Guitarist, band leader and Godin artist Eric McFadden, has been taking the rock energy and dark americana vibe of his Eric McFadden Trio on the road this past year in support of his latest release "Delicate Things". Along for the ride is Eric's main axe, the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin P90.
Steve Fister is a California based guitarist, singer and songwriter, who has performed and recorded with many diverse artists such as: Steppenwolf, Bon Jovi, King Kobra, Quiet Riot, Tony Franklin, Joe Satriani, Marco Mendoza to name a few.
Godin artist and legendary Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens stops in at Steve’s Music Store in Montreal for a “Meet & Greet” with a line up of excited fans. Steve was onstage rockin’ his Godin guitars that same night with Billy Idol at Metropolis Theatre. Catch Steve and Billy on Tour in a city near you!
Mike Scott, the talented and versatile guitarist in Justin Timberlake's band, loves the tone and feel of his Godin LGX-SA. It allows him to access so many different sounds while playing on stage on a nightly basis. Currently on the road, the band will finish up its North American dates before the Justin Timberlake Tour takes them to Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Dubai.
Guitarist & lead vocalist Ian Thornley, of acclaimed Canadian rockers Big Wreck,looks to his Godin A12 Natural SG electro-acoutic for a full-on, amplified 12-string sound. “Beautiful sounding, feedback-busting acoustic twelve string guitar. Wonderful for the stage; you can have it thundering without it feeding back. I’ve always loved the sound of the Godin plugged in through a DI and then out through a PA.
Bassist Nelson Rios also known as Nelsinho Rios is proficient at electric, synth, and upright bass, guitars and keyboards. He has played, recorded and produced a variety of shows and artists such as: Lee Ritenour, Steve Fister, Roger Espinoza/Cafe-Fuego, Alex Acuna, Emmett Skyy and many others. Some of his favorite basses include his Godin A4-Ultra fretted and his Godin Shifter 4 Classic Black Burst MN.
Discovered by Peter Gabriel in the mid-90’s, singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur is a true talent. Releasing 4 EP’s and a full length album called “Temporary People” to much praise in 2008 alone and on his own label “Lonely Astronaut Records”. He recently held opening spots for Tracy Chapman, Bruce Springsteen and The Killers respectfully while in Europe. Catch him on tour with his Godin Multiac Spectrum.
Playing live, Mike is a musician capable of stopping anyone and making them admire his playing, whether it is his original pieces, jazz improvisations, or a blues jam. Mike has performed in historical places such as Whiskey A Go Go, CA, The Palladium, MA, House of Blues, CA, and a myriad of other venues. Mike’s main guitar of choice is his Godin Progression Plus Cherry Burst Flame Maple Neck.
Long time Godin player and jazz guitar virtuoso Lionel Loueke as set to release his latest album called “Heritage” on Blue Note Records, August 28, 2012. It features Lionel’s world class playing and some of his favorite Godin models, including his Godin Multiac Grand Concert Duet Ambiance, Multiac Spectrum Steel SA and his 5th Avenue Jazz.
Guitarist Dominic Cifarelli has been busy in studio working on his musical project called The Chronicles of Israfel. With him in studio, along with a Godin A8 mandolin, is his Godin 5th Avenue Uptown GT. (photo credit: Bruno O’Hara Photography).
Classic Rock Supergroup, Fleetwood Mac, just finished up the recent leg of their hugely successful “On With The Show” World Tour. The tour saw all 5 original members playing to sold out arenas around the globe! Legendary bassist John McVie main basses of choice is his Godin Godin Shifter 4 Classic.
Long time Godin endorsee and jazz heavyweight Mordy Ferber, recently finished recording in L.A. for a Film/TV project “Gypsy Guitar” with the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin P90. His busy touring schedule has him heading over seas to play the Opera House in Tel-Aviv with the Beatle Jazz band. While in Tel-Aviv he will also be giving a Master Class at Rimon University and upon his return will be starting work on his Composition book to be released in the fall.
Roger Waters has been performing with his Godin Multiac Spectrum SA steel string model and playing it nightly while on tour for his incredible Roger Waters The Wall Live Tour. As Roger says “I love this guitar. I use it live on Hey You.”
Hailing from France, guitar master Sylvain Luc is very much inspired by the guitars he chooses to play. Continually influenced by the Godin Multiac series, Sylvain relies on their incredible tone and playability both live and on record. His dazzling jazz style can be heard playing his Multiac Jazz, Multiac Nylon SA and Multiac Steel SA on many of his albums.
Alpha Yaya Diallo
Guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, is one of the hottest acts on the current world music scene. Now based in Vancouver, Canada, he’s earned a matchless reputation internationally for the excellence of his musicianship and the excitement of his live shows – whether performing solo or with his band Bafing.
Zach Deputy’s new album, “Another Day” (Eusonia Records), reflects more of his singer-songwriter side. Best described as an R&B / soul record, the album was recorded with some of New York’s first call, top studio and tour side men. Zach continues to tour aggressively coast-to-coast in North America, employing his Godin Multiac Nylon SA in his “Island Infused, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Gospel Ninja Soul” one-man show.
Renowned singer/songwriter France D’Amour has been a force on the Quebec music scene for many years. She recently got her hands on the new Godin Montreal Premiere thinline semi-hollow body electric to play live.
April Wine`s founder and leader Myles Goodwyn announced that he will be the opening act this year for the legendary band he started in Nova Scotia back in 1969. Myles Goodwyn and his band April Wine were inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
Alexander Nathan Skolnick, is an American musician who is best known as the lead guitarist in the thrash metal band Testament. After leaving Testament, he led a jazz group, the Alex Skolnick Trio, and recorded an album of world music.
Guitarist Corey Rozzoni from the Nashville modern alternative rock band Adalene with his Godin Icon Type II Convertible. “The Icon is the first guitar I’ve picked up in years that made me say ‘I need one (or two) of these.’ I love this guitar.” Check out their release “Night On Fire”
Versatile is a word you can use to describe mutli-instrumentalist & 2009 JUNO Award Nominee Levon Ichkhanian. In between, he found time to produce CDs, perform locally in Toronto with his own band, with Marvin Hamlisch and Simon Spiro, at the Ashkenaz and Toronto Jazz festivals, and write a few articles for Canadian Musician Magazine.
Guitarists Ahrue Luster and Diego Verduzco from New Jersey based alt-metal band ILL NINO bring a nylon string flavor to their heavy sound using the Godin ACS Nylon SA & Multiac Nylon SA both live and in studio. Check out their latest release called “Enigma” on Cement Shoes Records. The band is currently on a 2009 tour of South America.
Guitarist Mark Potter from the UK alternative rock group Elbow plays the Godin Montreal, enjoying its smooth tones and versatility. Elbow were recently winners of the coveted 2008 Mercury Prize for their latest release “The Seldom Seen Kid”. The Mercury prize is awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom each year. The band also recently received the award for “Best British Group” at the Brit Awards in February 2009.
Roberto “Rob Mo” Morbioli, a Germany based Blues guitarist from Italy, writes and arranges the music of all the original songs recorded with his own projects. His personality and unique playing style are evident in all his interpretations while at the same time recalling the styles of blues greats such as Freddy King, Albert King, B.B. King, Albert Collins, T. Bone Walker, Steve Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton.
All facets of Jamie Nudds are primed for action, as showcased on his latest album “Saints vs Sinners” distributed in Canada by Universal music and by IndienInk music in the U.S. Jamie tours extensively throughtout Canada and the U.S. and has recently fell in love with the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin.
California based singer/songwriter & Godin MultiUke player Brit Rodriguez is known for her soulful, smoky voice that beautifully contrasts with the bright, colorful sound of her ukulele. As a musician, she is renowned for her lyrical content and melodic prowess.
Guitarist David Levita has played with some of the biggest artists in the industry including Alanis Morissette, Rod Stewart, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw to name a few, and one guitar that shares the stage with him is his Godin Multiac Nylon Duet Ambiance.
Although influenced by a wide variety of musical styles and musicians from the country of Chet Atkins to the rock and roll of Duane Eddy and the Beatles, Doyle has developed a distinct, recognizable sound that amazes audiences with skill while capturing hearts with sincerity and soul.
Uriah Heep is currently on tour and guitarist Mick Box has been playing his Godin A6 Ultra on a nightly basis with the band. The UK Tour is in support of their latest release called “Wake the Sleeper.”
Practically born with a guitar in his hands, Johann Frank's young career was jump started by Phil Collins when he discovered him at the age of 14 in his native Switzerland, and instantly realized that his talent had to be nurtured. This encounter would be one of the most determining and inspiring experiences of his life.
Sly starts his music career in the very beginning of the 90's as the lead singer and songwriter of the wellknown punk rock veterans, MEN'O'STEEL (MOS). He is now in the studio to work on his second full-length album including 13 new epic tracks...
Andrea Quartarone is a Italian fusion guitarist, with a lot of musical influences inside his style. His musical career started at the age of 13 and he has recorded 10 instrumental cds. Actually he’s working on a new album recorded in Los Angeles (USA) with Ric Fierabracci, Stuart Hamm, Thomas Lang and Atma Anur.
Bryan's unique blend of Spanish guitar and Urban Grooves earned him a Billboard Magazine's Critics Choice. Since then he has captured significant radio play on adult contemporary and smooth jazz format stations and has built a following of 30,000 spotify monthly listeners. In addition he has recorded with 5 Grammy winners and performed with 12 Grammy nominees and winners. He credits his Godin Nylon Grand Multiac as a critical part of his formula for success.
Benjamin Savariau is a french guitarist and music teacher. In addition to play for wellknown singer as Natasha St-Pier, he's working on his debut solo album mixing fusion, djent, and progressives musics...
Guitarist and Composer Dave Hiltebrand describes his style as Cinematic Americana, heavily influenced by artists from James Taylor and Bruce Hornsby to John Williams and Thomas Newman. Dave's primary and favorite guitar is his Godin Multiac Steel Duet Ambiance which he uses for his solo performances as well as in the studio.
Guitarist, pianist and vocalist Skunk Manhattan performs and records with a variety of projects including eclectic heavy-rock band 'A Good Rogering', progressive metal powerhouse 'Runescarred', silent film accompaniment group 'Invincible Czars' and Latin-infused rock n rollers Bull y Los Bufalos. Some of his favorite Godins include the Summit Classic Convertible and Montreal Premiere. Photo credit: Kail Rose