South Carolina native Pam Taylor is gearing up to release her new album Steal Your Heart this Fall and in anticipation of the new album, Taylor releases the official music video for "Squeeze Me." In 2012, Taylor scored on the Roots Music...
When a musical artist re-invents him/herself, it is more than just a rising of the phoenix from the ashes. Sometimes, it is a whole new re-birth of a musical sound as well. Moreover, when a performer does it many times, and each time with a powerful outcome, the music world is obliged to take notice. 
When Tish Ciravolo launched Daisy Rock Guitars almost two decades ago, it wasn’t to get rich or capitalize on a particular demographic. Her intention was a natural extension of the challenges she had faced as a woman and bassist:...
Guitar Girl Magazine recently had the chance to catch up with Japanese pop-punk girl group Shonen Knife on their "2017 USA Ramen Adventure Tour." Although the line-up has changed throughout the years, founder singer/guitarist Naoko Yamano has been playing...
The moment she answered the phone, I knew this interview was going to be different.  Her tone was casual and sleepy, as it was already evening on her side of the world. I prepared to launch into my first question...
When you think of guitar shredding, you think right away of heavy metal, of rapid solos and “whammy-bar dive bombs.” One Guitar Girl who offers her own approach to that unique art form is Ariel Bellvalaire. Even though she is...
Young rising Nashville recording artist Maggie Baugh is only 17, but already has three albums under her belt; with her latest album, Catch Me, charting #56 on the iTunes albums chart. The title track “Catch Me” debuted and plays...
Joanna Connor’s meteoric rise to Internet fame is now the stuff of legend: in 2014, a fan uploaded a video of Connor performing “Walkin’ Blues” in front of a Chicago audience, and seemingly overnight the clip generated millions of views. Despite the sudden wave of recognition, however, Connor, is no newcomer or overnight sensation. Born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, she’s been playing clubs since she was a teenager. She moved to Chicago in 1984, began sitting in with blues legends such as James Cotton, Buddy Guy, and Junior Wells, launched her own group and released her debut album, Believe It, in 1989, and began touring the world, crossing Europe 32 times from 1990 to 1999, and releasing a series of live and studio recordings. 
The rock band Sick Puppies hails from Australia and took a chance when they moved to Los Angeles in 2006. That chance paid off as they quickly rose to fame with their “Free Hugs” video featuring their single “All the Same” on YouTube that has garnered them over 74,000,000 views. The band members are Shimon (Shim) Moore (lead vocals, guitar), Emma Anzai (bass, backing vocals) and Mark Goodwin (drums, percussion, backing vocals).
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.