Nicky Barbato is a guitarist, bandleader, composer, and educator based in New York, NY. The Nicky Barbato Project is a dynamic guitar-centric group that combines surf guitar and pedal steel twang, 1960s film-score soundscapes, jazz harmonies, and retro pop melodicism. The project features Barbato’s original instrumental compositions. Their debut album Every Day is a Bad Hair Day was released in March of 2019 and is available on CD and digital outlets. Nicky is a proud user and supporter of O.C. Duff Pickups.
Richard Young of The Kentucky Headhunters Winner of countless awards, including Grammy’s and CMA’s, Richard Young of the long time, top-charting group, The Kentucky Headhunters, is a user and big fan of O.C. Duff Pickups and loves them in his main Tele. Check out their latest release on their website. www.kentuckyheadhunters.com
Jetty Road After winning the 2010 CMAA for Best Group, Australian Independent Artist of the Year, Australian Independent Album of the Year for their album Life At A Million Miles, and Australian Independent Group/Duo of the Year, Jetty Road (featuring Lee and Paula Bowman, Julian Sammut and Simon Ross) is now being touted as one of Australia’s hottest country acts. The past few years have seen Jetty Road focus its attention on the international scene, with great success, touring to Canada, the U.S., and Europe, and sharing stages with some of the world’s biggest names in Country Music (Brooks and Dunn, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney). Let It Out by Jetty Road / www.JettyRoad.com
Scotty Anderson One of my favorite Telecaster players, Scotty Anderson, has begun using O.C. Duff Pickups. This is a big thrill for me, as his mastery of the guitar is simply legendary and his licks are some of the most tasteful around. Pick up his albums and see for yourself why his name is often mentioned alongside greats like Chet Atkins, Hank Garland, and Danny Gatton.
Shawn Roberts was raised in the small town of McLeansville, NC. Shawn has been playing country and rock for many years. In the past, he has worked stages playing guitar with Terri Clark, Lonestar, and Sister Hazel. He is a proud user and supporter of O.C. Duff Pickups.
Jay Leonard Juatco International performer, writer, and studio musician – Jay Leonard Juatco – works with some of the top artists in the Hong Kong music scene as well as locally in his home in Vancouver, BC. A collaborator with HK pop artists Jun Kung and Sandy Lam as well as Canadian reggae artists Redeye Empire and soul musician Warren Dean Flandez, Jay also produces ad music for clients such as Kyocera and AIG. His personal project, the Airtights, is also considered one of the most in-demand rhythm sections in the Vancouver Area.
Atlanta guitarist, Micah Cadwell, is at home at a Jazz Club or a Honkey Tonk. His style draws from a broad and eclectic range of influences including Johnny Smith, Barney Kessel, Jimmy Bryant, Tiny Moore, and Don Helms. When he is not teaching, he is active in recording and works with numerous local musicians on a variety of projects. Check out his latest Americana project at honawolf.bandcamp.com and stay tuned for all of his projects on his website: www.micahcadwell.com