It was a chance meeting at a pub in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta, GA. As I was sitting at the bar, I overheard a couple next to me chatting about their recording session. After hearing her talking about playing the guitar, I politely introduced myself and Guitar Girl Magazine to the girl sitting next to me.
For her latest album, “Just Like Honey,” the sixth of her career, Lisa Biales brought in some heavy hitters to create a clean acoustic sound to show off that big voice of hers. The set was produced by Americana...
Bass-player extraordinaire, Nik West, has such an eclectic, iconic and tasteful style of playing and performing. She has so much energy that is evoked through her electrifying performances. Her talent has been noticed by such classic artists as Prince, Dave Stewart, John Mayer, among numerous others. In addition, she also caught the ear and eye of Grammy-Award winning songwriter and producer, Glen Ballard (Alanis Morrissette, George Straight and Michael Jackson). Her personality is just as interesting and infectious as her bass-playing skills. In our interview, she chats about other instruments she'd like to play, her experiences with the musicians and producers she has worked and works with, including her endorsments with Fender and Girl Rock Nation, among many other musical favorites. Nik is one-of-a-kind and has one of the best personalities you could ever hope a person to have; so, without further ado, read on to discover a little in the mind of Nik and her musical explorations.
It’s not often you find bands that not only specialize in hard-edged blues, but are all-female as well. One such band that I happened to find out about online comes out of the New York City area, and is called Jane Lee Hooker. If you go by just the name, you'd be thinking of them as a female tribute to one of the great male blues guitarists of all-time, John Lee Hooker.
Indie-pop singer-songwriter and guitarist from the UK, Little Lapin, has been described as “A Pretenders for the 21st Century” and has performed all over the world from New Zealand to New York to the UK. She recently released her single “Remember The Highs” which will be one of the tracks on a new album due out later this year. Little Lapin has partnered with New Zealand producer Ben King on her new single and upcoming album. Based on the melody, catchy guitar riffs, and raw but polished vocals on Little Lapin’s latest works, the forthcoming album will surely be a success.
Rock band HVMM brings the heavy tension and release of big dark rock guitar to the forefront. The guitar-wielding Ebony Clay makes her presence undeniable with her Gretsch Electromatic guitar driving the band’s high-volume songs of subversive pseudo-religious gritty...
Minneapolis-based band City of the Weak is made up of band members Stef w/ an F (Vocals), Cody Hoffman (Bass), and Brent Lindblad (Lead Guitar). Started in 2012 by Stef, the band has released their sophomore EP Disclosure in 2014 and since that time, have spent countless hours on the road touring across the U.S. from New York to Los Angeles, with performances at Chicago Open Air, Northern Invasion, Vans Warped Tour, The All-Stars Tour, South By So What?!, Rock Fest (Cadott, WI), and EMG TV.
Comprised of husband and wife duo, The Hots features Foxie Kelly on lead vocals and guitarist, along with her husband, Ronnie Simmons, also on guitar. The Australian duo is definitely living up to their name, with releasing their self-titled...
All girl trio, Maybe April, hail from various backgrounds, states and culture, yet they share a common and strong bond; their love of music. All three ladies met in 2012 at a summer camp, where their songwriting and musical styles worked in a compatible manner. Katy Bishop, Kristen Castor and Alaina Stacey use their harmonious styles to write and create music. They have several upcoming shows in Nashville, with an additional date at the renowned and coveted The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, California.
Olivia Frances has been described as an "old soul wrapped inside the effervescent free spirit of an 18 year old girl." Frances started playing the piano when she was just six years old and picked up the guitar when...