The London Burlesque Festival, a celebration of the art, humor, music, and beautiful people of modern burlesque, is gearing up for its seventh iteration. The festival runs from May 10-19 this year, and tickets are going fast.
Marnie Stern knows a thing or two about shredding. With two critically acclaimed albums under her belt and a new album, entitled Marnie Stern, out October 5 via Kill Rock Stars, Stern is easily one of the most technical and skilled female guitarists playing today. Here are her five favorite axe-masters.
Also, take a listen to a cut of the forthcoming album, which features contributions from Zach Hill (Hella) and Matthew Flegel (Women), by listening to the song “For Ash” below.
Marnie Stern: “For Ash”
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1. Mick Barr
“I always say Mick, and he will always be my favorite. The only way I can describe his playing is to say that your jaw will drop for the entire time you witness his terrific playing style. He has influenced me tremendously.”