Canadian Musician - May / June 2018 - Page 53

SOPHIA RADISCH Sophia Radisch is turning heads around the world with her guitar playing prowess and songwriting skills. She’s currently working on her third studio album with Grammy-winning producer Rob Fra- boni (The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt). CM: Give us a breakdown of your go-to live rig these days. SR: My favourite guitars for live shows are my 2017 Gibson HP 635 W acoustic-electric, my ’93 Gibson Studio, and soon-to-be 2018 Gibson Montana Hummingbird. I love Gib- son for quality of instrument, richness in sound, and badass look! As far as amplification goes, I love anything Marshall – more specifically, the DSL series. They’re sturdy, all-valve, and gig-ready. Gibson and Marshall together is an epic and legendary combo! CM: What’s the most recent piece of gear you’ve adopted for your rig and how did it earn the spot? SR: The Shure Beta 57A microphone, used for acoustic and electric instruments as well as vocals! I love this mic for its versatility and warm sound. I also love my BeatBuddy pedal from Singular Sound, which is a virtual drummer within a guitar pedal. It comes in handy for me in the songwriting process. C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N • 53