Girls with hot guitars: Sarah Packiam from Ireland and Jenna Torres from NYC

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Jenna Torres is a country-rock siren who has travelled from New York to Nashville and won acclaim as a recording artist and songwriter for Warner Music Group and Warner/Chappell Music.  Artists like Martha Wash (from the Weather Girls) have cut songs from Jenna’s pen, and she co-wrote “Busted Heart” with Ben Glover for the group For King & Country.  Her forthcoming album Wild Sugar has been previewed with a video for the title track  which co-stars Richard Turner of southern rock and country band Blackberry Smoke. Her current release,  Heart On Wheels is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed album A Woman’s Touch  whose  accompanying video of the song “.22”  remained in the Number One spot in the Artist Charts on Yallwire for over six months.

, Sarah Packiam, born and raised in Ireland, began writing songs at the age of 12, inspired by her blues musician father from India.  At 14 years old she represented Ireland in the European  song contest,and at 18 she moved to Spain with the family band.  She was discovered and sent to Miami by Jon Secada, working with Grammy award winning producer Tim Mitchell. In 2009 Sarah joined Shakira’s promo tour singing background vocals and playing guitar and banjo. She also opened with her band for Smashmouth and Jason Mraz at the Sunfest Festival and she sang with Carole King, Gloria Estefan, Queen Latifah, Ricky Martin at the  “The Power of Love Gala” in Las Vegas.  Sarah’s first Independent CD One for two was released in 2012 and her EP Dream was released in 2013, in 2014 she released her third studio album, AGAIN. Sarah is in the studio with her band for her fourth album to be released in 2017.

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