Brooklyn native and musician Christina Rubino has recently released has first full-length solo album. It is an unusual album that ‘tells the story of a gifted artist who got lost trying to find herself and only found herself when she was lost.’
By Alison Richter Michelle Malone has been releasing albums and running her own label for over 20 years. She took the independent route long before it became a given for artists to take full control of their careers. You might...
With a sound reminiscent of Sara Bareilles and One Republic, Caroline Brooks is proud to tell you those are her influences and, of course, humbled when told she sounds like them. A few months ago, Caroline released her new single, "Tomorrow,...
Singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick maintains a busy tour schedule, all while running her own record label, Right On Records, and teaching at Berklee College of Music.
Rising Appalachia is a wonderfully eclectic band that presents their music in a beautiful, harmonic way. This band is led by sisters, Chloe and Leah, along with Biko Casini and David Brown and are known for their creative use of instruments like the banjo, fiddle, guitar, stand-up bass, trumpet, drums, congas, didgeridoo, kalimbas, washboard, harmonicas and just about anything you can imagine that can make music. Having been raised in the American South, they were heavily influenced in the sounds of the folk music they were surrounded by during their upbringing. The band has found a niche in the creative area of Atlanta, Georgia called Little Five Points. Through their unique music and creative talents, they have had the fortune of traveling the world and have touched so many lives with their inspirational music. Guitar Girl Magazine recently had the opportunity to speak with Leah of Rising Appalachia.
The bubbly and beautiful singer-songwriter, Sara Niemietz, is such a fun woman to interview that she and I always have a great time when we conversate. Sara has had a busy year, with the release of her newest album,...
Los Angeles musician, Pi Jacobs, will be releasing her latest EP Hi-Rise Ranch due out April 14th which Pi describes in a press release as an “Americana bluesy rock thing.” Containing five originals and one Zeppelin cover (“Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”), Pi is accompanied by band members Kel Pritchard, Rita Soultanian, Jamie Bishop, Fredo Ortiz, Peter Adams, and Producer Eugene Toale (Kanye West, Brandy, Mya) who not only produced Hi-Rise Ranch, but played keys as well.
Adam Levine described Nicole Nelson's voice as “One of the most powerful voices I have ever heard.” Cee Lo Green said “Your voice is like mother’s love.” In 2012, the guitarist and singer of the duo Dwight & Nicole appeared on NBC's hit show The Voice wowing all four coaches during the blind auditions with her performance of Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah.” Fans instantly fell in love with Nicole and her performance rose to #26 on the iTunes Pop charts. Later that year, Nicole won the Boston Music Award's “Female Vocalist of The Year.”
Billed as “A Celebration of Music Heritage and Culture,” the first Hapa Tour is a personal project for singer-songwriters and friends Meiko and Marié Digby. With dates in February and continuing on through March, where they are being joined by up-and-coming hapa artists in each city, the women are sharing their music and bringing awareness to what Meiko calls “Hapa-ness” — the celebration of mixed racial heritage with partial roots in Asian and/or Pacific Islander ancestry. The tour is sponsored by PledgeMusic and the USC Ito Center Hapa Japan Project.
San Francisco singer-songwriter, teacher and musician Rachel Garlin releases Wink at July this month which is a compilation of 12 of her works inspired by life experiences, as well as her work as an educator and arist. Growing up in Berkeley, Rachel was exposed to live performances at the Greek Theater and the Golden Gate Park by famed musicians Pete Seeger, Sting, Tracy Chapman, and Atlanta's own The Indigo Girls, among others.