Rock and Roll! I loved it as a kid. Still do. The other day a young female guitarist showed up on my YouTube feed. Not sure why, except that I sometime listen to “guitar centric” classic rock on YouTube.
I like to take what I call that … “guitar ride.”
Anyway, I was blown away.
A lot of the music kids listen to today is lost on me. I guess it is the absence of a rocking guitar lead! And here was this young Japanese girl rockin’ out to the kind of music I grew up on and still love to listen to!
I started looking around and came up with some pretty amazing videos of kids keeping rock and roll alive. I just had to share some of them here! As a teenager, Led Zeppelin was by far my favorite.
Check out this cover by three young rockers Sina, Alyona Yarushina, and Andrei Cerbu!
John Henry Bonham would be proud!
I thought the drummer was really great (actually, all three of them really are) and then I discovered this drummer, Sina, has her own YouTube channel and has become quite a sensation.
If she’d just add a little Cow Bell here and there! LOL!
Anyway, check out this Boston cover!
Okay, I just had to do one more Zeppelin tune by this trio. Check out this same trio doing Whole Lotta Love!
I looked around a little more and found this young lady, Tina. This girl can shred and has quite a library displaying her talent on her own YouTube channel. Metal, Classic Rock, Classical, you name it!
I chose this one because this was always one of my guitar favorite solos ever!
I noticed girls seem to be leading the pack in keeping rack and roll alive! Where are the guys? I am assuming they are out there to. Maybe just not as prevalent on YouTube or I am not using the right search terms?
I did find one kid who is really amazing. This one is for my good friends in East Tennessee!
And how about WJM, a power-trio of three amazing kids performing at halftime at a Stanford game! I understand this group performed at some kind of UN function and repeated that performance at this Stanford game.
It does my heart good to know that the rock of my generation still has an audience and a group of talented young musicians to carry it into the future! It adds credence to that old line, Rock and Roll will never die!
Hope you enjoyed some of these videos!