Women in the Arena

Behind the Strings: Jennifer Batten on Life as a Touring Guitarist

March 28, 2023 Audra Agen Season 5 Episode 18
Women in the Arena
Behind the Strings: Jennifer Batten on Life as a Touring Guitarist
Show Notes

As a guitarist, Jennifer Batten has left an indelible mark on the music industry through her dynamic and innovative performances. With an impressive career spanning over four decades, Batten has worked alongside some of the most iconic musicians of our time, including Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck.

For ten years, Batten toured the world with the King of Pop as his lead guitarist, captivating audiences with her electrifying solos and stage presence. Her performance with Jackson at the Super Bowl halftime show in 1993 is widely regarded as one of the most memorable in the event's history.

Batten's collaborations with Jeff Beck resulted in multiple albums, as well as countless live shows where her guitar work shone. She has also released several solo albums, showcasing her unique approach to the instrument.

In this interview, Jennifer Batten offers an insider's perspective on what it's like to be a touring guitarist for some of the biggest names in music, sharing stories from the road and insights into her creative process. Join us as we delve into the life of a true guitar virtuoso.


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  • Joan Jett
  • Dolly Parton
  • Viola Davis
  • Ina Garten

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