Guitarist/composer Shane Theriot (pronounced Terry-o) hails from the New Orleans area and has been playing guitar since age 11. A top honors GIT grad that was recommended for a teaching position by Scott Henderson at age 20, Shane briefly taught at the Atlanta Institute of Music before making a move to Nashville, where he lived and worked for 8 years before moving back to New Orleans.
Theriot’s versatility in both the studio and stage have led to work with many artists in virtually all styles of music. At age 25, he joined the world-renowned Neville Brothers, touring and performing internationally as a member for 8 years, all while continuing to work and record with other artists.
Some of the many artists that Shane has recorded and/or performed with include The Neville Brothers, LeAnn Rimes, Beyonce, Willie Nelson, Jewel, Boz Scaggs, Harry Connick Jr., John Waite, Idris Mohammed, Leni Stern, Dr. John, Larry Carlton, Sam Moore, Nick Nolte, Madeleine Peyroux, Aaron Neville, The SYN (with Chris Squire and Alan White from YES), Little Feat, Forest Whitaker, Harry Shearer and many others .
All of his acclaimed solo records (Hwy 90, The Grease Factor and the most recent Dirty Power) feature burning guitar lines behind the hottest rhythm sections in New Orleans while showcasing his great compositional abilities. (Dweezil Zappa recently chose the composition ‘Shrimp Boots’ from The Grease Factor the winner hands down of the Broadjam Solo Contest out of nearly 500 contestants.)
Shane has also authored several instructional books (New Orleans Funk Guitar Styles – Alfred Publishing) and columns for many publications including Guitar Player Magazine.
As an emerging composer for TV and Film, his credits include MTV, Discovery Channel, A&E, CMT, VH1 and ESPN. He is co-owner of Fudge Recording Studio in the historic Lower Garden District of New Orleans, La. http://www.fudgerecordingstudio.com/
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