In 2015, guitarist Ayla Tesler-Mabe posted her first cover to YouTube soulfully playing John Mayall & the Bluebreakers “Hideaway.” Fast forward four years, the now 18-year-old boasts a following of over 400k on Instagram, plays to sold-out crowds, and stands as one of the most promising young guitar players on the rise. In this episode, we speak to the Calgary native about how the video game Rock Band inspired her to learn to play the guitar, her thoughts on releasing singles versus albums in the age of streaming, her experience playing in the band Calpurnia and her current project, Ludic, and much more.
Mentioned in this episode:
Ernie Ball strings: https://ernieb.al/regularslinky
Ernie Ball Music Man Valentine guitar: https://ernieb.al/2UmdR89
Intro Music: Lightning from a Gun by Eat The Wolf ernieb.al/2kCHJxf
Outro Music: The Vacant Shapes