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Tuesday August 27, 2019

From guitarworld.com

Donna Grantis: “Prince taught me about articulation, attitude, power and tones”
By: RICHARD BIENSTOCK

“Diamonds & Dynamite is Donna Grantis’ debut full-length solo album, but the 32-year-old Toronto-born guitarist already has plenty of pedigree.

Most significantly, there was her stint playing electric guitar alongside Prince from 2013 until his death in 2016 – she served as co-lead guitarist in his hard-rock backing band 3RDEYEGIRL, touring the world and appearing on the 2014 album PLECTRUMELECTRUM, and also was enlisted as a member of his funk supergroup New Power Generation. So what does she says she learned from her experience with the legendary artist?

‘So many things,’ Grantis says. ‘He taught me about the funk vocabulary. He taught me about sounds. He taught me about articulation and attitude and power and tones. Prince was an incredible inspiration. Whether we were jamming at Paisley Park or playing onstage at the Superdome, I would just be blown away all the time.’ “

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