The Malibu Guitar Festival To Kick Off This Thursday!

The Malibu Guitar Festival To Kick Off This Thursday – Interviews with The Soft White Sixties and WRENN!

It’s almost here – The Malibu Guitar Festival is set ti kick off this Friday!  Get ready for a spectacular auditory odyssey of sight and sound!

Southern California’s premiere music festival by the sea, The Malibu Guitar Festival, kicks-off its 3rd Annual event May 18 – May 21, featuring headliner Mick Fleetwood Blues Band; Jamtown featuring Donavon Frankenreiter, G. Love & Cisco Adler; Tommy Emmanuel and Hunter Hayes topping the bill on Main Festival Day — Saturday May 20 — at Malibu Village, presented by D ‘Angelico Guitars.

Steve Vai headlines Hot Licks Night on Friday, May 19 at Casa Escobar featuring a female heavy line-up of stellar musicians including Nik West, Lari Basilio, Gretchen Menn and Zepparella. Hollis Brown, The Band Steele, Dankrupt, Carothers Brothers and Karma Dealers also to perform.

For a complete list of the happenings at The Malibu Guitar Festival 2017, visit their website at http://malibuguitarfestival.com/

In the meantime, let’s meet two of the bands ready to enrapture the crowds on this very epic four day celebration of music.   Introducing The Soft White Sixties and WRENN!  Read on…

The Soft White Sixties

Introduce yourself, what band you are in, and how long your band has been together.
I’m Aaron Eisenberg and I play guitar in The Soft White Sixties. This is our 7th year as a band.

What are you looking forward to the most about this year’s edition of the Malibu Guitar Festival?
The beach seems like a good location to try out some new material.

What could we expect from your performance at the Festival?
Sweat.

Who is your favorite guitarist of all time and how do you they inspire you?
It’s a toss up between George Harrison and Peter Green, but since this festival is in Malibu let’s go with Mike Campbell as a great combination of the two.

What is your own guitar of choice and why?
My ’68 Guild Starfire.

What advice would you give someone about to attend a four day Malibu Guitar Festival adventure?
This is a first time for me too but I would think sunscreen is a good place to start.

What is up next for your band after the Malibu Guitar Festival?
A few more club and festival shows over the summer in support of our most recent release, “The Ocean Way EP“. We also just finished a new LP with Elijah Thomson that we can’t wait to release later this year.

The Soft White Sixties on Facebook

Photo Credit: Brendan Blaney

WRENN

Introduce yourself, what band you are in, and how long your band has been together.
Hey, I’m Zoe, the lead singer and guitarist from the band WRENN. The WRENN project has existed for about a year now, but this reincarnation of the band with the permanent players – we have now has existed for about three months. This revitalization of the band is really incredible, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.

What are you looking forward to the most about this year’s edition of the Malibu Guitar Festival?
How diverse and talented all of the acts are musically.

What could we expect from your performance at the Festival?
Our performance will make you want to dance and will allow you to reach a large range of your emotions.

Who is your favorite guitarist of all time and how do you they inspire you?
Jimmy Page and the inspiration is pretty obvious.

What is your own guitar of choice and why?
I’m definitely a Fender player. I just got my hands on their new duo sonic and I absolutely love it; definitely my favorite guitar right now.

What advice would you give someone about to attend a four day Malibu Guitar Festival adventure?
Drink lots of water, get to the front of the shows, and don’t be afraid to talk to strangers.

What is up next for your band after the Malibu Guitar Festival?
The biggest thing we have coming up after the festival is the release of our debut EP “Good Mo(u)rning” coming out this Summer. I’m incredibly proud of the sound we’ve currated together and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. We’re also planning a small run in June on the west coast with some friends of ours, so we’re really hyped to get back on the road.

WRENN on Facebook

(Interviews by Ken Morton)

Malibu Guitar Festival Official Home Page

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