About Shane

Grammy-winning guitarist/composer Shane Theriot (pronounced Terry-o) hails from the New Orleans area and has been playing guitar since age 11. After graduating with top honors in all styles from GIT in Hollywood, CA, he was recommended for a teaching position by the legendary guitarist Scott Henderson at GIT at age 20.

     Theriot’s versatility in both the studio and stage has 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.

In 2015 Theriot became a Grammy award winning producer, having won a Grammy for Jo-El Sonnier's highly acclaimed recording called "The Legacy"Shane is currently working as the Music Director for Daryl Hall's  award winning television show "Live from Daryl's Houseas well as performing with Daryl Hall and John Oates.

Some of the many artists that Shane has recorded and/or performed with include

The Neville Brothers, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Jewel, Beyonce, Rickie Lee Jones, Hall and OatesBoz Scaggs, Madeleine Peyroux, Larry Carlton, LeAnn Rimes, John Waite, Branford Marsalis, Johnny Rzeznick (Goo Goo Dolls) Leni Stern, Sam Moore, Nick Nolte, Gavin DeGraw, Randy Brecker, Aaron Neville, Ben Folds, Amos Lee, The SYN (with Chris Squire and Alan White from YES), Little Feat, Sammy Hagar, Allen Toussaint, Forest Whitaker and Harry Shearer as well as many others...
 
All of his acclaimed solo records (Hwy 90, The Grease Factor and the most recent Dirty Power) feature some of the worlds best musicians- (Victor Wooten, Jim Keltner, Richie Hayward, Sonny Landreth, etc.) with Shane’s native Louisiana sound. (Dweezil Zappa chose the composition ‘Shrimp Boots’ from “The Grease Factor” the hands-down winner of the Broadjam Solo Contest out of nearly 500 contestants.)
 
Shane has also authored several instructional books/dvd's including the most recent "Rhythm Mojo" for True Fire.comand the popular (New Orleans Funk
Guitar Styles – Alfred Publishing).
 
He has also written columns for many publications including Guitar Player Magazine and been featured in Guitar Player, Guitar World, DownBeat, Rolling Stone, Vintage Guitar and Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazine. 
 
As a composer, his original compositions have been featured on ESPN, MTV, VH1, Food Network, NCIS, HBO and more.

In his career as a touring musician, Theriot has performed all over the world on many stages including Madison Square Garden, Budokan in Tokyo Japan, The Grand Ole Opry, Montreux, Montreal, Vancouver and Tokyo Jazz festivals, Radio City Music Hall, Hollywood Bowl and The White House as well as countless other stages worldwide. 

Television appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, The Today Show, The View, Soul Train, Conan O'Brien Show, Howard Stern Show, Good Morning America, and many others.

Here's what some others are saying about Shane....

Mike Stern

"Shane is one of my favorite guitar players, an amazing feel, a beautiful touch, and on top of that a great musician." 

John Scofield

" Wow! I really love Shane's new record! (Still Motion) He's assembled some great musicians and written some really nice tunes- and obviously he's a really great guitar player!"

Daryl Hall

“Shane’s regional roots and natural musicality give him a great sense of rock, soul, funk, and melody that makes him a great fit for what we do- He has all of that, for sure!”

John Oates

“I first met Shane in New Orleans while cutting tracks for my Good Road to Follow album, and it took less than half a song to realize I was playing with someone with a very high level of musicianship. As great players do, he always plays the right thing at the right moment. He can do it all– and super funky! What more could you want?”

Art Neville

(New Orleans legend- founder The Meters, The Neville Brothers)-

Shane is one of the best!

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