Author Archives: Kate Lewis

International Guitar Research Centre Conference, Hong Kong, July 2019

The International Guitar Research Centre (IGRC) at the University of Surrey (UK) held its 2019 research conference from 14th to 20th July 2019 at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. This event brought together … Continue reading

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Sue Foley interviews the legendary Carol Kaye

A great (brief) interview with the legendary Carole Kaye over at Guitarplayer.com.  Kaye began her career as a jazz guitarists, but became perhaps most well know for her work as a bass player and member of The Wrecking Crew, an LA-based … Continue reading

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe (finally) inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame – October 2018

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International Guitar Research Centre’s Jazz Guitar Research Day – October 2018

A great one-day research seminar at the University of Surrey’s International Guitar Research Centre in October. Was happy to be asked to present a paper on the playing style of Mary Osborne, perhaps the only female to gain commercial success … Continue reading

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Altamira International Guitar Symposium, Hong Kong (July 2018)

Had an amazing week in Hong Kong at the Altamira International Guitar Symposium in in July, where I presented a research paper on my framework for popular guitar analysis.  . The research symposium was a wonderful event, bringing together guitarists … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Memphis Minnie….

June 3rd 1897 – August 6, 1973 One of my favourite MM solo’s is from ‘Looking the World Over’ (1941)…… listen @ 1:45

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New Article in PopScriptum 12

I have had a new article published in the online journal PopScriptum. The latest Volume is entitled “Sound, Sex and Sexisim” https://www2.hu-berlin.de/fpm/popscrip/themen/pst12/index.htm   “In the penultimate article, Kate Lewis deals with the gendered connotations of guitar in popular music. In … Continue reading

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