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The List: Female Musicians of the Pacific Northwest

Posted by on September 15, 2017
Seattle artist Grace Love at KEXP Grand Opening 2017. Photo by MM.

Seattle artist Grace Love at KEXP Grand Opening 2017. Photo by MM.

Tonight on KEXP 9pm-12 Pacific – Featuring “Top Female Musicians of the Pacific Northwest”!

Since I got over 500 requests, here’s my current list of PNW Female Musicians and Bands with Women at Their Center.

This is a working list. Want to say who’s the best? Have a suggestion? Please comment below. Bonus points for artists with diverse backgrounds or genres.

Hint, for tonight’s show, all the artists I’m planning to play are part of this list.

Thank you for your contributions. Here’s to #womeninmusic! DJ Michele

 

Female Musicians of the PNW – Alphabetical Working List
Acapulco Lips
Adena Atkins
Adra Boo
Amanda Hardy
Amy Denio
Amy Tung Barrysmith
Ann Wilson
Antonioni
Ariah Christine
Barbara Trentalange
Bed
Beth Ditto
Bikini Kill
Black Orchid
Blouse
Bonnie Guitar
Briana Marela
Brandi Carlisle
Bratmobile
Carol Kaye
Carrie Akre
Celine
Chastity Belt
Chava Mirel
Chocolat
Christa Wells
Courtney Andrews
Courtney Love
Crater
Crystal Beth Boom
Cumulus
Dark Moon
Debora Iyall
Deep Sea Diver
Dejha Colantuono
Deseo Carmen
Dagna Silesia
Edna Vazquez
Emily McVicker
Emily Westman
Erika Carlene Lundahl
Erin Rae Murray
Ernestine Anderson
Esperanza Spalding 
Experience Gospel Choir
Faith Stankovich
Falon Sierra
Felicia Loud
Filthy Friends
Frazey Ford
Fruit Juice
Genders
Gossip
Gifted Gab
Grace Love
Greta Harley
Hammerbox
Heart
Heather Duby
Helms Alee
Hole
Hollis Wong-Wear
Intisaar Jubran
Jamie Aaron Aux
Jamie Wyatt
Jazmarae Beebe
Jen Ayers
Jen Wood
Jesse Sykes
Jessica Dobson
Jessica Lurie
Judy Collins
Julia Massey
Jusmoni
Kat Eggleston
Kathy Moore
Katie Gray
Katie Kate
Kelli Schaefer
Kelly Fleek
Kim Warnick
Kim Virant
L7
La Luz
LaVon M Hardison
Lady A
Lemolo
Loretta Lynn
Lozen
Makala Wengelewski-Romero
Margaret W Burke
Marsalis
Mary Lambert
Merrilee Rush
Meagin Donovan
Mia Zapata
Michete
Mirah
Mongé Whitney
Morra Cogley
Mother of Pearl
Moon Duo
Ms. Led 
My Killer Heart
Nah Bee
Nancy Wilson 
Navvi
The Need
Neko Case
Natasha Kmeto
Odesza
Om Johari
Paris Alexa
Pat Wright
Pink Martini
Prom Queen
Rabia Shaheen Qazi
Rachel Flotard
Rose Windows
Rosie Thomas
Sadie Ava
Santa Cecilia
Sassyblack
Sea Stars
Sera Cahoone
Sharon Van Etten
Sharpece
Shawn Adams
Shelby Earle
Sisters
Sky Cries Mary
Sleater-Kinney
Stacy Jones
Stacey Meyer
Star Anna
Storm Large
Summer Cannibals
Sundries
Swamp Mama Johnson
Tacocat
Taylar White
Taryn Rene Dorsey
Tekla Jasmine Waterfield
The Blacktones
The Fleetwoods
The Gits
The Spider Ferns
The Trucks
TheeSatisfaction
Them Gods Themselves
Thunderpussy
Tiffany Wilson
Tracy Ferarra
Tres Leches
Visqueen
Viva Voce
Wendy Rule
Whitney Lyman
Wild Flag
Wynn
Xolie
Y la Bamba
Yaima
Year of the Cobra
Zola Jesus

Tune in to DJ Michele Myers Friday nights at 9pm on KEXP Seattle. A live DJ for select events, she’s performed at Seattle Space Needle New Year’s Eve and Bumbershoot. Michele’s produced over 200 radio episodes for KEXP Documentaries. Her book “50 Tips for Artists in the Music Business” has gotten rave reviews from readers. Find Michele’s other writing at The Smithsonian InstituteExperience Music ProjectThe University of Washington and NPR

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