Thanks for creating this lens, I see a voyage of musical discovery in my future.

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Sara Groves and Francesca Battisteli. Great lens, from one songwriter to another.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is very good information, I like it, thank you for sharing. :)

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      morris-starkey 4 years ago

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      wercreative 4 years ago

      Indigo Girls would be my favorite female singer-songwriter followed by - beth hart and a myriad of others but the Girls are my fav

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      Bonwalk01 3 years ago

      Great Lens. Great Idea to Feature the Ladies of Song. Hope I can make your List on Day. Good Work and Good Luck. - Arrisa

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      Beth Sass Music 2 years ago from Nashville


      So glad to find your blog! MAY I SUBMIT?

      I am a female singer songwriter, many years in the making...and I've been having a lot of luck spreading the word about my music by being featured on several other carefully curated hupbspot blogs.

      These LENS blogs I am lucky enough to have been included in:

      Beth Sass Music

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