Friday, April 1, 2016

Shane Theriot - 2009 "Dirty Power"

Dirty Power is the third studio album by guitarist Shane Theriot. It was released in 2009.

Shane Theriot (born in Thibodaux, Louisiana) is an American guitarist and composer. He has performed with many influential musicians, authored guitar instruction books and DVDs, and composed and produced music for MTV and ESPN, among others. He is the guitarist and musical director for Live From Daryl's House, featuring Daryl Hall, on the Palladia Network and VH1. Theriot (pronounced "terry-o") divides his time between New Orleans and the New York City area.

Theriot was first featured on Mark Varney's Guitar on the Edge CD series with an original composition, "In Between." In 1996 he began playing with The Neville Brothers, with whom he performed until 2003, touring nationally and internationally. During this time he also began working as a session guitarist. Theriot has release three albums as a leader since 2000: Dirty Power (2009), The Grease Factor (2003), and Highway 90 (2000).
Theriot's credits include performances or tours with Hall and Oates; LeAnn Rimes; Willie Nelson (makes an uncredited appearance in the movie The Dukes of Hazzard with Willie Nelson in band scene); Idris Muhammad; Blue Floyd; Dr. John; Marc Broussard; Larry Carlton; Sam Moore of Sam and Dave; Madeleine Peyroux; Aaron Neville; Slim Whitman; The Syn (with Chris Squire and Alan White of Yes); and Little Feat.
In the studio, Theriot has added his guitar to sessions by Beyonce; Jewel; Boz Scaggs; Harry Connick Jr.; John Waite; Leni Stern; Maria Muldaur; Dr. John; Marc Broussard; Sam Moore of Sam and Dave; Aaron Neville; and Steve Earle.

Shane's 3rd solo record and last one to date. The most- groove heavy collection of 10 original tunes dripping with New Orleans injected-funk and burning guitar.
Features Jim Keltner, Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters), Richie Hayward (Little Feat), Johnny Vidacovich (drums), Sonny Landreth on slide, Johnny Neel, Hutch Hutchinson, Adam Nitti on bass and members of Preservation Hall and Dirty Dozen Brass Band on horns.

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 Band 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.

Track listing:

01    Old Men (5:21)
02    Dirty Power (3:39)
03    Four On the Floor (3:50)
04    Bring It (3:46)
05    Mr. Ed (3:54)
06    Buckshot (4:36)
07    Memphis (4:20)
08    Buckshot (Reprise) (0:49)
09    The Pygmy Love Dance (4:21)
10    Kirk's Little Backpack (3:04)

Personnel:

    Shane Theriot - bass, guitar, baritone guitar, composer, mixing, producer
    Jim Keltner - drums
    Hutch Hutchinson - bass
    Richie Hayward - drums
    Johnny Neel - keys
    Sonny Landreth - guitar
    Zigaboo Modeliste - drums
    Doug Belote - drums
    Adam Nitti - bass
    Johnny Vidacovich - drums
    Kirk Joseph - sousaphone
    Mark Braud - trumpet
    Big Sam Williams - trombone
    Roderick Paulin - sax


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  2. Great post, thank you very much!

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  3. new to me and looks nice and fresh,thanks

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