Guitar Nerd is Pete Thorn’s first all instrumental guitar album set to release on May 30, 2011. Pete’s virtuosity shines through an eclectic mix of high energy rock and intricate melodic compositions. “The goal was to make a great sounding instrumental rock guitar record, with no compromises artistically or stylistically” says Pete. “I didn’t worry about what is “cool” or “not cool”, I just played a bit of everything that I like to play! In short, “Guitar Nerd” is a true reflection of me - I am (and always will be) a guitar nerd!” Guitar Nerd will be available at CD Baby and iTunes on May 31, 2011.
Guitar Nerd was written and produced by Pete and features three mixes from Grammy® Award winning engineer and producer Bob Clearmountain (The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams). Other artists appearing on Guitar Nerd include Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Jon Button (Roger Daltry, Robben Ford, Sheryl Crow) and Jorgen Carlsson (Gov’t Mule) on bass and Blair Sinta (Alanis Morissette, Melissa Etheridge), Toss Panos (Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, John Scofield, Larry Carlton), and Dorian Crozier (Pink, Celine Dion) on drums.
Pete represents a new generation of talented LA session and touring musicians having performed with Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave), James Blunt, Jewel, Daniel Powter, Alicia Keys, and Courtney Love (Hole). Pete can currently be seen touring with Grammy® Award winning artist Melissa Etheridge. Pete has performed to millions of fans worldwide and is actively involved with millions of online users with his popular YouTube channel demonstrations for fine audio and instrument manufacturers including TC Electronic, Carl Martin, and Suhr Guitars. Pete is sponsored by EVH® Gear (Eddie Van Halen) and plays through the Suhr PT100 amp developed by John Suhr with input from Pete.
If you'd like more information about Guitar Nerd, or to schedule an interview with Pete Thorn, please call Duncan Plexico at 424-248-5150 or e-mail Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org.