Chris Loocke

Session Guitarist / Tone Freak

21 Reviews (12 Verified)
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I've worked w/ artists from Warner, Columbia, Sony, Universal etc. Bands w/ members of Dashboard Confessional, The Offspring, 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.

Hello! My name is Chris Loocke (pronounced Lock).

I am a Nashville based session/touring guitarist, songwriter/producer. I play lead guitar on tour with Chase Rice (Sony, Broken Bow)

I am an endorsed artist w Fender, Schecter, Mesa Boogie, Gibson, Seymour Duncan, McPherson, Eventide, D’Addario/Planet Waves, Dunlop & more.

My goal here is to translate your ideas and vision to tracks. I play for the song, and will strive to give you the absolute best performances, and tones for your music.

I want to achieve your vision for the track:
You might say - "I want a Ryan Adams vibe." I'll break out my 1968 Princeton and get that sound for you.
You want classic rock undertones, I have the vintage Marshall :)
Ambient/ U2 ethereal tones, I have the pedals

I can create all parts/riffs from scratch depending on how specific, or broad your vision is for the song. You can send me rough clips singing a hook idea, and I can take and make it a signature lick for the song etc.

My studio has 30+ guitars, many vintage amps/pedals. 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.

Thank you for your time!

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

21 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Tom

    Super fast guitar performance. Hit the tone I was going for on the head on the first go-around

  2. Review by Emmanuel

    Chris is an awesome musician, he’s very talented, has a great tone and delivers the tracks really quick. If you’re looking for guitars to your song, he’s the one.

  3. Review by Sean O.

    Chris is a great musician; no question about it. BUT, that's only part of my experience with him. He kept me informed throughout the process, answered my questions in a timely manner and finished ahead schedule. It was a privilege to be able to work with him, and no question I'll be contacting him first when I do my next project. 5 stars for sure!!

  4. Review by Brittany

    great stuff as always

  5. Review by Rhymes with Otis Music

    As good as it gets. If you're looking for a top guitarist for your next project, stop now & hire Chris as fast as you can. I'm not kidding.

    Unreal musicality: technique, versatility, tone, & just impeccable instincts for how to serve each song. A true musican's musician.

    He's also a true pro: quick, thorough, & the best, coolest attitude. He went above & beyond, & made my songs sound better than I thought they could sound. I couldn't be more grateful, & I can't recommend him highly enough.

  6. Review by Brittany

    great job!! will definitely use chris again!

  7. Review by Scott B.

    Chris did a fantastic job on a series of guitar solos, absolutely perfect!

  8. Review by Brent H.

    Really dig what he made for me. Did it efficiently and sounded better than I could have imagined.

  9. Review by Mattias L.

    Chris nailed it, awesome to work with, looking forward to the next one.

  10. Review by Ori E.

    Great player and person!
    We make 3 session together
    He is very kind person!
    Who love to help!
    Have a great sound and a lot of top-end gear.
    I recommend!

  11. Review by Steve Andrew

    Timely work, great playing, great communication. When the player plays exactly what you want without having to tell them, you know they're great! Thanks Chris!

  12. Review by Mathew

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

  13. Review by Christian S.

    Had the pleasure of working with Chris as i needed some guitar parts for my new song. He basically played everything but drums on the Country pop track. He was open to ideas i had and made it come to life. He was quick with his response which was surprising as he is a touring guitarist for Chase Rice. Thanks Chris. Looking forward to future sessions.

    -Christian Shane

  14. Review by Josh Daubin

    Chris is an excellent guitar/ utility player who is beyond easy to work with!

  15. Review by Jason Haag

    Hands down, Chris is my "go-to guy" for any guitar tracks I may need in productions for my clients. Not only can he play, but he is one of the nicest guys i've ever worked with. He has always been super accommodating to crazy turn arounds, last minute revisions, and even a few cancellations. I can't say enough good things! He is your guy!!

  16. Review by Baker City Sound

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

  17. Review by Alex martinez

    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

  18. Review by Mike Lais

    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.

  19. Review by Craig Schlesinger

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

  20. Review by Craig Schlesinger

    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

  21. Review by Mike Marsh

    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.

Interview with Chris Loocke

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

  2. A: Mainly Pop/Rock, Country, Rock, R&B, Singer-Songwriter. Though I've played on many things that are in between.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: 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.

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

  6. A: 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.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: 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!

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I was the Lead guitars, Songwriter in this production

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Terms Of Service

Willing to work with you with details per the needs of the track. I can accommodate reasonable turn around times. One round of revisions included with price, additional session revisions $50

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!
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SoundBetter Deal

Special rate for people who book me on multiple songs