Artists

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Nili Brosh

Born in Israel, raised in Massachusetts, and educated at Berklee College of Music, virtuoso guitarist Nili Brosh has established herself as both a solo artist and hired gun. In addition to performances with Cirque du Soleil, Dethklok, Tony MacAlpine, Paul Gilbert, Andy Timmons, Guthrie Govan, Stu Hamm, Jennifer Batten, Gretchen Menn, Alphonso Johnson, Jeff Loomis, and The Iron Maidens, Nili has released three solo albums (Through The Looking Glass, 2010, A Matter of Perception, 2014, and Spectrum, 2019). Additionally, Nili has written for Premier Guitar magazine, released courses with JTC Guitar, and guested on records alongside John Petrucci. She recently joined Danny Elfman’s band and played on his 2020 double album release “Big Mess”

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Corey Congilio

For over 20 years, Corey has immersed himself in a rich and diverse musical career. His experience as a touring guitarist, session musician, educator and presenter has proved valuable in connecting with audiences worldwide. Versed in all contemporary styles, Corey has supported artists across genres including Blues, Rock, Country, RnB and Jazz. He’s performed with Joss Stone, David Lee Murphy, Lucie Silvas, Radney Foster, Cassadee Pope, Derek St. Holmes, Danielle Bradberry, Laura Bell Bundy and others. In addition to his work as a session musician, Corey writes and performs original music and in 2016 released his first EP “Well Suited.” Corey recently launched his online guitar lesson platform 'Working Class Guitar.'

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Justin Derrico

Justin Derrico is one of the rare guitarists who can learn 30 songs in an afternoon, dial in the perfect tone on command, and then rip a face-melting solo in front of 30,000 people. So it’s no surprise that he’s become one of the most in-demand musicians in LA, having worked with artists including The Calling, Robin Thicke, Tina Turner, and Beyonce. Justin currently holds down not one but two seriously high-profile gigs, as lead guitarist for Pink, and the NBC television series The Voice. That hasn’t stopped him from creating his own amazing music, as his debut album Boldly Going Nowhere demonstrates. Justin also shares essential techniques and signature licks through his series of JTC masterclasses.

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Luther Dickinson

Freedom has long been Luther’s sonic signature, both on the stage and in the studio. Early in his career, he earned a reputation as a fearsome session guitarist before breaking out internationally as a songwriter and performer with North Mississippi Allstars, the band he launched with his brother Cody. The group earned a GRAMMY nomination for their critically acclaimed debut ‘Shake Hands With Shorty,’ and went on to release a slew of similarly celebrated albums over the next two decades. Luther’s restlessness and versatility has also fueled an impressive solo career, landing him stints playing with John Hiatt, The Black Crowes, as well as studio work with Patty Griffin, Devon Allman, and many others.

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Doyle Dykes

You can’t cite super-pickers like Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins and Merle Travis without mentioning Doyle Dykes. Doyle is renowned for his flawless technique, musicality, and inspired songwriting. Although influenced by a wide variety of styles from the country of Chet Atkins to the rock of Duane Eddy and the Beatles, Doyle has developed a distinct, recognizable sound that amazes audiences with skill while capturing hearts with sincerity and soul. Throughout 25 years of tours, appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, and a diverse recording career including his latest album Full Circle, you can always expect bold guitar statements from Doyle. As Chet Atkins said, ‘Doyle is one of the finest fingerpicking guitarists around.’

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Kirk Fletcher

Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can’t miss performer. His soulful playing and singing never fails to elicit chills, and his unique approach to Rhythm & Blues music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, he has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a five-time Blues Music Award and a 2015 British Blues Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including Joe Bonamassa and was the lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He has recorded five studio albums and a live album, with his latest release, “Hold On,” in September 2020.

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Bruce Forman

Bruce Forman is a seasoned jazz player with top-level skills as a leader, entertainer and accompanist. He creates soulful, lyrical melodies, inventive harmonies, solid accompaniment, and can shred bebop at blistering tempos. A hectic touring schedule; eighteen albums as a leader; countless sideman recordings including Ray Brown, Bobby Hutcherson, Roger Kellaway; soundtrack performances on three Clint Eastwood films including Million Dollar Baby; producer, arranger, educator at USC’s School of Music, when does Bruce rest? He also gives back as a music educator and in-kind philanthropist. Bruce’s national mentoring program, JazzMasters Workshop, has provided over 2,500 sessions for young students.

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Audley Freed

Southern guitarist and songwriter Audley Freed has lent his signature style to an incredible array of platinum artists. Audley first gained recognition with the band Cry Of Love, whose debut scored two number one hits. Soon after, Audley joined the Black Crowes, and during that tenure shared the stage with Jimmy Page, appearing on the Crowes/Page collaboration Live at the Greek. A longtime member of Sheryl Crow’s band, Audley’s credits as a touring and recording guitarist also include the Dixie Chicks, Peter Frampton, Jakob Dylan, Chris Robinson’s New Earth Mud, and the Joe Perry Band. His original band projects include Big Hat with Peter Stroud, and his songwriting is featured on recordings by Sadler Vaden, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Gov’t Mule, Train, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Daniele Gottardo

Italian neoclassical electric guitar luminary Daniele Gottardo has been hailed by the likes of Steve Vai as one of the brightest young guitar talents. Daniele is a guitarist, composer, producer, and educator. He has released two solo albums (NON TEMPERATO, and FRENZY OF ECSTACY) plus a number of albums with other projects, including his power bebop trio, The Nuts. He incorporates virtuosic electric guitar playing into a wide range of contexts, from rock to orchestral, resulting in music that is cinematic, innovative, and distinctive. He recently received the highest praise from one of his biggest inspirations, Steve Vai: “I’m often asked who is my favorite new young guitar player. Well, here he is: Daniele Gottardo. He has an elegant touch, stunning intonation, innovational style, and he honors the melody.

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David Grissom

David Grissom moved to Austin, Texas in 1983 and quickly became a stalwart on the vibrant local scene. He has since toured and recorded with artists such as Buddy Guy, John Mellencamp, Joe Ely, Storyville, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dixie Chicks, Chris Isaak, Robben Ford, John Mayall, and Ringo Starr. His songs have been recorded by John Mayall, Rita Coolidge, Trisha Yearwood, and Lee Ann Womack, among others. Since 2000, David has divided his time among recording sessions, including scores of Americana releases, playing hundreds of live gigs, designing signature guitars and amps with PRS Guitars, and producing his solo albums – including his latest release, Trio Live 2020.

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Jimmy James

Jimmy James is one of Seattle’s most outstanding guitar virtuosos, with a rare authenticity and a sound steeped in the tradition of 60’s soul, R&B, Blues, and funk. With his two bands, The True Loves and The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Jimmy lays down grooves with signature tone and phrasing, unleashing vintage funkiness. Wielding a deceptively simple setup of Strat, Silvertone, and amp, he’s an R&B specialist with encyclopedic knowledge of styles, turning people on to Curtis Mayfield, Al Green, and James Brown. Says Jimmy, “Play what you feel in your heart. That makes more of a difference than equipment – you want to emote what you’re feeling and that’s what I do.” The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio’s latest single is Inner City Blues.

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Guy King

Guy King has built a reputation as one of the greatest blues and jazz artists to come out of Chicago in recent history, but his newest album “Joy Is Coming” establishes him as much more than that. His unique approach to the guitar has been compared to jazz legend Wes Montgomery and blues legend Albert King. As he has graced stages around the world, he has captured the attention of fans and guitarists everywhere. “Joy is Coming,” produced by Guy King and co-produced by guitar great Josh Smith, sees Guy showcase his songwriting chops bringing to mind Bill Withers, Eric Clapton and Steely Dan while presenting Guy’s true artistic voice.

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Greg Koch

Greg Koch’s fierce creative spirit and crazed sense of fun fused with a tremendous degree of versatility has made him an island of six-stringed mirth in a sea of guitar warlords. Critically acclaimed CD’s, international tours as band leader, best-selling instructional materials, and columns in the biggest guitar magazines have generated a worldwide following. Greg’s latest musical outlet, The Koch-Marshall Trio, is perhaps the best vehicle yet to convey his bold improvisational explorations and ever-increasing arsenal of original material. The trio blends the explosive guitar manipulations of Greg, the groove-centric, power-pocket playing of his son Dylan on drums, and the glorious, Hammond organ stylings of the uber-talented Toby Marshall.

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Mark Lettieri

Mark Lettieri is a guitarist, composer, producer, and instructor based in Fort Worth, TX. Proficient in a multitude of styles, he records and performs in virtually every genre of popular music with both independent and major-label artists. He also composes and produces original instrumental music under his own name, releasing five albums as a band leader, most recently Deep: The Baritone Sessions Vol. 2, featuring his trademark baritone funk. In 2008, Mark joined jazz/world group Snarky Puppy, where he contributes as guitarist, arranger and composer, resulting in four GRAMMY Awards. Also an in-demand session and touring guitarist, Mark has worked with artists including Erykah Badu, David Crosby, 50 Cent, and Nelly.

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Greg Martin

As lead guitarist and founding member of the legendary rock band Kentucky Headhunters, Greg Martin and his bandmates have created a Southern-fried sound that brings together rock, country, and blues, but sounds like nothing else. Greg has spent decades dazzling listeners with his lyrical playing, distinctive style, and instantly recognizable tone. Along the way, his sound helped define the Kentucky Headhunters signature mix of Southern rock swagger and infectious country hooks, earning Grammy and Country Music Awards throughout a storied four decade career. For the past 20 years Greg has also been sharing his musical insight and unique perspective on his weekly LowDown HoeDown radio show, where he delves deep into the roots of rock. This is blues you can use! Look for new music by The Kentucky HeadHunters and Greg’s side project, Martin Smith McGee in 2021.

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Jeff McErlain

New York guitarist Jeff McErlain’s style of blues-rock draws from his roots listening to Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Alan Holdsworth, Eddie Van Halen, and Michael Schenker. Jeff’s unique style, tone and technique reflect his integration of diverse influences ranging from the classic rock and blues players of the 60’s and 70’s, to metal, as well as his jazz training acquired at Berklee. As an in-demand touring and session guitarist, Jeff has worked with artists including Robben Ford, David Grissom, Matt Schofield, Jimmy Haslip, Toss Panos, Keith Carlock, and many others. Jeff’s latest album, “Now,” showcases his ongoing collaboration with Robben Ford, who both produced and performed on the record. Jeff is also an accomplished instructor, helping people around the world advance their playing through his unique curriculum and approach.

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Art Menezes

Based in Los Angeles, this Brazilian artist is making his name and taking the blues rock scene by storm! In 2019, Art performed at the Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival after winning the Grand Prize in a contest promoted by Ernie Ball. His most recent album, “Fading Away”, features Joe Bonamassa and was produced by Josh Smith. As a highly energetic guitarist, singer and songwriter, Art impresses crowds with his feeling and showmanship. Although very much influenced by blues, he crosses genres with psychedelic rock, funk and brazilian rhythms, creating his own voice and sound, attracting younger audiences to help keep the blues alive. As an educator, Artur teaches guitar at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and has online courses and masterclasses with TrueFire, JamPlay, JTC and Pickup Music.

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Gretchen Menn

Gretchen Menn is a guitarist, composer, and eternal student of music, who once flew jets to support her six-string habit! She has studied, in equal parts, the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Steve Morse, Frank Zappa, and Jimmy Page. Gretchen holds a BA in Music from Smith College, where she studied classical guitar with Phillip de Fremer. She is the guitarist and founding member of Zepparella, honoring the music of Led Zeppelin, and performs as a solo artist throughout the U.S. and Europe. Her first solo album, Hale Souls is an offering of original, instrumental works. Her second release, Abandon All Hope blends modern and classical instruments in cinematic compositions. Gretchen is also passionate about education, teaching masterclasses and clinics, and contributing to Premier Guitar and Acoustic Guitar Magazines.

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Adam Miller

It takes an impossibly gifted player to improvise independent melodies, harmonies, and bass lines - all at the same time - while maintaining an impeccable groove. Australia’s Adam Miller is one such rare phenomenon. Adam first discovered the guitar through Tommy Emmanuel, and by the age of 19, was opening for Emmanuel in concert. He has since shared the stage with Les Paul, Matt Schofield, Russell Morris, Charlie Hunter, Adam Levy, Ariel Posen, Tony McManus, and more, while releasing a series of solo albums. His latest, Unify, showcases his astounding electric guitar playing and finger-picking mastery. The album has a melodic focus with a subtle harmonic complexity, with a style that’s refreshingly direct and consistently satisfying.

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Molly Miller

Since Dr. Molly Miller picked up a guitar at age seven, she’s been captivating audiences with her sophisticated and raw style. She’s one of Los Angeles’s most sought-after musicians, recording and touring with artists such as Jason Mraz, Black Eyed Peas, Donna Missal, and Morgxn. Molly is featured on Mraz’s latest albums Know and Look For the Good. She is in the house-band on The Bachelor’s ABC primetime show, Listen To Your Heart. Soon after earning her Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California in 2016, she became chair of the Guitar Department at Los Angeles College of Music, a position she still holds. When not on tour, running a guitar department, or in the studio, she leads her own band, Molly Miller Trio, showcased on NPR’s Fresh Air.

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Danielle Nicole

Powerhouse singer, songwriter, and bassist Danielle Nicole is someone you’ve got to hear to believe! As a founding member of the heavy blues sibling band Trampled Under Foot, she and her brothers took top honors at the International Blues Challenge in the US, propelling them to worldwide headlining tours. With her solo career, she’s proved she can hold her own and then some. Her latest release Cry No More ushered in a heavier sound and style showcasing her emotional vocals and writing, and brought a slew of accolades including a Grammy Nomination for Contemporary Blues Album. The first woman to win the Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist – Bass in 2014, Danielle has now won that title three times. Says Rock & Blues Muse, “What a voice, what a band, what great songs!”

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Oz Noy

What do guitar legends like Eric Johnson, Steve Lukather, Will Lee, and Vinnie Colaiuta have in common? They all rave about Oz Noy’s adventurous, stompbox-abusing blend of funk, blues, jazz, and rock. Imagine a player with the combination of Jimi Hendrix’s sonic mayhem, Jeff Beck’s wit, John Scofield’s harmonic sophistication, and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s tone. Now imagine that player writing and performing music as funky as James Brown. A staple at the Bitter End in New York City, often accompanied by famed Late Show with David Letterman rhythm section Will Lee and Anton Fig, Oz has nine solo releases to his name. His latest, “Booga Looga Loo” shows Oz blurring the line between lead and rhythm, with a keen sense of pocket.

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Nick Perri

Nick Perri is an artist, songwriter, producer, and frontman / guitarist for the band Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves. Nick was also a founding member of Silvertide and Mount Holly, and over the years has played for many other artists including Perry Farrell, Dorothy, and his sister Christina Perri, among others. His bands have also opened for Aerosmith, Van Halen, Velvet Revolver, ZZ Top, and Foo Fighters. “Feeling Good”, Nick’s first single hit #45 on US rock radio charts recently, and earned acclaim from industry contemporaries as well as fans from all over the world. His first full length LP “SUN VIA” debuted at #6 on the iTunes rock charts and is available now on Vinyl, CD, and all digital platforms.

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Angela Petrilli

LA guitar sensation Angela Petrilli is a super in-demand recording artist, session guitarist, instructor, and contributor to digital media. She picked up guitar at age 9, immersed herself in many styles, and by 2013 founded the band Roses & Cigarettes with Jenny Pagliaro. The band released three albums and opened for artists including Billy Bob Thornton, Luther Dickinson, Marc Broussard, Amanda Shires, and Elizabeth Cook. Angela can be seen online breaking down riffs, demoing guitars at Norman’s Rare Guitars, and hosting Riff Rundown presented by Fishman. She’s also an instructor alongside Jennifer Batten for The Guitar Cloud Symposium. Her latest project, Angela Petrilli & The Players, recently made its debut at Sunset Sound.

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