Luna Li: “When I got the J Mascis Squier Jazzmaster, it felt like the first time I fell in love with a guitar”

Luna Li
(Image credit: Evie Maynes)

Like her namesake of the moon, Luna Li is an artist with a striking polarity. The songwriter straddled her dual nationality as an Asian growing up in Toronto, despite Canada being recognized as one of the most diverse in the world. Similarly, her music-making blends a classical background (both her parents are co-directors at a Music Conservatory) and newfound indie leanings.

But if Hannah Bussiere Kim, the 25-year-old behind the performance persona, struggled to find her place in the past, this debut record as Luna Li finally sees her finding her stride.

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Cheri Amour

Cheri Amour is a writer, editor and broadcaster intent on amplifying the voices of women and non-binary artists in print, online and on air. During her twenties, she played lead guitar in a touring two-piece, sharing the stage with The Slits and John Peel-approved punks The Nightingales. Formerly Deputy Editor at TGA Magazine, Cheri headed up its Tech section pouring over pedals with everyone to indie icon Debbie Smith (Echobelly/Curve) to multi-instrumentalist Katie Harkin (Sleater Kinney/Waxahatchee/Wye Oak). She's currently working on an upcoming 33 1/3 book on the unassuming influence of South Bronx sister troupe ESG, out in Spring 2023.