The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) and #SaveAGuitar announce guitarist and singer/songwriter Brandy Robinson as the winner of the #SaveAGuitar and She Rocks Awards contest. As the winner, Robinson will have the honor of performing as the opening act for the 5th annual She Rocks Awards on Friday, January 20, 2017, at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
Robinson has released two albums on her indie record label, GuitarMama Records, and has a third album underway. She’s been touring the U.S. for the past 10 years as both a solo artist and with a full band, showcasing her poetic lyrics, funky guitar riffs and powerful, soulful voice. Learn more about her on her Facebook page or her YouTube channel.
As part of her prize package, Robinson also wins a Breedlove Pursuit Concert acoustic-electric guitar and feature profiles on the WiMN website and the #SaveAGuitar site, plus tickets to the awards and a NAMM show badge. Ten honorable mentions have also been announced: Kris Angelis, Emily Clibourn, Kate Diaz, Alex English, Natalie Gelman, Xochitl, Bryce Hitchcock, Rorie Kelly, Sabrina Lentini, and Shani Rose. Each will receive a feature on the #SaveAGuitar site and socials, a feature on the WiMN socials, and a Breedlove T-Shirt.
The WiMN Founder, Laura B. Whitmore, comments, “We’re thrilled to have awarded our opening act spot to Brandy Robinson this year. She exemplifies what it means to have a love for the guitar, and her original music and performance style demonstrate the qualities we look for when seeking out fresh, unique talent. Congratulations, Brandy!”
The She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry, and has become a standard at the NAMM Show. Previous award recipients include female industry leaders such as Jennifer Batten, Karmin, Colbie Caillat, Sheila E, The Bangles, Orianthi, Dinah Gretsch, Craigie Zildjian, Janie L. Hendrix, Amani Duncan, Mary Peavey, and more. The event brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans and media to celebrate women in music.
The 2017 She Rocks Awards is sponsored by Neumann, Gretsch, Seymour Duncan, Avid, PRS Guitars, Roland, #SaveAGuitar, Breedlove, Zildjian, Guitar Center, 108 Rock Star Guitars, Sabian, Linear Integrated Systems, Schecter Guitars, Gator Cases, Berklee College of Music, Music Inc., Music & Sound Retailer, Premier Guitar, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Keyboard, Bass Player, Electronic Musician, and more.
Tickets are on sale now. This event is open to the public and a NAMM show badge is not required to attend. Learn more at www.sherocksawards.com.
About The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN)
Founded in 2012, the Women’s International Music Network unites women who work within all facets of the music and audio industries. With theWiMN.com as its hub, the WiMN provides a community for women within the industry while enriching their careers and musical experiences through networking and sharing. Founded by music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore, the Women’s International Music Network produces and hosts events such as, the WiMN She Rocks Showcase series, the She Rocks Awards, and a variety of workshops and panels throughout the year. For more information, visit www.TheWiMN.com.
About Breedlove Stringed Instruments
Since 1990, Breedlove has been a passionate and innovative builder of remarkable stringed instruments, spurred by a desire to challenge convention and build the instruments of tomorrow. Breedlove’s master craftsmen craft acoustic instruments for artists seeking self-expression and liberation through music, but make no mistake: Breedlove’s world-class craftsmen don’t just build instruments, they design distinctively crafted sound. Visit us at www.breedlovesound.com.
#SaveAGuitar is a movement spearheaded by Breedlove Stringed Instruments to encourage folks from all walks of life to return to music—playing music, making something from nothing. It’s a call to pick up a guitar, or any instrument, and create your own vision rather than waiting for someone or something else to do the entertaining. Guitars change lives. #SaveAGuitar shows all of us how great artists picked up their first guitar and how their lives were changed by this simple act. Pure musical expression transcends age, gender, geography and time. #SaveTheGuitar is a movement toward that authentic expression which moves us all. Find out more at www.saveaguitar.com.