Watching Josh Jaramillo play guitar is a lesson in styles. He can mix it up with crunch, as well as get some flash glassy tones out of his Stratocaster. And it all looks so easy, with a casual fluidity that comes from lots of practice and an inner channel of talent.
Kendall Schmidt, star of Nickelodeon’s hit television series, Big Time Rush, has just released his first single; “Parallel” from his new band Heffron Drive with guitarist Dustin Belt.
While meeting with the guys from Heffron Drive, I took the opportunity to sit down with their touring partner, vocalist and song writer, Ariana. Ariana mixes it up with traditional musical instruments and more avant-garde sounds, creating a catchy and hip techno-sound that blends well with her vocals.
Hailing from Puerto Rico, Message to Venus, is comprised of members Jandre Nadal (vocals/guitar), John Feliciano (guitar), Edgar Ramos (bass), and JuanMa Font (drums).
Here’s one of our earliest interviews with Stephen Kellogg from around 2006. We’d seen him as a warm up act at a venue and when he and his fellow Sixers returned to the D.C. area, we caught up with him at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Virginia, where we sat down for an interview.
Fourteen year old rising child prodigy Matthew Davidson [www.matthewdavidson.net] has been making some major waves in the music world. Getting his first taste of the guitar at the age of 3, Matthew has been stunning the ears of multiple guitar enthusiasts and organizations across the country.
Inspired by old-school punk acts like the Misfits, The Dead Kennedys, and The Ramones, Hollywood-based rocker The Fabulous Miss Wendy has come a long way since picking up a guitar at the age of ten.
Guitarist, composer, performer and producer Alex Walker is probably one of the most creative, hardest working and best musicians that you have never heard of. Although, this might not be the case for much longer as he is an extremely gifted player who is able to thrive within any musical situation.
Whenever there’s a hot shot new guitarist emerging on the scene, word on the street can work up a ground swell of “buzz”.
The music industry, as we knew it, barely exists anymore. There are very few major record companies left, record stores are vacant and the indie market has exploded.