Travis Linville

Producer, Pedal Steel, Dobro +

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I've performed live all over the world as a multi instrumentalist sideman for Hayes Carll and I've backed up a long list of others on stage including Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Steve Earl. In the studio, I've produced dozens of albums for singer-songwriters including Parker Millsap, John Fullbright and Carter Sampson. Let's make music!

If you are a singer songwriter who is ready to make some beautiful recordings then let's make some music together! I'm set up to build your tracks from the ground up. I like to work with an artist to build the perfect track or album that will feature the songs the way they were meant to be heard. I am about VIBE and mood and capturing the feeling of the song and the artist. I play many instruments and can build the whole track myself but I'm also plugged in with other great players nationwide. So if there is anything I can't do, I can get the best of the best. If you are a producer in need of a go-to utility musician I'm your man. Individual tracks for Pedal Steel, Guitar, Dobro, Keys, Mandolin, Banjo -- I like to play simple parts that are big on vibe and I like to turn these jobs around fast!! Please reach out to me about your project!! I would love to help make some high quality recordings. I'm in the studio EVERY DAY so I'm quick to get started on whatever you need. I also have a nice setup for post production if you need mixing or mastering. I'm flexible on price and happy to give you guidance even if you don't use me for your recordings. Thank you!!

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4 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Ben B.
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    Travis has a wonderful playing style & tone—totally nailed it. Super quick to respond and got it done a day early—hope we get chance to collaborate again!

  2. Review by austin c.
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    Had Travis do a few tracks and immediately came back to have him add to the remainder of my songs. A great ear and great accompaniment. Thanks again!

  3. Review by Magnus S.
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    A joy to work with Travis.
    Easy, good communication and professional.
    Highly recommended.

  4. Review by austin c.
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    Travis is a fantastic musician and played the exact parts I envisioned in my mind without me putting them into clear notes. He worked with already crowded arrangements and fit in parts that were both essential and subtle. Couldn't be happier, and look forward to working with him again!

Interview with Travis Linville

  1. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  2. A: When it comes to producers, you have to find the person who has a good sense about who you are as an artist. A sense about where you are now and where you could be in the future and the knowledge to lead you through the steps of making a record.

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: I've been performing live for 25 years. Thousands of shows in forty eight states and seven countries. I started making records in the late ninties and have had my own studio (of varying sizes) since then. I've played on, produced or engineered dozens of records through the years. Including all of my own:)

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: It's definitely called Dreamy Roots Folk Singer-Songwriter

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: I usually work on creating tracks for singer songwriters that lean rootsy. I most love working with singer songwriters who want to build simple, interesting and beautiful tracks that compliment their song but keep the feel and aesthetic of a stripped down performance. Dreamy Roots

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: My strongest skill is definitely that I play so many instruments.. but I think more that my approach is about simplicity and serving the song.

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: I bring dreamy vibes!!! Big Gretsch electric guitar pads. Textural dobro. pedal steel that leans more dreamy and less traditional. I like pads and textures that serve the song.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: I have a few nice condensor mics and a whole bunch of beautiful instruments. My skill set leans toward the tasteful playing and recording of real stringed instruments. So pretty simple! I have a great sample library for keys as well as drums and percussion.

  15. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  16. A: The most common type of work I've done over the years is producing albums for singer songwriters. The most common overdubbing work I do is for Pedal Steel and Dobro. Love simple dreamy slide sounds!!

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Travis Linville - Flowers In Your Hair

I was the producer, pedal steel, mandolin, guitars and bass in this production

Terms Of Service

One hundred percent off the road and in the studio every day! I can can almost always turnaround parts right away. Happy to be flexible and helpful on revisions if needed.

Gear Highlights
  • Gibson
  • Fender
  • Pedal Steel
  • Dobro
  • Banjo
  • Mandolin
  • Keys
  • Samples
  • Loops
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