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Gretchen Menn  Guitarist, composer, kitty mama to @francesandferdinand 🎸🎼😼😼 Albums, videos, and more available at:

Thank you so much to @everyonelovesguitar for a great conversation! Link in my bio. Shout out to @nickperri for the introduction. 🙌🏻 Photo by @maxcrace ・・・
Gretchen Menn of Zepparella talks about becoming an airline pilot… touring the world with Zepparella… releasing two solo records (including a very difficult concept album), and was kind enough to share some personal history, including the pressures of growing up in Palo Alto… dealing with the loss of her best friend at a very young age & more. GREAT convo w/an incredibly independent, positive and optimistic person who always sees the glass half full. Dig it: #gretchenmenn #zepparella #everyonelovesguitar #guitar #podcast

Happy birthday to one of my greatest heroes. When in musical doubt, I often ask, “What would Jeff Beck do?” 🙇🏼‍♀️ #jeffbeck #hero

@zepparellaofficial shows this weekend!
6/21 Rockin the River, Guerneville, CA
6/22 and 6/23 Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
Tickets: 📸 Devon Maitozo

It would be difficult to overstate the importance of @michael_molenda to the guitar community. As the longest-reigning Editor-in-chief of Guitar Player Magazine, he oversaw the magazine during monumental shifts in the music and publishing industries. He adapted with integrity and kept thriving the magazine so many of us have trusted. He has always been a genuine and respectful advocate for female guitar players and up-and-coming talent. And he’s one of the most fundamentally decent, hilarious, self-deprecating, and generous people you’ll ever meet.

The recent... ummm... “changes” at Guitar Player Magazine hit hard. My dad was a casualty of an earlier one when I was a kid. Michael led a team of awesome people who have devoted decades of their lives to the magazine. And heroes deserve gratitude and recognition for their service. Michael has done SO much for so many of us. He is the guitar community’s Captain America.

As he is the last person to sing his own praises, I'm curious to hear your experiences and what he has done for you. Please share! I'd love to know.

For me, Michael had been a friend, mentor, advocate, and creative collaborator and catapult. He brought the Dante concept that became my second album, Abandon All Hope, and assured me I was cut out to tackle something of such magnitude. His faith in me made me push myself harder. I've learned so much from him. And he has given me so much coverage in the magazine and on the GP site. I am so very grateful.

I thank you, Michael. The guitar community owes you a debt of enormous gratitude. All my well wishes on your next adventure. I have complete faith you’ll continue to make magic wherever you go.

Here is a wonderful interview with Michael on the podcast, @everyonelovesguitar. If you don’t know Michael, you’ll see why he is so beloved by so many. If you do, you’ll enjoy some great stories from the man, himself, as guided by a great interviewer, Craig Garber:
📷 @mattgranzphoto

Last day in Rome 😭❤️🇮🇹 #Rome #roma

Great questions make for especially interesting interviews. Thank you so much to Alison Richter and Tara Low at @guitargirlmag! 🖤 Link in bio. Photo by @maxcrace

Looking forward to talking guitars, music, and whatever else with two seriously shredding guitarists, @sashairony and @dansugarman, on their show @thoughtcastnow. This will be streamed live tomorrow, May 18 at 6 PM Pacific/9 PM Eastern. Give them a follow, and hope some of you can join us! 💙
Photo by @maxcrace

What an unforgettable night! I'm beyond honored to have been included in @guitarplayer’s Play it Forward. Sharing the stage with friends and heroes in support of a wonderful cause meant a night of so many good vibes and huge inspiration. I had my jaw on the floor the better part of the night, watching so many stunning players kill it, each with their own flavor of badassery. @michael_molenda and Eric Barnett.. you guys pulled off something really special with this event. 🖤🙇🏼‍♀️ Photos by @cherylaltermanphotography
@andytimmonsofficial @jenniferbattensemm @traciiguns
#mimifox @uriahduffy @andysummersmusic @budderside @noelledoughty33 @thetroublewithmonkeys #pointsnorth @stimuliband @jcwells7777 @michael_manring

Sold out @zepparellaofficial show at @featherfalls tonight. Thanks, @mattgranzphoto, for this badass shot from @thevinniesbar last night! 🖤 #zepparella

Playing some Zeppelin with these lovely ladies this weekend! Huge thank you to @maxcrace for our new @zepparellaofficial promo shot!
@hollywest_music @4annakristina @clemthegreat #zepparella

April 26 - Flynn's Cabaret, Felton, CA

April 27 -Vinnie's Bar And Grill, Concord, CA

April 28 - Feather Falls Casino & Lodge, Oroville, CA
Ticket links and full details at

Last night was such a profound reminder of my absolute favorite thing about social media: The connecting with wonderful people in a way that is truly meaningful. I met both @shredanie and @yvetteyoung here on Instagram. Turns out Yvette and I are practically neighbors, and we clicked immediately in person. She quickly became one of my favorite people and a dear and treasured friend. The moment I met Stephanie face-to-face at NAMM this year, her smile and effervescent personality made me like her instantly. What a treat to get to share thoughts, ideas, stories, and experiences (both hilarious and horrible) with these two beautiful souls... both of whom happen to be ferocious guitar players. 🎸🎸🎸💞😽 Thanks @stevenjbradley for the photo!

I found out my dear friend and huge inspiration @traciiguns from @laguns will be joining the bill for #playitforward, a benefit for Northern California fire victims put on by @guitarplayer at the @lbcsoco on 4/20. This clip was from the NAMM show in January, and I’m hoping I’ll to get Tracii on for my set to do some Zeppelin shenanigans. AND P.S... ANDY SUMMERS IS HEADLINING. The Andy Summers from @thepoliceofficial. @andysummersmusic 😱‼️‼️‼️ Any Bay Area people, this show is going to be amazing: @andytimmonsofficial, @jenniferbattensemm, Mimi Fox, Points North, Josh Brough (@poor_mans_whiskey), @thetroublewithmonkeys. #traciiguns

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