Arielle is garnering praise for her strong vocals and songwriting ability, but her guitar chops have been turning heads since she was a teenager and captured Brian May's attention when she ripped out Randy Rhoads' solo from the Ozzy Osbourne classic "Crazy Train" during a meet and greet, inspiring the legendary Queen guitarist mentored her for several years. She's also worked with Nuno Bettencourt ("Extreme," Rihanna), Cee Lo Green and other notable musicians and bands.
Now, Arielle is venturing on her own, with her debut album set to be released next month (the first single, "California," is already getting great buzz), and she just performed at the Orca Freedom Concert Tuesday night at Experience Music Project, along with rock icons Heart, Joan Jett, Graham Nash and others.
Arielle performed an acoustic version of "California," then joined guest host Kim Holcomb to chat about her career and her passion for advocating on behalf of marine mammals (she volunteers her time and talents for Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project, and her reputation for activisim led to the invitation to perform at the Orca Freedom Concert, co-sponsored by the Pacific Whale Watch Association).
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