“I’ve been playing for seven years but I only learned the pentatonic scale three years ago!”: She’s only just started exploring music theory, but that hasn’t stopped 17-year-old Grace Bowers from grabbing her blues heroes’ attention

Grace Bowers
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From a child prodigy in Nashville, Tennessee, to a 17-year-old gunslinger with an affection for a particular cherry red Gibson SG, Grace Bowers has burst onto the scene with just the right amount of old-school cool.

Her band Hodge Podge will debut a yet-to-be-titled EP – currently being produced by John Osborne – later in the year. Asked to describe the music, Bowers offers the word “authentic” before digging into her process. “At this point, I pull from a little bit of everything – soul, funk and classic rock.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.