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100 Historic Black Women Guitarists and Bassists You Need To Know

This year we furthered our research to name 100 black women guitarists because we believe in constantly celebrating Black and  more

Audioscopes For Taurus Season: Nurturing The Seed That Has Already Been Planted

This Taurus season reminds us of the seeds that were planted when the weight of each moment wasn’t filtered through  more

Expert Predicts Live Music Won’t Resume Until 2021

The question on everyone’s mind is when life might begin again—one expert posits we might be without live music until  more

Be Your Own Manager Part Four: Copyright and Business Formation

Guitar Gabby has self-managed herself and the Txlips for the last five years. In this four-part series, she outlines the  more

In Love & War: A Conversation Between Waxahatchee & Marlee Grace

Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee opens up to best friend and collaborator Marlee Grace about getting sober and writing her most  more

An Interview with Lola Frichet, the #1RiffADay Winner

French musician Lola Frichet won over our audience with her incredible videos and bass riffs during the #1RiffADay challenge. Lola  more

Musicians Are Returning to Hospitals During COVID-19

Musicians are returning to their previous work as nurses to help hospitals during this global pandemic—and they need your support.  more

The Bossa Nova Guitar of Rosinha de Valença

Brazilian guitarist Rosinha de Valença was at the forefront of bossa nova’s peak in the 1960s, leaving behind an often  more

Musicians Demand Unemployment Benefits in Letter to Congress

Musicians United For Unemployment Benefits calls on Congress to give federal relief to musicians during the cancellations of the gig  more

Be Your Own Manager Part Three: The Right People and Resources

Guitar Gabby has self-managed herself and the Txlips for the last five years. In this four-part series, she outlines the  more

How to Disinfect Musical Instruments During Covid-19

We spoke with luthier Nicole Alosinac about how to disinfect musical instruments, the most common methods, and how they could  more

Audioscopes for Aries Season 2020: The Fight Has Only Just Begun

Ever wonder how the zodiac relates to your sound? Read our Audioscopes for Aries Season 2020 to find out what  more

Spain’s Cuarentena Fest: ‘Don’t Let The Music Stop’

Cuarentena Fest, a 12-day virtual event happening through March 27, gathers musicians in Spain to perform during the country’s COVID-19  more

Record Labels and Music Platforms Offer Discounts During COVID-19

Tons of record labels and music platforms are offering discounts during COVID-19 in order to support their artists. Times are…  more

Voting During COVID-19: The Need for Young Voters and How To Prepare

Voting during COVID-19 is essential, especially among young voters. Learn how to prepare yourself to get to the polls responsibly  more

The History of Murder Ballads and the Women Who Flipped the Script

Originally, murder ballads focused exclusively on homicide—and often that of women. We dig into the history of the subgenre, and  more

Supporting Musicians and Live Professionals During COVID-19

We compiled a list of resources for musicians and live music professionals during COVID-19, as well as ways fans can  more

Five Music Magazines By and For Women and Nonbinary Folks to Support

She Shreds Magazine might be ending, but there’s plenty more music magazines by and for women and nonbinary folks that  more

Scene Report: 50 Women Builders and Repairers in the Guitar Industry

Mamie Minch, co-founder of Brooklyn Lutherie, compiled a list of 50 women builders and repairers in the guitar industry that  more

She Shreds UK Tour: Belfast, London, and Beyond!

As part of our newly announced transition into She Shreds Media, we’re heading out on our first UK tour featuring  more

Nashville On Our Mind: How You Can Support Music City

Nashville needs our help after last week’s disastrous tornado. We compiled a list of ways you can support Music City  more

SXSW Officially Canceled Due to Health Concerns

It has been announced that SXSW 2020 is canceled due to concerns of coronavirus. Earlier this week, a series of  more

Saying Goodbye to She Shreds Magazine, and Hello to She Shreds Media

 Dear Shredders,  First off all, let’s get this over with: No, this isn’t a goodbye letter. It’s a look at  more

The Visionary Path of Tegan and Sara, From Music to Memoir

Tegan and Sara revisit their past with memoir, High School, and album, Hey, I’m Just Like You, in an interview  more

The Decadence of Amelia Jackie and Her Queer Americana

Colin Hagendorf writes about their friendship with and the music of Amelia Jackie, and how she played a pivotal role  more

AJ Haynes on ‘Power’ and This Week’s Reproductive Rights Hearing

This week, the Louisiana abortion clinic where AJ Haynes works is at the center of a Supreme Court case that  more

The Unsung History of Evi-Edna Ogholi, Nigeria’s Queen of Reggae

Evi-Edna Ogholi is often credited as Nigeria’s first woman reggae musician who permanently changed the genre’s landscape—but her story is  more

She Shreds x WORD Present: Women of the World SXSW

We teamed up with WORD to present Women of the World SXSW, a showcase of groundbreaking music by and from  more

The Salvation of Charo: Through Music, Comedy, and Connection

Charo, the award-winning flamenco guitarist, opens up about her journey to stardom, the death of her husband, and survival through  more

Yola to Play Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Forthcoming Elvis Film

Last week it was announced that Yola will play the role of Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming film,  more

Nelson Can Bassist Signe Tobiassen on Self-Love and Sacrifice

Signe Tobiassen, bassist in Nelson Can, opens up about the band’s breakup, their final album, and their “no guitar policy.”  more

Dueto Dos Rosas Keep Their Roots Alive with Campirana and Tradition

Sisters Emily and Sheyla Rosas of Dueto Dos Rosas pay tribute to their rich heritage through requinto guitar, traditional Mexican  more

Audioscopes for Pisces Season 2020: Dissolving Barriers of the Heart

Ever wonder how the zodiac relates to your sound? Read our Audioscopes for Pisces Season 2020 to find out what  more

The Righteousness of Joan Armatrading

Throughout her career, the legendary Joan Armatrading has embraced a confidence that we should all be so inspired to welcome  more

Lesson: Practical Strumming Tips with Tone in Mind

If your tone isn’t quite right, it could be a result of how you hold your pick and/or strum. We’ve  more

Frances Quinlan Tells Her Most Vibrant Story Yet on Solo Debut

Last month, Frances Quinlan of Hop Along released her first solo album in 15 years. On Likewise, she presents a  more

Mereba and the Never-Ending Story of the Jungle

On her latest album, The Jungle Is The Only Way Out, Mereba identifies a new chapter in a story that’s  more

100 Historic Black Women Guitarists and Bassists You Need To Know

This year we furthered our research to name 100 black women guitarists because we believe in constantly celebrating Black and  more

Lesson: Learn How to Build an Amp from an Old Radio

Looking for a new project and a sick way to add some spice to your music gear? Learn how to  more

Be Your Own Manager Part Two: Staying Organized and Booking Gigs

Guitar Gabby has self-managed herself and the Txlips for the last five years. In this four-part series, she’ll outline the basics to  more

We Are So Pleased to Announce the Winner of #1RiffADay

You voted, we listened—keep reading to find out who the winner of our #1RiffADay challenge is! Let’s be real—every single  more

UMI and the Collective Healing Power of Music

Following the release of her EP, Love Language, we spoke with UMI about the energy of music and the removal  more

Torres on ‘Silver Tongue’ and the Importance of Valuing Art

We spoke with Mackenzie Scott, aka Torres, about her latest release and the collective change of heart and mind needed  more

The Feel of Music with Guest Editor Adrienne Hailey

Adrienne Hailey, bassist for Sammus and 79.5, shares the importances of “the feel” of music, her pre-show rituals, and a  more

Georgia Maq Wants You To Know Who She Really Is With ‘Pleaser’

In December, Camp Cope’s Georgia Maq released her solo pop album, Pleaser, as a continuing act of being unabashedly herself.  more

Yamaha Looks Toward the Future in the Guitar Industry

Yamaha is so much more than keyboards and motorcycles. In fact, they make some of the most accessible guitars used  more

The Versatility of Loopers: Practicing Solos and Live Hacks

Loopers offers endless experimenting for both practice and live performance. We broke down some key uses with the help of  more

Representation of Women and Women of Color at The 2020 Grammy Awards

We broke down some numbers and pivotal moments from last night’s Grammy Awards to highlight the progress made and the  more

A Timeline of She Shreds’ Impact on the Music Industry

April 2013 – April 2020: She Shreds flourishes as the world’s first and only print publication dedicated to women guitarists  more

Introduction to Selling Your Gear on Reverb: Part Two

In this two-part series, we layout the basics on selling gear you no longer use, and how it can pay  more

Be Your Own Manager Part One: Why Self-Management?

Guitar Gabby has self-managed herself and the Txlips for the last five years. In this four-part series, she’ll outline the  more

Dual Action Truss Rod System: How A Neck Adjustment Goes A Long Way

A simple neck adjustment to your guitar might be all you need to get your tone sounding on point. We  more

Brandee Younger: Paying Homage to the Jazz Harpist Greats

Brandee Younger is bringing the harp to new levels, following in the footsteps of her heroes: Alice Coltrane and Dorothy  more

Shredding Southpaw: A Conversation with Left-Handed Musicians

We spoke with left-handed musicians Kathy Foster, Shamir, Madeline McCormack, and Cat Park about the unusual challenges and perks of  more

Yousician Puts Learning Music In Your Hands, On Your Time

Yousician aims at making “musicality as common as literacy” with an affordable app designed for all skills levels, that can  more

The Big Sky Love of Sachiko Kanenobu

Recognized as Japan’s first female singer-songwriter, Sachiko Kanenobu enjoys the fruits of her labor 40 years after the release of  more

Audioscopes for January 2020: An Acceptance of Time

Ever wonder how the zodiac relates to your sound? Read our Audioscopes for January 2020 to find out what the  more

Ambré Steps Further Into Her Own World

Following collaborations with H.E.R. and Kehlani, Ambré hones her own musical style by not using labels with her new EP,  more

She Shreds Best of 2019: Our Most Popular Articles of the Year

We created a She Shreds Best of 2019 list that includes our 10 most popular articles of the year as  more

December Staff Picks: What We’re Loving This Month

On the last week of every month, She Shreds shares our staff favorites of what we’ve been grooving on lately.  more

Celisse Henderson Honors Sister Rosetta Tharpe on SNL

During her performance with Lizzo last weekend on Saturday Night Live, Celisse Henderson paid tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe—and we  more

Our #1RiffADay Challenge Is Back This January 2020

That’s right—our 31-day #1RiffADay challenge is happening in January, with more direct support from She Shreds and some awesome prizes!  more

Guitar Gabby on Owning Your Craft in the Music Industry

From self-managing to studying law, Guitar Gabby lives and breathes the hustle. In 2020, she will release two debut albums:  more

Fender American Ultra Precision Bass Inspires Creativity and Offers a Contoured Body that Hugs You Back

With a slimmer neck, noiseless pickups, and contoured body, the Fender American Ultra Precision Bass should definitely be on your  more

GIVEAWAY: She Shreds “The Headliner” Merch Bundle

Enter to win The Headliner merch bundle from our new Winter 2019 collection—including our long sleeve shirt, notebook pack, socks,  more

‘Punk Has Always Been Black’: Vishinna Turner Creates Through Trauma

Bassist Vishinna Turner (Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries, Squid Ink) finds space in Fresno, CA and tackles deep identity  more

THIRD MAN RECORDS GIVEAWAY: Gear, Music, and More!

Enter to win an amazing Third Man Records giveaway, including their exclusive Mantic Flex pedal, Sound Gadget, and Olivia Jean  more

Gear on A Budget This Holiday Season

Whether you’re looking for affordable gear for gifts or yourself, here’s a list of our favorite gear on a budget  more

She Shreds 2019 Holiday Playlist

We put together a She Shreds 2019 Holiday Playlist of some of our favorite songs by women to be the  more

December 2019 Audioscopes: Expanding Your Vision

Ever wonder how the zodiac relates to your sound? Use our December Audioscopes to find out what the universe has  more

Non-Gear Gifts for Musicians in Your Life This Holiday Seasons

Musicians aren’t always the easiest people to buy gifts for, especially when gear can be hard to navigate. Here are  more

Watch Les Filles de Illighadad Live at Chicago Music Exchange

She Shreds partnered with Chicago Music Exchange to invite Les Filles de Illighadad to play at CME’s showroom, and to  more

Rosa Bordallo Explores Intergenerational Trauma and the Power of Music

On her debut solo album, Reef Walker, Rosa Bordallo weaves in her experience emigrating from Guam to New York City,  more

Third Man Records Holds Vinyl and Music Close to Its Heart

Learn more about the label and their gear, and then listen to a playlist of some of our favorite Third  more

November Staff Favorites: What We’re Loving This Month

On the last Friday of every month, She Shreds shares our staff picks of what we’ve been grooving on lately.  more

GIVEAWAY: Park the Van LP and Merch Bundle

Enter to win an awesome giveaway from Park the Van, including label merch and LPs from Oh, Rose, The Magic  more

She Shreds Winter 2019 Merch Collection Has Arrived, and We Think You’re Going to Love It

The She Shreds Winter 2019 merch (and video) is here! For those who shred, and those who support shredding, we’ve  more

Artists and Organizations They Support, and Where You Can Donate This Giving Tuesday

We compiled a list of artists we love, the organizations they support, and where you also might like to donate  more

Women-Owned Businesses in the Guitar Industry to Support This Holiday Shopping Season

We made a list of 10 women-owned businesses in the guitar industry that are doing innovative work that you should  more

The Guitarist’s Manicure: Your Guide to Playing a Set with a Full Set

Sadie Dupuis offers up the benefits of the guitarist’s manicure and how to get your nails in shape for both  more

She Shreds Issue #19: Charo, Tegan & Sara, Dueto Dos Rosas, and More!

She Shreds is pleased to announce our #19 issue, featuring two exclusive cover artists Charo and Tegan & Sara. You  more

Not-So-Tiny Engines: The Growth of a Small Label, the Mistakes Made, and the Effect on Bands

As small music labels like Tiny Engines grow, bands should see that growth, too. But if that’s not the case,  more

Musical Instrument Lending Libraries Make Playing Music More Accessible

Looking to learn a new instrument? The gear at musical instrument lending libraries is free and accessible for anyone with  more

Sound Control: Scottish Pop Rock Band Sacred Paws Shares Their Gear

Glasgow’s Sacred Paws gave She Shreds a sneak peak into the music gear they use to shape their bright and  more

Ariel View: From Backyard Shows to Signing to Epitaph

Ariel View still maintains an inclusive and safer show space since signing with Epitaph and releasing their debut, Until My  more

Musician Mon Laferte Protests Political Unrest in Chile at Last Night’s Latin Grammy Awards

Mon Laferte flashed the red carpet at last night’s Latin Grammy Awards with a political statement regarding the police brutality  more

GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Martin Guitar Road Series GPC-11E Acoustic

Pack up your gear, start the van, and get ready to rock and roll—we’re giving away a Martin Guitar Road  more

Get Wiser with Synthesizers: A Budget-Friendly Guide for Beginners

Feeling synful? *insert devil and keyboard emojis* We put together a guide on how synthesizers can help you get freaky  more

Melissa Etheridge On Vintage Guitars and Today’s LGBTQ Musicians

From learning how to play lead guitar to what the world needs now, Melissa Etheridge spoke with She Shreds ahead  more

Kali Flanagan Savors the Chance to Grow with the Guitar While She’s Still a Teenager

Since she was four years old, Kali Flanagan has cultivated a passion for music—but for now, she just wants to  more

Mari-Posadas del Corazon: A Playlist by Luz Elena Mendoza of Y La Bamba

We asked Luz Elena Mendoza of Portland-based band Y La Bamba to create a playlist of songs from the heart—listen  more

The Eventide Rose Pedal Has Everything but the Thorns

Just like the petals of a rose, the Eventide Rose modular delay pedal has many lush layers—but unlike the flower,  more

Guest Editor Rachel Aggs on Gauche, Decolonizing the Guitar, and More

Guest Editor Rachel Aggs (Shopping, Sacred Paws) of Issue #18 shares an introduction to her work, a review of Gauche,  more

Compress Yourself: Learning How to Use Compression

Compression controls the dynamic, or the relationship between loud and quiet parts of sound. Learn about how compression can help  more

November Audioscopes: Reclaiming What’s Yours This Scorpio Season

Ever wonder how the zodiac relates to your sound? Use our November Audioscopes to find out what the universe has  more

Pitchfork Paris: Catching up with Chai, Nilüfer Yanya, and More

She Shreds is at Pitchfork Paris this week, where we caught up with some of our previously featured artists—as well  more

Scene Report: Gainesville, FL

Gainesville is way more than just another college town—it’s a historic music hub. Check out our scene report on what  more

Self-Care for Your Guitar: A Maintenance Guide

Self-care for your guitar is just as important as self-care for yourself. We put together a guide to keep your  more

Reeking of Sex and Empowerment with LG of Thelma and the Sleaze

With the release of Thelma and the Sleaze’s second full-length album, frontperson LG opens up about maturing in music while  more

GIVEAWAY: EarthQuaker Devices Plumes Overdrive Pedal

For a chance to win an EarthQuaker Devices Plumes pedal, shred a loud riff on overdrive to the guitar goddesses  more

October Staff Favorites: What We’re Loving This Month

On the last Friday of every month, She Shreds shares our staff picks of what we’ve been grooving on lately.  more

No Music for Ice: Musicians Sign Open Letter to Boycott Amazon

Deerhoof, Speedy Ortiz, Adia Victoria and more sign No Music for Ice open letter to boycott all Amazon events until  more

Video Premiere: Erin Anne Explores Queer Identity Through Costume in “Tough Love”

Erin Anne signs to Carpark Records and re-releases her debut album, Tough Love. Watch the video premiere for the title  more

Tropical Music: The Rise of Women Instrumentalists, Modern Genres, and the Guitar

Historically in tropical music, women were not often known for their instrumentation. But today, women are pushing the guitar forward  more

What a Safe and Inclusive Music Industry Looks Like, According to You

We asked you what a safe and inclusive music industry looks like—this is what you said. In June, She Shreds  more

Girls Rock Camp Alliance: Raising the Next Generation of Activists

Last month, the Girls Rock Camp Alliance met in Norway with camps from throughout Europe to discuss music education, empowerment,  more

She Shreds Fall Mixtape

Our fall mixtape is live! Listen now, and follow She Shreds on Spotify for our seasonal mixtape, plus a playlist  more

Moving Towards A More Humane Industry: The Impact of Using Animal Products in Guitars

Historically, animal products have been used in guitar building, from ivory saddles to gut strings—and the industry is responding to  more

Tour Diary: Totally Pregnant on Tour with Shana Cleveland

This past spring, Shana Cleveland wrote about her story and experience of being pregnant on tour, as well as her  more

La Marisoul on Life, Death, and 12 Years of La Santa Cecilia

La Marisoul—the front person of La Santa Cecilia—opens up about the extreme losses and changes the band has experienced together,  more

GIVEAWAY: Ernie Ball Short-Scale StingRay Bass

For a chance to win an Ernie Ball Short-Scale StingRay Bass, shred a little good-luck riff and fill out the  more

From Malaysia to LA: The Unapologetic Love and Passion of Yuna

From her humble beginnings to now gracing international stages, Yuna speaks to becoming a pop star, the importance of representation,  more

October Audioscopes: Staying Balanced This Libra Season

Ever wonder what your zodiac sign says about your sound? Use our October Audioscopes to find out what the universe  more

Audioscopes: Astrology for Your Pedalboard and Sound

Ever wonder what your zodiac sign says about your sound? Use our Audioscopes to find out which pedals you’re astrologically  more

Five Iconic Moments to Remember the Legendary Beverly “Guitar” Watkins

She Shreds looks back on some of the most unforgettable moments of Beverly “Guitar” Watkins—a pioneer not to be forgotten.  more

September Staff Favorites: What We’re Loving This Month

On the last Friday of every month, She Shreds shares our staff picks of what we’ve been grooving on lately.  more

Adrianne Lenker Faces Celestial Mystery and the Beyond

Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief talks about alien themes on U.F.O.F., her solo project, and maintaining creativity in an industry  more

Mirroring the Original Magic: Fender Vintera ‘70s Thinline Telecaster

The Fender Vintera Series pays homage to the most pivotal decades in early rock music by recreating a nostalgic reliability  more

Vivian Girls Push Their Bruises On New Album, Memory

More tenacious than ever, Vivian Girls re-emerge after five years with their fourth studio album, Memory, released today on Polyvinyl.  more

Bedouine and the Power of Setting Her Music Free

Azniv Korkejian of Bedouine offers up her beginner’s mind with guitar, building soundscapes, and working on her sophomore release. This  more

Introduction to Selling Your Gear on Reverb: Part One

In this two-part series, we layout the basics on selling gear you no longer use, and how it can pay  more

Video Feature: Lina Tullgren Offers Intimacy to the Alienated

Through sailing guitars and strings filled with reverb, chorus, and a sense of lonesomeness, Lina Tullgren puts forward their isolation  more

Malian Musician Fatoumata Diawara Defends Her Truth

Fatoumata Diawara opens up about Wassoulou culture, experimenting with electric sounds, and her Grammy-nominated album, Fenfo. This interview originally appeared  more

Opening the Door to Sync Licensing with Marmoset

Marmoset’s Music Licensing Creative, Michelle Goldstein, explains why sync licensing is beneficial to a musician’s career and income. The life  more

Cate Le Bon and Extending Music into the Three-Dimensional

With her latest release, Reward, Cate Le Bon explores self-imposed alienation and learning a new skill: furniture building. This interview  more

August Staff Favorites: What We’re Loving This Month

On the last Friday of every month, She Shreds shares our staff picks of what we’ve been grooving on lately.  more

Arthur Moon Instrumentalist Lora-Faye Åshuvud Explores Disorientation

Åshuvud talks about the gorgeous missteps in her music, the freedom of using a moniker, and her debut album, Arthur  more

Taylor Guitars Leads the Movement For Forest Restoration in The Industry

With forest restoration, ecology research, community engagement, and original V-Class bracing, Taylor Guitars creates a conscientious and flawless tone. To  more

Taylor Swift Says “[Lover] Is The First That I Will Own of My Work”

Taylor Swift announces that she will re-record albums one through five, and discusses the importance and significance of owning your  more

San Cha Debuts “Levanta Dolores,” An Ode to Telenovela Archetypes

San Cha is a queer, rancherx vision of our generation. Through layers of percussive instruments, vocal harmonies, a guitar style  more

Mermaidens Release Exclusive Moon Cycle Chorus Pedal with Album Preorder

From writing psyche-soaked pop songs to designing a chorus pedal to elevate their sound and promote collaboration, Mermaidens are on  more

Ellnora Guitar Festival Shreds the Midwest with 2019 Lineup

From Latin project LADAMA to a panel led by our own Fabi Reyna, She Shreds highlights the events we’re psyched  more

Flying with a Guitar: Everything You Need to Know

From learning your rights, to airline policies, to packing—we’ve laid out the most crucial to-knows for flying with a guitar  more

Kate Rhudy and her Southern Community

From working under a DIY ethos to using humor in her work, Kate Rhudy is changing the name of country  more

She Shreds Issue #18: Yuna, Adrianne Lenker, Cate Le Bon, Bedouine, and More

She Shreds is pleased to announce our #18 issue, featuring exclusive cover artist: Yuna. Subscribe here now to receive She Shreds #18 as your first  more

Martin & Co. and a Woman’s Influence on the “First American Guitar”

From Madame de Goñi, a Spanish guitar virtuoso of the 1800s, to the skilled women behind guitar production today, we  more

Rosie Cima on What She Dreamed and What Came True

The singer-songwriter speaks to relocating, forming her band (Rosie Cima & What She Dreamed), her favorite writers, and the aliveness  more

She Shreds Staff Favorites

Some of our staff favorites that we’re loving this month. On the last Friday of every month, She Shreds will  more

The Regrettes Prescribe a Remedy for the Affliction of Love

On The Regrettes upcoming release, How Do You Love?, the power-pop quartet takes listeners on a journey through matters of  more

Transforming The Music Industry: A Conversation with Five Guitarists Shaping Music & Culture

She Shreds and Guitar Center Present a Panel on Identity, Representation, and the Future of Guitar. On June 20th, She  more

Kallemi Manifests Intersectionality with Music Rooted in Palestine, Switzerland, and the Dominican Republic

If the idea of a long-distance relationship seems difficult, try doing as Kallemi does—maintaining an international band with four members  more

A Seat at the Table: The Women in Higher Guitar Education

This article originally appeared in She Shreds Magazine Issue #17, released in April 2019. In the fall of 2018, Dr.  more

Brittany Howard Releases “Stay High” from Debut Solo Album, Jaime

Today, Brittany Howard gifted us with another new single and video from her forthcoming solo release, Jaime, due out September  more

Behind the Scenes Series: Afra Khan

Welcome to the She Shreds Behind the Scenes Monthly Series. Each month we interview women behind the scenes in the  more

Up to Speed: Exercises for Fast Playing

This article originally appeared in She Shreds Magazine Issue #17, released April 2019. Players of all levels can benefit from  more

Scene Report: Calgary

This article originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #17, released in April 2019. Calgary, located in the Alberta province of  more

Elixir OptiWeb Electric Guitar Strings Were Made For The Pros

Elixir’s custom coated electric guitar strings reduce finger noise while increasing tone life and playability. More often than not, electric  more

Behind the Scenes Series: Meredith Coloma

Welcome to the She Shreds Behind the Scenes Monthly Series. Each month we interview women behind the scenes in the  more

USE THE MIC: Speaking Up About Plastic Waste Reduction

This article originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #17, which was released in April 2019. When Ana Perrote, the guitarist and  more

The Fender Player Series Jazzmaster is All About Vintage Looks and Modern Playability

The Jazzmaster of the Past… Fender is one of the oldest and most popular manufacturers of musical instruments today. They  more

IN THE PINK: Leila Sidi and TunaTone Guitars

This piece originally appeared as an article in Issue 17 of She Shreds Magazine which was released in April 2019.  more

From Childhood To Legendary Musicians: The Millington Sisters and Fanny’s Groundbreaking Legacy

This cover story originally appeared in She Shreds Magazine Issue #17, released April 2019. You can donate toward Jean Millington’s  more

Jennah Bell Carves the Courage In Her Work

Long before the conversation moved to country music and how to reclaim your space in it, or our shared love  more

GIVEAWAY: Pride Rainbow Rêver Pedal

Datachoir x Old Blood Noise teamed up to design a one-of-a-kind pedal in celebration of pride month, the Pride Rainbow  more

Orangewood: The Perfect Mini Guitar For Your Next Big Adventure

The Oliver Junior  Modeled after Oliver Top: Solid Mahogany or Solid Spruce Back / sides: Laminated MahoganyScale Length: 23-1/2″Nut Width: 43 mmTravel  more

Nilüfer Yanya, An Intriguing Artist Influenced By The Literary Arts

Nilüfer Yanya’s intriguing debut album, Miss Universe, opens with the serenely creepy spoken-word track, “WWAY HEALTH.” “Welcome to We Worry  more

GIVEAWAY: S-200 T-Bird In Antique Burst Guild Guitar

ENTER NOW to for a chance to win the Guild Guitar S-200 T-Bird. It’s a performance enhanced version of the  more

The Martin GPC-11E Road Series Is In Line With Tradition

C.F. Martin and Co. have been producing some of the finest acoustic guitars available for more than 180 years. They  more

Tawiah Tests Her Limits

Tawiah talks going back to the basics, visiting her motherland and her favorite gear. This article originally appears in the  more

Summer Mixtape Vol. 3

Follow She Shreds on Spotify for our seasonal mixtape, plus a playlist for each new print release of She Shreds  more

The Great Escape Up Close and Personal: Los Bitchos and Sink Ya Teeth

With the UK’s annual music mecca, The Great Escape Festival just around the corner, we caught up with two of  more

Touring Parents Balance A Career, Negotiate Environments And Rely on Community

The first thing Laura Jane Grace, founder and frontwoman of Against Me! and solo project Laura Jane Grace & The  more

Ex Hex and Their New Work Hinges On Creativity and Trust

Ex Hex is making more than waves this year. They’re testing their own creativity with their new album. Washington D.C.  more

GIVEAWAY: Nomad Board AND Outlaw Effects New Pedals

One lucky person will win this dreamy setup. Enter for a chance to win this setup that includes the Outlaw  more

Personal Essay: How Juggling Hamilton and My Album Reinvigorated My Passion

I’m gonna be very candid, at the risk of sounding like an ungrateful douche. When I got the call telling  more

Sasami, An Artist That Spans

Sasami Ashworth is so romantically hardcore: she recently got a Johannes Brahms tattoo to accompany the ink she already has  more

This Banjo-Led Album Is An Unflinching Look At Black Women’s Stories of Resistance and Hope

Released by the Smithsonian Folkways, “Songs of Our Native Daughters” is an album that explores slavery in an era of  more

Review: The Ernie Ball Monarchy Series Majesty

Even playing the Monarchy Series Majesty through a tiny amp will still melt a room. The tones are so clear;  more

10 Artists to Watch for at Brighton’s The Great Escape

The Great Escape is coming, so be prepared on the rad music you’re about to hear. We got you though,  more

Meet the Musicians Behind Malaysia’s Queercore Scene

In a country where discrimination against the LGBTQIA+ community is pervasive, people use music and studios as safe spaces. Cepronia,  more

Issue #17: Fanny, Sasami, Nilüfer Yanya, Ex Hex, and More

She Shreds is pleased to announce our #17 issue, featuring our exclusive cover artist: Fanny. Subscribe here now to receive She Shreds #17  more

She Shreds x The Great Escape

She Shreds is coming to the UK! Meet us at the Green Door Store in Brighton on Saturday, May 11th  more

Meet Veda Black, An East London Artist Living in the Future

I’m a sucker for time travel, which is why I love making calls from New York to London. It gives  more

For Yola, The Guitar is Her Freedom

When British singer-songwriter Yolanda Quartey aka, Yola, is asked when she first became interested in music, she laughs warmly and  more

Women’s History Month Series: Buffy Sainte-Marie

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are featuring early pioneers who disrupted narratives and gave voice to musicians around  more

How To Change Your Ukulele Strings

Changing your ukulele strings for the first time? At the tail end of the 1800s, Portuguese immigrants from Madeira and  more

Shanta Nurrullah Picked Up the Sitar in the ’60s, and Never Let It Go

Shanta Nurullah brings together the sitar, the Indian classical instrument, with jazz. She founded Sitarsys, a Spiritual Jazz ensemble, in  more

Women’s History Month Series: Chabuca Granda

“Don’t forget me. Sing me,” were singer-songwriter Chabuca Granda’s last words for her friend and mentee, Susana Baca. It wouldn’t  more

How To Treat Your Cables Right (And Prevent a Meltdown on Stage)

3 simple yet overlooked practices that are essential to keeping your cables healthy, and your performances stress free. Whether you’ve  more

Women’s History Month Series: Janet Enright

In her playing days she was called Little Giant. A small woman with a big presence, she was easy to  more

Meet Mia Borders, An Embodiment of the New Orleans Soundscape

In the intersection of Freret and Valence, Mia Borders walks out of Mojo Coffee House with an iced brew in  more

Women’s History Month Series: The Story Behind Peggy Jones

It’s 1957. Peggy Jones is walking outside of the Apollo Theater. There’s a guitar case slung over her back, an  more

Cusi Coyllur Talks Finding Her Peruvian Roots and Resiliency in Activist Music

Shannen Roberts remembers listening to her mom’s tales of the Incas and the Spaniards when she was growing up—and one  more

From Tucson to Oslo: A Personal Essay on How Floating Across the World Sounds Like

When I told my family and friends I’d be leaving the heat of Tucson, Arizona for the remote forests of  more

The Rabellos’ Talent: The Cavaquinho and the Women Behind Brazil’s Choro Music

How Brazil’s first cavaquinho player inspired her daughter’s passion for choro music. While the entire world knows samba, “choro” music  more

Meet the Women Driving PRS Guitars Forward

It’s very easy to tell a story about how women are NOT lurking among the corridors of power within the  more

Behind the Scenes Series: The Archivist

Welcome to the She Shreds Behind the Scenes Monthly Series. Each month we interview women behind the scenes in the  more

How an LA Community is Radicalizing Traditional Latinx Genres

This article originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Magazine Issue #16, which was released in December 2018.  more

Veteran Music Journalist Honors Musicians with New Book “Women Who Rock”

Over 20 years have passed since a book was published on the history of women in rock music. Now, with  more

Shredding Through Northwest Louisiana

Need some new music on your rotation? Take a listen to Northwest Louisiana’s rising stars. In Louisiana, music is as  more

Photo Diary: Gibson Panel + NAMM Reviews

This winter NAMM at the Anaheim Convention Center, She Shreds sat down with Nancy Wilson of Heart and invited some  more

Black Belt Eagle Scout Channels Her Own Autonomy Through Resistance and Healing

This interview originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #16, which was released in December 2018. In  more

Adeline and Her Bass: The Sonic Palette of An Artist Holding on to her Voice

Adeline’s musical palette pulls from the poetry in the French language to her Martinican roots. This interview originally appeared in  more

She Shreds Moderates Gibson NAMM Panel Featuring Nancy Wilson of Heart

She Shreds founder and editor in chief, Fabi Reyna, moderates a panel of Gibson artists including Heart’s own Nancy Wilson  more

Being Unapologetically Francesca Simone

This interview of Francesca Simone originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #16, which was released in  more

Synthesizer Series: How to Make Your Guitar Sound Like A Synth

This is the third part of a three part series exploring the use in synthesizers in music. Just because you  more

Synthesizer Series: How To Dial it All In

This is the second part of a three part series exploring the use in synthesizers in music. Like any other  more

Synthesizer Series: Does Any of This Make Synths?

This is the first part of a three part series exploring the use in synthesizers in music. AN INTRODUCTION    more

Behind the Scenes Series: Meet Anne Buchanan

Welcome to the She Shreds Behind the Scenes Monthly Series. Each month we interview women behind the scenes in the  more

The Intentional Creativity LA Producer and Storyteller Kadhja Bonet Demands In Her Music

This interview of Kadhja Bonet originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #16, which was released in  more

A Short and Brief History of the Women Behind the Jam Band Scene

Women are, and have always been, an indispensable part of the Jam Band scene. The sun shines bright at Lockn’  more

From Busking in Berlin to Going Viral, Alice Phoebe Lou Remains A Fiercely Independent Artist

Alice Phoebe Lou shares her unique journey and roots in street performing that has shaped her sound and perspective as  more

The Alchemy Behind Nai Palm’s Intuitive and Curious Techniques

This interview with Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote) originally appeared as the cover story of She Shreds Issue #16, which was  more

How to Begin a Long Term Loving Relationship with Your Bass

So you want to play Bass Guitar? The bass guitar is probably one of the funkiest instruments you could ever  more

Sona Jobarteh: Transforming the Kora Tradition

Sona Jobarteh on what playing the Kora means for her identity, her people, and her art. At the main stage  more

Wrap Up the Year With the She Shreds Winter Playlist

For our Winter Playlist, we gather our favorite tunes to keep us warm. We’re in it now. For some, the  more

Meet the Women Who Are Making the Music Scene More Accessible

Fans with disabilities face enormous difficulties navigating concert venues, but these women-led organizations are changing that. For some, accessibility to  more

Marem Ladson, An Evolving Musician Finding Home in her Craft

With riveting sounds and dreams, Spain’s Marem Ladson is constantly learning about herself through her music. “Born,” the opener of  more

Review: Fender Player Series Stratocaster

Fender Player Series Stratocaster is keeping it classic with some contemporary updates. Released in 2018,the newest version of the classic  more

“It’s Impossible to Destroy”: Meklit On Afrofuturism, Star Technology, and Immigration Activism

Meklit discusses activism through music and bringing sounds to life from the everyday world around us. Meklit, born Meklit Hadero,  more

Get To Know Gaelynn Lea, An Artist Embracing The Present

Gaelynn Lea on how music has grounded her identity, and the ways she sheds light on the experiences of someone  more

Born Into Rebellion: How Dignidad y Resistencia Merge Music and Liberation

Meet Dignidad and Resistencia, a band compromised of young women born into a revolution that predates their births. Four young  more

Issue #16: Nai Palm, Kadhja Bonet, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Adeline, and More

She Shreds is pleased to announce our #16 issue, featuring our exclusive cover artist: Nai Palm. Subscribe here now to  more

Iceland Airwaves: The Work to Achieve 50% and Create Safe Spaces

This year in the most northerly capital of the world, residents celebrated the twentieth anniversary of their longest standing music  more

Meet Chasing Lovely: The Sister Act Who Aren’t Scared to Make Waves

The sister duo Chasing Lovely catch up with She Shreds on identity, sisterhood and creating music. When Chloe and Taylor  more

Get to Know the Grace VanderWaal Signature Fender Ukulele

The Grace VanderWaal Signature Fender Ukulele gives an honest and even tone, rich of sound and history. From hometown coffee  more

Building Community and Hope with Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding uses her platform to advocate for affordable housing. Esperanza Spalding is a Portland-made composer and musician, and her  more

From Obsession To Profession: How Omnivore Recordings’ Cheryl Pawelski Keeps Legendary Music Alive

Grammy Award-winning producer, Cheryl Pawleski, tells us her journey of how she jumped from the corporate music industry and opened  more

Spend 24 Hours With Eva Walker, The Radio Host and Frontwoman of the Black Tones

By day she’s a radio host. By night she leads her band, the Black Tones. She Shreds spent 24 hours  more

Don’t Know Much About Guitar Picks?

A short and quick guide on what you need to know about picks For many of us, spending time considering  more

Maritza Núñez on Harnessing Heartbreak and Inspiring Young Brown Girls

Maritza Núñez, front woman of the band Bitter, catches up with She Shreds on the power of representation on stage.  more

San Cha, The Fierce Latinx Musician Anchoring Herself in Rancheras and Identity

San Cha on being queer, brown and singing rancheras through it all. Loud music played over Club Chico’s dance floor  more

The Ernie Ball Cutlass RS HSS Offers Creative Tones

The Ernie Ball Cutlass has diverse range in tone, a simple set up, cool modern “buzz killer” and multiple color  more

She Shreds Goes to Iceland Airwaves: 10 Must See Bands

She Shreds heads to the land of fire and ice to celebrate 20 years of Iceland’s longest-established festival: Iceland Airwaves.  more

Eliza Shaddad, The Sudanese-Scottish Folk Musician On The Go

Meet Eliza Shaddad, the philosophy student-turned folk balladist. When Eliza Shaddad isn’t writing or playing at music gigs, she’s camping,  more

GIVEAWAY: GPCRSG from Martin Guitar

One lucky winner will get a brand new Martin Guitars GPCRSG. Enter to win now! The Martin GPCRSG is a  more

From DIY to Doing it Together: Sweden’s Riot Grrrl Sessions Elevate Collaboration

Sweden’s Riot Grrrl Sessions project intersects punk feminism, collaboration and music. “We are the riot grrrls/We are the terror grrrls/We  more

In the Hands of Women: The Tradition and Transformation of the Oud

This article originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July, 2018. Meet  more

How Does Australia Sound? Here Are 7 Bands to Watch

Here are up and coming Australian bands to keep your eye on. When people think of Australian bands, they’ll think  more

B2B: A Digital Series Promoting First Time Collaborations

B2B: A Digital Series Promoting First Time Collaborations. Back to Back, aka B2B, is often associated with two DJs literally  more

Setting the Tone: Metal and Psych Musicians Discuss Heavy Music’s Most Defining Feature

This article originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July, 2018. Of  more

New Study Confirms Modern Guitarists are Women, People of Color, and Driven by Identity

A new study shows that women and people of color are changing the guitar market. Researchers also found the mental  more

Review: The Martin GPCRSG Stands Behind Quality Craftsmanship

The Martin GPCRSG is about quality, full sound and conscious durability.  The Martin GPCRSG (Grand Performance Model),  a member of  more

Gonna Be An Engineer: Breaking Barriers In Music Production & Technology

This article originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July, 2018. On  more

She Shreds Fall Playlist is Here

Fall is a chance to renew and discover. Check out what She Shreds is listening to as we enter this  more

Jenny Lewis: A Warrior That Digs Down Deep Into the Interior of Her Listeners

This interview originally appeared as the cover story of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July 2018. Jenny  more

Orangewood: The Acoustic Guitar Brand Focusing on Accessibility and Inclusivity

Orangewood connects with the next generation of  players dedicated to represent women guitarists. The stories have been unrelenting. Like clockwork,  more

#1RiffADay Week 4 Round Up

Can you believe our #1RiffADay challenge is coming to an end? All you brave shredders out there created at least  more

How Playing Guitar Brought Yvette Young Back Into Herself

This interview originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July, 2018. Encouraged  more

GIVEAWAY! Yvette Young Custom Painted Compression Pedal

One lucky winner will get a brand new EarthQuaker Warden Compress pedal custom painted by Yvette Young from Covet. Custom  more

#1RiffADay Week 3 Round Up

We challenge you to our #1RiffADay challenge for the month of September. Are you stuck in a creative rut? Have  more

Fender’s Three New Pedals Are For Musicians Ready to Take the Stage

Fender’s new lineup of effects pedals gives musicians sonic transparency and tonal flexibility. Fender’s three new pedals give a diverse  more

Meet CHAI: The Four-Piece Band Hailing from Nagoya, Japan Ready to Make Their Mark

This interview originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July, 2018. CHAI  more

This Video of Amy Winehouse Talking Guitars is Amazing

Amy Winehouse would have been 35 years old today. She Shreds celebrates her legacy by celebrating what no one else  more

#1RiffADay Week 2 Round Up

We challenge you to our #1RiffADay challenge for the month of September. Are you stuck in a creative rut? Have  more

The Hot Rod Series Crafts Powerful and Signature Sounds

Reliable, powerful and clean. If you’ve played a backlined gig, or have researched affordable combo amps that pull out all  more

From YouTube to Rolling Stone, Ayla Tesler-Mabe Is Just Getting Started

This interview originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July, 2018. In  more

#1RiffADay Week 1 Round Up

We challenge you to our #1RiffADay challenge for the month of September. Are you stuck in a creative rut? Have  more

Review: Ernie Ball StingRay Special

The Ernie Ball StingRay Special is a powerful reengineered bass that keeps sharp players in mind. In 1976, one of  more

Courtney Barnett on Vulnerability, Home and Songwriting

This interview originally appeared as the cover story of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July 2018. On  more

BAYLi, A Veteran Artist On the Rise

BAYLi’s sound is an embodiment of who she is. If you ask Brooklyn-native BAYLi what genre she plays, she won’t  more

Listen to the She Shreds Legend Series Playlist

If you’ve been following our #Legend Series on our social media platforms, then you already know about the long-lasting legacies  more

Be Your Own Marketing Expert Pt. 3: Website

Whether you’re trying to get people out to your band’s first show or trying to sell tickets for a major  more

Be Your Own Marketing Expert Pt. 2: Social Media

Whether you’re trying to get people out to your band’s first show or trying to sell tickets for a major  more

Be Your Own Marketing Expert Pt. 1: Let’s Start With Email

Whether you’re trying to get people out to your band’s first show or trying to sell tickets for a major  more

Shredding Through AFROPUNK Fest: 10 Acts You Shouldn’t Miss

Here’s a curated list of recommended acts to see at this year’s AFROPUNK Fest! We also interviewed Nova Twins and  more

8 Lefty Guitarists You Need to Know About

August 13th was International Left-handers Day and we’re highlighting some left-handed guitarists and bassists that you should know about. Lefty  more

How Liz Cooper Took The Best Bet She Could, Betting On Herself

Liz Cooper knew it was a risk to move to a new city and follow her dream. A dream that  more

Sled Island Is Redefining the Indie Music Festival Landscape

Featured photo by Mike Tan Sled Island is an intentional and carefully crafted music festival devoted to inclusivity, safe spaces  more

Review: The Fender American Original ’50s Fender Stratocaster

The Fender American Original pays close attention to classic specs, while adding a few but wise upgrades to these mastery  more

Gear Talk: Betsy Wright of Bat Fangs

From stealing her brother’s ‘90s Stratocaster to her 1978 Fender Mustang, Betsy Wright takes us through her favorite gear.  Betsy  more

Issue #15: Jenny Lewis, Courtney Barnett, Chai, Yvette Young, and More

She Shreds is pleased to announce our #15 issue, featuring two exclusive cover artists: Jenny Lewis and Courtney Barnett. Subscribe   more

Pedals Pt. 6: What’s All That Noise? Our Trouble Shooting Guide

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar, management, and  more

Pedals Pt. 5: Building-Your-Own (Simple) Pedalboard!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar, management, and  more

Pedals Pt. 4: Pedal Chain Configuration!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

6 Pioneers from Fender’s American Original Series That’ll Make You Swoon

Fender marries the best of the old and the new in their American Original Series. How many times have you  more

Pedals Pt. 3: Getting Real With Your Cables!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Pedals Pt. 2: Identifying Your Power Supply!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Effects, Chain Configuration, Troubleshooting, and DIY Pedalboard Series Pt. 1

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Review: Music Man’s 2018 St. Vincent HH Offers Thickness and Grit

Annie Clark and Ernie Ball Music Man introduce a new guitar to their St. Vincent Collection. When the original St.  more

Video Premiere: Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! Takes Us On Her Journey

Laura Jane Grace lets us into her journey as a guitarist and artist in the latest episode of String Theory,  more

Giveaway: Don’t Let the St. Vincent HH Pass You By

The St. Vincent HH is the intersection of innovation and deliberation. If you STILL haven’t entered into one of our  more