Despite her Southern roots growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Emily Hackett was a big rock ‘n’ roll fan. Her father, a rock critic and “the music guru in the house” according to Hackett, made sure his daughter was exposed...
Most parents believe their children are special, maybe even gifted, but thinking your child is a prodigy is another matter. For Jeanie Flowers, it was what she calls “an evolutionary process” when it came to her daughter, Rachel. “Rachel’s dad...
Back in the mid-1980's, I first heard of a band called Precious Metal.  Trying to compare them to the Go-Go's, from that same era, would be like apples-to-oranges, because this female band definitely rocked.  I'll never forget songs like...
What began as an imaginary idea between a couple of schoolteachers has evolved into a full-fledged female band that rocks after the bell rings. No Small Children , featuring guitarist-singer Lisa Parade, bassist Joanie Pimentel, and drummer Nicola B.,...
Australian born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Katie Cole grew up in a family environment full of an eclectic mix of music from rock to classical. Her mother’s musical rock influences included the likes of rock legends Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the Rolling Stones, while her father on the other hand enjoyed his classical music preferring Maria Callas over Mom’s rock. Both of Katie’s parents were trained pianists, so music was a very important part of her life growing up. Considering their training, it’s ironic that Katie taught herself to play the guitar and piano.  
Young, vibrant and full of musical knowledge for her ripe age of 21, Cori Elliott of The Vim Dicta's love of music traces back to her childhood and youth, growing up listening to musicians like Jeff Buckley, Sam Cooke,...
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...
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ashley Riley from Illinois released her new single "See You Around" in August as a follow-up to her earlier album All The Pretty Things. The album was written as a result of a falling out with...
Angeline Saris is a bass virtuoso whose depth of talent is diverse and comprehensive. She began playing the bass at the age of 15 while in high school and continued to hone her skills throughout her high school and college years before taking the plunge to become a professional musician. Not only a seasoned professional bassist, Saris is a songwriter, composer, and music teacher. She has graced the stage with many legendary acts including ska legend Ernest Ranglin, Santana, Dionne Warwick, the Narada Michael Walden Band, and most recently with Orianthi and Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) at the She Rocks Awards.
As the summer of 2014 was coming to a close, the 8th and final episode of VH1‘s “Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project” came right down to two female singer-guitarists, from whom Linda would select one to produce an album: Anjuli Gonzalez, a.k.a. Anjuli Stars, out of Miami, and Candice Martello, a.k.a. Hemming, out of Philadelphia.