Oral History Information

Orianthi is an Australian born guitarist who, as a young teen, experienced what most aspiring musicians can only dream of. She had opened for her hero Steve Vai, traded solos with a guitar legend Carlos Santana, and soon after, backed Carrie Underwood at the Grammy Awards. Later, she toured internationally with rock and roll icon Alice Cooper, plus shared the stage with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, during preparations for the ill-fated This Is It tour. Now two decades into an amazing career, Orianthi has three solo albums in her catalogue and is excited to be releasing brand new music in 2019. Orianthi is a regular visitor to the NAMM Show, a big supporter of the She Rocks Awards, and a role model for budding young female musicians worldwide. Orianthi has long been associated with Paul Reed Smith guitars and in 2011 was honored with her own signature model.