Grammy®-nominated guitar virtuoso Carl Verheyen will be interviewed on Conversation Crossroad’s INDIEvening March 5th at 7pm EST
In his 40-plus years of playing the instrument, Grammy®-nominated guitar virtuoso, Carl Verheyen, has created a wildly successful, multi-faceted career. He has released eleven CVB and solo albums, two live DVDs, two instructional DVDs and two books to date. Carl has graced the pages of countless industry publications and been the subject of numerous articles chronicling his rise to the forefront of the modern day guitar
scene. He has won numerous polls and musical honors in the US, Germany, France, Italy and the UK. A member of the smash hit British rock group Supertramp since 1985, Carl has played to millions of enthusiastic fans in sold out arenas worldwide. As the creative force behind the Carl Verheyen Band, he has released an impressive and eclectic discography
that showcases his endless talents across a wide array of musical genres. His monthly columns and blog posts for Guitar Player magazine are immensely popular as are his online guitar tips and gear discussions which garner thousands of views. He is debated and quoted daily as the guitar communities’ #1 “how-to” expert.
Dave Marotta (bass): Burt Bacharach, Gino Vannelli, Manhattan Transfer, Bruce Hornsby, David Benoit and many others. Marotta recently reunited with the Carl Verheyen Band on their latest CD and for several tours. During the last few years, projects have included working on Colbie Callaits’ debut platinum-selling album, Coco, on Universal-Republic and
Kenny Loggins’ release, How About Now, plus the movies What Happens in Vegas and Wild Hogs. He also conducts bass seminars and music workshops for colleges, music schools and musical instrument manufacturers. Walfredo Reyes, Jr. (drums/percussion): Santana, Steve Winwood, Traffic, Lindsey Buckingham, David Lindley and others. Few drummers playing today can successfully combine the rich history of Latin, Afro-Cuban and World percussion with the drum set. Because of his versatility, Walfredo is one of the most in-demand musicians in the world today. He currently lives in
the Los Angeles area where he continues to expand his talents to recording, producing, composing, education, live performance and touring.
1994 Garage Sale – A showcase of Carl’s improvisation skills embracing bluesbased forms. He began to forge a unique chordal concept that can be heard on his soulful cover of Bob Dylan’s “My Back Pages.”
1997 Slang Justice – Stylistically diverse with elements of rock, blues, funk and
1999 Slingshot – Written entirely backstage during Supertramp’s Some Things
Never Change tour. A blues-rock style album mixed with pop and jazz influences.
2000 Atlas Overload – Back to basics with this technically sparse and raw CD.
2001 Solo Guitar Improvisations – A highly- respected work of solo acoustic
2001 Real to Reel – Side project with Karl Ratzer, Vienna’s most renowned jazz
guitarist. Recorded in just two days, it consists of extended “jams” and
interactive musical sparring.
2003 Six – Includes a cover of Lennon/McCartney’s “Yes It Is” using a chord style fans have come to recognize as “uniquely Verheyen.”
2005 Rumor Mill – An award-winning DVD box set with a live concert, an acoustic concert, behind the scenes interviews, a master class and rehearsal footage.
2006 Take One Step – Another step forward in the tradition of a constantly
searching musical and artistic career. Includes an extended piece called “Bells
of April” that incorporates the many sounds of the electric and acoustic guitar
orchestrally and departs radically from traditional song form.
2009 Trading 8s – Carl’s latest CD featuring duets with some of the finest
guitarists in the world: Joe Bonamassa, Albert Lee, Scott Henderson, Steve
Morse, Rick Vito and Robben Ford.
2011 The Road Divides – DVD featuring fifteen live, in-concert songs from the
CVB catalogue shot for the first time with this incarnation of the Band, their
strongest line-up to date. Includes a new, fiery cover version of “Jerry’s
Breakdown” (by Jerry Reed), and one brand new CVB tune, “The Road Divides.” It also contains the live, at-rehearsal promo video of “Constant as the Wind” – a YouTube favorite with fans – song breakdowns by the band members, and an
impromptu live jam with Howard Leese (Bad Co.) on “No Walkin’ Blues.”
2011 The Road Divides – Sixteen live songs, new and from the CVB catalogue,
including “Jerry’s Breakdown” and “The Road Divides,” plus two more unreleased
tracks not contained on The Road Divides DVD: Live versions of the Beatles’
“Taxman” and Verheyen’s signature tune, “All You Need is Love.”
QUOTES ABOUT CARL VERHEYEN
“Carl is so overwhelming to sit in a room and jam with, let alone his
playing on records and stage. You get the impression there is no style or
territory he is unable to explore.” – Brad Paisley
“Carl is known as a studio guitar player but he’s much more than that. His
records have the great feel of a live player. He plays with a lot of
feeling.” – John Fogerty
“Every time I start to feel good about my playing and general overall
knowledge of the guitar, I will get together with Carl and see truly how
far I have to go. I am proud to call him my friend. A master of the guitar
and a hellava nice guy to boot.” – Joe Bonamassa
“Carl Verheyen is a REAL guitar player!” – Robben Ford
“Carl is a true pro and a great player/musician. He can do anything, and as
one who is supposed to do this, me (ha-ha), Carl comes through with heart
and soul and is really not only an awesome musician but a really good
guy. That counts ALOT in this biz, especially these days. I have
never heard anyone say anything but “wow, Carl can f-ing play” from
anyone I have ever met, and that includes (back in 1927 when I started). He
is a REAL MUSICIAN. I see him at the airport on the road with his own band
(I can relate) and workin’ it, but yet a guy that few can emulate in the LA
studios. I like it when good guys win and have the heart that goes with it.
Yo Carl!” – Steve Lukather
“Carl is one of those rare talents that make you want to run out of the
house to hear what he’s doing next.”- Jennifer Batten
“Carl is a remarkably well-rounded guitarist who has been captivating
audiences for over two decades, whether they knew it or not. His
voluminous credits in major movie sound tracks and TV underscore have
proven his expertise and versatility in this most challenging medium of
studio work while his presence as a band member of Supertramp conveys
his ability to function effectively and equally well as a live performer
within pop and rock contexts. But it is his output as a leader and creative
force guiding numerous Carl Verheyen solo projects that has assured his
place in the pantheon of guitar greats of the modern era. He possesses
one of the most distinctive voices on the instrument complemented by
tremendous skills in song writing, arranging, singing and record
production.” – Wolf Marshall, Vintage Guitar; musician; author
“With just a guitar and an amp, Carl Verheyen—with his tasty lines and
powerful solo arrangements—can blow people’s minds more effectively
than many great guitarists backed by entire bands.” – Jude Gold, Guitar
Player; Director, Guitar Institute of Technology
“Carl is a great musician that I’ve had the pleasure of jamming with many
times. He has amazing technique on the guitar, yet is also really musical.
He’s also very versatile and can cover many different styles like rock,
blues, jazz and country, and sound very natural in all of them. It’s always
fun to jam with Carl!” – Scott Henderson
“Carl is one of those experienced, great players that you could put in any
situation and get a wonderful guitar solo. I personally love the fact that
he enjoys what he does and radiates positive energy whenever I have seen
him.” – Steve Morse
“Carl’s mastery of the guitar is obvious, but the most impressive aspect for
me is the amount of joy and spirit that comes through his music. He has
reached that artistic height that all musicians aspire to, when the
technique is transparent and allows the emotional content and purity of
tone to take center stage.” – John Jorgenson
“It takes a lot of mojo to be an established LA studio guitarist, as well as
an active recording and touring artist and Carl has accomplished both.
He’s a distinguished member of an exclusive club.” – Laurence Juber
“We’ve been friends for many years and Carl has always amazed me with his
versatility and technique. He’s a fine player.” – Albert Lee
“Carl is a true A-list musicians’ musician who inhabits the uppermost
stratosphere of the guitar heavens. His awe-inspiring playing is endlessly
amazing, and his mastery of styles knows no bounds. He is truly one of the
best players of our generation. As a member of the GIT faculty, Carl was
(and still is) an incredibly professional, conscientious, kind, open-minded,
team player, who never failed to inspire the students (and the rest of the
faculty!). It has been an honor to have worked with him.” – Beth Marlis,
Vice President, Industry and Community Relations, Musicians Institute.
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