SHANE THERIOT - Still Motion
Shane Theriot (pronounced Terry-o), the GRAMMY-Award winning producer, composer and guitarist, produced his new album, Still Motion, using rhythm tracks recorded in three different cities – Los Angeles, Austin, and New Orleans.
In addition to his funky soulful solo work, the New Orleans musician is also the lead guitarist for Daryl Hall & John Oates and the music director and guitarist for Daryl Hall’s series, Live from Daryl’s House.
Still Motion is an all-new recording of 10 original tunes, built around the trio format comprised of some of his favorite players and musical allies: Jim Keltner (drum legend), Johnny Vidacovich (New Orleans icon) and Kirk Covington (Joe Zawinul, Tribal Tech) on drums; James Singleton (Professor Longhair) on upright bass; and Nate Wood (KneeBody) and Chris Maresh (Eric Johnson) on electric bass.
There are also a few guest appearances, Leni Stern with a spoken word poem on the ballad “At the End of the Day” and Mike Dillion adds a touch of vibraphone on “Long Money.”
Since joining the world-famous Neville Brothers at age 24, Theriot has continued to work with a wide variety of artists in virtually all styles of music including: Dr. John, Boz Scaggs, Rickie Lee Jones, Jewel, Madeleine Peyroux, Beyoncé, Aaron Neville, Idris Muhammad, Chris Squire and Alan White (YES), Allen Toussaint, Ben Folds, Sammy Hagar, Jon Cleary, Larry Carlton, and Harry Connick Jr.
Guitar Player Magazine may have said it best: “Possessing ferocious chops and a hellacious sense of groove, Theriot straddles the line between street-schooled and formally trained 6-stringer. … Theriot’s funk riffs are as sassy as they come.
“Still Motion is a beautiful-sounding record that’s rich with dynamics, grooves, and inventive playing—all with plenty of room to breathe. Theriot’s big tones, tasty phrasing, and unexpected note choices are the glue that holds it all together.” - Guitar Player Magazine
Praise for Theriot:
“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!” - Daryl Hall
“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 very funky. What more could you want?” - John Oates
"Wow!! I really like Shane's new record! He's assembled some great musicians and written some really nice tunes – obviously, he plays guitar very, very well!" - John Scofield (4-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist, Miles Davis, Solo Artist)
“Shane is one of my favorite guitar players, amazing feel! - and a great musician on top of that!” - Mike Stern (6-time Grammy nominee, Downbeat Magazine – top guitarists of all time, Miles Davis Band)
“Shane is one of the best!” - Art Neville (New Orleans legend- founder The Meters, The Neville Brothers)
“A great player! The secret is out!” - Paul Barrere (Little Feat)