He’s played with blues greats in Chicago and collaborated with some of the big names in Nashville. He also began producing and recording other artists in his home studio, where both of his albums were recorded. With his latest release, “Have Axe – Will Groove,” Mark Robinson has established himself as one of the go to musicians in all of Nashville. Voted “Best Roots/Americana Guitar Player” in The Alternate Root Magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards AND named to List of “Top 20 Roots Guitar Players” by the same magazine, Mark is a force to be reckoned with! He was kind enough to take the time to talk with VTB about his latest album, his gear, his influences and what he hopes to accomplish in the future.
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Just Nick (Nick Jaffe) is a Chicago-based musician, recording engineer, teacher and editor. In addition to being a member of several bands and sharing stages with some of the biggest names in the industry, he’s also made a name for himself with his incredible video gear demos and lessons. VTB caught up with him this week to find out more about the man known as Just Nick.
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