Monumental Journey audio recording technology partner is Pilot Mountain-based, woman-owned audio recording company, TAYTRIX!

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Vicki Genfan

PILOT MOUNTAIN, NC, March 8, 2023 – Pilot Mountain-based “Guitar SuperstarVicki Genfan (U.S.) is partnering with Sally Barker (England), and Ali Tod (Scotland) to embark on a trail-blazing artistic journey, combining their unique talents and musical influences to compose and record a brand new album while vanning across America. The tour kicks off in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina on May 17. The return route includes multiple, cross-country performances on the road back to North Carolina where the journey ends with a homecoming concert on June 30.

This unique musical journey includes four major recording sessions outside in the wild” at national Monuments in New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada. The tour is designed to bring additional awareness to the importance of the preservation of these national treasures, encourage public visitation, and raise much-needed funds to help maintain the monuments and their programming. The Monumental Journey team is working closely with Friends Groups in each town to perform benefit concerts at local venues to support fundraising efforts.

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An award-winning guitarist, a finalist on The Voice UK, and a musical collaborator with Brandi Carlile – Vicki, Sally, and Ali are renowned vocalists and musicians. This powerhouse combination will offer music lovers a dynamic experience unlike anything else. 

Innovative Recording Technology

Challenging the boundaries of recording beyond the traditional studio environment raises the stakes of the Monumental Journey creative process.

Leading this recording challenge will be TAYTRIX, a recording studio design production company. The project will use TAYTRIXs revolutionary StackIt Gobo System of acoustical panels and booths to create outdoor, state-of-the-art pop-up” studios at each stop. TAYTRIX is also developing a set of waterproof Gobos. Everything will culminate with the release of the album, ‘Monumental Journey - Music in the Wild’.

The entire project will be fully documented, complete with high-quality video footage. Join the journey through weekly Facebook Lives, Dailies” sessions on a private web page, product giveaways, online concerts, and more. 

Vicki, Sally, and Ali are inviting you to join the journey, by becoming a supporter, or fan by clicking HERE to learn about our IndieGoGo campaign.  Contact Tay Hoyle for information about Sponsorship opportunities!

You can also learn more each musician, hear their music, buy merchandise, check out the tour schedule, and TAYTRIX by going to .

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Ali Tod

Upcoming Events & Happenings:

March 18th, 2pm ET - Monumental Journey Live & Online! All three ladies will perform from their respective countries. FREE. Find out details HERE.

About the Artists

Vicki Genfan - USA

Winning the esteemed Guitar Player Magazines Guitar Superstar award in 2008, Vicki Genfan is known around the globe for her own percussive technique of 'slap-tap' acoustic guitar and has been showcased as one of the worlds top guitarists at festivals and concerts. She's also a multi-instrumentalist, stellar vocalist, and award-winning songwriter. 


Sally Barker

Sally Barker - England

Her voice is arrestingly pure and evocative; her songwriting is steeped in storytelling. In 2014 Englands Sally Barker was Tom Jones' finalist on 'The Voice UK'.  A seasoned songwriter, guitarist, performer, and vocalist, the list of musicians she has supported, collaborated with, or performed with is expansive, including Tom Jones, Bob Dylan, Steeleye Span, Richard Thompson, Fairport Convention, and Robert Plant.

Ali Tod - Scotland

Joining us from Edinburgh, Scotland Ali Tod is a fierce, emerging talent and a force to be reckoned with! Combining flamenco guitar playing with modern percussive fingerstyle techniques and a ruthless funky edge, you can find her mingling and performing with artists like Brandi Carlile and the Mexican Acoustic duo, Rodrigo y Gabriela.


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