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Jimmy Herring is currently the lead guitarist in the band Widespread Panic. Herring is a founding member of both Aquarium Rescue Unit and Jazz is Dead. He has also played with the Allman Brothers Band, Project Z, Derek Trucks Band, and had a long and successful tenure with Phil Lesh and Friends, as well as The Dead.
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Brent Mason is one of Nashville's hottest studio recording artists. He's worked with the biggest names in country music. In 2009, Brent was turned on to WGS. Since then, he's replaced all his speakers with WGS. Chances are you've heard a major track played by Brent and recorded on a WGS speaker. His personal favorites are the Green Beret and Veteran 30.
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Ben is the lead guitarist of Nashville band All Them Witches. Onstage, he uses a Twin Reverb loaded with Blackhawk Alnicos. The guitars on the band's latest album, Sleeping Through the War, were tracked using a Twin through a pair of ET10s.
Jason Soda plays guitar for Everest, Jakob Dylan and The Watson Twins. "Ceramic's are kinda blowing my mind right now. I put a G12C in my 59 tweed Deluxe and it gave me more presence than I was getting with the Alnico. The amp was punchier, clearer and had some serious cutting action. I put them in my Ampeg Gemini 1's and they killed (in a good way). I think I'm done now for a while. If you want your small combos to have more headroom, cutting ability and some big machete attitude, The G12C's are the way to go."
Jazz enthusiasts have recognized Denny Jiosa's abilities for some time. His five CD releases and a string of chart-topping singles have earned Denny a steadfast following and 4 Grammy nominations. Bobby Hebb, writer of the legendary track 'Sunny', stated that Denny's version was "The best version of 'Sunny' out! The only one I like better than mine!"
Austin is the lead guitarist of the Leon Bridges band, and former lead guitarist of legendary indie rock band, White Denim. On tour with Leon Bridges, he uses a vintage Tweed Deluxe through a WGS G12A AlNiCo.
Logan Ramp is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter based in Nashville, TN. After being introduced to groups like the Eagles, Boston, and Lynyrd Skynyrd at an early age, he became fascinated with music. Hearing Eric Clapton at the age of 9, inspired him to pick up a guitar and he immediately started practicing numerous hours a day, further influenced by greats such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and Jimmy Page. By the age of 10, he was playing local events and talent contests near his hometown in Southern Indiana. By his mid-teens, Logan was digging further into the early blues players like Robert Johnson, Charley...
Justin Butler graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2006 with a degree in Music Production and Engineering. Upon graduation, Butler moved to Nashville and is now the lead guitarist for Sara Evans. He has also toured with Pat Green, Trick Pony, Chris Cagle, and Jason Jones. In his spare time, Justin specializes in custom pedal modifications with his company Thru-Tone.
Brian Nutter plays for the Keith Urban band. He discovered WGS in Nashville in 2008. His "go to" speakers are the Green Beret and Veteran 30. "The Veteran 30 sounds amazing in my Marshall 4x12. It made the amp come alive! I have WGS speakers in other amps and cabs as well. They have REALLY made a difference in my tone!"
Known as a musician's musician, his praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor. Since his 1996 debut recording, the all-acoustic BIG MAMA'S DOOR, Alvin Youngblood Hart has carried his musical message the world over. A devout follower of the "no barriers" approach laid by veteran performers like Gatemouth Brown and the late great Doug Sahm, Alvin continues to defy the so-called purists.
Paul Sayer is a member of British Rock and Roll band The Temperance Movement. The band released their debut album in 2012 and have been touring extensively worldwide since. They opened for The Rolling Stones in Europe in the summer of 2014 and their debut US single 'Take It Back is currently in the top 10 in the Rock charts. When not touring with The Temperance Movement Paul plays guitar in Ray Davies (The Kinks) touring band.
Trevor Burton was born in Aston, Birmingham. He started playing guitar at a young age and by 1963 was leading his own group called The Everglades. In 1964 he joined Danny King & The Mayfair Set, along with Keith Smart formerly of The Everglades (drums), Roger Harris (keyboards), Denis Ball (Bass) and vocalist King. Trevor Burton was a founding member of the sixties chart topping band The Move and was initially with them from 1966-1969 and is touring again in 2010 as ‘The Move featuring Trevor Burton & Bev Bevan’ with ‘The Animals and Friends’. When he left in 1969 he stayed down south with his close friend Steve Winwood; Steve had just...
Diarrhea Planet is a six-piece garage punk band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2009. The band comprises singer-guitarist Jordan Smith, guitarist-singer Emmett Miller, guitarist Evan Bird, guitarist-singer Brent Toler, bassist Mike Boyle, and drummer Ian Bush. Diarrhea Planet has described its sound as "pop played through the filter of heavy metal". The guitars on DP's latest album, "Turn to Gold", were recorded largely using WGS ET65s.
Damian Murdoch Trio is a fierce experimental expression of Heavy Blues, Rock, Funk, and even Metal. A group that is pulling no punches when it comes to grooving hard, exploring music with no boundaries!! With Australian guitar player Damian Murdoch, Austrian drummer and bass players Michael Posch & Harry Stöckl, DMT are slaying venues across Europe, with a high energy live show that will make you MOVE!!!
Dave Marshall is in the elite category of world class virtuoso Rock guitar players. Possibly best known for his time as lead guitarist with glam metal artists Vince Neil or Fiona, Dave has also toured the world with Slaughter, Steve Vai, Rod Stewart, and Michael Jackson. Dave’s musicality has garnered him coveted spots as Musical Director on major tours. When not playing, Dave is a highly regarded guitar tech having served a wide array of legendary guitar players like Peter Frampton, James Burton, Eddie VanHalen, Nine Inch Nails and more.
Ben Helson is a Nashville based guitarist who has played with a wide variety of artists including Ricky Skaggs, Bruce Hornsby, Rhonda Vincent, Gene Watson, and is currently on tour with Danielle Bradbery, season 4 winner of The Voice. He recently got turned on to WGS speakers and is using the Reaper and Veteran 30.
Michael Ford Jr. was a music business major when he met The Apache Relay in a Belmont University dorm. They were already deep into “a very Americana, very rootsy” sound, and before long the band was backing up Ford around campus, and soon everywhere else. Ford Jr. dropped out of college, and the group, which at the time included Mike Harris (guitar, vocals), Brett Moore (keys, guitar, mandolin), Kellen Wenrich (fiddle, keys) gigged relentlessly behind their 2009 debut 1988 and 2011’s breakthrough American Nomad. Midway through their touring in support of American Nomad Ford, Jr’s brother joined the band rounding out the group’s line up and sound....
Nashville guitar-slinger Brad Sample is the lead guitarist and musical director for Broken Bow recording artist Brooke Eden. Brad is a tremendously versatile player; from the hardcore bluegrass of Ricky Skaggs, to the synth pop gods that were The Telecommunicators, to fronting Indy Rock band Run With Bulls. Brad cut his teeth in the CCM world with artists like Kimber Rising and Kerrie Roberts. Brad was Brett Eldredge's lead guitar player for his "Don't Ya" tour and went on to play with Chuck Wicks, Meg Linsey, Michael Ray, Rachel Potter, Levi Hummon, Bryson Jennings, Josh Dorr and many more. He is also currently producing records and working as...
Crazy Aces is an instrumental band from Nashville Tennessee with a guitar driven, twangy sound. Guitarists Jeff Senn and Kiwamu Stewart with Alex McCullough on bass, using the 60's sounds of Surf, Go-Go, and Spy music as inspiration, create their own interpretation of a style that evokes rebellion, mystery, and booty shaking fun. Raucous fuzz, throbbing tremolo, vintage reverb, and unrelenting electric guitar riffs combined with pounding tom toms, catchy grooves, and sexy, almost menacing bass lines are combined together to create an experience that while seeming familiar is in fact completely and originally Crazy Aces. Their two full length...
A musician, consultant, producer, and music teacher, Ken Sarmiento (aka phuzaxeman) was born in Chicago, grew up in a little town in Newbury, OH and currently lives in Houston, TX and plays guitar in the band, Channel K. As a founding member with brothers Edwin and Edward Casapao, together they created the band PHUZ. In the early 2000's, PHUZ was part of the Lover's Rock Tour with Grammy Artists Sade and India.Arie. PHUZ had also shared stages with other notable artists including: Groove Collective, Blue Man,Group, Alicia Keys, Ryan Adams, Tony Bennett, Alanis Morrissette, K.D. Lang, Sting, and Natalie Merchant to name a few...
After years of touring, Roger is now producing & doing session work. Eaton has toured with Barbara Mandrell, Lorrie Morgan, Joe Diffe, Tanya Tucker, and many others. He is also a substitute guitarist in the Grand Ole Opry staff band. "I have replaced nearly every speaker in my arsenal with WGS & haven't looked back.Thanks Guys!" Here's an article Premier Guitar did on Roger.
Ira was the founding member and chief songwriter of Country Mega-Group Trick Pony. He has recorded with Blake Shelton, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Montgomery Gentry, Ronnie Milsap, Hank Williams Jr, Kid Rock, Stevie Wonder. He plays 12 instruments, has been a Grammy nominee, won multiple ACM and AMA awards, played headlining tours all over the US and Europe and is a sought after producer. He arranged the horns on Hank Williams Jr’s “The Almeria Club Recordings” album. He has written hit songs including Montgomery Gentry’s “One In Every Crowd,” Gary Allan’s “Feeling Like That” and the title cut...
Jamie Harvill runs his own independent publishing company in Nashville, where he has written and recorded several worship classics including Firm Foundation, Because We Believe, Garments of Praise (Revival in Belfast) and My Heart (Already There) for artists like Ron Kenoly, Don Moen, Kim Hill (Focus On the Family), The Motor City Mass Choir, Newsong, Truth, Petra, Promise Keepers, and Jeff and Sheri Easter.
Lew Jetton learned The Blues the old fashioned way, in the cotton fields of his native West Tennessee in the 60s and 70s. Along the way, he had two of the best mentors one could have: In the 80s, the legendary Carl Perkins, and in the 90s, the one and only Chicago Blues Legend, Snooky Pryor. Lew Jetton is indeed, the real deal. Palestine Blues, the new album from Lew Jetton & 61 South is a personally poignant and sometimes brutal memoir of a 10 year period in Jetton's life which included struggles with alcohol, drugs, depression, joblessness, frustration and a spiritual tug of war. Recorded 3 piece for the most part with just Lew on guitar, with...
Warren Mendonsa spent his first 25 years in Mumbai, India. During this time, he was part of rock band Zero, who grew to enjoy nationwide popularity among India's emerging rock scene, especially on the college festival circuit. In 2004 Warren moved to New Zealand, playing with blues and folk artists like Midge Marsden, Donna Dean and Lorina Harding. During this time he also recorded two instrumental guitar-based solo albums under the moniker Blackstratblues, both which were released as digital-only downloads. Warren is now back in India, and works as a sessions guitar player and producer/recording engineer. He plays gigs with Blackstratblues as an...
Marc's background is truly diverse. From playing lead guitar/producing/arranging/writing/singing on albums and live concerts which include Slash (Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver), Tim Bogert (Jeff Beck), Bruce Kulick (Kiss), Vivian Cambell (DIO, Def Leppard) and Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix), Damien Horne, Jared Blake (from NBC's "THE VOICE".) Marc has also produced music for films, which include New Line Cinema's "HIGH ROLLER" starring Michael Imperioli andSteve Schirripa (Soprano’s), which includes Marc's music video for "Yesterdays" on the DVD extras. Marc’s TV credits include songs written for Joan of Arcadia (CBS) and Judging Amy (Song of the Season...
A native of Belarus, Vitali began his formal music training under the guidance of widely respected Yuri Dzmitrieu of the Ethno-Trio Troitsa, and “National Artist of Belarus” - Vladimir Tkachenko, a widely admired Belarusian guitarist who is known particularly for his two-hand tapping technique. Due to his exposure to the two-hand tapping technique, Vitali began to incorporate it into his own style of playing. Following his experience Vitali went on to study guitar and music on a University level at the Institute of Modern Knowledge. Instead of starting his career as a full-time professional musician, as many before him have done, Vitali moved out of...
Music has always been a huge part of Anar's life. He was born and raised in Baku, Azerbaijan, a small town by the Caspian Sea. Since his childhood he's been exposed to a wide variety of music including the ancient Azeri style of music - 'Mugham'. At the time he turned 19 in 1997 Anar signed his first professional contract with a classical quartet and toured all around Turkey. After touring, Anar came home to join the rock band 'Coldunya', nationally recognized by the Azerbaijan National Prize Committee "Grand" as one of the best bands in Azerbaijan. With 'Coldunya' Anar recorded and aired a new single and video "If I would know...", and also co-...
Tim Galloway is an established and highly sought after electric and acoustic guitarist in Nashville. Galloway is currently touring with MCA artist Gary Allan among others. Originally from North Carolina, Galloway moved to Nashville in 2006 and immediately began working for artists such as Andy Griggs, Danielle Peck, Luke Bryan, Josh Turner, Love and Theft, Heidi Newfield, Brett Eldredge, Mark Wills, Dustin Lynch, Greg Bates, Jake Owen, and Gary Allan. He joined Jason Michael Carroll’s touring band in 2006. After three years with Carroll, Galloway left to become lead guitarist and band leader for Josh Turner in September 2009. In 2011, he joined with...
International Fingerstyle Guitar champion Tim Thompson layers intricate melodies, chords, and textures with his acoustic and electric guitars. He has been featured in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine, Taylor Guitars Wood and Steel Magazine, and Just Jazz Guitar Magazine.
Chris Butler is a Nashville based guitar player who stays busy playing for numerous different artists, and uses nothing but Warehouse Guitar Speakers. "WGS are tonally the best speakers I have found in my years of playing, and in my search for the 'Perfect Tone' that we are all after. I recommend WGS to every guitar player.” Chris says. To keep up with Chris Butler, follow him on Twitter @ChrisButler733 and Instagram @ChrisButler733 , and be sure to check out his website to see where Chris is performing next.
Chris is a versatile player and educator who graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Before moving to Boston to attend Berklee he graduated the from the Musicians Institute with an Associates in Performance. He has also studied with pro’s like Scott Henderson, Steve Kimock, Keith Wyatt, Alan Hinds, Al Bonhomme, Jake Eckert, Dale Turner, Dave Tronzo, Dan Bowden, and Jim Kelly to name a few. He is currently performing full time with his band, Cover Story Entertainment.
New Jersey-based emo-pop players Man Overboard carry the flame of melodic, energetic, hardcore-influenced Garden State bands like Lifetime and Midtown. Founded in 2008 by childhood friends Nik Bruzzese (vocals/bass) and Wayne Wildrick (guitar), the pair began writing at Bruzzese's studio, bringing Zac Eiestenstein (vocals/guitar) and Justin Mondschein (drums) into the fold to record debut EP Hung Up on Nothing. Signing to Run for Cover the following year, the band offered a second EP, Dahlia. In 2010, Man Overboard fired on all cylinders, releasing the acoustic EP Noise from Upstairs as well as studio album debut Real Talkand a self-released live...