The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) hosted the 2015 She Rocks ASCAP Expo Showcase at the Tinhorn Flats Salon and Grill during the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo in Hollywood, Calif., and it was nothing short of awesome. Check out live videos of four amazing performers here!
Jennifer Batten (guitarist for Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson and more) is launching a new touring 3 1/2 hour course this summer titled, "Jennifer Batten's Self-Empowerment for the Modern Musician Experience." Here she explores a great practicing tool that she finds indispensable.
Three years after her critically-acclaimed debut, Til The Casket Drops, ZZ Ward is back and her hotly anticipated follow-up album, This Means War. The album is set for release on September 18. Every track on This Means War exudes ZZ’s swagger and confident stance as she lets loose her soulful voice over an energetic and more rhythmic core.
For the second year in a row, Metallica’s James Hetfield enjoyed a headlining slot at Acoustic-4-a-Cure, a pediatric cancer benefit concert. This year, Hetfield performed a tune with his oldest daughter, 16-year-old Cali.
Breedlove Guitars proudly announces the updated Crossover Series Mandolins, with playability designed specifically for guitarists looking to experience the sonic world of the mandolin. For 2015, Breedlove updates two new finishes to the lineup, violin stain gloss and natural gloss, while still delivering exceptional tone and playability at a very accessible price point.
Here's a relatively recent video by guitarist Fabio Lima. In the clip, which you can check out below, Lima creates a medley of Super Mario Bros. theme music as a unique fingerstyle/classical-guitar piece.
For the last decade, Brooklyn-based songwriter Jeremy Bass has been the Musical Director of The Secret City, the OBIE Award-winning performance gathering. Bass started with the group when its membership numbered in the single digits, and has seen The Secret City’s membership grow to the thousands during his tenure.
It's telling that Tucson five piece Run Boy Run count Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, NPR's A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor, and The Lumineers producer Ryan Hadlock, among their growing legion of admirers.
A song containing a few as one or two chords can be just as well-crafted as a far more intricate composition. Of course, the world is full of guitarists who play a D-to-G strum pattern ad infinitum, rhyme “fire” with “desire” and declare that they’ve written a song. You goal as a songwriter is to not be that person.