BEST HONKY-TONK HERO: CHRIS CASELLO
"There's no shortage of jaw-dropping six-string sharpshooters working Lower Broad, but few of them are as entertaining and musical as Chris Casello. If you've ever had your mind blown by a guitarist who looks a little like Silvio from The Sopranos, then you know the guy. Whether he's fronting his trio or working as a sideman (most notably, with the fabulous Brazilbilly), he stands out more for what he doesn't play: While a lot of other axmen on the strip try to wow you with their gazillion-notes-a-second chicken-pickin' virtuosity, Casello is a paragon of taste, emphasizing melody, groove and a healthy dose of musical humor, as he combines vintage country, slap-back rockabilly, blues and jazz. And he's a badass steel player to boot.' - JACK SILVERMAN
Chris Casello is a Nashville based guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer. Originally from the Detroit area, Chris has worked with dozens of artists and toured the world, specializing in roots styles from Swing, Rockabilly, Blues, and Jazz to Country.
worked in theaters and has appeared in videos, performed on soundtracks and placed several songs in motion pictures.
played in more than a dozen countries with his own trio and many rock 'n' roll and country legends.
received honors as best instrumentalist in the rock, country and jazz categories in the polls conducted by alternative Detroit weekly newspaper The Metro Times.
honored as the # 1 Honky Tonk Hero 2011 by the Best Of Nashville Scene.
The following is a list of artists I've performed with on stage, in studio, video productions, or jamming with in public.
Victor and Roy Wooten
Billy Lee Riley
Tho' Legendary Shack Shakers
Big Sandy and The Flyrite Boys
Brooks and Dunn