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A Conversation with Shane Theriot

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(Photo by Greg Vorobiov)

Shane Theriot – even if you don’t know the name, chances are you’ve seen or heard him.  For the past few years, he’s been the guitarist and musical director for both Hall & Oates and Live From Daryl’s House.  At the age of 25 he started an 8-year stint with the Neville Brothers.  His compositions have been heard on ESPN, MTV, VH1, Food Network and others.  He’s pretty much either toured with, recorded with or shared a stage with a who’s who of New Orleans legends.  He has a series of instructional books and dvds.  Has written columns for and been featured in several guitar magazines.  And in 2015, he even won a Grammy for producing Jo-El Sonnier’s album, “The Legacy.”

Here’s a partial list of the artists that Shane has recorded and/or performed with: The Neville Brothers, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Jewel, Beyonce, Rickie Lee Jones, Hall and Oates, Boz Scaggs, Madeleine Peyroux, Larry Carlton, LeAnn Rimes, John Waite, Branford Marsalis, Leni Stern, Sam Moore, Nick Nolte, Gavin DeGraw, Aaron Neville, Ben Folds, Amos Lee, The SYN (with Chris Squire and Alan White from YES), Little Feat, Sammy Hagar, Forest Whitaker and Harry Shearer.

I was lucky enough to get a few minutes to catch up with Shane and talk about all the “good stuff!”  Gear, recording, touring…  Enjoy!
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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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Just Nick: Golden Echo (Lotus Pedal Designs)

A rich, analog voiced delay that excels at creating atmosphere and space without getting in the way. Great for all styles, lead and rhythm.

Visit Lotus Pedal Design’s site here: http://www.lotuspedaldesigns.com/

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.

Find Nick online:
Official Site:  http://nickjaffe.com/
YouTube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/JustNickMusic

Nick’s VTB interview: http://volumetreblebass.com/just-nick/

Phil Brown

PHILWho is Phil Brown?  Phil Brown is a phenomenal talent- singer, songwriter, guitarist- MUSICIAN.  He’s had his songs recorded by Cher, Pat Benatar, Kim Carnes, Ace Frehley from Kiss, Tower of Power, Kix, Steve Perry (Journey), Lou Graham (Foreigner), Lisa Hartman, Doro Pesch, Bonnie Tyler and many more.  J. Rockett Audio Designs recently released the Phil Brown Led Boots Overdrive pedal.  He is one of the most interesting guys I’ve run across and I think you’ll feel the same after you read this interview.

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