Growing up in a musical and artistic household, Angela first picked up the guitar at the age of 9 and quickly immersed herself in many styles of music. At 13 began studying under established Blues guitarist Jimmy Scott. Angela received a degree in Communication Studies from UCLA and interned at a local record company, working with artists including The Bangles, Al Jardine of the Beach Boys, and Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees. In 2013, Angela founded the band Roses & Cigarettes with Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jenny Pagliaro. R&C released a self-titled debut in 2015, the “Acoustic Sessions” EP in 2018, and released their sophomore album, Echoes and Silence, in 2019. They also opened for Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters, Jim Lauderdale, Luther Dickinson, Marc Broussard, The Record Company, Amanda Shires, Elizabeth Cook, Striking Matches, Eric Tessmer and Radney Foster among others.
Angela can be seen playing her favorite guitar riffs on her popular Instagram page as well as demoing guitars as host of “Petrilli Picks” on the Norman’s Rare Guitars YouTube Channel. Angela currently resides in Los Angeles with her many, many awesome guitars. She is sponsored by Fender Guitars, C.F. Martin and Co., Fishman Transducers, and D’Addario Strings.