Téa Campbell on how layered melodies and lots of guitar made Meet Me @ The Altar‘s energetic brand of pop-punk take off

Meet Me @ The Altar's Téa Campbell
(Image credit: Lindsey Byrnes)

Guitarist Téa Campbell of Orlando, Florida-based pop-punk band Meet Me @ The Altar was only 14 when she discovered New Jerseyan drummer Ada Juarez while searching YouTube for covers of the Twenty One Pilots song Holding On to You

“It was a really good cover, and I really liked seeing someone around my age, who was a girl, playing the music I was into,” Campbell says. She connected with Juarez in hopes of collaborating on a cover song. 

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Jim Beaugez

Jim Beaugez has written about music for Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, Guitar World, Guitar Player and many other publications. He created My Life in Five Riffs, a multimedia documentary series for Guitar Player that traces contemporary artists back to their sources of inspiration, and previously spent a decade in the musical instruments industry.