Hey there! My name is Nick and I’m a Nashville based guitarist, producer, and engineer. I have been creating music in several different genres in professional environments for over a decade, and want to use everything I’ve learned to help others with their passion. I’m confident that together, we can take your project to the next level.
I started playing music when I was 5 and since then have been fortunate enough to make a living out of it.
I started playing in bands when I was 12, and since then have been in several bands leading me to record deal with Epic Records and being able to play for / be the musical director for many major label artist in several different genres either in anew Orleans, Nashville, or Shreveport. I’ve played in 9 different countries for audiences of all sizes, and am thankful for all of it. I’ve found myself working in some capacity with most of the artists I’ve toured with, which has led to me working with incredible studio professionals such as Brady Blade, Brian Blade, Chris Bell, Jamie Houston, Chad Copelin, as well as many other great players, engineers, and producers.
I want to take everything I’ve learned and help you with your project in whatever way I can.
Studio Guitar Tracks:
Electric and Acoustic Guitar - $150 per Song.
Just Electric Guitar - $75 per Song.
Just Acoustic Guitar - $75 per song.
Mandolin - $75 per song.
Mixing - $200 per song.
Mastering - $70
Full Instrumental Production - $350
Producing: Depends on what you want or need for your song.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
42 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Nick Scallorn
Nick is a brilliant player! Melodic, tasteful and a pleasure to work with! He's added depth and style to every song he's played on for me. Can't wait for the next project - Thanks Nick!
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More good times working with Nick and Palmer - smooth sailing!
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LOVED working with Nick and Palmer on their mix, tracks were very organized and well engineered, feedback was concise and prompt, and just all-around made my life easy. Very happy with what we ended up with, would gladly do more work with them in the future!
Fast, responsive and professional!
Nick is just a brilliant guitar player! His composition, soulfulness and feel for melody is just amazing. He can add texture and flavor to your song and really bring it to life!
It was a pleasure to work with Nick. He immediately understood what I was expecting from a guitar recording. Nice vibe & clean sound. I fully recommend Nick!
Nick is a passionate and professional guitarist! Looking forward to next one!
Another incredible session with Nick! I just love working with this guy. It's fun and the end product is always amazing. It gets no better!
Thank you Nicholas!
Working with Nick is the best. He always shows up prepared, ready to work, and ready to have fun. He brings such an amazing energy to the song and to the recording process!
I am very grateful to you Nicholas for the magic that you use when working on my music. You felt my music so much. We speak different languages but we understand the language of the music, regardless of the accents. I should note that you revived my song using all your talent. Once again, thank you Nicholas for your performance and soul!
Nick has worked magic yet again! He is such a tasteful player, great at communicating ideas, and always has a good attitude. I love working with this guy!
Another one song has been done by Nicholas. I recieved the high quality guitar tracks. Nicholas is the very positive&communicative guy!
Nick delivers beautiful pieces in good time. He is also very helpful in helping a composer navigate the world of guitars.
An excelent job has been done by Nicholas again! Thanks a lot!
Nicholas is the great guitar player! I can only recommend.
Perfecto! Bravissimo! Nicholas is the great! Again the great job was perfectly done by Nicholas!
Nicholas is the professional guitar player, he knows what kind of spicy put to your song to make the super dish. Thank you Nicholas!
I don't know what to say about Nick that I haven't said already! This guy is a brilliant musician, guitarist, composer and a true artist to his craft. His attention to detail is uncanny, and to boot he's the nicest guy you could ever work with.
Can't wait to work with him again!
What to say guys? No words to give you my emoutions!
Nicholas is the great, brilliant musician, very communicative!
Perfect job was done! I am happy for a while)
Nick killed it yet again. Creative parts and easy to work with. He's definitely my go-to guitar player!
The second song in the ethno style was recorded by Nicholas. I should say that Nicholas is great guitarist! He got everything what to do and moreover. Awsome job was done with no delay. Hire him with no doubts!
Nick really know how to capture the vibe of a song! He delivers with impeccable melody, rhythm, tone and craftsmanship!
He's also extremely professional and easy to work with!
Nick is a guitar wizard! His attention to detail and his craft is mind boggling!
I'm not easily impressed, but his approach
to composition, tone and layering multiple tracks together is an art form unto itself!
This is the first song I recorded with Nick. He is a pro guitarist player, btw. So, I am happy with the result.
Nick is an incredible guitar player, musician & composer! He has a way of layering tracks and making them work together that allows your music to really come alive! Not only is he melodic and tasteful, he's also a great guy to work with!
Nick is a fantastic musician to work with! He really goes all out to deliver a great performance, with great tone, sound and melody. His grasp of composition and phrasing to enhance a song is spot on! Can't wait to work with him again!
Once again, Nick knocked it out of the park. Great guitar tracks as always!
Once again, Nick delivered amazing guitar work. This guy is next level!
Nick is an incredibly intuitive player. He created amazing guitar tracks with minimal direction. A great communicator and musician. I'll definitely be asking him for guitar tracks again soon!
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Working with Nick is such a breeze. He came in with a great direction for what he wanted for his songs and still gave me plenty of space to contribute my own ideas. I'm grateful to be included in his work and can't wait to make more music together soon!
Nick is an amazing talent, and a great person to work with and be around! I have worked with producers over the years and Nick is FAR above the rest. He knew how to bring out the best in me vocally, and how to capture exactly what I wanted, and the songs needed. Also as a guitar player his versatility is unmatched by any I have ever heard.
Nick works like ''The Flash"" I sent him (in the morning) a roughed voice note of me playing guitar and singing the track that i wanted to be recorded, right at the of the afternoon He did get back to me with all the tracks recorded. Very talented and creative Musician. I'm eager to work with in another project.Thanks!!!
delivered very quickly. Very tight and great sounding stuff. Thank you
In my years of producing and being a session musician myself, Nick is a top-notch player and a consummate professional for sure. He has great gear, excellent tone and excellent attitude anyways. If you want to hire finest quality work, don't hesitate to work with Nick, he definitely knows how to bring your music to the next level!
Nick brings undeniable tone and energy to any project he takes on! SPOT ON
I have been hiring Nick to play guitar for me for many years. He is by far the most creative, versatile, and easiest guitar player I have ever worked with. Every project Nick and I have worked on has required a different style of playing, and he has been able to pull off each style perfectly. He is always my first choice!
Nick brings great creativity and professionalism to every project he is a part of! Always a pleasure to work with him. Highly recommend!
It's great to work with guys of Nick's caliber. In my years of producing and being a session musician myself, I rarely find someone this polished, prepared and attentive to detail. He has fantastic gear and the ear to dial it up. Total pro!
Nick is a top-notch player and a consummate professional. He has great gear, excellent tone, and his attitude and work ethic are second to none. He is a professional musician in every sense of the word. He is able to create and perform compelling parts tastefully and efficiently. I highly recommend Nick - he is a joy to work with!
At Foxtrot Studio, we've utilized Nick on many different genres of music with multiple instruments. So easy to work with. Great attitude, fearless with whatever you throw at him, and has a great sense of musicality. Also keeps a great rig: top notch pedals, amps, customized guitars, and even high quality cabling.
Interview with Nick Scallorn
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sometimes people wake up the next day and want to change something on the recording. Making a record is like takin a picture of a moment in time. A lot of times, if you keep revisiting something, it takes the originality and the organic quality out of it.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Guitar Tracks. Sometimes starting with acoustic scratches unless done by them. Then Electric guitar tracks, and then redone "keeper" acoustic tracks. Occasionally BGV's and utility (Mandolin, Banjo).
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am especially proud of Maggie Koerner's Quarter Life. I wrote several of the songs on the album, and played all of the acoustic and electric guitars on it. It was a great experience with producer Brady Blade engineer Chris Bell, and other players such as Shawn Stroope, Tony Hall, and of course Maggie herself.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 3 Demo's for local Nashville songwriters. Also, working on my own demos.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Definitely Analog. Analog takes more work and therefore people that use Analog take more time and care in what they are doing. Also, Analog adds more warmth.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That they will enjoy what I do and it will add to the song or project and never take away from it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to create on a daily basis and listen to a song get built from he ground up. I also get to perform in large venues and have the time of my life.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your goal for this song? Is there a song reference for tone and parts that you have in mind? Do you want a solo? How many versions of the solo do you want? Do you want any utility work on the song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Good tone is important for guitar tracks. You want to make sure that the guitar player you hire understands the difference between live and studio guitar tones.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Mcpherson, '68 Fender Princeton, My 70's Tele, Analogman King of Tone, Peterson Strobostomp.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been touring with national artist like Neal McCoy, Jana Kramer, Billy Currington, etc. for the last seven years. At one point in my career, I started working with Brady Blade and Chris Bell at Blade Studios and began my studio career there around 5 years ago.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I was initially inspired by Jimmy Page and John Mayer, but in more recent years, my inspiration comes from Buddy Miller. So it varies.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Buddy Miller, I think his work musically and his approach to the guitar are right in my wheelhouse.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: The majority of my work is done on pop country because I am in nashville, but I also do a far amount of work on Americana, Country, Pop, Electronic, Rap, Hip Hop, R&B, and Rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening to whats right for the song and being able to play that. Thinking less like a guitar player, and more like a lover of music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Great guitar tone and creative guitar parts that fill out the sound of any track.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen through the whole song and talk to the producer if there is one about what his vision is for the song, and if not present, I talk to the writer or artist. Then I sit down and play through the song once or twice to see what will work or can be made better. Then I lay down the rhythm electrics, then any other electric parts, then the solo, then finally, I re-track the acoustics if necessary.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The majority of my work is now done out of Studio III in East Nashville, TN. It is a brand new, well designed studio, with new high quality components. Guitars are recorded through these mics: SM57, SM58, SM7, SM81, Neumann U87, Cascade Fathead through Neve, Focusrite, and API preamps using Apogee and MOTU convertors.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am a big fan of Daniel Lanois and T Bone Burnett. They have a very musical and eccentric approach to recording and producing music and create amazing sounding recordings. Another part of me also enjoys the pop productions of Dr. Luke and Mac Martin. There is an art to pop music that I think is under appreciated in the several musical circles. Dan Huff does some great production on the Pop Country side of things.