Lita Ford, Shirley Manson, Esperanza Spalding Among Honorees for 2017 She Rocks Awards

The fifth annual She Rocks Awards will be held next year in January during the 2017 Winter NAMM Show in southern California.

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The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) has just announced a list of the upcoming event’s esteemed honorees, among which include American rock guitarist and vocalist Lita Ford, Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson, and jazz bassist/cellist and songwriter Esperanza Spalding.

Laura B. Whitemore, WiMN founder, released a statement saying, “We are excited to recognize our 2017 honorees, who come from diverse areas of our industry. Each has made her contributions in her own, unique way, inspiring and energizing others. We look forward to honoring them all and sharing this celebration of women in music.”

The event will also serve as the official release outlet for She Rocks Vol. 1, A Collection of Kick-Ass Guitar Goddesses. The record features tracks by 11 different female guitarists, and was produced by Brad Tolinski. It will be released via Favored Nations; a record label founded in 1999 by guitarist Steve Vai and owner of Guitar Center Ray Scherr.

The She Rocks Awards take place at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel at 7PM on Friday, January 20, 2017. A NAMM badge will not be needed to attend.

For a complete list of the 2017 She Rocks honorees visit WiMN’s official website, and visit sherocksawards.com for information on ticket purchases.

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