Artist of the Month Archive

Greg Wright

Gregg Wright

Artist of the Month – July 2017

Gregg Wright, began his professional career on the U.S. Southern circuit in the mid-1970’s. He honed his craft with years of playing endless one-nighters across the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Texas, often opening shows for the big national touring acts of the day. “I was privileged to work and learn around greatness!” says Gregg. “I opened several times for Albert King and Freddie King, and learned a great deal from them. Their words of encouragement really energized me. I owe them a huge debt of gratitude!” An ’80’s move from Louisiana to Los Angeles saw Wright become a session man and “hired gun” touring guitarist. His reputation grew over the next decade doing albums and tours with Mick Fleetwood, Michael Jackson, the Gap Band, Berlin and Spencer Davis.

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Billy Sherwood

Artist of the Month – June 2017

Billy Sherwood is mostly known for his time as a member of progressive rock band Yes, for their albums Open Your Eyes (1997) and The Ladder (1999) and as mixing engineer for their albums Heaven & Earth (2014) and Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome, he re-joined Yes in 2015.

Sherwood comes from a musical family which includes his father Bobby Sherwood, who was an actor, musician, and big band leader, his mother Phyllis, a singer and drummer, and brother Michael, a keyboardist and singer. His godfather is the late Milton Berle.

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Fred Mollin

Artist of the Month – May 2017

As a legendary record producer and well-known international film and television composer, Fred Mollin’s busy schedule has earned him unique credibility through his numerous creative endeavors.

Fred Mollin first came into international prominence as a record producer in the late 70’s, producing numerous albums and singles, including the Grammy award-nominated “SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH” by Dan Hill. In the early 80’s Mollin based in L.A. and Toronto to start a 17 year run as a composer for television and film. His work has run the gamut from high tension (CBS-CBS TV’s Gemini award-nominated child abuse drama “LIAR LIAR” and CBC’s “LITTLE CRIMINALS”, the award winning drama about young offenders) through fanciful flights of adventure (William Shatner’s “TEKWAR” and USA Network’s “BEYOND REALITY”) to the darkest reaches of the medium (Paramount’s “FRIDAY THE 13TH” television series and movies, and MGM-UA’s “THE OUTER LIMITS”). His work on such cult series as Tri Star’s “FOREVER KNIGHT” and hit mainstream series such as Fox’s “BEVERLY HILLS 90210” and Paramount’s “HARD COPY” were an integral part to the success of these classics of TV entertainment.

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Dow Tomlin

Artist of the Month – April 2017

Dow Tomlin is a seasoned Bassist out of Nashville who has toured and/or recorded with Wynonna Judd, Brooks and Dunn, Lee Ann Womack, Richard Marx, Billy Gilman and on new projects from the members of Highway 101. A touring musician for more than 30 years who has the ability to adapt musically to any genre, he has recorded with thousands of artists and songwriters and has backed many of the biggest names in the business as a house player at the Grand Ole Opry, the CMAs and at top rated clubs in the area. Having performed a number of times on television and in films, and having been asked to perform on the Kennedy Center Honors, Dow is inspired by any opportunity he is given to play.

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Philip Shouse guitarist

Philip Shouse

Artist of the Month – March 2017

Born in Decatur, Alabama, Philip Shouse became interested in music by listening to his older brother’s record collection. His obsession with the guitar began in high school with recordings like Aerosmith’s Live! Bootleg and Van Halen’s debut album. He moved to Nashville in 2004 and in no time, was touring with Chris Cagle, Bo Bice, David Lee Murphy, Mindy McCready, Rodney Atkins and many more. Philip’s own band ‘Thee Rock ‘N’ Roll Residency’, has become a major weekly event in Nashville where he and a revolving group of famous rockers, play a varied collection of 70’s rock. He is currently touring in Gene Simmons solo band, and with John Corabi.

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Jon Standing guitarist

Jon Nichols

Artist of the Month – February 2017

Born and raised in Southern California, Jon took an interest in the guitar at a young age. He taught himself how to play the instrument and formed his first band at the age of 15. Over the next few years, he was playing professionally in different bands and did numerous recording sessions. With thousands of gigs under his belt, he secured a record deal with Thump Records in 2000, with his band Shovelhead. Upon the release of their first album, Music From The Canyon, he received a phone call from Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Beth Hart, who was in need of a guitar player.

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Scott Sharrard

Artist of the Month – January 2017

Scott began his music career in Wisconsin in the early ’90′s. He spent his teenage years attending Milwaukee’s prestigious High School of The Arts by day, while playing in clubs and touring by night. During that time, he played with local blues legends the Stokes, Willie Higgins, and Harvey Scales, as well as such international blues and jazz luminaries as Buddy Miles, Melvin Rhyne, and Clyde Stubblefield.

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John Shaw

Artist of the Month – December 2016

Josh Turner

John is a Florence, AL native who has been living and working in Nashville, TN for a decade. He has had the pleasure of appearing and working with producers and artists such as J. Hall, Ashley Monroe, Josh Turner, Sarah Darling, Todd Snider, Kristen Kelly, Morgan Frazier, James Otto, and many more.
John is currently touring as lead guitarist for multi-platinum country artist Josh Turner.

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