Just announced! Tickets on sale now for our first Nashville Guitar Club – April 19th event! Come join us at 12th & Porter and support some of the worlds greatest guitar players doing what they do best. Date: April 19th, 2017 Place: 12th and Porter – 114 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203 Time: VIP 4 – 6pm, Event 7 – 9 Tickets: General Admission GA Adult $15.00 GA Student $10.00 GA 4 Ticket Bundle $12.50 VIP: $99.00
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Featuring world renkowned guitarist and session player Chris Rodriguez, Larry Mitchell Mitch Malloy and Denny Jiosa! Awards winning acoustic guitarist Lance Allen will be playing at the VIP event!
Originally from the Bronx in New York City, Chris Rodriguez moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Belmont University and pursue a career in music. Over the years, he has made a name for himself as one of Nashville’s finest. An exceptional musicianand vocalist, Chris can be seen and heard playing electric and acoustic guitar, banjo and mandolin, as well as singing lead and backup vocals both on stage and in theNashville session scene. Chris has worked across the spectrum of musical genres from country, pop, rock, R&Band metal to black gospel and Christian. In 1999, Word Records released Chris’s solo debut album, Beggar’s Paradise (released in the Latin market as Paraiso De Un Mendigo), which still garners world-wide attention today. He has appeared as a session guitarist and vocalist on records by artists such as Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Loggins, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd, Michael McDonald, Lionel Ritchie, Blake Shelton, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Steve Winwood, Peter Cetera, Jo Dee Messina, Rodney Crowell, Lee Ann Womack and Megadeth. Chris has also graced the stages of several morning and late night shows, American Idol, The Grammy Awards, The American Music Awards, The ACM Awards, The CMA Awards, the CMA Country Christmas specials and the Grand Ole Opry. Over the last two decades, Chris has hit the road to perform with the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Peter Cetera, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Ronnie Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Kenny Loggins, and Billy Currington. When he isn’t traveling the world, Chris can be spotted at various venues playing with Nashville’s foremost seasoned artists and musicians, The Nashville Alternators. Originally founded in May 2010 while organizing a benefit for flood victims, they can be found performing at private and corporate events, fundraisers, tradeshows, the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Predators games. Additionally, Chris served as Musical Director in Keb’ Mo’s Monday Night Blues Show at the Studio Gallery at Fontanel and has produced several independent international records such as Ward Thomas (United Kingdom), Ben Mullen (Canada), Charly(Germany) and Salvador (United States). + + + + + Endorsements include: Duesenberg, Bedell, Paul Reed Smith, Gibson, A. Davis, Category 5 Amplification, BadCat Amplifiers and Visual Sound.
Larry Mitchell is a Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and performer who has toured the world playing guitar with well-known artists including Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, Ric Ocasek and Miguel Bosé. In his original compositions, Larry skillfully weaves guitar textures that showcase his virtuosity as a solo artist and ensemble player. As an artist, he has released 8 solo records and won a San Diego Music Award for best pop jazz artist. Larry is currently touring promoting his 2016 release “The Traveler” As a producer-engineer, Larry has won 26 New Mexico Music Awards in various categories from pop, adult contemporary, rap, rock, country World music and Native American. He won a Grammy Award for producing, engineering and performing on “Totemic Flute Chants” by Native American artist Johnny Whitehorse, who is better known as Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo. Larry is currently touring with his own trio as well as solo shows in support of “The Traveler” He has many long-standing endorsements and relationships with companies such as Ibanez Guitars, D’Addario Strings, D’Marzio Pickups, Tech 21 NYC, Cord-Lox, Dava Picks, Antares tech, Sennhieser Wireless systems, Pro Bag gig bags, Ultimate Ears, Peavey, Majik Box, Fractal Audio and now with Knaggs guitars and Godin Acoustic guitars, Morrow Audio cables.
Rocker Mitch Malloy has released his new, full-length CD MAKING NOISE. This recording marks the first time Malloy has undertaken an album solely by himself from start to finish – songwriting, producing, instruments, mixing and mastering. “I have always brought in a few musicians or songwriters to work with me on projects in the past and have really enjoyed what they brought to the table. But this time, I was in a different place and really needed to work through everything musically by myself…thus, My Therapy!” said Malloy tongue-in-cheek about the first single, with video, aptly called My Therapy. Mitch has been busy the past year not only writing and producing his own album but also writing and producing projects for clients in his studio, Malloy Master Tracks. Mitch states, “I love working with young artists and passing the torch to a new generation of rockers.” Malloy Master Tracks is a full-service production facility that serves a variety of clients from hit acts and labels like Taylor Swift, Boys Like Girls, Kenny Loggins, Johnny Gates, Craig Morgan and Sony Music NY to singer/songwriters Victoria Show, Gary Burr and Billy Falcon and even voice over work for Outdoor Channel, Field & Stream and various other brands. Malloy’s tenure as an artist has spanned several decades beginning as a regular on the New York music scene in the 80s. Mitch soon garnered a major recording deal with RCA/BMG Worldwide and achieved chart success and landed a coveted spot on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In the mid-90s Mitch was asked to replace Sammy Hagar as lead singer for Van Halen but after spending time and recording with the band he declined. “When the band appeared on the MTV Music Awards with Dave [David Lee Roth], the fans expected his return — I expected his return. I felt as cool as the opportunity was, it just wasn’t the right time,” said Malloy. For the launch of his 2016 release, Mitch Malloy embarked on the international MAKING NOISE tour which began in the summer and included stops at the world famous Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, Nashville, London, Liverpool, Athens, Madrid, Malmo and Oslo, to name a few. The tour will continue in 2017 and includes a special stop at the M3 Festival. Also look for Mitch on the 2018 Monsters of Rock Cruise!
Every artist owns a desire to craft a project that most perfectly represents the substance of their God-given creativity. It becomes a very personal statement, and often, the work for which they are best–known. For Denny Jiosa, the release of Dreams Like This is a deﬁning moment, the product not only of ﬁve years of work since his last release, but a faithful rendition of his musical inﬂuences and tastes. “THIS is the album I’ve always wanted to make!” says Jiosa, and it shows. “I started writing for this project almost immediately after the completion of Body2Body,” Denny muses. “I love all the albums that I created for my previous record label, 1201 Music, but I had begun to realize that my musical interests had a wider range than the format I’d been writing for. My early inﬂuences stretched all the way from Wes Montgomery to Carlos Santana. That’s quite a distance. I wanted to make an album that captured all those things that made me want to play music in the ﬁrst place.” You’ll ﬁnd those ﬂavors here: straight-ahead jazz, Latin, smooth jazz and cinematic landscapes all unfold effortlessly giving us a glimpse of Denny’s prodigious musical vocabulary. He has an uncanny way of expressing deep emotions through the twists, turns and nuances of his seductive melodies. The song Chill Pill opens the CD with a funky contemporary groove with some surprises. Embracing the Fire sizzles with high-voltage Latin energy. I Am Roxane, which the enhanced CD also features as a full length video, smolders with provocative sensuality and you’ll want to savor the languorous The Glass Half Full like a glass of ﬁne wine. The centerpiece of this album, however, may be Denny’s lusciously smooth, masterfully soulfulrendition of Sunny, which features the original composer and performer, Bobby Hebb contributing scat vocals. Denny recalls, “I’ve loved that song since ﬁ rst hearing it on the radio in 1966. A friend introduced me to Bobby, who agreed to come to my studio to listen to the version I’d recorded of his song. Not only did he give his overwhelming approval, he wanted to sing on the track! Nothing could’ve made an album about my musical dreams more complete.” “God blessed me with a passion for music; I knew I was to play music from very early on… it was written on my heart.” When Denny looks inside, Dreams Like This encapsulates the music he ﬁnds written there. ABOUT THE ARTIST Industry insiders have recognized Denny Jiosa’s abilities for some time. His ﬁve previous CD releases and a string of chart-topping singles have earned Denny a steadfast following. His most popular single, Lights of the City, garnered a SESAC national airplay award. Musical colleagues have long relied upon his abilities. In addition to his work as a producer, he is credited both as guitarist and recording engineer on several Grammy nominated releases. Dreams Like This once again ﬁnds Denny among friends, in the ranks of world–class musicians, including Chester Thompson (Genesis, Santana, Frank Zappa); Chris Kent (Take 6, Larry Carlton); Glen Caruba (Kirk Whalum, Glen Frey); Pat Coil (Pat Metheny, Michael McDonald), and fellow artists Dan Moretti and Rob McGaha. Endorsed by: Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Godin Guitars, Hotone, Mesa/Boogie, D’addario, VVT, TC Electronic, Creation Audio Labs, Auralex Acoustics, Jensen Loudspeakers, Wampler Pedals, XTS, V-pick, Levy’s, Warehouse Guitar Speakers,
Lance Allen is an award winning fingerstyle guitarist, with million of spins on streaming radio and 1000’s of followers on youtube. He is the world’s top skype guitar instructor who has taught in every state and more than 30 countries worldwide. Coined the guitarlancer, by virtuoso musician Tommy Emmanuel, Lance continues to compose new music and share his gift by teaching. Endorsed by Takamine guitars, lr baggs. Stonebridge guitars , Faith Guitars and Batson Guitars.
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