Lari Basilio was born into a musical household in São Paulo, Brazil.
At the age of 4 she started studying organ and later, at the age of 8 her father taught her first chords on an acoustic guitar. That's when she fell in love with the guitar.
In 2011, Lari started working on her instrumental five-song Extended Play (EP), named, simply, Lari Basilio, which features Felipe Andreoli, bass player of Angra. The EP was produced by five-time Latin Grammy winner Lampadinha.
Her second original work, the CD and DVD “The Sound of My Room“, was released in August, 2015 and it was premiered at the iconic brazilian movie theater Cine Belas Artes in São Paulo. “The idea of taking instrumental guitar music to a movie theater proved (to be) a creative initiative (equal to) the compositions of Lari Basilio,” said Guitar Player Brazil magazine in its October , 2015 issue. The 10-song package includes a mini-documentary and behind-the-scenes footage on the DVD.Lari won the instrumental category of the Samsung E-Festival in 2014 and performed for a crowd of 15,000 at the Samsung Best of Blues Festival in Brazil.
She was also invited by Joe Satriani to be part of the G4 Experience 2019.
In January 2021 Lari Basilio released, in partnership with Ibanez Guitars, her first signature guitar, the Ibanez LB1, which is already one of Ibanez’s best-selling signature models alongside Steve Vai and Joe Satriani’s. The guitar also features the Lari Basilio signature pickups developed in partnership with Seymour Duncan.
Lari Basilio’s most recent album “Your Love” was released on August 5th, 2022 and debuted at high positions on iTunes Rock Charts around the world. The album features once again Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), and also the bass players Sean Hurley and Leland Sklar, and Ester Na (keys and piano) recorded at United Recording Studios in Los Angeles.
The Wombat has Rule Five Sunday: Meanwhile, In The Mountains up on time and under budget at The Other McCain.
An interesting (to me anyway) interview of her at Guitar Villains: