Anyone know who the tall pretty lead guitarist was that appeared on SNL in the 90s?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by applebonkerz, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    This woman has stuck in my mind for years, and I have no idea who she is. I remember being very impressed by her playing on that Saturday Night Live appearance, but have never seen her since. She stole the show from whomever she was backing up that night IMO. I am guessing she was playing in the band for Natalie Merchant on one of Merchant's two times being on SNL--it was a female singer like Merchant for sure.

    Does anyone know who I am talking about? Do you know who she is, or what has happened to her since then? Who is she playing with now, if at all?
  2. QuestionMark?

    QuestionMark? Forum Resident

    I think it was a guy with a ponytail. :D
  3. reechie

    reechie Well-Known Member

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    Is this her?

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    That's Jennifer Turner, who played guitar in Natalie Merchant's band for the Tigerlily album
  4. BillyK

    BillyK Active Member

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    Was it a lady or a guy?

    The only one I can think of was G.E. Smith (blonde hair/pony tail) that led the SNL house band in the early 90s

    He played with Hall and Oates (see Private Eyes video and Live Aid) and was once married to Gilda Radner (before she married Gene Wilder).

    Anyone have a pic of him? I don't know how to post one.
  5. reechie

    reechie Well-Known Member

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    I dunno, despite the pony tail, it was kinda hard to mistake G.E. Smith for a woman... :winkgrin: :laugh:
  6. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Uh Huh

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    and a pretty one at that....
  7. fergojisan

    fergojisan Well-Known Member

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    I thought the guitar player now was a woman, until I saw him standing up and playing. :laugh:

    Don't think dirty thoughts, he is always sitting in the back.
  8. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

  9. Gang Twanger

    Gang Twanger New Member

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    Canton, CT, USA
  10. BillyK

    BillyK Active Member

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    AH. She does look pretty for a man!

    Sorry 'bout that. You got me confused with another she-man.
  11. :D Or pretty.
  12. reechie

    reechie Well-Known Member

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    I remember having similar thoughts about her SNL performance, that beyond being quite attractive, she was quite a nimble guitarist.
  13. mr_mjb1960

    mr_mjb1960 I'm a Tarrytowner 'Til I die!

    G.E. also played with David Bowie on the video "Fashion" ("Fashion!TURN TO THE LEFT! Fashion! TURN TO THE RIGHT!..we are the dealers and we're comin' to town,BEEP!BEEP!") That line always cracked me up!:laugh:
  14. ManFromCouv

    ManFromCouv Employee #3541

    Ladies who can really play a guitar scare the crap out of me. :help:
  15. mr_mjb1960

    mr_mjb1960 I'm a Tarrytowner 'Til I die!

    Soo..The Bangles probably make you want to do this,huh?:hide::laugh:
  16. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find the SNL clip of Carnival (I think they may have shown her on camera even more on that song), but I do now have Wonder on SNL with Jennifer :love: :love: :love:

    http://vlaze.com/18517/

    and here she is with one of her bands, Furslide:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B6s6SJ1j5c
  17. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    Does anyone have a link to the SNL performance of Carnival?

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