Friday, May 18, 2007


EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081

Girls to Learn Empowerment and Collaboration Through Rock at Music Camp

(MURFREESBORO) – Registration will run through May 31 for the fifth annual Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp (SGRRC), a week-long music day camp for girls ages 10-17 slated for July 16-21 on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.
Volunteers will tutor the campers in vocals, keyboards, drums, guitar, and electronic music. The girls will learn about other aspects of the music industry through workshops in subjects such as photography, music journalism, recording, DIY arts and crafts, and songwriting, as well as panel discussions with industry insiders.
Throughout the week, campers will form their own bands, write songs, and practice two hours each day with volunteer band managers. At the end of the week, the girls will show off their talents in a Saturday night showcase in Tucker Theatre.
The camp is a program of Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities (YEAH), a nonprofit arts organization. The event was inspired by the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, which was founded in 2000 in Portland, Ore.
“The mission of the Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp is to support a culture of positive self-esteem and collaboration among girls while building community through music,” co-founder Kelley Anderson says. “SGRRC recognizes the potential of every young woman to be a strong, talented, creative and empowered individual while providing a safe space where all girls rock.”
Musical acts slated to perform include:
Those Darlins—a three-piece Murfreesboro-based band which plays traditional country music with a rock ‘n’ roll attitude; members include SGRRC founder Anderson on bass, camp volunteer Nikki Kvarnes on ukulele, and Jessi Wariner, who has attended all four summers of SGRCC, on guitar; influences include The Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, and Hank Williams Sr.;
Six Gun Lullaby—a trio that fills its music with huge sonic landscapes and sounds reminiscent of the No Wave music scene in New York; intentionally lacking a bass guitar; inspired by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s approach to art, the band believes “there can be no way of freeing your sound from its naturalization if you do not first limit yourself to what is most capricious: the bass;” members include Claire Adams, Tiffany Minton, and Martin Schneider; My Siamese Self—a three-piece punk band from Atlanta featuring lead singer and guitarist Deb Davis, drummer Kat Riederich, and bassist and backup singer Stacey Singer; has been compared to Joy Division, Television, and The Clash; currently has an EP titled “If You Please.”
Proud sponsors of the Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp include Rose Companies, Luna Guitars, Chambers Guitars, Grand Palace Silkscreen, Grand Palace Records, and Makeshift Music.
Tuition is $250 per camper. Scholarships are available, but they are expected to be distributed quickly. For more information, visit, call 615-849-8140, or send and e-mail to


ATTENTION, MEDIA: For photos of the performers slated to take part in the Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp in Murfreesboro, contact Gina Logue at 615-898-5081 or

No comments: