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Hwy 90

by Shane Theriot

An original "musical gumbo" of funk, rock and jazz mixed with New Orleans second line rhythms from the guitarist with the Neville Brothers featuring a who's who of the best musicians on the scene today.
Genre: Blues: Funky Blues
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1. It Ain't My Fault
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4:34 album only
2. Pump
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5:44 album only
3. Trashy
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4:21 album only
4. Highway 90
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6:42 album only
5. The Street Beater (Theme From Sanford and Son)
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4:13 album only
6. Punch
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8:08 album only
7. Shiho
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5:31 album only
8. 1321 N. Las Palmas
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5:32 album only
9. Stampy
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4:26 album only
10. Bayou Chicken
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4:51 album only
11. Cabildo Breeze
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5:21 album only


Album Notes
Shane Theriot is a guitarist/composer/songwriter from New Orleans,LA. He is currently producing and writing music and is the guitarist for the Neville Brothers.

Find out why people are saying that "Shane Theriot is an emerging talent with style and character by the bushel..."


A killer combination of players brought together on guitarist Shane Theriot's debut. The all star cast includes Shane Theriot,( known for his work with the Neville Brothers) guitars; Art Neville ( Meters), Johnny Neel, (Govt. Mule, Allman Bros.), Tom Reynolds (Take 6) and Randy Hoexter, keys; Victor Wooten, Adam Nitti, Kim Stone, (Spyro Gyra, Rippingtons) and Paul Chapman, bass; J.D. Blair, David Northrup and the unbelievable "Mean" Willie Green (Neville Brothers), drums; Jo-El Sonnier, accordion and Jim Roberts, percussion.

Best described as an original mix of fusion, New Orleans second line, and jazz/rock grooves beneath burning guitar lines. Imagine if Jeff Beck and Scott Henderson had grown up in New Orleans....

"Shane is one of the best"
-Art Neville, The Meters

"Great playing, great tunes from a killer guitarist- I love the CD!
-Kenny Aronoff, (Smashing Pumpkins, Melissa Etheridge etc..)

"A great player- the secret is out!"
-Paul Barrere, Little Feat

"(Hwy 90) is a CD that I'm real proud to have been a part of-a great record"
-Victor Wooten

"He hops from quasi-bop to shuddering drop-D crunch to bogus Baroque to slippery country licks, to pina colada acoustic with the seamlessness of spandex!"
-Guitar Player Magazine

"A master of accessible melodies that always take an unexpected turn. A player in the big picture category; Shane commands interest from his intro all the way to the fade-out."
-John Stix, Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazine

"Anyone who's heard Theriot's playing would agree- versatile indeed."
-Guitar Shop Magazine

"The first thing you hear is that delirious cry, a captivating guitar tone. Then you hear the groove-intensive phrasing, then the moments of clearly articulated burnin'"
-Jeff Scheetz, Guitarist Network

"Harmonic underpinnings run deep in Theriot's hands- even a simple blues becomes a canvas for colorful extensions and unique voicings"
-Guitar Player Magazine (Dec. 2000)

"You were a little loud last night..."
-Aaron Neville

REVIEW-Scott Senft from San Diego, CA USA
I first heard of Shane when I read a short article in Guitar Player magazine. The article's description of his New Orleans funk style piqued my interest, so I took a chance and ordered the CD from I was not disappointed. This CD drips with funk. Shane is a very talented guitar player AND song writer (he wrote eight of the eleven tunes on this primarily instrumental album). His guitar playing, while being very funky, borrows heavily from the fusion masters, but his playing still sounds fresh and original. He can shred, too, but only when the song calls for it. Very tasty stuff. The musicians on the CD are excellent, too.

All you guitarists out there check him out. (But non-guitarist types, like my wife, dig him, too.)

~ from Christopher Ruel ~ EER Music Reviewer
I was far into my drive from Connecticut to Florida on Highway 95 when I
decided to check out Highway 90 by Shane Theriot. I had already exhausted
the contents of my 12 disc changer and needed something new to keep me awake
and attentive. I was praying for a miracle and Theriot answered that prayer
with his stylish, classy spin-off of blues and jazz. There is something to
be said for good timing.

With an all-star lineup of seasoned studio pros backing him up including
Victor Wooten and Art Neville, Theriot lays down eleven tracks of
sophisticated blues that blurry the line between jazz and blues.
Demonstrating an uncanny maturity in judgement on Highway 90, Theriot's
presence is always tactful and balanced. This maturity usually does not
develop for many musicians until later in their careers, if at all. Shane's
focus is on creating good music and not imposing guitar technicianry on the
listener, though his playing is very refined and his scope is comprehensive.
Theriot's style is developed more around thoughtful phrasing, counterpoint,
and tactical changes than on speedy technique. The result is good for the
listener. Theriot covers a lot of ground in his phrasing with a broad
vocabulary that does not repeat itself, happily avoiding this pitfall that
many guitarists fall into. Any musician who has ever ventured an attempt can
appreciate the effort that it takes to develop and execute a coherent and
appealing repertoire of chops that spans an entire album without repetition.
And, Shane can move with the changes like a jazz ninja master running
blindfolded across a catwalk on a windy, moonless night. He is that deft,
subtle, and silky smooth.

Shane Theriot embraces progressive jazz-blues with his own, unique style and
character. Theriot is reminiscent to me of Jimmy Smith in his blues stylisms
(but this might just be Johnny Neel on the Moog) and Michael Lee Firkins in
that Theriot has a distinctive (New Orleans) accent to his style that is
analogous to Firkins with his Southwestern flavor. In addition to achieving
a distinctive flavor, Shane also shares coverage of "The Street Beater" (the
theme from Sanford And Son TV series) with Michael Lee Firkins. Theriot is
also a little similiar to Greg Howe in his seemless presentation of melodies
that he integrates with subtle grace, though I would say that Theriot's
melodies are more subdued, low-keyed, and understated which actually makes
them better the more you listen to them.

The highlights for me on Highway 90 were the grooving "It Ain't My Fault",
reminiscent to me of Greg Howe's "Just Kiddin'" in the concept of capturing
a human attitude in music; the catchy "Highway 90"; the well-covered
standard, "The Street Beater"; the tasteful and delightfully surprising
"Punch"; and the uplifting "1321 N. Las Palmas" with its well-fealt melody.
There is a lot of good stuff here folks!

What I liked about Highway 90 is that it was sophisticated enough to keep a
musician's attention, but it also possessed an accessibility that makes it
appealing to a wider audience. Shane Theriot's objective is obviously not
blazing-fast, shredding fretboard work on Highway 90. But, there is a lot of
enjoyable music laden with tactful counterpoint, thematic development, and
silky transitions on this CD that makes it worthwhile. Theriot is a polished
player with a good sense for musicality and integrating his guitar work with
other talented players. Highway 90 is consistent in its quality and is solid
from start to finish. Theriot's subtle style and presence grows on you the
more you listen to it, which is a great achievement in itself. And, like the
movie Shane, Theriot is a quiet, low-keyed visitor that is packing just a
little more heat and potency than anybody might see right away, unless they
were paying close attention. Shane Theriot is definitely an emerging talent
with style and character by the bushel. I look forward to hearing more from

1) It Ain't My Fault
2) Pump
3) Thrashy
4) Highway 90
5) The Streat Beater
6) Punch
7) Shiho
8) 1321 N. Las Palmos
9) Stampy
10) Bayou Chicken
11) Cabilo Breeze

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A piece of art
This is my favorite album from Shane Theriot. He is very gifted ! If you like Scott Henderson , Michael Landau you will like it. If you need to have an album from Shane Theriot this is the one to buy !!!

Jeff Meyer

Who let the fawnk out?
Shane Theriot has become one of my favorite guitarists. This Cd wraps humbled/spicy/sassy Louisiana flavor around a collection of sounds and songs that jump out at you with audacity and originality. There is a cultivated thread throughout this recording which grows from the team play among its contributors. I never got the sense that this was a guitar artist's or a drummer’s recording. Shane spreads the wealth and the listener is rewarded with funk, tight grooves and down home music. Drummer Willie Green and bassist Adam Nitti simply funk right down to their bones on “Bayou Chicken.”
The only advise to any potential admirer is to sit back, spin the disc and take it in. This CD is another example of the diverse music coming from Louisiana artists, each providing another dot to be connected in the evolution of its legacy.
And by the way. Who let out the funk?
Jeff Meyer

Steve @ Two Guys Music R.i.

HWY 90 is awesome
Hwy 90 is not your typical guitar shred cd. No this is very tasty stuff. I can't praise this disc enough. The production, players and tunes are killer. This is a must have for all guitarist and those who love great guitar work and great tunes. The cd has a great New Orleans kinda funky vibe throughout with great tasty solo's that fit the tunes perfectly...and Shanes awesome tone. This CD sells very well at our store and gets my highest recomendation and nothing but praise from my customers who buy it. And if you love this CD and I know you will also check out Adam Nitti's cds wich Shane plays guitar on too. Oh yeah Adam plays bass on Shane's and he's awesome too. Can't wait to hear Shane's follow up to Hwy 90 he's already working on.

Corky Newman

Awesome sounds & feel, very gifted player.
The CD is uplifting, and full of vibe. Very fluid in its direction. A total masterpiece of jazzy blues. there is not a bad note hit on this CD. The title song is one of my favorites....cant wait for the next one...

Raymond (your own personal JazzKat)

Enjoyable as the day is long!
He grooves, he burns. If you need categories, it’s not really blues, but it's bluesy at times, and there are elements of rock, funk and jazz all up inside his playing. Trashy has country, funk, and jazz all in one tune. The title track has been in my head for days, and I don’t want it to leave. There aren’t any klunker tracks on this whole album. Shane doesn’t try to mow you down or knock you over with his playing, but manages to knock you out anyway.

Pat Brans

Very Funky!
Very nice instrumental album. If I had to describe the style to somebody who hasn't heard it, I would say it's something like Jeff Beck with a New Orleans accent.

I liked all of the cuts, but my favorite was Theriot's rendition of "The Street Beater" (the theme from Sanford & Son). I can listen to that one all day. The other tune that stands out to me is the mellow "Shiho".

Shane Theriot is a very talented guitarist. I want to hear more.


this guy rocks!!!
great cd...shanes playing here reminds me at times of jeff beck...very creative stuff....not really a write a review type of guy but this disc is a must have...little bit rock..little bit o funk and all heart...