Susan Alcorn shares the history of lap steel and pedal steel guitars, what lead her to pedal steel guitar and the inspiration behind her music compositions. She gives advice to young players and invites Ezina to give pedal steel guitar a try.
One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship.
She appears on the cover of Classical Guitar Magazine, Spring 2017, and concurrently in main feature stories in Guitar Player Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Her recent CD “Nightlight Daylight” has won top honors in 11 national awards.
She has performed/recorded with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Her obvious joy of music, humor and her facility across the genres of folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide.
An engaging performer, Muriel’s unique approach to the instrument virtually transforms the guitar into a lyrical choir, then a marching band, then a Japanese koto, then a Bluegrass band, one minute launching into a Beatles’ tune and the next, a Rodrigo concerto.
Deni Bonet Shares secrets to her success on and off the road. How she traveled the world playing with Cindi Lauper and details on her latest recording.
Sheryl's playing is unquestionably "sizzling". She has groomed incredible chops and impeccable taste with which she applies them. It's said (by Lee Metcalf, The Villager) that she can "go from zero to blazing in two beats", but she is continually praised for never sacrificing melody and lyricism for technique.
"She balances superior technical skills with a strong lyrical sense and swinging touch..." continues Metcalf, and Joe Taylor of Soundstage says "Bailey combines an astonishing command of the fingerboard with a seemingly endless flow of melodic invention."
As for the guitar, she's hardly had it out of her hands since the age of 13. That was when her mother finally relented to Sheryl's begging for a Harmony Strat from the J.C. Penney catalogue.
Though Sheryl was a rock-star wannabe, the influence of her pianist mother got her obsessed with learning harmony, and her first teacher in Pittsburgh, John Maione, introduced her to the guitar tradition-Wes, Jimmy Raney, George Van Eps, Joe Pass and others.
She eventually attended Berklee College of Music. Her years of dedication and focus won her 3rd place in the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Guitar competition in 1995, and she was chosen as a Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department in 2000 for a South American tour.
She is now said to be "One of the top players in an emerging generation of jazz guitarists" (John Heidt, Vintage Guitar).
"From Here" is Kathy Grausgrubers debut album. Her lyrics are carried away by her powerful, bluesy vocals. This self taught, singer/songwriter has been playing and writing music for several years. Currently, Kathy performs at local Jazz Cafe's, Bars, Coffee Shops, Parties, and Festivals in Northeastern PA. Great importance is placed on writing meaningful, original songs because we all know there are enough pop-princesses out there! For more information check out kevinandkathy.com
Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Cindy spent her early years dreaming of fame and fortune in the bowling world. This would not last. After a failed career as a bowling pro Cindy was unsure where to turn.
A simple call to the Psychic Hot-Line revealed a new destiny for her. Find the best players in the land and start the Boogie Wonder Band!
Adrienne Pierce visits Guitar Goddess to share her latest release "My Heavens". She talks about recording the album during hurricane Sandy and how teaching brought her love of music to a new place.
Multitalented singer/songwriter/ producer and multi-instrumentalist Astra Kelly stops by Guitar Goddess to share how she has managed to thrive during the ever changing landscape of the music business.
Marya Stark stops by to discuss combining music therapy, vibrational healing and how learning more about Chinese medicine and world spirituality influenced her music. She talks about working with her multiple muses and how they reshape and calibrate her musical sound.