Hello! I am a touring and session guitarist based in Nashville, TN. I've toured with major label artists from Warner, Columbia, Sony, Universal etc. Also players from The Offspring, Dashboard, Avett Bros, Nappy Roots. Guitar is my passion. I spend all my time recording, performing, and learning! I will work with you to achieve your vision.

I record electric and acoustic guitar for many types of projects ranging from full albums, demos, commercials, film, songwriter demos, and my own productions. When we talk, we will discuss everything beginning with your vision for the track. We will talk about tones. You might say - "I want a Ryan Adams vibe." I'll break out my 1968 Princeton Reverb and get that sound for you. You can send me melodies of yourself singing a hook idea, and I can take it and make it a signature lick for the song. I'm here to translate your ideas and vision to tracks.

I will track guitars at my studio full of guitars, pedals, nice mics, and preamps. If you would like me to travel to record on an album or project in person, I'd love to discuss the details with you. I'm here to be an asset to your music. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thanks for your time!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • 73' Marshall Jmp
  • 68' Princeton Reverb
  • 68' Vibro Champ
  • 64' Bassman
  • Neve/API pres
  • ShureSM7b
  • Royer 101
  • Many pedals
  • 3 Gibson LPs
  • 2 Fender Teles
  • 4 PRS
  • 2 Musicman
  • Duesenberg
  • Heritage 335
  • McPherson Acoustic
  • PRS Amps
  • More!

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Willing to work with you with details per the needs of the track. I can accommodate reasonable turn around times. Prices vary depending on how much you need on your production.

Reviews of Chris Loocke

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar7 months agoby

    Excellent! Super nice! Tracks sound awesome and Chris is great at keeping up communication!

  • Listing_thumb_20170303_19501012 months agoby

    OUTSTANDING! Can't say enough good things about Chris. Quick, super easy to work with, killer musicianship, the list is far too long.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    working with Chris was great. He was very professional. He was very easy to work with and a really cool down to earth person and super funny. He layed down awesome tracks without ever even hearing the songs beforehand. It was like I had been playing in a band with him for 15 years . He wrote catchy guitar hooks that really brought the songs to life

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    I have hired Chris to play on many demo sessions and he has nailed it every time. He's extremely easy to work with. Willing to work with you, and convey your vision. He lets you lead, and translates with his instrument.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    ...get great results playing on a song together. (this got cut off from my original review)

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    As a bassist, working with Chris on a track is very engaging. He occupies space in the mix while simultaneously leaving enough space for the rest of the instrumentation to maneuver and play off the melodic hooks he creates on his instrument. We always seem to be cracking each other up, yet somehow we find ways to

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    As a producer here in Nashville, I am under certain pressures concerning the musicians that I hire for session work. There are so many musicians to choose from in this town and Chris really provides a truly eclectic sense of musicality, facility and tone. If I can stop laughing while he's around, we get incredible results together.

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Interview with Chris Loocke

What type of music do you usually work on?
Mainly Pop/Rock, Country, Rock, R&B, Singer-Songwriter. Though I've played on many things that are in between.
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill with recording guitar is that I play for the song, and not to show off. It takes guitar players years to leave their "egos" at the door. I play what fits in the grand scheme of the production.
What do you bring to a song?
I have a lot of touring, songwriting, and recording experience. I have developed my ears through listening, and learning from all of these situations. I often hear immediately what I should do when it comes to making a part for your track. I am a great communicator - I strive to understand your vision, and want what I contribute to be the absolute best.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio is constantly evolving. I have Neve, API, and Focusrite, and wa76 compressor. My room is professionally treated. I have 20+ guitars, bass, ukulele, banjo etc. I have midi keyboards, maschine and more. I have enough effects pedals to open a guitar shop! I use Logic Pro X to track and mix records. Yamaha and Auratone 5c monitors. Focusrite Clarett 8pre x interface with great conversion. I am always buying new amps - I have vintage Fender/Marshall/Alamo amps to choose from, as well as modern amps from Morgan and PRS as well as a Kemper Profiling amp. With this setup, I am confident that I can get pretty much any tone needed!