Jamie Rickett has been hard at work during the last 18 months in her Melbourne, Florida studio; writing, performing, recording, mixing and producing an instrumental rock guitar-based record. Last fall, her demo tapes for the album attracted the attention of Guitar Player magazine which wrote about them in their September 2007 issue. Production on the album was finished in early March 2008 and the record is called Summer's Crown. Inspired by lead guitarists such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani and drawing on her lifelong love of the piano, classical orchestration, composition and melody, Jamie has truly created an album and a sound all her own. Jamie's composition, Rhapsody for Jam Band, was recently broadcast (5/13/08) in it's full 18 minute length version on Fretnet, Australia's only guitar music radio show, broadcasting on PBS FM 106.7 in Melbourne Australia on Tuesday evenings and hosted by Steve Passiouras. The archive of the 5/13/08 Fretnet broadcast, which included new works by Joe Satriani and John 5 as well, is available to listen to online. Two other of Jamie's songs from the record (Merry Go Round and Waterfall) were recently featured on the France/Belgium radio program Rock Your Brain. In recognition for her 2008 album, Summer's Crown, Jamie Rickett was recently presented the Excellence in Audio Recording award by Brevard Live Magazine and show-biz guru Chris Long during the 2008 Brevard Live Music awards held at Melbourne Florida's Henegar Center for the Arts. Jamie has been working overtime recently, lovingly and methodically scoring out the music for Summer's Crown in anticipation of upcoming live performances of this material and her subsequent releases, the next of which has begun to reveal itself to her. Please stay tuned!