New York based singer-songwriter and guitarist Anna Rose came from a musical family - her mother a ballet dancer and her father an Oscar-winning Disney composer, and it was that musical upbringing and her love at first touch with a guitar that led her to her musical journey.
By Matt Merta
Axe slinger, singer-songwriter, vocalist Lisa LIm joined Guitar Girl Magazine in December 2012 as a Contributing Editor writing on topics about gear and GAS (Gutiar Acquisition Syndrome), tips on how to be a good rhythm guitar player, learning the lingo at a blues jam, product news from NAMM, and so much more. Picking up the guitar before she was a teenager, Lisa knew that music was in her soul.
The website for the artist we’re spotlighting this time has been selling a “Turn up the AC" t-shirt. Where I live in Florida, I hear that phrase almost all the time, but this is definitely not about air conditioning....
Shakira, former judge on NBC's hit show "The Voice," described her voice as "angelic." Adam stole her from Blake during the battle rounds on Season Four. After her initial try-out for the show, Blake Shelton raved, "You came out...
Meet "The Commander-In-Chief." This 23 year old Norwegian guitar player is staking her claim among top metal/hard rock female guitar players. Playing a 7 string Ibanez Falchion 7 electric guitar, which by the way is one of its kind...
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.
Lisa S. Johnson, author and photographer of her new coffee table book titled 108 Rock Star Guitars (Glitterati, Inc.), spent 17 years traveling the globe in pursuit of photographing the guitars of some of our favorite rock legends. Indeed, it’s as if she has captured the very soul of our beloved guitar legends featuring the instruments of Les Paul, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Rick Nielsen, Ace Frehley, Carlos Santa, Lou Reed, as well as many other icons through these iconic axes. She has also photographed the guitars of some of our favorite female guitartists including Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Chrissie Hynde, and Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Molly Hamilton of indie rock band, Widowspeak, who are rising up the musical ladder, having played the prestigious SXSW and were featured in entertainment publication, Interview Magazine. Guitarist and singer, Molly, leads the band with her long-time friend, Robert Earl Thomas on guitar. Having only been in formation since 2010, the band is making great strides with their music, from being critically acclaimed with their debut self-titled album.Their latest release, 'The Swamps,' is filled with lush, nature-influenced themes with nostalgic remnances that will take you to seasons past. The record was released in October of this year, and they will soon have their third record in the works. Read on to discover more about Molly, their North American tour, the themes behind their music, and ideas for their future album:
I first heard of Ali Handal back in 2000, when she came out with a catchy tune about her pet feline. “Indy the Cat” was so, uh, catchy, in fact, she even let Indy participate in the recording of it by adding a few “meows.”