For 25 years, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp has made musical dreams come true by pairing casual players with industry superstars like Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Steven Tyler, singer Darlene Love, Kiss’ Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, shock rocker Alice Cooper, guitarist Lita Ford, and many more.
Though there are a variety of Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp programs held year-round throughout the country, the event held in Los Angeles Jan. 27-Jan. 30 will be women-only for the first time ever with special guests Melissa Etheridge, Heart’s Nancy Wilson, The Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine and guitarist Orianthi.
“It’s about time and it’s about female empowerment,” said Britt Lightning, guitarist for the band Vixen and the music director for Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp during a recent phone interview.
“This is a non-competitive environment where we can openly discuss anything,” she said, sharing a story about an accomplished female guitarist who’d been the only woman in the room at a recent workshop. “It’s just all dudes and that can be intimidating. I get that. There’s a lot of male energy and people look at you like, ‘OK, prove yourself, Only Girl in the Room.’ We’re not looking for that here. We want people to grow and improve and we’re here to be encouraging and this is the perfect forum for that.”
The four-day immersive experience includes all skill levels — teenage beginners all the way to grandmas who just wanna rock — from all over the world. The attendees are placed in different bands and coached …read more
Source:: Los Angeles Daily News
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