"In the usual form of Mothertone, they do something unusual."
People who know us personally may also know that the owner of Mothertone happens to have a fairly wonderful private guitar collection.
Now.... We open up his personal guitar collection to help some lucky artists find and achieve the tones and sounds they need in the studio, or for inspiration in writing a new song. Somewhat like a Guitar Library.
"Even if artists already have great instruments, it doesn't mean they own or have available all the sounds for recording or inspiration that they may need."
Whether it be an 1800's Martin Parlor guitar, the sound of an old Gibson LP with mini humbuckers, a 1930's jazz box, or something just cool, quirky and different sounding.
Mothertone is excited to help by contributing to the journey. We now find ourselves helping out seasoned professionals and talented up and coming artists to do their next piece of art.
Please note, we're not aiming at receiving applications for this arrangement with us as much as us getting excited about helping special artists who we meet in our "Mothertone Travels."
The Mothertone Guitar Library.
Hathaways are a great fun but also complex and interesting group.
Headed up by Illinois siblings Kate & James Hathaway, with blended influences from Indie, Peruvian and African styles, Hathaways are currently running as a five piece band who are busy working on new releases.
They're certainly not a group who will settle for all the standard sounds.... yet they still find a way to make it all catchy, relatable and exciting. A very special group of highly talented artists.
Check out the latest Wildertent Sessions released this year. Lots of nice flavours for you there.
Larry Mitchell is a Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and performer who has toured the world playing guitar with well-known artists including Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, Ric Ocasek and Miguel Bosé. He is also a featured artist at the Steve Vai Academy. In his original compositions, Larry skillfully weaves guitar textures that showcase his virtuosity as a solo artist and ensemble player.
Larry has used several Mothertone Guitar Library guitars on his latest album and also during his recent Australian tour.
At Mothertone, we have had connection with Australian guitarist Alex Tomlins for quite some time. Alex has even had the pleasure of accessing our USA library branch on several occasions when recording albums in Nashville.
Alex has now relocated to Nashville on a more permanent basis and is loving his Guitar Library access. Whether it be for recording sessions or a special show, all sorts of tones are waiting to inspire and impress.
"Being a musician who travels and plays internationally, particularly between the US and Australia, I simply cannot have all my desired gear everywhere.... so this means that all sorts of tones are at my disposal through variations of guitars and amps whether it be for recording sessions or inspiration when writing a song. I am so fortunate that Mothertone has amazing gear when I need it.... in both of my main work in countries!!"
Paul Childers is an artist we saw just one show from before enjoying many more. Paul is a skilled guitarist and fine singer who delivers an on fire performance every time. Our guess is that he rocks his performance passionately even when practicing on his own at home. He has all the ticks....
Charisma, skills, showmanship, looks and total commitment in a pleasure to deal with package.
Do yourself a favour, and get to a Paul Childers show.
Paul is currently having a great time, looking through different Library sounds for his upcoming album.... Stay tuned.