Daisy Rock Sponsors the Girls Rock Austin Showcase on March 17, 2011 at SXSW

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 2011 - Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is sponsoring the Girls Rock Austin (GRA) Showcase at this year’s South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. The original girl-guitar company contributed to this fundraising event and booked the pioneering all-female Daisy Rock rock/pop acts, The Bangles and Sick of Sarah, to rock the stage at Cedar Street Courtyard on March 17, 2011.


GRA, part of a growing alliance of girls-only summer music programs all over the world, is dedicated to mentoring girls ages 10-18, with a special focus on underserved populations. All door money and donations from this event will go to GRA's scholarship fund. The program helped foster the only Austin act on this white hot bill, critical and popular sensation Schmillion, whose one year of inception has been filled with events such as appearing in an Arcade Fire video and competing in 2010 SchoolJam Teen Battle of the Bands at NAMM in January.

The evening opens softly with SHEL, four sisters from Ft. Collins, CO, whose classical training and sweet vocals flavor their alt country sound. They'll be followed by Minneapolis rockers Sick of Sarah, a gutsy five-piece who are changing minds everywhere about "girl bands" and say outright in their video on the Maurice's site, "We're going to make girls not so afraid to play music!" Aforementioned Schmillion follows, and then Seattle natives and sister act Smoosh will take the stage, whose emotional and delectable music is maturing with them. Finally, California pop trailblazers The Bangles headline the show, bringing their bright vocals and hot licks to the songs the world loves so well.

“The Bangles rock, Sick of Sarah rock, Girls Rock Austin ROCKS, and if you haven’t told a girl she can rock today, you should, and GO SEE THIS SHOW!” says Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars.

For more information about the Girls Rock Austin Showcase at SXSW, visit www.sxsw.com or www.daisyrock.com/artist-events.

Daisy Rock Girl Guitars offers a complete line of quality girl guitars designed to look and sound great, and to fit the female form.  For more info or to find a dealer near you, visit daisyrock.com now!

Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is the original girl guitar company dedicated to successfully supplying and marketing professional quality guitars for females of all ages. All Daisy Rock guitars are designed specifically for the female form and feature lightweight bodies, “Slim & Narrow” neck profiles to better fit smaller hands, and are available in inspiring finishes. Daisy Rock Girl Guitars’ ongoing mission is to do whatever it takes to help girls play guitar and enjoy music.

Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is led by its Founder and President, Tish Ciravolo. Ciravolo is a highly acclaimed expert on female empowerment and females in music. Tish’s expertise has been immortalized by her induction into the Museum of Making Music, the world’s premier museum showcasing the history of the music products industry, and she is widely regarded as a visionary in the industry. Ciravolo’s deep insight into the subject of girl guitars and female empowerment has made her a sought after and frequent contributor on national and international television, newspapers, magazines, websites, and radio programs including People, Time, Newsweek, CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX, VH1, the Premier Radio Network, BBC Radio, and the Associated Press. Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is in over 25 countries worldwide, and is co-owned and distributed by Alfred Music Publishing.

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