Musical Mood Of The Day: American Guitarist Gretchen Menn (Zepparella)

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Gretchen Menn is the main (i.e. lead) guitarist in the American all-female tribute band Zepparella which was formed in San Francisco, California in 2005. Along with Zepparella, American guitarist Gretchen Menn managed to release a debut self-titled studio album in 2010, with a tracklist of 10 songs. Subsequently, the band also managed to release three live albums as follows:

  1. Live at 19 Broadway (2005)
  2. A Pleasing Pounding on WhatAreRecords? (2010)
  3. Live at Sweetwater (2016)

Moreover, Zepparella released two live videos on Youtube showcasing their admirable musical talent, more specifically a cover of 'When The Levee Breaks' (2010) - surpassing 14 million views - and another one of 'Dazed and Confused' (2012) with over 1 million views on YouTube.

Gretchen Menn (along with the rest of Zepparella) even performed alongside Steve Vai at the Malibu Guitar Festival in Malibu, California, on May 19, 2017.

Apart from her time spent with Zepparella, Gretchen Menn has also managed to focus on her solo projects, releasing as such several solo albums on her website: Gretchen Menn is also a professional guitar instructor.

P.S.: For more information on Zepparella's career, tour dates, and catalogue, please visit their official website at:

For more information on Gretchen Menn and her thoughts on Jimmy Page, please see the following two links:

  1. Gretchen Menn bio:
  2. Gretchen Menn on playing Jimmy Page:

Mesmerizing, stunningly beautiful, and extremely gentle and versatile on the six string, below you can listen to a personal favourite selection of her covered songs. Enjoy and stay tuned for more!