Grrrls With Guitars

Grrrls With Guitars


Before Lilith Fair…before Canadian Diva’s took over the Grammy’s…there was Grrrls With Guitars! The Georgia Straight, Vancouver


Vancouver's Women Singer/Songwriter Showcase

It all started with Nadine Davenport ~ she built a reputation for herself as a Vancouver song-writer and project coordinator. After producing some successful shows Nadine launched Vancouver’s first “all women” songwriters group, “Grrrls With Guitars”.

The Grrrls home fast became the infamous Railway Club where they graced the stage once a month to packed houses and media accolades. Grrrls with Guitars is one of the longest running & most successful songwriter showcases in Vancouver.

From rock & jazz to acoustic pop, bluegrass to alt country, to modern folk the Grrrls have showcased over 500 women songwriters. These ranks include Trish Klein (Po’ Girl), Kinnie Starr, Belinda Bruce, Angela Harris, Leslie Alexander, Kat Wahamaa, Sandy Scofield, Linda McRae, Danielle French, Rae Spoon, Meg Tennant, Marianne Grittani, Nadine Davenport and many, many others.

To date there have been 3 very successful GWG tours throughout Western Canada and showcases at many festivals including the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, The ROCKRGRL Festival in Seattle, Folk On The Rocks in Yellowknife, and Music West.

Grrrls With Guitars Volume 3 will be released this October ('05) - plus both Compilations Vol 1 & 2, will all soon be available & distributed by Maximum Music/Universal.

The Grrrls With Guitars project has produced 2 previous Compilation CD’s; GWG Vol. 1 (1999) and Vol. 2 (2001). Both CD’s have received great reviews and have had positive support from CBC Radio 1 and College Radio. Volume 1 charted at No. 41 on the Campus National Top 50.


Available from CD Baby:
or direct from the GWG website

Grrrls With Guitars Compilation Vol. 1
(1999 - GWG Records)

Features 12 songwriters including;
KINNIE STARR, LINDA McRAE (Black Hen), SANDY SCOFIELD(2003 WCMA winner for Aboriginal music, Best Folk Album. Also nominated in 2002 for a Juno award for Aboriginal Music) & BONNIE STE-CROIX ( receiving Commercial Radio airplay on 104.9 Clear FM/ Vancouver )

Grrrls With Guitars Compilation Vol. 2
(GWG Records - 2001)

Features 16 artists including;
ADRIENNE PIERCE (NETTWERK Records), ROSE RANGER (104.9 Clear FM / Commercial Radio airplay), KAT WAHAMAA (Nominated for 2 West Coast Music Awards, CAMEO Female Vocalist of the Year 2004), BELINDA BRUCE (recently signed with MAXIMUM Music ), ANGELA HARRIS (2 Charting CANCON singles on Commercial Radio & 2004 BCCMA Horizon Artist of the Year Nomination), LESLIE ALEXANDER (Currently planning a double bill tour with Barney Bental) & DANIELLE HEBERT ( 2004 WCMA Outstanding Francophone Recording & Galaxie Rising Star Award).

Set List

Mostly originals by all Artists with some cover tunes.

These Boots Are Made For Walking
Angel From Montgomery
Orphan Girl