2010 News

The Reel Blues
Fest Tribute to Honeyboy Edwards – Live Review

The Reel Blues Fest presented a special tribute to legendary
acoustic Delta blues guitarist David “Honeyboy” Edwards. Honeyboy,
who at age 95 is Robert Johnson’s last living disciple, is one of
the last of the original acoustic Delta blues players.

An interview
with Desiree’ Apolonio Bassett

You certainly got my attention by the picture I saw of you with
Chris Hicks, and also knowing that you’ve jammed with members of
Dickey Betts’ band and members of The Allman Brothers. In the truest
sense though, you wouldn’t consider yourself purely a “southern
rock” guitarist, would you?…

Desiree Bassett performs

The music never stops for Desiree. She enjoys teaching guitar on
Sundays to local kids, takes vocal lessons during the week, private
guitar lessons with a former Dickey Betts Band member and plays out
live when ever she can. Desiree loves doing what she does;
performing and entertaining. She has a very strong desire to share
her gift with the world…

Young guitarist plays
with ‘power and force’

In many ways, Desiree Apolonio Bassett is a typical 17 year old.

The Ashford teen enjoys spending time with friends, dirt biking
in the warmer, drier weather and will be graduating from Edwin O.
Smith High School in Storrs in June. 

But that’s where it ends…

Age ain’t nothing
but a number for rocker

If you read Desiree Apolonio Bassett’s list of influences, you
would guess that she was a woman who was at least in her 30s. After
all, her list is filled with guitarists like 1960s guitar gods Jimi
Hendrix and Eric Clapton, Rik Emmett of the 1970s power trio
Triumph, and 1980s shredder Joe Satriani (now a member of the
supergroup Chickenfoot)…

Interview with
Guitar Prodigy Desiree Bassett

Desiree Bassett’s accomplishments place her in a select group of
modern guitarists. She’s performed with Sammy Hagar, the Marshall
Tucker Band, with members of the Allman Brothers Band and at the
2006 and 2007 NAMM shows with rock band Living Color. She was named
Talent America’s “Best Musician” in 2005, has recorded two albums as
a bandleader, played countless gigs on both coasts and is sponsored
by Peavey, Schecter Guitar Research and Taylor Guitars, among
others. While this may sound impressive enough as it is, what makes
these accomplishments even more remarkable is that she just recently
celebrated her seventeenth birthday…

Iggy with Desiree Bassett

Video interview.

Power & Force II On Cd Baby
Front Page!


We love your "DESIREE’ APOLONIO BASSETT: Power & Force, Vol. II"
CD so much that we’re going to feature it on the CD Baby front page
for a day, and in our Editor’s Picks section from now on.

We’re *really* picky about what we feature. We receive about 300
new albums a DAY, (over 300,000 total), and yours is one of the best
we’ve ever heard. Here’s the pertinent info:

(This is the big day – make a note of it somewhere.) Friday, June
26th 2009…


by Sarah Wesley-Lemire

Think for a moment some of music’s greatest guitar heroes.
There’s Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eddie Van Halen – and
Desiree Bassett. OK, you probably haven’t heard of her just yet, but
give it time. This 16-year old with an infectious smile and mad
guitar skills is undoubtedly on her way to leaving her mark on the
music world…

Desiree Bassett

By Deirdre H. Jones

At an open mic in Hartford, Connecticut, guitarist Desiree
Bassett caught the attention of bassist Doug Wimbish, who was in
town throwing his annual gathering of funk and rock legends, the
Wimbash. Wimbish was so impressed that he asked the then 12-year-old
to sit in at the event the following day. Two years later, at just
14, Basset has won several awards, played the second stage at
Ozzfest, and earned endorsements with Schecter and Peavey. Recently,
Bassett cut demo tracks with Wimbish producing, and with Vernon Reid
and Will Calhoun as support…

15 Year Old Desiree Bassett – Guest Shreds with Sammy Hagar & Living

When she was two, New Haven-born Desiree Bassett’s hero was
country star Reba McEntire, whose songs she was already singing. At
three, Desiree began playing a mini-guitar, moving on to her dad’s
full-scale model at five.

A guitar chic called Desiree

In rock bands, it is often a man holding a guitar and just
wailing away. But if you see a pretty girl wielding an axe, chances
are you’ll give her a second look. Well, guys, here’s a rising
guitar chic, which has been making the rounds – and we mean that
literally. Having jammed with the likes of Sammy Hagar, Living
Colour, Kal David, Andy Aledort and Allman brothers, Desiree
Bassett, 15, is surely a hot chic who makes the guitar look sexier.

I Am…A

Desiree Bassett, 15, lives in Ashford and is a sophomore at E.O.
Smith High School. Her father (and manager), Dan Bassett, calls her
“the real deal, the real modern-day Hannah Montana, who goes to
school by day, practices and plays clubs and festivals at night.”
She has performed locally and around the country. For coming
performances and more information, visit her website at

Desiree’ Bassett & Time Machine age 14 Shreds “live” TV Hermis Yanis
show video

Desiree’ shreds guitar on The Hermis Yanis show, Jan 2007,
Channnel 13, Worcester, MA

See the video at:


Introducing Desiree Bassett.

When have I ever led you astray??? Do me a favor. No, correction,
do yourselves a favor and check out www.myspace.com/desireebassett.
Desiree was an in-studio gust the other day and I couldn’t be
happier that she chose to hang out on greenarrowradio. Just
14…..yeah….she plays Purple Haze, All Along the Watchtower and rocks
Santana’s SMOOTH with sister Jessica, all on her birthday.

Daisy Rock Guitars at Winter NAMM 2007 (February 28, 2007)

I love NAMM! It is one of the most energizing weeks of the year.
Every January, Daisy Rock is completely submerged with all sorts of
things that come with the NAMM show, from merchandising a booth –
which is a lot like setting up an entire store, only to tear it down
a few days later – to high profile speaking engagements, to board
meetings, to new product design ideas, to live on-camera interviews,
to artist appearances and events, to… well, to tell the truth, the
week of NAMM is completely crazy, but also really invigorating.