Great Guitars: The String Revolution

Based in Los Angeles, California, The String Revolution is comprised of four professional virtuoso guitar players who create distinctive sounds with their guitars, mimicking percussion, special effects, melodic grooves, bass lines, and more. They share a passion for many different musical styles, including modern instrumental, bluegrass, Latin, and pop, and their cover of “Billie Jean” reached the Top 10 Spotify LA Instrumental Chart and has now surpassed over 1,000,000 streams along with their other unique arrangement of "Rocket Man." They have released two CD's -"Red Drops" and "String Born," mixed and mastered by Matthew Hyde in London, who worked on Rodrigo y Gabriela's famed 11:11 record. Songs from both of their CD's have been on the GRAMMY Entry Ballot in 2017 and 2018. 


With entertaining guitar chops, exceptional musicianship, and an international background, The String Revolution is no doubt a new and unique force in the world of music and guitar performance. Please join us as we welcome The String Revolution to the GRAMMY Museum for an evening that will include a conversation with the band moderated by Scott Goldman and a live performance.




Janet Robin

Music audiences around the world have seen Janet Robinʼs incredible guitar work as a former touring member of Lindsey Buckingham's Band (from Fleetwood Mac), Meredith Brooks, Michelle Shocked, Air Supply, Precious Metal and more. She is a student of the legendary Randy Rhoads and has been a professional musician for over 30 years. In 2017, USA Guitar Player Magazine one of the "Top 50 Acoustic Guitar Players" in their bonus list, and Guitar World Magazine has named her one of the "10 best female guitar players". In 2015, Janet was hand-picked to coach Academy Award Nominee, Jennifer Jason Leigh on guitar for a scene in Quentin Tarantinoʼs film "The Hateful Eight". She has also had a long solo career releasing 6 cd's - the latest two were produced and recorded by John Carter Cash (Johnny & June's son) and Chuck Turner at the legendary Cash Cabin Studios in Nashville.


Daniel Schwarz

Daniel Schwarz was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland. He is an acclaimed musician with skills on electric, acoustic and slide guitars, dobro, mandolin, banjo, and harmonica. He's also a successful songwriter and producer for numerous records and a former staff writer for Warner/Chappell Music. Daniel's credits also include contributions as a session player, producer, and creative content manager on many music projects in various styles such as rock, pop, dance, blues, world music, folk and country. In addition to the creation and production of music, he has gained extensive experience as Head of Music and Radio Producer for two major radio networks in Europe.


Markus Illko

Markus Illko is an Austrian born award-winning classical guitarist that was nominated for the best soundtrack at the "Sport Film Festival Palermo." He holds a Masters Degree in Music from the University of Music and Arts in Graz (Austria) with a mark of distinction and received the Price of Honor from the University of Music and Arts-Graz. He is also a film composer and has become known for his caffeinated and zany point of view, yet strongly thematic and memorable film scores that impart unique character to a wide array of styles from symphonic/orchestral music to European electronic music.


Art Zavala Jr.
Underground LA fav indie artist/guitarist Art Zavala Jr. is a native of the Los Angeles area indie music scene, with his captivating and melodic guitar style he has performed with and/or produced many renowned LA area indie bands such as The Little Magic Band, Vista Point, Smiling Beth, Gabriel J. Villa, Jean Marie, and many more. He is also known for his passion for writing, recording and producing other artists out of his own home studio which doubles as a venue called The Up & Up that hosts a lot of up and coming bands. "Trying to keep an undistracted and open heart as I navigate the ever-growing noises that make up my sound." - Art Zavala Jr.