As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 15 – Spring 2021 – Electrified!
As we continue to grow and expand, we have tapped into two of our current contributing editors’ skills and talents to expand their roles.
Guitar Girl Magazine is excited to announce two leading ladies who rock the world in their own very special way. These talented women have played music worldwide, which has allowed them to tap into their diverse backgrounds in music education and business. In addition to playing some great music and leading the way for women and young children, they make an impact here at Guitar Girl Magazine, enlightening us all to the empowerment of what it means to be a woman in the music industry.
We are pleased to announce that Gabriella Logan, aka Guitar Gabby, will be assisting in our diversity and inclusion efforts as our Diversity Editor. Gabby is currently writing a twelve-part series title “Being a BOSS,” where she walks us through her journey as the TxLips Band, LLC founder and shares insights and tips for other women to pursue their dream of becoming a boss.
“I am excited to join GGM as the Diversity Editor. The mission of GGM is to represent all womxn and girls worldwide, and I am looking forward to continuing that mission in creating spaces for all womxn of color to shine the best way they know how; by being themselves.”
“Gabriella “Guitar Gabby” Logan is an Atlanta Native and proud graduate of Spelman College and Vermont Law School. Her environmental and music law background fueled her desire to start and manage the international 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 and Black musicians worldwide to be an unstoppable force. In addition to her contributions here at Guitar Girl Magazine, she is currently the Board Chair of Girls Rock Asheville.
When it comes to overseeing gear review requests, Vanessa Izabella has taken on the Gear Editor’s role and will be writing a column called “Vanessa’s Vibe.”
“I am very excited to be taking on the role of Gear Editor. I get the opportunity to combine my love of writing and exploring new musical equipment. Music technology is constantly evolving, and it’s exciting to see innovative gear being developed that can inspire and expand musical possibilities.”
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 France, Germany, Egypt, Italy, Japan, South America, and the Caribbean. She has performed on the bill with renowned artists Darius Rucker, L.A. Sno, KISS, Skid Row, Paramore, and Joan Jett. She is currently recording and performing as the frontwoman for rock trio BAST.