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With a solo career beginning in 1986 and professional career extending beyond that, Brian has found great success as a solo artist and accompanist, and has developed quite a reputation as a producer. To see some of the projects that Brian has produced, visit his website at www.brianbromberg.net and check out the B² Productions area of the site as there are many CD’s and sound bites from some of those projects.
All in all, Brian has produced at least a dozen top #10 hits as well as three #1 songs for himself and several other artists!
Brian certainly has evolved into a very respected voice in music industry. From smashing through the barriers of how the bass is SUPPOSED to be played, cutting edge bass design, to being recognized as a world-class producer, songwriter, and session musician. He keeps pushing the envelope to become the best that he can be and to keep pushing the boundaries. As Brian himself says, “There are no rules, just dreams”. He uses the Access Bags and Cases Stage Five Bass Bag.
Phil’s solo career has spanned more than 40 years, and has included over 60 solo albums, both vocal and instrumental, 8 releases with his band, Glass Harp, as well as numerous duets and trio albums. One of the most sought after studio guitarists, Phil also continues to sell out concerts all over the United States, with his ever-changing style, ranging from rock-and-roll to fully orchestrated instrumental compositions.
A bassist, singer, and songwriter with a rich eclectic sound and unique style, Quintin Berry has been performing since the age of twelve. His natural talent and tenacity for perfection has brought high energy and strong rhythms to many bands, such as the Mike Latham Band, Plastic Eddie, Q Bass, and currently The Ugli Stick. Q, as his friends call him, is always looking to experience a new musical challenge or genre. Over the years he has played with national artists Percy Sledge, Peabo Bryson, The Tams, Cornilus Brothers and Jaco Pastorius. He has opened shows for Cameo, Flock of Seagulls, War, Joan Jet, Blondie, Colin Hay, Rehab, Keshia Kole, One Republic and many others. Q also enjoys working as a studio musician developing local and international jingles for major studios, as well as bass lines for other musicians.
A bass player’s bassist in that he’s a massive fan of and advocate for the instrument, Sean is very active on Northwest and national stages, performing with groups comprising a multitude of genres and sizes and recording on session dates as availability allows. An Emmy award winner, bandleader, and vocalist in addition to his favored role as bass player, he has performed at high profile venues and festivals around the country and appeared on stages from Asia to Europe.
Sean currently mans the helm of Fairchild Sound, an award-winning production studio and performance venture, and leads the eclectic electro-acoustic ensemble Combinator from his home studio in the Seattle area. Learn more about him at www.seanfairchild.com, and discover Combinator at www.combinatorband.com.
Nashville violinist Kyle Pudenz brings a unique sound and style to each musical project he pursues. Whether in the studio, on stage, or in composition, arranging, and songwriting, Pudenz’s diverse array of experiences and training in both popular and classical styles, as well as the experience of building his own instruments, have enabled him to formulate a musical idiom that is entirely his own. Kyle regularly performs on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and most notably, his own line of custom-built 7-string electric violins. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Music from Belmont University, and his professional ventures have taken him from nationally recognized venues such as Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and the Grand Ole Opry to legendary Nashville musical centers like Blackbird Studios and RCA Studio B.
Nachmanoff cut his musical teeth on Pete Seeger, country rock, the Kingston Trio’s early revival folk, and ‘80s new wave, all melded with a soupçon of Brit folk a la Fairport Convention, John Martyn, and Ralph McTell. For the past seventeen years he has served as touring partner to Al Stewart (“Year of the Cat”), playing lead acoustic guitar and opening most shows.
Over the course of a dozen albums and countless tours, he has shared the stage with the likes of Alison Krauss, Cheryl Wheeler, Steve Forbert, America, and Dave Mason (among many others), at venues ranging from The Bottom Line to the Glastonbury Festival. SingOut! has praised his “heartfelt, inspired songwriting … with a delivery both biting and assured,” but that’s only the tip of the Nachmanoff critical iceberg. Just Plain Folks honored him with the 2001 Songwriter of the Year award, and his songs have been recognized by many regional and national songwriting competitions. Photo credit: Anne Burghard
My artistic journey started from very small, following the passion of my grandfather, a musician himself. I started studying the trumpet and piano but only then decided to study and devote everything to the guitar. I started my guitar course with private tutors and then undertook a path dedicated to the Jazz / Blues and Hard Rock studio at the Lizard Academy based in Palermo, Italy. My artistic journey has been almost always accompanied by my band set up since 2010 with my brother. My work deals with social issues but also with identity and universal roles. A strong sensitivity to delicate topics such as the mafia, abandonment, distance and memories, fundamental themes for a boy of this age but common to a often underrated generation. It is this that is my greatest passion: to tell of an intense day, made of characters, events and crucial moments.
Adolfo “Fito” Gonzalez – aka. FitoBass – Is an active Bass Player from Rincón, Puerto Rico, currently playing with Millo Torres y el Tercer Planeta. Navigating between the Reggae, Rock, Jazz and Latin Music from the Caribbean Islands, I have played live and/or recorded with different artists like Vivanativa, Millo Torres, Skapulario, Draco Rosa, Giovanni Hidalgo and Tom Curren.
Some career highlights include: playing with Millo Torres for a performance with The Puerto Rico Philharmonic Orchestra at San Juan, playing with Giovanni Hidalgo as guest artist, Percussion week at The Conservatory of Music, Univision’s Premios Lo Nuestro nomination – Album Masa con Masa, Performing in “Despierta America” Univision Miami Fl (National TV) and Telefutura Miami, Fl. LAMC concert, Crash Mansion – Bowery NYC, and with Vivanativa for the Vivanativa 3D Concert, Roberto Clemente Colisseum – sold out, Ricky Martin’s Livin’ La Vida Loca opening act in San Juan, Mexico City, Madrid, and Barcelona.
Here’s another up and coming “serious” talent from the Bela Fleck school of progressive/traditional banjo madness and Punch Brothers futuristic blue-grass – he also seriously loves his ACCESS Stage Three bag.
Tommy has been a banjo player for over 15 years. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnomusicology.
During Tommy’s senior year as an undergraduate, he re-founded the Bluegrass Ensemble within the Ethnomusicology department. In the ensemble, he instructed and led fellow students in his own arrangements for banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, and upright bass.
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Contemporary Christian Artist Yvonne Hartman is a worshipper with a guitar. The Oley, Pennsylvania-based artist and songwriter takes the message of faith and weaves it throughout songs of everyday life. Showcasing the sounds of Contemporary Christian Music, Hartman is known for her authenticity, her sincerity and building a personal connection with the audiences she’s been blessed to inspire. She’s also known as a gifted vocalist and songwriter. Many know her also for her catchy songs and her ability to take life experiences and meld them within clever lyrics, a genre she’s dubbed “inspirational/situational”. Through the years, she’s honed her musical skills and gained a following in the process. Whether it’s performing on stages at churches or during sets at coffeehouses, Yvonne Hartman loves sharing the gift of music that God has given her. A recording artist as well, Yvonne will be releasing her 6th CD on November 2, 2018.
Yvonne lives on a farm in Oley, PA with her husband and 2 children. She is on the worship team of her home church, Fleetwood Bible Church.
Brad Rabuchin is a LA based guitarist who now splits time between leading his own band and a successful carrier as a sideman. Some of the Brads’ credits include: Bonnie Rait, Roy Hardgrove, Louie Bellson, Pat Martino, Steve Turre, Al Kooper, Steve Wonder, Buddy Miles, Lean-to, Diane Shurr, David “Fathead” Newman, Willie Nelson and even Mr. Tom Jones. He also spent 5 years and toured 6 continents as the last guitarist with Ray Charles. All the while though, Rabuchin has also been honing his own unique musical voice, just left of center.
Rabuchin is not one to paint by the numbers, musically speaking, or play by a given set of rules. That much is clear on his 2 solo albums “When Smart Dogs Go Bad” and “ Cats Have Edge” .They are jazz albums with liberal doses of other, mutually compatible influences, from rock to funk to ethereal aesthetics, and back.
His band is no guitar dominated blowfest, but a musical outing accenting the leader’s compositional sensitivity and the delicate-yet-feisty textures of a carefully-conceived ensemble. He also has 2 new albums out for 2019: “For John” a guitar duo project with David Becker, and “Held to a Different Standard” a quartet project with guitarist Allen Hinds.
Bass Soloist, Clinician and Composer E.Pruitt is a Winner of a number of Bass Awards. Most recently Winning the “2018 Seattle Sound Music Awards” in the “Best Band” category. As a touring musician “E” has opened for and worked with artists and groups such as B.B King, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, Brian Bromberg, Michael Manring, Norm Stockton, The Scorpions, Tony Macalpine, Paul Stanley of KISS, Paul Reed Smith, Brett Michaels of Poison, Miles Davis Tribute Group “Miles & Miles” Greg Howe & Sir-Mix-Alot.
He was second only to Bassist Doug Wimbish to fill the open bass position for the band “Living Colour”. As a Clinician & Product Specialist he’s worked for companies such as KORG USA, Ashdown Amplification, Warwick Basses, Spector Basses, Bartolini Pickups, and DR Strings.
In 2015 Next Level Guitar released a 3 DVD Instructional Bass Guitar set featuring “E”. As a Soloist he signed with a new Label and Agency in 2019 The future is in his hands and he’s ready to go.. After all, E’s motto is “Trust Your Dopeness”.
For more info, check out his new Website! www.epruittbassist.com
Tom Holland grew up on Chicago’s south side and was influenced by the city’s rich jazz and blues heritage from a very young age. He began playing guitar at age 13 and by the time he turned 18, Tom landed his first gig with L.V. Banks in a beauty salon on Chicago’s south side. It was also during this time that Tom was introduced to Muddy Waters last guitarist, John Primer. Tom toured the United States and Canada for two years with John as a member of his band, the Real Deal Blues Band. While in the band he recorded the 1998 Wolf Records release It’s a Blues Life. It was also during this time that he formed the first incarnation of his own group The Shuffle Kings. As the year 2000 approached Tom took his place as one of the top sidemen in Chicago. He freelanced with Carey Bell, Phil Guy, A.C. Reed, Atlanta vocalist Sandra Hall, and countless other Chicago bluesmen and women. In November of 2003 he was approached by harp legend James Cotton and subsequently toured with James for 12 years. He also played on both of James Cotton’s Grammy Nominated releases, Giant, and Cotton Mouth Man.
In 2013 Tom took the band back into the studio, recording No Fluff, Just the Stuff, on his own E Natchel Records imprint, which garnered rave reviews.
With over 24 years of stage experience under his belt, Tom Holland is, without a doubt one of the finest purveyors of classic Chicago Blues guitar styles.
Carl Tosten is known for his expressive and energetic guitar style, Tosten has been described as an “Acoustic One-Man Band.” His self-produced solo recordings combine his unique and expressive guitar style with his strong and soulful voice. Carl has played with and or shared the stage with, Brent Mason, Stanley Jordan, Tuck & Patti, Lila Downs, Lee Ritenour, Seymour Duncan, Stu Hamm, James Burton, Mike Stern, Rick Vito, Muriel Anderson, Nokie Edwards, Frank Vignola, Carl Verheyen, The California Guitar Trio, Daryl Steurmer and Doyle Dykes.
Carl said this about our Stage Three Small-Body Acoustic Guitar Bag: “Planes, Trains and automobiles, this thing has done 300 plus gigs and it still looks new, lot’s of storage and built like a tank”
For more info, check out his new Website! www.carltosten.com
Born in 1965 in Pasadena, Kirk McKim began playing guitar at age 14 during the height of the 70`s hard rock guitar era. Early influences and inspiration the guitarists of that era. In the early 90`s , Kirk began to play steadily around the Houston and southeast Texas region with Mark May (Dickie Betts and Great Southern) and played 2nd guitar in his band. They toured with the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND in the summer of 1997-98.
In 1998, Kirk got a call from Nashville to come work with some upstart acts. He played radio tours with Julie Reeves (virgin Nashville, CMA nominated artist) and Redmon Vale (Dreamworks Nashville).
In 2005, joined Pat Travers band. He has recorded 4 records with the PAT TRAVERS BAND, “stick with what you know” live in 2006 and “fidelis” on Alexus records in 2008. He continues to maintain a never-ending touring schedule with the PTB and has just finished recording a new record with Pat titled “Can Do” to be released in July 2013.
In 2015 Kirk joined the Boxmasters (Billy Bob Thornton) Playing on “Boys and Girls and the world” and “Tea Surfing”.
Tony Bullard is a current member of Earl and the Agitators- which features members of the legendary band Foghat, as well as Scott Holt, a 10 year veteran of blues legend Buddy Guy. Earl and the Agitators debut album “Shaken and Stirred” was well received and jumped to Number 11 on the Billboard Blues Charts.
Bullard and his ‘partner in crime’ Foghat bassist Rodney O’Quinn are favorites on the “Rock Legends Cruise” hosting their “Play One Drink One Jam.” These cruises have hosted every band from the late Gregg Allman to ZZ Top. Bullard has also played as a member with southern rockers Black Oak Arkansas, and The Jimmie Van Zant Band.
When not on the road, he can be found rocking locally in Va. Beach with his band “The New Lords”. Catch him using his new Stage Two Dual Electric Gig Bag- circa 2021.
Sims Delaney-Potthoff is the founder, leader and mandolinist of the critically acclaimed Gypsy Jazz Trio, Harmonious Wail. Sims studied under legendary jazz mandolinist, Jethro Burns. He furthered his studies with Matt Glaser at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, honing his skills while immersing himself in the “gypsy” music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Sims also plays a 1937 Gibson Tenor Guitar (tuned as an octave mandolin), sings, writes, and arranges for the Wail.
On top of being stewards of the Gypsy Jazz genre, they have also established the Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest, held twice a year in Madison, Wisconsin.
Joe Pettengill bought his first bass guitar at the age of 11 and has been an active musician ever since. Having toured the eastern seaboard throughout his career, Joe has thousands of gigs under his belt. Although Joe’s main instrument is Bass Guitar, he is also a very talented Guitarist and Keyboardist.
Joe is currently the bassist for the national touring act, “Foreigners Journey” which features the singers Constantine Maroulis and Rudy Cardenas- contenders in American Idol.
He uses Stage Five Bags & Stage Five Hard-Shell Cases