Guitarist for Lifehouse available for recording sessions.

With a recording studio in sunny Silverlake Los Angeles, specialties include Americana, Retro Rock and Film/TV Sessions.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Endorser of: Gibson Guitars
  • 65 Amps
  • JHS Pedals

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

2 Revisions per rate. Turn around time can be as quick as same day if schedule permits. $200 day rate covers electric/acoustic guitars. Bass or BGV's available for additional $100.

Reviews of Steve Stout

  • Default-avatar22 days agoby Verified Review

    Steve is the bomb. Absolutely brilliant guitar player, with that nice an fuzzy vibe. A great blend of vintage sound and modern playing !

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Steve was great to work with- super nice guy, very receptive to my instructions, while still adding his own sound and flavor. Very fast turn-around times- recommended!

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby

    I worked with Steve on my most recent project and have only the highest level of respect for his talent. A total pro, with a very experienced ear, his contributions with electric guitar and bgv's were top notch. Steve will undoubtedly be my first call and recommendation in the future.

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby

    Steve is an incredible musician. He has a vast knowledge of guitar styles and tones, and is extremely easy going. He can read music as well as improvise on the spot which makes every piece of music sound ten times better. His attention to detail and quick turn around makes me keep hiring him for film and song work and I will continue to do so.

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Interview with Steve Stout

What are you working on at the moment?
I'm always working on my side project LOST BEACH whenever possible, both as the lead guitarist as well as a cowriter and the coproducer/mixer - we are a group of musicians who play for other bands hired and came together to chase the type of music we are all truly inspired by and it's been a total blast to come up with some killer tunes together and really find a common ground sonically and vibe wise.
What's your typical work process?
Most clients bring me their mostly completed tracks, sometimes with guitar ideas already recorded and other times without. I like to get an idea of what the client has in mind for the overall vibe of the track and their influences on the song sonically, and start there as fresh and inspired as possible, treating every tracking session as genuinely as if we were a band recording together in the studio for the first time.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio consists of four amps - A 65 Amps Tupelo for the huge 60s blackface American style tones and some boutique grit, a 65 Amps Ventura for a more Bassman approach - A vintage 1964 Fender Princeton which have been used on countless records and a Boogie Lonestar Special to fill out the British tones. My guitars range from a Gibson Les Paul and SG which I've modified to have a killer vintage sound, a Fender Jazzmaster and Strat, 1967 Baldwin Split sound for the quirkier tones, a modified Epiphone Sheraton for the 335 stuff, a Fender MusicMaster Bass from 1978 for any vibey bass tracks and a 1964 Gibson LG-1 acoustic which records with tons of vibe and a Prototype Taylor 614e that has a killer jumbo tone to it that really fills out the LG-1 when needed. ISO room for my amps, tons of pedals and all tracks recorded through an Apogee interface.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am a huge fan of classic records (Stones, Petty, America) and newer Americana artists such as Ryan Adams, Butch Walker, Alabama Shakes. Also heavily inspired by the New Wave artists of the 80s especially the playing of Jonny Marr and the hooky writing of bands like Hall & Oates and The Cure.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I generally record all of the guitars on a track, whether that require more Acoustic than Electric or vice versa, and help the client really solidfy the vibe of the tune and arrangement.