HALESTORM MAKES ME HAPPY
First, thank you to the fantastic and lovely Jennifer Morris for allowing me to help her celebrate her BOOKS MAKE ME HAPPY 4 year Anniversary!
I’m not just an author, I’m a guitarist in a rock band. I’ve been writing since I was 8. That was the same age I took up piano, which led to guitar a few years later at 15. I was the only guitarist shouldering lead and rhythm duties (as well as singing a few songs) in an almost-all-girl band when I was 17. I’d also finished writing my first (terrible) novel by then.
Being a chick in a band is fantastic. It’s about having fun, playing music, hanging with friends, and wearing some cool clothes. I wanted to make it big.
Then my band opened locally for an all-girl band out of LA, also trying to make it big. 3 CDs under their belt. We knew all their songs. We thought they were great. They let us see their bus.
<mouth hanging agape>
It was nothing more than 5 bunk beds and an old hard booth and table combo from a Burger King.
And they had 3 CDs out?
It a rude awakening for 17 year old me. I didn’t want to live like that. I just wanted to play, yanno? The band eventually fell apart and I eventually got married and had a couple (four) boys. In the meantime, writing was something I could do and still feel like I was kickin’ ass.
Not too long ago I discovered HALESTORM. A band with a chick singer. Lzzy Hale is a-MAZ-ing. She’s got the voice—what a range!—she’s got the guitar chops, and the band boys (including her brother Arejay on drums). She can croon soulfully, she can belt out a ballad, and she can scream like nobody’s business. After a recent chance to catch them live, I’m more impressed. She can do it all live, too.
If you dig hard rock, you’ve got to check out HALESTORM. They not only deliver on the hard rock guitar riffs, Lzzy’s melodious vocals punctuate the bad-ass lyrics with catchy hooks you’ll be humming for days to come.
Check out these two songs below. In the comments, tell me what you think/which you liked best…or give a shout out to YOUR favorite rocking female—I may have not heard of some and am always eager to check out new ones! The awesome blog host, Jennifer, will select a winner and I will send a signed copy of Persephone Alcmedi #6 SHATTERED CIRCLE to the winner!! (US shipments only! Sorry!)
I MISS THE MISERY
LOVE BITES (SO DO I)
**Be sure to check out all of the other “HAPPY” posts from guest authors during this week’s blogiversary!! Click HERE for the Kickoff Post with the full list of participating authors and guest post links. ALL giveaways will be open for the entire week, winners will be chosen and notified on Sunday, March 2nd. Thanks for helping us celebrate!!**