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Nicole Starr plays a Kona custom USA KLP “SplatterStarr”

At an age when most of her peers were all gooey for Justin Timberlake, guitarist Nicole Starr was already hitting the hard stuff.

"I was very weird," says the native Texan. "Not many 15-year-old chicks were falling in love with Judas Priest in the year 2005."

At least not hard enough to pick up a guitar. Raised on the Eagles, Tom Petty andBostonthanks to her father's love of classic rock, Starr started strumming at age 14. By the time she saw Judas Priest, she knew it was more than a feeling.

"I remember buying the 'Electric Eye' concert DVD and my whole world turned upside down," she said. "Judas Priest was the first band that really got me into heavy metal."

With Priest guitarists KK Downing and Glenn Tipton serving as her gateway, Starr soon fixated on other shredders including George Lynch, Warren DeMartini, Mick Mars and Vinnie Vincent. Studying their licks as well as their looks, Starr debuted dressed to kill.

Kona "Pickin' for Preemies" limited edition guitars.

These guitars were produced in August of 2011 in a limited run of only 27 pieces.

Brought to you by the Kona Guitar Company and "Pickin' for Preemies" to help Cook Children's Hospital & to help inspire and bring awareness to the cause.

Billy Bobs Texas was the location of the fundraiser and concert that was held this Sept. 5th.

One of these beauties was auctioned off as a package for $10,000.00 and another one for $3,000.00.

 To see more of these limited edition guitars, click here.

Mark Sebby started playing guitar at age 11. He was a self-taught musician and quickly learned guitar and the rest is history in the making. Mark’s musical influence is rooted in Country, Americana, Blues, Rock, Jazz, Soul, and Alternative. He is currently performing Acoustic shows and Full Band Shows with his new band Lost In Texas all over the state of Texas. He is an accomplished singer-songwriter and a mentor to many Artists just getting their start in performing. Mark hosts several Open Mics, Acoustic Song Swaps, and Showcase in the San Marcos, New Braunfels, and Canyon Lake area. He is always willing to let the “new guy” take the stage and share his stage time.

Sebby has shared the stage with Scott Wiggins Band, Stoney LaRue, Court Nance, Jordan Minor, Bill Whitbeck (Robert Earl Keen’s Bass Player and one heck of a songwriter), Big John Mills, Jaime Cortinas, James Pardo, Ashley Nicole Monical, Samantha Finlay, Opie Hendrix, Denny Herring, Tim Fralik (& The Hardway), Jeff Smithart, Jeff Foeh (Redneck Jedi), Clay Jeffrey Band, Jon Brewer, Steven Roloff, Mark Allan Atwood, Forest Wayne Allen, and many other talented Texas and Nashville performers.

Mark was invited and attended (performed and auditioned) for the production staff of Troubadour TX in April of 2011 for consideration to be one of the 22 Texas Artists that will be featured on this brand new documentary – reality TV Series coming in September of 2011. For more information visit www.troubadourtx.com.

In addition, Mark has been asked to be involved in another Texas Music TV show...details coming soon!

Mark is also the Artist Management for Lost In Texas, Jeff Foeh, Steven Roloff, Manzy Lowry, and the owner of Sebby Productions!

Mark's full band Lost In Texas has completed recording their debut album and it is off for mastering at Masterpiece Mastering in South Padre Island, TX. A special thanks from the band to Mark Sinko (Producer for their album) at Salmon Peak Recording Studio in San Antonio, Texas.

Mark Sebby proudly plays Kona Guitars and so should you!

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