When: Wednesday, June 10th, 7-8 pm EST
Where: Guitar Girl Magazine Facebook Page via Facebook Live
What: This will be a conversation about the experience of being a woman of color in the music industry.
Why: There is so much going on at this time, and we want to have a discussion and share the experiences of four fabulous guitar players on their journey being a woman of color in the music industry, and to be a voice of love, unity, and truth.
- Guitar Gabby: 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. @guitargabby & @thetxlipsband
- Jackie Venson: Obsessed with music from an early age, singer/songwriter Jackie Venson immersed herself in its study, attending the Berklee College of Music to practice classical piano. However, it wasn’t until she switched to the electric guitar, that her long-simmering passion for emotive live performance was realized. Abandoning the straight-laced world of classical for the raw power of blues and soul, Venson has since been tirelessly honing her skills into an intoxicating amalgam of Blues, Rock, R&B and Soul with deeply heartfelt lyrics. Having just released her latest studio album “Joy,” Venson is in the midst of her global “Joy to the World” tour, which will see her playing shows all the way from Alaska to Austria and back! @jackievenson
- Soleil Laurent: Soleil Laurent is a rockstar igniting the fire to unleash the power within! Performing in places such as Rwanda, Canada, all over the USA, Haiti & Dominican Republic (her native land). She has collaborated with AFROPUNK, HBO NY Latino Film Festival, Mercedes Benz, KigaliUp Music Festival, and more. Her takeover comes with a message, “Your GREATNESS IS WITHIN, NEVER DENY IT.” Every day she focuses on how she could give people a great show and inspire them to OWN THEIR POWER! @thisis.sol
- Aliah Guerra: Aliah Guerra is a Canadian Trinidadian Jazz musician (electric guitarist, singer/songwriter, and producer). In the spring of 2018, Aliah independently released her self-produced Soul/Jazz Album “Sounds of a Seed.” After Completing the 2018 TD SOCAN Creative Entrepreneur Incubator Program, and performing for the Canadian songwriter Hall of Fame showcase 2019, Aliah had recorded a song at the famous Slaight studio in Toronto, was mentored by Peter Cadernali (Celine Dion, Tina Marie, & Rick James), and Adrian X (Drake, PartyNextDoor, The Weeknd). That song (now entitled “Out 2 Cali”) premiered on CBC radio nationwide, and was then picked up on to the Montreal Chill playlist (curated by Spotify), and has reached over 100K streams worldwide in less than six months. After attending several workshops and panels at Canadian music week, and The 2019 OVO Summit, in addition to SOCAN’s hands-on, professional music business program, Aliah confidently decided to register her first entertainment and media company. She is now the first female entrepreneur/business owner of her family. @aliahg420