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Musician, producer, and vintage guitar expert Drew Berlin is one of the best known and admired figures in professional guitar circles. His career as a performing artist includes touring as guitarist for industry legend Little Richard, as well as leading his own bands that have toured with the Jeff Beck Group, the Grateful Dead, the Young Rascals, and Taj Mahal. Drew is also one of the foremost experts on vintage guitars and amps, recognized for his expertise regarding 1950’s Gibson Les Pauls. He continues to play and record with national acts, while operating Bamboo Recording Studio and producing artists including Evan Stanley, Michael Hart, Ebony Tay, Them Howling Bones, Charles Connor, and Kate Flannery.Website
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.Website
As a lifelong guitar player, collector and music enthusiast, Marc founded 2GTHR with the mission of helping Artists and Audiences maintain and deepen their connection. For the past 20 years, Marc’s day gig has been to oversee strategy for leading media companies, bringing their video businesses into the streaming age. Weekends were occupied playing LA clubs with his band (when we could do that sort of thing). He could not be more excited to combine his digital experience with a love for music, to create a community where like-minded fans can get closer to the artists they admire.
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.Website
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.Website
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.
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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.Website
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!”Website
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.Website
Nicole Row is one of pop music’s most sought-after bassists. As a touring and session musician, Nicole is currently with multi-platinum superstars Panic! At the Disco. Nicole is well-versed in many styles of music from Jazz to Motown to Funk, and known for her ability to tastefully join any aesthetic with just the right notes. That led to roles working with Miley Cyrus, Troye Sivan, Dallas Austin, Billy Ray Cyrus, Noah Cyrus, Daya, Fat Joe, and Chris Cab. A veteran of the biggest stages, tours, and TV performances such as The Ellen Show, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and The Voice, Nicole recently made her debut as a solo artist. Her newest single “Headspace,” sees Nicole taking on writing, vocals, bass, and production duties on the groove-filled track.Website
Reports of rock and roll’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, and Philip Sayce aims to keep it that way. Philip built his reputation as an acclaimed rock and blues player starting in his adopted hometown of Toronto, where the legendary Jeff Healey took him under his wing in the late 1990’s. After touring the world as a member of Healey’s band, Philip relocated to Los Angeles and landed a four-year gig with Melissa Etheridge, before launching his solo career in 2009 with the album Peace Machine. Sayce’s subsequent albums firmly established a rabid fan base, and on his new album Spirit Rising, Philip reaffirms his status as one of the best electric guitarists on the planet, also demonstrating that he’s got a lot to say.Website
Matt Schofield is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive and innovative blues artists of his generation. He has been rated in the top ten British Blues Guitarists of all time by Guitar & Bass Magazine, alongside legends Eric Clapton and Peter Green. Three consecutive wins for Guitarist of the Year, and a win for Album of the Year at the British Blues Awards elevated him to their Hall of Fame. Schofield's prowess has taken him and his band to nearly 30 countries worldwide, and has seen him trade licks with notable guitar heroes, including Buddy Guy and Robben Ford. The Los Angeles Daily News said, 'In Schofield, the UK has produced the best Blues guitarist from any country in decades. Head and shoulders above the herd.Website
Scott Sharrard is best known as lead guitarist and bandleader for the late Gregg Allman, and now as the newest member of the legendary rock and roll band Little Feat. But his personal artistic journey – which includes singing, songwriting, producing and arranging – began long before he first teamed up with these rock icons. Scott’s music, with the blues at its core, bears a distinctly southern spirit, seamlessly assimilating the sounds of American roots music that he has long embraced. His latest solo album, “Saving Grace,” consciously summarizes the last twenty years of his work, and this Grammy-nominated songwriter’s journey continues with a forthcoming solo release slated for Spring 2021.Website
With influences as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, Captain Beefheart, Miles Davis and the Allman Brothers to blues guitarists such as Lightnin’ Hopkins and BB King, this young artist, is taking the listener on a musical journey using LOVE as the guideposts. JD has gained a solid following from touring with bands such as Blackberry Smoke, The Gregg Allman band, Warren Haynes, Tommy Emmanuel and others. Rolling Stone lauded, “JD Simo spins soulful psychedelic blues rock with an improvisational bent reminiscent of the Grateful Dead and Stevie Ray Vaughan.” JD explains, “These days, everything is so heavy, but I just want to point out some joy, love and deep passion; in this world, we all share that spirit.”Website
Blues rock guitar virtuoso, singer-songwriter and producer Josh Smith is hailed the world over as a master guitarist with raw talent and power to spare. Blending his signature mix of blues, rock and jazz into dynamic original songs, Josh is known for incendiary live performances, whether at the Grammy Awards or the Kennedy Center Honors with Mick Jagger, Raphael Saadiq and others. Josh has won the recognition of industry luminaries, opening for B.B. King, recording and performing with Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson, and Andy Timmons, and collaborating with Taylor Hicks, Ricky Fante, Taryn Manning, and UMG artists Benny Cassette and Tara Ellis. Josh’s latest and 11th album, Live At The Spud, released in January.Website
Charlie Starr is vocalist, lead guitarist and principal songwriter with acclaimed American rock band Blackberry Smoke. Throughout their career, Blackberry Smoke has embodied Georgia’s rich musical legacy, honoring the people, places and sounds of their home state. As the band marks their 20th anniversary, their latest album, You Hear Georgia, finds them celebrating these roots. Over the years, the band’s toured with ZZ Top, Zac Brown Band, and Eric Church, and their last four albums reached the top 10 of Billboard’s country chart, with two landing at No. 1. You Hear Georgia reinforces that the band members have come so far together, because they rely on one another for support and creative direction, no matter what the circumstances.Website
Peter Stroud is one of the music industry’s most sought after recording and performing guitarists. He is currently music director and guitarist for Sheryl Crow, with whom Peter has been working for over 20 years. Peter first gained international acclaim as guitarist with Seattle artist Pete Droge, and throughout his accomplished career has toured or recorded with an impressive array of top artists including Shawn Mullins, the Wallflowers, Stevie Nicks, The Dixie Chicks, Don Henley, Sarah McLachlan, and Michelle Malone. He also founded the band Big Hat, which released their debut EP in 2012. An aficionado of musical equipment and tones, Peter co-founded 65 Amps, a pioneering builder of boutique guitar amps used by many top musicians.