Desert Island List: Mónica Albán, Singer

Music really moves me. It gives emotion to my life. I create it, perform it, teach it, and dance to it. Music is my life and the following albums have played a big part of my development as a musician and as a person. 1. Greatest Hits, Queen – Queen is my favorite band of all…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Mónica Albán

Mónica Albán could easily coast on her good looks. However, this Columbian beauty prefers to acquire music industry success the old-fashioned way – by working hard. “I don’t have a problem with using sexuality,” Albán said. “But I do believe it must be a secondary aspect of an artist. It should never be more important…

Sunday Grooves – 05/23/11

I’m constantly listening to music for inspiration and enjoyment. Each Sunday, I will share 10 songs that have influenced me during the week. 1. “Lord Knows I Would” by Raya Yarbrough 2. “Love Me” by Eric Dolphy 3. “Always There” by Ronnie Laws 4. “Riverside Blues” by Tak Matsumoto 5. “All You Need is Now”…

Evolution of the Electric Guitar Through 2008

Over the years, the electric guitar has evolved and improved. Because of the work of some innovative luthiers, you can rock out like never before. Here is a brief history of the electric guitar (click graphic to expand or visit The Punch-In for more details). Peace & Blessings

Desert Island List: Gisele Scales, Violinist

Music is a big part of my life. It greets me in the morning and sends me to sleep at night. It’s always in my head. It helps with things you don’t particularly want to do – like the constant washing, cleaning, shopping and cooking of life. With that said, here are a few of the artists and…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Gisele Scales

Australia-based violinist Gisele Scales describes her sound as colorful, happy, inspiring, electro rock pop. Her brand of genre-defying electric violin dance music will not only move your body, it will also challenge your mind. She tackles serious issues such as global warming and world peace in songs such as Green and Can U Love 1…

How to Name Your Band

I’m intrigued by the process that bands use to name themselves. Sometimes a band takes an obvious name. Three guitarists from California chose the moniker California Guitar Trio. Some bands look to media for inspiration. For example, Duran Duran was named after the bad guy in the movie Barbarella and Veruca Salt is from the…