A raspy, husky voice female singer is a gift to the world of music in my humble opinion. You can't just gargle some gravel and get that kind of singing voice, you are born with it and what a sound those girls can make!
Melissa Etheridge can make any song come to life with her husky, raspy voice that can hit amazing ranges. She plays guitar and tears up pretty much any song she sings. Great songs by Melissa: Like The Way I Do, Piece Of My Heart, I'm The Only One and A justified remake of Cry Baby.
Aretha Franklin is the queen of Motown raspy and soul right down to the core. She can hit any range in the world without even blinking. Favorites: Respect, Do Right Woman, Chain Of Fools, Natural Woman and I say A Little Prayer.
Nicole Sponberg is an amazing gospel singer from the group, Selah. She sings the old hymns with so much passion and her raspy, soothing voice just moves people to tears. She suffered the loss of a baby recently and seems to sing with even more passion now. Here are some hymns that pull me right in: Be Still My Soul, It Is Well With My Soul, Wonderful, Merciful Savior and her latest, Resurrection.
Patti Griffin is a phenomenal husky voice, American singer-songwriter that can make anything sound good. She sings a down-home style of music while playing guitar or piano, captivating her audiences. Favorites: Up To The Mountain, Heavenly Day, It Don't Come Easy and I Don't Ever Give Up.
Alecia Keys is young, beautiful husky voice singer that has so many hits, she reminds me of a young Aretha Franklin. Her passionate songs about love and life are some of my favorites to listen to while writing. Favorites: Fallin, If I Ain't Got You, No One and A Woman's Worth.
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