Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Wilson Center Guitar Festival
Annie Clements, bass player and vocalist hailing from New Orleans, attributes her love of music to her early exposure to many notable musicians in the French Quarter by her father, Cranston Clements, a well-known musician in the area.  She...
Jimi Hendrix is recognized in many circles as the greatest guitarist of all time.  What made Jimi the greatest has influenced many guitarists over the last four decades, including one who was named a couple of years ago as...
“But you know, I’m definitely a blues-based rock player. So this record, “Heaven In This Hell,” was very natural to make for me.  ~Orianthi By Phyllis Pollack With the release of her third album, Orianthi has clearly made a transition. Having...
Derived from her Japanese heritage, Meiko means 'bud,' or rather 'female,' and Meiko displays her budding charm so delicately, yet so distinctively. Her voice is resonating and her singing style is definitively unique. Meiko grew up in the teeny,...
Influenced by such great guitarists as Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Slash of Guns N’ Roses, and Carlos Santana, Panamanian-born, Miami-raised Sharon Aguilar, during the course of her professional musical career, had been making the rounds...
Caroline Kole is only in her mid-teens, but her experience as a live performer goes way back to when she was playing acoustic solo shows in the Tampa Bay area and was known originally as Suite Caroline.  And with...
The Los Angeles-based, sister-fronted pop-rock band Petrel has to be one of the hottest acts going.  Though they are transitioning into young adulthood, the Long Island-born Petrel sisters--singer Jess, keyboardist Bekah, and guitarist Destiny--have already proven themselves through many live shows, as well...
Over the last 8 years, the Toronto-based female band Hunter Valentine have proven themselves to be one of the hardest-working bands in the world, thanks to their no-nonsense, no-frills brand of rock 'n roll.  And their stock only got...
Alana Stewart, international model, actress, talk-show host, filmmaker and bestselling author, lived a life of fame and fortune being involved with Hollywood’s elite and a rock and roll icon. But there is so much more to her story that...
Clare Free once learned how to play instruments like piano and flute, and she even played some rock guitar, too.  But when she visited a blues jam session, Clare began a process that evolved her into one of Europe's...