Chris Loocke

Producer / Session Guitarist

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COVID-19 DISCOUNT FOR ALL I've worked w/ many artists from Warner, Columbia, Sony, Universal etc. Bands w/ members of Dashboard Confessional, Avett Bros, Nappy Roots. Guitar is my passion. It is my personal goal to serve your project by using great tone, experience, creativity, and state of the art equipment. I can’t wait to make music with you

I am a Nashville based producer, and session guitarist. I play lead guitar on tour with Chase Rice (Sony, Broken Bow). I have been producing major label artists, and making killer tracks for tons of awesome indie artists as well

I produce pop, rock, country, and most top 40 genres. I play electric/acoustic/baritone guitar, bass, synth, keys, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, lap steel, dobro, and program drums. For real drums I have access to the top drummers in Nashville. I can mix, and master as well. I basically live in my studio!

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, tones, and vibes for your music.

For instrumental tracking: I 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!
Chris

www.chrisloocke.com

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

38 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Alek M.
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    great working with chris - will certainly be back!

  2. Review by Chesrey E.
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    Chris did exactly what i was hoping for! Really happy with the results! I will definitely work with Chris again in the future :)

  3. Review by Jewel C.
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    Super glad I worked with Chris and i highly recommend to anyone that needs a killer guitarist for their project!

  4. Review by Brian A.
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    Chris's credits set the bar high from the start, yet he still finds a way to go above and beyond what is expected. Not only did Chris blow me away with what he delivered, but he also made sure to effectively communicate every step of the way, making for one of the smoothest collaborations I've had through Sound better. Chris seems to truly love what he does and that shines through in his work.

  5. Review by TIYAN
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    Awesome guy to work with!! This guy is so talented and gave me just what I needed for my project! I will definitely work with him on my future projects!

  6. Review by Alan K.
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    Chris was a pleasure to work with. Super talented guitarist and producer. He's very patient and will work to deliver the exact sound you are looking for. I plan to reach out to Chris on future projects.

  7. Review by Roman
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    A good man and a great professional !!!

  8. Review by Bruno Lewis
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    Amazing guitarist and extremely professional! A pleasure to work with and gave me exactly what i wanted! Highly recommended!

  9. Review by James R.
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    Chris was superb. Extremely professional results. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an amazing guitarist for their project.

  10. Review by Patrick C.
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    Chris provided me with some great e-guitar parts for my rock song. He exactly knew what I was after and his improvisations were incredible. Great guy and a true professional. Will work again with him if I need another guitar part. Absolutely recommended!

  11. Review by David G.
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    Chris is a great guitarist and a pleasure to work with. My project mattered to him.

  12. Review by Brian W.
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    “An exquisite creative genius.” I engaged Chris to collab on a song, and it sounds fantastic! If you need some guitar work done, this is your guy. Chris is a well-seasoned and a very experienced guitarist who understands the music and business and will get the job done quickly. His communication skills are on point and everything he sent me was amazing.

  13. Review by Filippo L.
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    Chris is an amazing guitarist, He understood immediately my idea and He did a great job.

  14. Review by Naaman D.
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    Chris was very cool to work with! His great attention to detail in combination with skillful playing makes his work sound very professional. He is very willing to work with you to bring your vision of the music to life by either incorporating his own spin on things or building on what's already there. He also gets back with you in a very timely manner with results and is willing to make changes as necessary. I highly recommend!

  15. Review by Sean O.
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    Once again, Chris delivers top notch tracks that really lift the song. I continually come back to Chris - because he is just that great!!

  16. Review by Carlos L.
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    Chris not only has a fantastic talent to play but an amazing intuition and a great taste to set the mood in every song. That's a virtue you can't learn in any school.

    I'm looking forward to work again with Chris very soon!

  17. Review by Sean O.
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    Once again, he did a great job!

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

  19. Review by Emmanuel
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    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.

  20. Review by Sean O.
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    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!!

  21. Review by Brittany
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    great stuff as always

  22. Review by Rhymes with Otis Music
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    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.

  23. Review by Brittany
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    great job!! will definitely use chris again!

  24. Review by Scott B.
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    Chris did a fantastic job on a series of guitar solos, absolutely perfect!

  25. Review by Brent H.
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    Really dig what he made for me. Did it efficiently and sounded better than I could have imagined.

  26. Review by Mattias L.
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    Chris nailed it, awesome to work with, looking forward to the next one.

  27. Review by Ori E.
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    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!

  28. Review by Steve Andrew
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    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!

  29. Review by Mathew
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    Excellent! Super nice! Tracks sound awesome and Chris is great at keeping up communication!

  30. Review by Christian S.
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    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

  31. Review by Josh Daubin
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    Chris is an excellent guitar/ utility player who is beyond easy to work with!

  32. Review by Jason Haag
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    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!!

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

  34. Review by Alex martinez
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    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

  35. Review by Mike Lais
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    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.

  36. Review by Craig Schlesinger
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    ...get great results playing on a song together. (this got cut off from my original review)

  37. Review by Craig Schlesinger
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    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

  38. Review by Mike Marsh
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    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 do you bring to a song?

  2. 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.

  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 type of music do you usually work on?

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

  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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Terms Of Service

For production 50% Deposit to book and hold dates. 50% Balance due before delivery of Mix. Deposits are non-refundable. For guitar etc one round of revisions included, additional session revisions $50

Gear Highlights
  • 73' Marshall Jmp
  • 68' Princeton Reverb
  • Neumann km194
  • 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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Special rate for people who book me on multiple songs