Women Who Rock™ Presented by Gibson
Live Benefit Concert Features Performances From Aimee Mann, Flor De Toloache, Emily Wolfe, Daisy O’Dell and Graciela
Women Who Rock (WWR) connects through the power of music and helps educate, support and fund women-centric health research. All proceeds from Women Who Rock support Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI)–the nation’s largest research institute dedicated solely to life-saving women’s health research. The 5th annual Women Who Rock, Presented by Gibson will return as a live, in-person, benefit concert on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at The Novo in Los Angeles, California (US). Women Who Rock, Presented by Gibson will feature performances from Aimee Mann, Flor De Toloache, Emily Wolfe, Daisy O’Dell, and Graciela. Tickets for the Women Who Rock concert are on sale now. Get tickets here.
For the 5th annual Women Who Rock benefit concert, WWR has partnered with Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand headquartered in Nashville, TN, that has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians across the globe, and emerged as the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brand around the world. Gibson supports the global community through its philanthropic arm of Gibson Gives–a 501(c)(3). The mission of Gibson Gives is to create, develop, and support non-profit organizations in their efforts to advance musicians, youth-focused education, music, and health and wellness initiatives. Gibson is excited to bring back the Women Who Rock benefit concert for music fans to be a part of raising funds and spreading awareness for life-saving women’s health research.
May is National Women’s Health Month and Women’s health overall is underfunded and understudied. While most health research has sidestepped sex differences, Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI), a 501c3, is the nation’s largest research institute dedicated solely to women’s health research. MWRI’s current research has 319 active studies spanning 292 different conditions with 162,000 clinical trial participants all over the world. MWRI’s areas of research cover breast and gynecologic ovarian cancers, reproductive biology, infectious diseases, the development of COVID-19 therapeutics and women-controlled HIV prevention, obstetric care for women with substance use disorder, postpartum depression, and more.
Fans that cannot attend Women Who Rock Benefit Concert, Presented by Gibson can support groundbreaking Breast Cancer and Women’s Health Research through the new Women Who Rock merchandise collection. Items include the signature Women Who Rock lightning bolt pin, a Gibson X Women Who Rock guitar strap, guitar picks, T-shirts, onesies, tanks, and one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry. A portion of all proceeds from the Women Who Rock collection will fund the life-saving breast cancer and women’s health research at Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI). For more information on the Women Who Rock collection visit the website, or donate directly here.
The 5th annual Women Who Rock Benefit Concert, Presented by Gibson will feature performances from the following artists:
Women Who Rock headliner Aimee Mann is one of the most distinguished singer-songwriters of her generation. Her successful solo career has spanned several decades with several GRAMMY nominations, four GRAMMY awards and the release of nine critically acclaimed solo albums, including the profoundly popular soundtrack for the film Magnolia, which garnered an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination for Best Song in 2000. Recently, Mann’s album Mental Illness won her a GRAMMY for Best Folk Album. Time magazine said, “Mann has the same skill that great tunesmiths like McCartney and Neil Young have: the knack for writing simple, beautiful, instantly engaging songs, ” while NPR voted her one of the “TOP 10 Best Living Songwriters” along with Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. Mann recently released the new album Queens of the Summer Hotel, available everywhere: HERE.
Earlier in her musical life, Mann fronted the band Til Tuesday, releasing three albums. She has also made numerous memorable cameo appearances in films such as The Big Lebowski and TV shows like “Portlandia” and “The Daily Show.”
Latin GRAMMY®-winning, all-female group, Flor de Toloache (prounounced, Toh-loh-Ah-che) mixes tradition and innovation, breaking boundaries with their edgy, versatile, and fresh take on traditional Latin American music. Their diverse ethnicities and musical backgrounds transcend culture and gender by forging new paths. The group has graced international stages from Mexico to Japan, and has extensively toured the USA and Latin America. Following a 16-month absence due to the pandemic, the talented New York ensemble returned to the main stage in 2021 as special guests of Mon Laferte’s coast-to-coast US Tour. In the same year, they visited and performed live at the White House in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and also participated in a star-studded gala and tribute concert in Las Vegas honoring Rubén Blades as part of the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year event. Flor de Toloache recently released their new album Florecita Rock-ERA, available now here.
Emily Wolfe transcends the ranks of ordinary musicians. As a triple-threat rock & roll singer-songwriter-guitarist and producer from Austin, TX, Wolfe is on a mission to breathe new life into classic rock & roll with her incendiary guitar chops and original songwriting. A Gibson and Epiphone signature artist, Wolfe’s creative songwriting, powerful lead vocals, and dominating guitar style has led her to share stages with Heart, The Struts, The Pretenders, White Reaper, Joan Jett, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and more. A self-taught guitar player starting from the age of 5, Wolfe has honed her craft and continues to take her playing to the next level. Wolfe released her new album Outlier—produced by Michael Shuman, bassist of Queens of the Stone Age–last year and is continuing to tour nationwide throughout 2022. Emily recently performed on the MusiCares Music on a Mission, Presented by Gibson concert to benefit The Recording Academy’s MusiCares. For all Emily Wolfe tour dates, visit the website here.
Daisy O’Dell is an award-winning music producer, curator, and DJ, who has performed alongside Lou Reed, Prince, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, Common, LCD Soundsystem, Robyn, and Florence and the Machine. Cited by the New York Times as “one of the coolest people in Manhattan,” Daisy brings that DJ pedigree to a steady stream of high-profile events including premieres for HBO (Watchmen, Game of Thrones, Westworld, Emmy party), Netflix (Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black, The Politician, Golden Globes), Amazon (American Horror Story 100th Episode, The Boys, Carnival Row), and events with LACMA, MOCA, ICA, and brands Burberry, Chloe, Christian Louboutin, Vanity Fair, and Dolce & Gabbana. In addition to scoring for the Emmy® Award-winning PBS show “Variety: Actors On Actors,” she recently remixed Migos for the Golden State Warriors 2018/19 open and music directed Elle magazine’s “Women In Hollywood” event for the 11th consecutive year. Daisy’s celebrated series of ‘Version’ edits featuring David Bowie and Björk is currently on rotation as some of KCRW’s “best new music” and she has a remix featuring Ne-Yo on Mad Decent along with an EP with her indie electronic band The m.i.d.s. dropping in 2022. Listen to Daisy O’Dell HERE and for more information, go to the website here.
At the age of 14, Graciela is already an accomplished performer, pianist, and songwriter. She is currently working on her second EP at The Vault Recording Studio with industry veterans Jimmy Hoyson, Rob Deaner, and Bob McCutcheon. Graciela is the 2021 Women Who Rock Rising Star winner. Listen to Graciela here.