Guys

We're a magazine all about female guitarists…but we love guys too and let's face it girls, it was obviously the men who introduced the world to that great sound of the electric guitar with legends like Chuck Berry, BB King, Carl Perkins, and Chet Atkins. Then came the Fab Four, with George, John, and Paul who combined those great influences to create the rock explosion from  the '60s that is still the driving force behind both male and female rockers today. So, let's show some respect to our male predecessors as we girls step up to take the stage and talk about our favorite male guitar players…who are they, what do you like about them, how have they influenced your own music playing, or if you do not play, your love of music today!  Send your comments to info@guitaritupforgirls.com

May
24

Performing tonight, May 23, in Atlanta at Vinyl Room, Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation, are touring across the US. They kicked off in Nashville at 3rd and Lindsley, and will close out the tour in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan and Enation are promoting their new album, Radio Cinematic, which was released on October 14, 2014. The album has received rave reviews from critics such as Rolling Stone and Billboard Magazine. Says Jonathan of the reviews and upcoming tour, “The response to Radio Cinematic and in particular our song ‘Cinematic’ has been tremendous so while I am on my summer break from filming  my TV show,  we are looking forward to getting out on the road to play the record for everyone. What better way to express these songs than in a live environment with the visceral energy of the crowd with us.” We chatted with Jonathan about the life experiences that culminated with the recording of Radio Cinematic, how his acting and musician roles have played an aspect in all areas of his life, and intriguing interests about Jonathan. Jonathan is a five-time Emmy-award winning actor who is currently playing the character of Avery Barkley on the popular television show, "Nashville." 

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Jan
24

I believe that there is a genius inside each living being, each soul and that this prodigious consciousness moves us individually and collectively, constantly and patiently, from darkness to light in each moment of our life. Each of us goes through this process, in our own way, with our own unique circumstances and capacities.” -- Yogi Akal

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Oct
28

Former punker Tony White of the husband and wife duo, Grace & Tony, left his punk roots and ultimately created a musical genre he calls "punkgrass" after meeting the love of his life and band partner Grace. He had played in several punk rock bands, but had seen Grace perform her bluegrass instruments and knew he had to meet her. After meeting and playing together, they fell in love and the rest is history.

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Oct
11

Sick Puppies’ newest album Connect has been described by band member Shimon (Shim) Moore as a perfect blend of the best music from their three records, Dressed up as Life, Tripolar and Polar Opposites. Combining their past musical experience and having listened to what their fans want to hear, Connect delivers radio ready tunes filled with emotion, often times political lyrics, powerful sounds, catchy guitar riffs and great vocals.

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May
09

By Caroline Paone

Joe Satriani’s musical journey leading to his 14th studio album Unstoppable Momentum, has been filled with meaningful moments from established instructor to virtuoso performer. Not many artists possess the flair for writing catchy yet technically proficient songs--but most artists are not Joe Satriani.

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Mar
18

San Jose, California singer-songwriter Josh Damigo grew up in a strict household where he was only allowed to listen to KFRC, the local oldies station in the Bay Area. He found himself influenced by bands like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and other lyrically driven music. Damigo's introduction to music was ordinary to say the least; Mom signs kid up for piano lessons, kid hates piano lessons, kid quits piano, kid picks up a guitar, and like any normal know-it-all 16-year-old, he was ready to hit the stage just one week after picking up said guitar.

Josh's crash course in performing paid off, however, with multiple San Diego Music awards in 2006, in 2009 for his album Raw, in 2010 for Best Acoustic, won the 2012 San Diego County Fair Singer/Songwriter competition, was nominated for Best Album in the LA Critics Awards for his newest album Hope, won the International Acoustic Music Awards for his song "LA is Not My Home," and recently had the honor of singing the National Anthem at the LA Lakers vs. The Bulls game at the Staples Center on March 10th.

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