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.
Co-writing songs such as Rihanna’s “Cheers (Drink to That),” Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful People,” several songs on Heidi Montag’s album Superficial, as well as many, many others, LP has made a name for herself in the music industry as a well-known and respected writer, artist and performer. LP has worked with several record labels, collaborated with songwriter and music producer Linda Perry among many others, and in 2012, became the first female Martin Guitar Ambassador – quite an honor.
Georgia Native EG Kight has traveled around the world performing and fundraising, received the 2013 Georgia Music Legend Award, survived a life-threatening illness, and recently released her new album, A New Day, co-produced with Paul Hornsby (Marshall Tucker, Charlie Daniels). The soulful album includes ten tracks of songs ranging from slow ballads like “Comin’ Down with the Blues” and “Bad Things,” to the blues rock tunes in “Holdin’ On,” “Misunderstood,” and “Low Mileage Woman,” to good ole hand-clapping, foot-stomping gospel blues as heard in “Don’t Give Up.”
Alaskan singer-songwriter Emma Hill and her musical partner Bryan Daste recently released their fifth album titled Denali which was recorded at The Wolverine Den in Anchorage and co-produced with Evan Phillips (Easton Stagger Phillips/Whipsaws).
Leanne Kingwell, singer, songwriter and guitarist from Melbourne, Australia, released her album Choking on Halos last year to rave reviews. The album was entirely self-funded by the Aussie rocker so that she could retain her "creative autonomy." After two years...
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.
Miss Tess SOUNDS like she belongs in Brooklyn. A New York City borough that has a great mix of culture but is one when it comes to toughness is what Brooklyn is all about. Miss Tess’ music is all encompassing roots music, but it all sounds fresh, polished, and intelligent. One look at Miss Tess on stage and you can tell she means business in a very ear-pleasing way.
Lisa Loeb is an exceptional songwriter and performer who has been in the music scene since the early ‘90s … a true artist in every sense of the word. Guitar Girl Magazine has interviewed her on previous occasions, but was lucky enough to sit down with her before her performance at Center Stage here in Atlanta, Georgia last month for a few questions.
Meet Anouck André from France. Anouck began playing the guitar at the age of 17 with lessons from her father, Serge André, a professional jazz musician and composer. She trained under Philippe Letort, Eric Louis and Rick Graham, and attended the prestigious Music Academy International in France, having graduated in 2007.
When you’ve played Bonnaroo, South by Southwest and the Austin City Limits Festival; when you’ve appeared twice on the late night TV talk show circuit; when you have already opened for the likes of Sarah McLachlan, Rusted Root and Indigo Girls, as well as toured with Company of Thieves and, most recently, Ron Pope; and when a fan Tweets from one of her band’s more recent shows that they delivered a better performance than that of Grammy-winning “Royals” singer Lorde, you would think she’s accomplished a lot.