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Guitar Girl’d: Interview with Rosie Flores on the Release of 'Working Girl’s Guitar'

Rosie Flores has been touring and performing for decades. Literally. And yet this veteran of rockabilly guitar has a seemingly endless supply of musical energy. Case in point: Not only has she just released her 11th album, Working Girl’s Guitar, she’s also touring in support of The Blanco Sessions, a posthumous Janis Martin album she produced and helped fund.

Crowd-Funding 101: What Every Musician Needs for a Successful Campaign

Brooklyn-based guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Sonia Montez failed her first time around at a crowd-funding attempt. Her Kickstarter campaign only funded 25 percent and she had to walk away with no money at all. “It was rushed. I was kind of pushed into it. And I had a bad feeling from the beginning,” she says. “It was heart breaking.”

Interview: Guitarist Kaki King Discusses Her New Album, 'Glow'

When you sit down to listen to Kaki King’s new release, Glow, you’ll be struck by the pristine recording quality, the crystal-clear tone, the acoustic separation and the compositions that stem from masterful and moving arpeggiations. But it’s when you see King play live that you experience her true genius.

Get This App: 'The Art of Screaming'

There’s been a lot of press lately about pro singers who have hurt their vocal chords, and lord knows, if you sing at all, you know you don’t want that to happen to you. Perhaps some vocal training for the masses is just the ticket to healthy, kick-ass vocal endurance.

Plugging In: The One Where I Play Live on TV Through a New Amp Prototype

OK, it was web TV, but it was still live, and I was guessing it would be pretty weird playing to a virtual audience. But in reality I had a great experience when I sat down for an interview and informal performance on the set of Lunch with Dan, a web TV show hosted every Wednesday by Dan Boul, owner of 65amps.

Guitar Girl’d: Interview with Michelle Malone on the Release of 'Day 2'

Equal parts badass guitar slinger and sweet songstress, Michelle Malone artfully balances her penchant for ripping it through the roof with masterful lyrical introspection and vocals that range from sublime to raucous. On Malone’s latest album, Day 2, which is set to release on October 5, every facet shines.

Guitar Girl'd: The Women’s Music Summit Comes to Life

It started off as a twinkle in my eye last year. And, like giving birth, nine months later, the Women’s Music Summit came to life. And what a crazy cool music making extravaganza it was! Housed at Full Moon Resort in the Catskill Mountains in Big Indian, New York, the event kicked off with a cocktail party and open-mic night that offered all of the ladies attending a chance to share their talents.

Exposed: 10 Female Guitarists You Should Know, Part 5

This edition of Exposed is a little different than those I’ve done in the past. Why? Because it has a theme. You might know I'm producing an event at the end of August called the Women’s Music Summit. In the throes of creating this event, I’ve come across a slew of talented guitarists. Some I’ll have the pleasure of meeting at the Summit; others have just crossed my path while I’m knee deep in the event’s production.

Guitar Girl'd: 'Is Your Love Big Enough' for Lianne La Havas?

This silky voiced ingénue isn’t afraid to get a little raw, and that’s what I like about her. La Havas deftly interweaves soulful, jazzy pop-friendly vocal melodies with jagged instrumental phrasing with a result that is extremely listenable and fresh. Yes, I need to hear it all again!

Guitar Girl’d: Esther Marron, Fender Mexico’s Employee No. 1

Imagine one day you get a job. You think it’s only gonna be for a few months and then you’ll move on. Then you look up and 25 years have gone by. Were you under a spell, an enchantment of sorts? Esther Marron, the No. 1 employee at Fender's Ensenada, Mexico, factory, can answer that question.