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Greg Martin of the Kentucky HeadHunters

You probably know Greg Martin as the lead guitarist for the Grammy Award winning Kentucky HeadHunters, but he’s a lot more than that! Possessing what I believe to be the absolute best Les Paul tone I’ve ever heard, he’s also involved in some killer side projects and even hosts his own radio show. I was lucky enough to get the chance to talk with Greg recently, and we talked about these things and so much more.  He is one interesting cat!

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GREG MARTIN
(Photo by Rick Rhipps)

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Mark Robinson

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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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Deren Ney of Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

(Photo by Jason Charme ©2013

(Photo by Jason Charme ©2013)

Deren Ney is what I like to call a “guitarist’s guitarist.”  A player who obviously has the chops, but plays what fits the song.  The song comes first.  That’s not to say he can’t rip…He can!  If you have a chance to catch a Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers show, chances are you left there quite impressed with Deren’s playing.  He weaves in and out of blues, country, soul, rock, roots and back around again.  VTB was lucky enough to have a few minutes to talk with Deren between tour dates…

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