Indie-rock artist and guitarist Britt Hill, formerly with the all-girl band Vanity Theft with whom she experienced a seven year career, is now solo and goes by the moniker Kerchief and is the front person of an indie rock trio made up of band members Britt, Jarrod and Catt. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Hill relocated to Chattanooga and released her debut solo album Machines and Animals this past summer, working with producer Matty Amendola and the Grammy Award winning engineer Butch Jones.
When Vicki Genfan describes playing guitar as a “body/heart” experience, her description is literal. Her approach is a whole-body connection, one that she has been cultivating since she discovered the instrument at age 5.
T’NT, founded by drummer Donna Nash, is Atlanta’s only all-female tribute band to AC/DC.
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.
Eight years ago, guitarist Nili Brosh, a teenager attending the Berklee College of Music, uploaded one minute and 25 seconds of herself performing a Guthrie Govan solo. She did it without ego or lofty dreams of stardom, but soon became an Internet sensation.
Guitar Girl Magazine caught up with the engineering savvy California resident Christina M. West, President of Tiptonic, in her San Francisco Bay area office to find out more about her, the Tiptonic story and the challenges of running a business in the male dominated music industry.
Singer-songwriter Jenni Alpert from Los Angeles recently released her new album Until Then on S Curve Records and has several new projects on the horizon. She's been spending quite a bit of time in Nashville and the influece from Music City can be heard on several of the new songs.
From paratrooper to litigator to the Board room, Paula Boggs has shattered multiple glass ceilings and is working on the next. As a former officer/paratrooper in the U.S. Army, an Assistant U.S. Attorney, an attorney in both private practice and the corporate world for top Fortune companies including Dell and Starbucks, and having been appointed by President Obama to serve in his administration as White House Council for Community Solutions, it's easy to see that Boggs’ skills, focus and tenacity have made her a successful woman in business and she has proven to be an inspiration for others.
On September 3rd, Lisa S. Johnson saw 15 years of work and passion come to fruition when Ron Robinson hosted her and her book, 108 Rock Star Guitars, in Santa Monica. The reception and signing was a great success, and GGM was lucky enough to snag a few minutes of Lisa's time to get to know the artist behind the axes!
With over 46,000 Facebook likes, 3 million plus views on YouTube, and more than a decade rocking the stage, Zepperella is one of the most popular tribute bands out there. Their fame and talent scored the band arena concerts opening for bands like Weezer and Kiss, too. They consist of founding member and drummer, Clementine, guitar player Gretchen Menn, bass player, Angeline Saris and singer, Noelle Doughty. Guitar Girl Magazine cannot get enough of the all-girl tribute bands, and had the chance to meet up with a few of the members to ask them some questions.