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Japanese Guitar Prodigy Li-sa-X to Perform First Overseas Shows in California

Li-sa-X
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Li-sa-X

After a video of her incredible guitar chops at 8 years old made the rounds on YouTube, an extremely gifted 12-year-old Japanese rock guitarist named Li-sa-X released her first EP, Serendipity, in 119 countries in March 2017.

The preteen shredder will visit Anaheim, Calif., from Thursday to Sunday (Jan. 25-28) to participate in The NAMM Show 2018, a trade show for music products held at the Anaheim Convention Center. She's scheduled to perform demonstrations at the DV Mark booth, as well as some shows at nearby venues.

Li-sa-X will open for the progressive metal band <a href="/music/Intervals">Intervals</a> in Fullerton, Calif., on Thursday (Jan. 25). She'll also perform alongside <a href="/music/Polyphia">Polyphia</a> on Saturday (Jan. 27) and play in GRUV LIVE, a concert event in Orange, Calif., presented by Gruv Gear.

Besides appearances on TV and demonstrations, the upcoming shows will be the first time the guitar prodigy performs in front of an audience outside of Japan.

Li-sa-X is currently working on her first full studio album to be released this year, writing songs while keeping up with schoolwork in junior high. She's probably one of the busiest seventh graders in Japan.

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