There's always a certain something to what a band like Heart does on record, as well as in concert.  And that something has to do with "class."  The rock-driven classiness that Ann & Nancy Wilson have delivered for just...
In listening to my advance copy of British blues guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor's third and newest album "Almost Always Never," I find myself awestruck by how amazing her guitar work is. Joanne gives such a hard-edged approach to her...
A hot, sticky and sometimes stormy Saturday, October 6 didn't stop Folkfest St. Pete from taking place at Albert Whitted Park near the bayfront in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.  I went there to check out a couple of acts...
Playing to a full house at Eddie’s Attic last night and opening for Janis Ian, Diana Jones, American singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee, opened the show with “Pretty Girl” and continued on to sing some of her other great songs...
Becoming a rock star is a terrific dream, but one that only very few ever realize and for those who achieve success, many end up at the wrong end of unscrupulous agents or abusing drugs and alcohol which ruin...
As I have been reading Ann & Nancy Wilson's "Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll", which the sisters co-wrote with journalist and biographer Charles Cross, I find that not only did they live...
You don't hear much about female guitar instrumentalists, but one who has caught my attention is Aleks Sever.  A fixture on the Los Angeles music scene for nearly a decade, Aleks has taken styles from the likes of Prince...
The Fender GDec3 is a great learning tool and practice amp with seemingly endless possibilities. It is like having a virtual band! There are 100 factory and user presets, 76 onboard backing tracks recorded by famous musicians. You can also...
Every guitar player knows how important a great fitting guitar strap is.  Nevertheless, beyond comfort, a strap with killer style is even more desirable.  Guitar Girl Magazine has found the perfect brand that combines both functionality and aesthetic appeal. ...
Is Your Love Big Enough? Nonesuch Records Although the production is occasionally too overwrought for my taste, Lianne La Havas' debut album “Is Your Love Big Enough?” is a genre-bending collection of 12 tunes with excellent finger work from the 22-year-old...