Guitar Girl Magazine has assembled a great team of knowledgeable journalists from across the United States with years of experience in the music and fashion industry. We will be interviewing and writing about some of the best female guitarists around the globe, and finding some cool guitar gear to review. We also provide fun rock lifestyle finds, insider tips and advice, and special features and events. You do not want to miss this!
We hope you enjoy our content and become an avid fan.
Tara Low, Founder and Editor-in-Chief
What started out in 2009 as a retail site and blog dedicated solely to female guitar and bass players and because of the demand for more information, we grew into the online publication Guitar Girl Magazine. On April 4, 2012, the new site was launched to fulfill the need to encourage, empower, and promote female guitarists and bassists. My goal is to create a community for female musicians where we can band together and help support and promote women in music.
Ted Low, Contributing Writer and Photographer
Ted Low has been a music enthusiast and guitar player since his early teens. Inspired by The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, and many others. He has acquired a pretty nice collection of guitars to include Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Rickenbacker, Hagstrom, and recently added a few Luna acoustics for fun!
Ted has recently joined his wife Tara, Editor of Guitar Girl Magazine, in conducting book reviews, interviewing, photographing and videotaping artists, music festivals, conventions, and more.
Todd Low, IT
As part of the family, Todd lends his many talents to the family business when he has time available from his full-time schedule as a senior developer, dad, and musician! Todd has been involved in music since elementary school attending college on a music scholarship. He was a member of his high school and college drumline leading his drum section to win the WGI competition his senior year. Not only a drummer, he also plays guitar and bass, as well as has his own home-based recording studio. Todd assists in graphic design, IT issues, and occasional product reviews.
Note: All contributors are independent contractors. Views and opinions expressed by these independent contractors are those of the independent contractor and may not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Guitar Girl Magazine. Products for review were loaned to Guitar Girl Magazine for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions expressed herein are those of the reviewer and not influenced by the manufacturers in any way.
Sharon ONyeka, Administrative Assistant and Social Media Management
Hello, my name is Sharon Onyeka, and I am from Delta State in Nigeria. I’m a Virtual Assistant with Social Media Marketing and Management skills with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Biochemistry and Genetics. When I am not busy, I love listening to good music, watching movies, and reading inspirational books.
Guitar Gabby, Diversity Editor
Gabriella “Guitar Gabby” Logan is an Atlanta Native and proud graduate of Spelman College and Vermont Law School. Her background in environmental and music law fueled her desire to start and manage the international all-women touring collective, TxLips Band, LLC. Logan believes it is important for artists to be well-rounded and versed in many areas of the music business, thus inspiring women worldwide to be an unstoppable force. She is the Board Chair for Girls Rock Asheville and the Diversity Editor for Guitar Girl Magazine.
Vanessa Izabella, Gear Editor
Vanessa Izabella is a professional guitarist that started playing music at a young age. Progressing through high school, Vanessa was playing and performing on multiple instruments, including guitar, piano, and trumpet. She was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. During her time there, she studied the guitar playing of such influences as Pat Martino, Slash, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Eric Johnson, and many others.
After graduating with a degree in Music Business, she went on to work with such artists as Pat Metheny and Christian McBride. Vanessa has traveled the world playing guitar, visiting countries such as France, Germany, Egypt, Italy, Japan, South America, and the Caribbean. She has performed on the bill with such renowned artists as Darius Rucker, LA Sno, KISS, Skid Row Paramore, and Joan Jett. She is currently recording and performing as the frontwoman for rock trio, BAST.
Alison Richter, Contributing Editor
Alison Richter interviews musicians, producers, engineers, and other industry professionals.
Nikki O’Neill, Contributing Editor
Nikki O’Neill is a rhythm & blues and Americana artist in Los Angeles. As a guitar player, singer, and songwriter, blues has always been a major influence for her. Nikki’s recordings are played on blues radio and reviewed by blues magazines in the U.S. and Europe. Check out her music on nikkioneill.com
Alex Windsor, Contributing Editor
Alex Windsor is a passionate musician and educator with over 15 years of experience. While she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Jazz Studies (Bass), she has also extensively studied rock, blues, and classical guitar. She currently serves as the Educational Affairs Specialist for Guitar Center Lessons. Alex can be found regularly performing around the greater Los Angeles area. Facebook: @alexnicolewindsor
Caroline Paone, Contributing Editor
Caroline Paone is a freelance writer for several content channels such as SFGate and ClassicRockRevisted. Her work has also appeared in Bass Player, Bass Frontiers, Guitar World, and Flair magazines. Follow her on Twitter @CarolineRex
Lynnay Dela Lucé, Contributing Editor/Gear Reviewer
Lynnay Della Lucé was born in Morristown, NJ and grew up in northern New Jersey. In 2009, she came to Atlanta to pursue better music and job opportunities and quickly made a name for herself in the local scene. She is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, and drums, as well as a singer and songwriter. Lynnay is currently the guitarist for Vices of Vanity, an Atlanta-based rock trio. Her past projects include Chaos, Rocket 88, Project X, and Ballbreakers (Atlanta’s All-Female AC/DC Tribute). Instagram: @lynnaydellaluce
Amy Epperley, Contributing Editor/Gear Reviewer
Amy Epperley, aka Platinum Viking, is an Atlanta-based classically trained multi-instrumentalist specializing in cello and electric bass guitar. She is currently a full-time musician that not only does studio session and recording work but also teaches music lessons and theory. She is involved with multiple projects and bands spanning everything from cover bands to tribute bands such as Siamese Dream (Smashing Pumpkins Tribute) and Evil Women (All Female Black Sabbath Tribute) to original bands Vices of Vanity, Sash the Bash, and Motorage. She has played with, been direct support to, and toured with several national and international recording artists and bands and will be releasing new material and on tour starting in 2019. Her recent project is Sonicsphere Podcast.
Victoria Shaffer, Contributing Editor
Victoria Shaffer has an obsession with music history and a passion for classic rock ‘n’ roll. As a student, Victoria graduated with a degree in English and is currently pursuing a master’s to continue her growth as a writer. She strives to successfully combine her two obsessions by writing about the musicians and musical events that motivate and inspire her.
Kathryn Cloward, Contributing Editor
Kathryn Cloward is an award-winning book series author, performing songwriter, media publisher and producer, director, and serial entrepreneur. She’s the founder and CEO of Kandon Unlimited, Inc., a heart-centered mindful media company intent on creating positive and empowering media for people of all ages. kathryncloward.com
Daniel Corey, Contributing Editor
Daniel Corey is a writer and comic book creator based in Los Angeles, CA. His graphic novels have been distributed worldwide, and he has been recognized as a noted influencer in VR and new media. Daniel is also a singer/songwriter, has worked in broadcast news, serves on the Creative Writing Program Advisory Committee at Full Sail University and speaks at pop culture conventions around the country. Learn more about Daniel’s work and contact him through his homepage, DangerKatt.com.
Leigh Fuge, Contributing Editor
Leigh Fuge is a professional guitarist and tutor from the U.K. He works as a session guitarist, plays with a number of live bands, writes for various high-profile guitar publications, and works daily with his own music students to develop their skills and careers. He is passionate about sharing knowledge and helping aspiring players hit their potential with technical and songwriting abilities. leighfugeguitar. com
Randy Radic, Contributing Editor
Shawn SixX, Contributing Editor
Shawn SixX is a self-proclaimed old school music fan first and foremost! It seems that ideal though has been lost in translation more often than not in today’s world of music journalism. Thankfully Shawn is making it his mission to report about the “feeling” of music more than your typical wiki-page bullet point run down. Imagine a long-haired and tattooed Edgar Allen Poe meets Hunter S. Thompson and you should get it!
Shawn got his start in the music industry as a radio producer and production assistant for the legendary WBCN 104.1 and 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston and currently is a producer for CBS Radio Boston’s WZLX 100.7, WBMX 104.1, and AMP 103.3. He is also the creator and host of the nationally known “SixX Strings” music podcast/column featured on CBS Radio’s WZLX and WZLX.COM. Shawn’s work has been featured in UltimateClassicRock.com, TEAMROCK.COM, and BLABBERMOUTH.COM. He has also been a contributing editorial columnist with AMP Magazine, Hails and Horns Magazine, New Noise Magazine, and held the nightlife and entertainment blogger duties for CBSBOSTON.COM. Even though he covers festivals and music events all over the country, Shawn currently resides and is based out of Massachusetts.
Kirk Stauffer, Senior Photographer
Kirk Stauffer is a Seattle-based photographer who has two passions — live music and photography. Over ten years ago, he began to combine them and has covered nearly 2000 performances to date. His photos have been published commercially, featured in Rolling Stone magazine, and one found itself on the front cover of Pollstar magazine. Kirk has been a contributing photographer for Paste Magazine, LiveDaily, No Depression, and Back Beat Seattle, and is a regular SXSW attendee. Instagram: @kirkstauffer
Jack Lue, Photographer
I’m best known as GNR’s first photographer and for my early work from the Sunset Strip back in the early ’80s. I can actually say, I used film! Instagram: @jacklue
Emily Levin, Photographer and Contributing Editor
Emily Levin is an Atlanta-based photographer who is passionate about live music and photography with a specialized skill of concert photography, band promo, smoke bombs, and portraits. Facebook: @ elevinphoto
Chuck Lapinsky, Photographer
Chuck Lapinsky is a professional photographer based in San Diego. He shoots portraits, concerts, bands, musicians, models, and personal projects. Instagram: @chucklapinskyphotography
PAST CONTRIBUTING EDITORS AND GUEST BLOGGERS:
Megan Lynn Lewis
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