Girl Named T with her Slash LP Standard. (Photo: Pat Johnson)

Girl Named T was born and raised in Berkeley California, home of the Free Speech Movement, but now lives in San Francisco, where if you get tired of walking up the hills you can just lean up against them...

Although exposed to music from a very young age, it was during the formative teen years that Girl Named T learned (often teaching herself) drums, guitar, bass, keys and how to sing and write songs. Influenced by The Beatles, Pixies, The Beach Boys, X, Smokey Robinson, Neil Young, Nirvana, Carol King and many other artists, T began writing and recording her own material to try and capture the timeless songwriting that had entranced her to music in the first place.

Just shy of her 20th birthday, she released Hey Liebe, her first full-length album of original pop/rock material . Featured on some tracks are Chris Solberg on bass (Santana/Eddie Money) and Steve Taylor on keys (Rogue Wave), but mostly Hey Liebe features just Girl Named T on all the instruments. "Just remember to mention me when you get your Grammy," writes the album's mixing/mastering engineer John Cuniberti (Joe Satriani, Dead Kennedys, Tracy Chapman). Now, just before reaching 21 years old, she has licensed her song "Raven Fly" to MTV for use on their, Awkward (Tuesdays at 11/10 central).

After touring the East Coast, playing continuous shows in venues across the Bay Area, releasing her first music video and and raising hundreds of dollars for needy causes (including domestic violence prevention programs, music scholarships for underprivileged youth, and most recently Japanese Tsunami Relief), Girl Named T is now keeping busy by writing, recording and booking tours for the Pacific Northwest and the American Southwest during Summer 2011.