The Van Lears' sound is what you get when two rock and roll brothers are raised by two talented parents who are steeped in classic country music. The result is genre bending music that is both classic and modern.
“Jacob Bryant is a complete gem of country music and absolutely should be recognized for the incredible music he makes. Song after song – this guy puts out a winning sound every time with real authenticity and genuine heart…” – JER, Sleeping Bag Studios
“The great thing about Blues music is that it’s so wide open. As a musician, you can say so much while keeping it so incredibly simple.” Drawing influence from artists like B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hunter worked towards being a master of the guitar.
Based in Nashville and well versed in many different styles, Lucas is an in demand player for live work and studio work. He is currently playing for Warner Brothers Nashville recording artist Michael Ray.
Childress grew up with and had played with the original band members of Collective Soul before the group signed to Atlantic Records in early 1994. Over a period of eight years with the band, he recorded on, and toured in support of, five studio albums that have sold over seven million copies and generated seven #1 singles on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock charts.
Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Multi Instrumentalist
Les Cooper is a Juno award winning Producer, Arranger, Multi-instrumentalist and Songwriter from the Greater Toronto Area. his compositions and productions have been featured on television shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters, The L Word, Fringe and One Tree Hill.
Brit La Palm and the Barrel Fever, Producer, Engineer, Songwriter, Multi Instrumentalist
Justin is an accomplished musician residing in Atlanta, GA. Having played with varieties of musicians, Justin has toured all over the country and had a brief tour in China. When he's not playing, he's recording bands and artists in his studio in Stockbridge, GA.
DAYSHAWNx, an Atlanta-based, multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, is set to release his first rock/soul album, “27.” The visual for his latest hit single "Change the World" was featured on Afropunk.com
Spencer Bassett, better known as "Spanky Dynamite" in the music world, is an established guitar player in the live and studio world. Currently he is on tour with Colt Ford providing stage left guitar skills and background vocals. He has had an impressive musical career and is endorsed by Suhr Guitars.
Joshua Ray Gooch is a guitarist, songwriter, producer, educator and clinician. He has toured the world with the likes of Shania Twain, Koshi Inaba and Beth Hart. Joshua has worked as an educator and international clinician for Yamaha Guitar Corporation, Rivera Amplification and Hal Leonard, as well as writing a monthly column in Premier Guitar magazine.
Born in the north, raised in the south, Josh U. Greco began his musical career at the age of twelve after his father gave him a copy of Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy. After being mesmerized by the incredible work of Jimmy Page, Josh quickly realized playing guitar was what he wanted to do.
Kirk Green has produced and starred in commercials for radio and television, scored music for an award winning documentary, and was nominated for a grammy for a double platinum single for Ricky Martin. His musical journeys have taken him all over the world as he was the bassist for recording artist Joss Stone, and the musical director for songstress Lauryn Hill.
Billy grew up in Charlotte, NC and currently calls Atlanta, GA home. He began playing guitar in his teens after being influenced by Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen and Lindsey Buckingham. He counts Dimebag Darryl and Tom Morello as recent inspirations.
Gringo Star are insouciant explorers, tossing the paddles overboard and drifting on the currents of their lackadaisical curiosity across a rippling sonic ocean, out to the far edges of rock & roll. Shots pulsing from a vintage Leslie speaker, their guitars, keys and vocals create the psychoactive ingredients of their echo-slathered, psychedelic garage bangers, and spaghetti-western weirdness.
Throughout his career, Johnny has toured with his own band, yet has also performed on stage with super artists like Sammy Hagar, Ted Nugent, George Clinton and P-Funk, Les Paul, Steve Vai, Joe Bonamassa, G3, Ricky Skaggs, Hank 3, and many others. He loves to teach, and has his own line of guitar instructional material as well; 2 Hot Licks videos, and a number of books/cds with Mel Bay.