|Shane Theriot: Dirty Power (2009)|
Shane Theriot — Dirty Power
Location: United States
Album release: 2009
Record Label: Shose Records
01. Old Men 5:22
02. Dirty Power 3:40
03. Four on the Floor 3:51
04. Bring It 3:47
05. Mr. Ed 3:55
06. Buckshot 4:36
07. Memphis 4:20
08. Buckshot (Reprise) 0:50
09. The Pygmy Love Dance 4:21
10. Kirk\'s Little Backpack 3:04 /// Website: http://www.shanetheriot.com/
By GLENN ASTARITA, Published: July 31, 2009
¶ Guitarist Shane Theriot renders a medley of craftily placed spikes and high voltage maneuvers on his third solo endeavor, featuring several legendary drummers amid a who's who of superfine Louisiana musicians and others of note. Theriot's artistry has spread across multiple genres, due to a culmination of recordings and performances with Little Feat, Boz Scaggs, Aaron Neville and Willie Nelson, among an extensive list of jazz-rock, folk and funk undertakings. Armed with superior chops and an affinity for penning memorable compositions, Theriot is a shrewd operator who conveys restraint and a soft touch to contrast his rippling and slashing solo jaunts.
¶ The program boasts a potpourri of snappy, in-the-pocket works, dappled with funk, rock and a flavorful New Orleans edge. With alternating personnel throughout these ten originals, Theriot grinds out a noticeable groove quotient, abetted by David Torkanowsky's soul-drenched Hammond B-3 phrasings, and either Adam Nitti or "Hutch" Hutchinson's deep, bass lines. Highlighted by memorably melodic primary themes, Theriot transmits nuance and a killer dynamic, yet drives it all home with grinding riffs and fluent single note runs.
¶ "Bring It" features trombonist "Big Sam" Williams' punchy phrasings atop a super-funk based motif, nicely accented by drummer Doug Belot's ride-cymbal bell hits. Thoughts of James Brown and vintage Brecker Brothers come to mind, as Theriot ups the ante by whipping matters into submission via his recoiling like, phraseology.
¶ "Memphis," features ace Allman Brothers keyboardist Johnny Neel, who also plays harmonica to assist with a sprightly vibe firmed up by Little Feat drummer Richie Hayward's pumping backbeat. On "Kirk's Little Backpack," influential New Orleans jazz drummer Johnny Vidacovich morphs a buoyant shuffle pulse into a brisk rocker, offset by trumpeter Mark Braud's warm choruses and Theriot's sleek, dark-toned voicings.
¶ Theriot's electrifying presentation is a study in dielectric strength, where sparks become discharged on a recurrent basis. More importantly, the guitarist merges a supercharged musical plane with unforgettable hooks and a nicely in-your-face game-plan. It is an irrefutably persuasive agenda.
• Shane Theriot: guitar, bass, percussion
• Zigaboo Modeliste: drums
• Jim Keltner: drums
• Richie Hayward: drums
• Johnny Vidacovich: drums
• Sonny Landreth: slide guitar
• Mark Braud: trumpet
• Roderick Paulin: sax
• Kirk Joseph: sousaphone
• Adam Nitti: bass
• Hutch Hutchinson: bass
• Johnny Neel: keyboards, voice, harmonica
• David Torkanowsky: keyboards
• Cover, Photography By [Back] – Brian Siskind
• Design – Tim Boehlert
• Engineer [Assistant] – Jacques Delatour
• Photography By [Inside] – NuNu (4)
• Recorded By – Dennis Gulley, Jack Meile, Johnny Lee Schell, Tony Daigle
• Recorded By, Mixed By – Neal Cappellino
• Written-By – Johnny Neel (tracks: 7, 9), Richie Hayward (tracks: 7, 9)
• Written-By, Producer – Shane Theriot
¶ “Great playing, great tunes from a killer guitarist - - Kenny Aronoff, (Smashing Pumpkins, Melissa Etheridge etc..)
¶ “A great player- the secret is out!” - Paul Barrere, Little Feat
¶ “(Hwy 90) is a CD that I’m real proud to have been a part of-a great record” - Victor Wooten
¶ “Shane is one of the best” - Art Neville, The Meters
¶ “He hops from quasi-bop to shuddering drop-D crunch to bogus Baroque to slippery country licks, to pina colada acoustic with the seamlessness of spandex!” - Guitar Player Magazine
¶ “A master of accessible melodies that always take an unexpected turn. A player in the big picture category; Shane commands interest from his intro all the way to the fade-out.” - John Stix, Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazine
¶ “Anyone who’s heard Theriot’s playing would agree- versatile indeed.” - Guitar Shop Magazine
¶ “The first thing you hear is that delirious cry, a captivating guitar tone. Then you hear the groove-intensive phrasing, then the moments of clearly articulated burnin’” - Jeff Scheetz, Guitarist Network
¶ “Armed with superior chops and an affinity for penning memorable compositions, Theriot is a shrewd operator who conveys restraint and a soft touch to contrast his rippling and slashing solo jaunts.” - All About Jazz
¶ “Harmonic underpinnings run deep in Theriot’s hands- even a simple blues becomes a canvas for colorful extensions and unique voicings” - Guitar Player Magazine
¶ Shane Theriot returns with another groove heavy collection of 10 original tunes dripping with New Orleans injected-funk and burning guitar.
¶ Joined by a cast of legendary drummers including Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters), Jim Keltner , Richie Hayward (Little Feat) and New Orleans icon Johnny Vidacovich, Shane masterfully rips over these grooves while still allowing the funky backbeats to take the front seat.
¶ Also features slide-guitar master Sonny Landreth, and on horns - Mark Braud (Preservation Hall Band), Roderick Paulin (Maceo Parker) and Kirk Joseph (Dirty Dozen Brass Band). Bass virtuoso Adam Nitti and studio ace Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt, Brian Wilson) hold down the low end. Johnny Neel (Allman Bros., Govt Mule) shares the keyboard duties along with David Torkanowsky. Doug Belote drums (Jerry Douglas) also appears on one track.
¶ As a solo artist, Shane’s 3 solo projects (Hwy 90, The Grease Factor, Dirty Power) feature an original mix of New Orleans grooves and funk guitar with Jazz/rock overtones.
¶ Shane has also Recorded and/or performed with The Neville Brothers, LeAnn Rimes, Jewel, Willie Nelson, John Waite, Idris Mohammed, Leni Stern, Boz Scaggs, The SYN (with Chris Squire and Alan White from YES), Shannon Mcnally, Harry Shearer, Maria Mulduar, Forest Whitaker, Aaron Neville, the Lee boys, Little Feat, Sam Moore (Sam and Dave), and many others have tapped Shane’s talents both in the studio and on stage. He has appeared in Guitar Player, Guitar World, rolling Stone, Downbeat, Modern Drummer and many other publications.
¶ He has appeared in Guitar Player, Guitar World, rolling Stone, Downbeat, Modern Drummer and many other publications.
¶ As a composer, Shane’s music has been featured in many television shows including Food Network, MTV, and Discovery Channel.
¶ Shane has also written instructional books, including “New Orleans Funk Guitar” for Warner bros. publications and been featured as a contributor to guitar player magazine.
|Shane Theriot: Dirty Power (2009)|