Andrew Carillo

Session Guitarist, Producer

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I have 25 plus years experience in the New York session and live music scene. I played guitar on the Grammy nominated Joan Osborne record "Bring It On Home", The "American Gangster Soundtrack" as well as numerous tours including opening for the Dixie Chicks "Top Of The World" tour.

I am a session and touring guitarist as well as a producer. I can provide single or multiple Electric and Acoustic guitar tracks for your record, film or TV project in many styles including Rock, Singer Songwriter, Pop, Blues Rock, Country. I use a wide variety of guitars, amps and pedals. I run Pro Tools with a UA Apollo 8xp

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Credits

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  • Joan Osborne
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  • Chris Barron
  • Joan Osborne
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  • Chris Barron
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  • Joan Osborne
  • Caroline Doctorow
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  • Nicole McKenna
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  • LMNT
  • Jon Graboff
  • Jon Graboff
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  • GIANTfingers
  • Saul Zonana
  • Joan Osborne
  • K.P. Devlin
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5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Ravi
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    I've worked with Andrew over the years on many high-stakes client-attended sessions for games, ads, etc. It's unique to find a guitarist that can read, listen, nail it, and sound completely natural nailing it. I'm a guitarist myself and I appreciate his ability to understand how improvise and comp tastefully, and his attention to tone.

  2. Review by Michael Montes
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    One of the best guitar players out there. I've worked with Andrew many times over the years and he brings positive energy, fresh ideas and true virtuosity to every session. He's a good listener and collaborator who can look into a track and quickly bring out the best of what's needed. He is versatile and can play across a wide range of styles and attitudes. But what truly sets him apart is his ability to consistently play from the heart, adding authenticity to every song. The real deal!

  3. Review by Chris Barron
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    Andrew has played on two of my records. He’s incredibly versatile. He can get the sound that’s right for the track. He’s fast. He’s a great player, a great guy, and he’s a delight to work with.

  4. Review by KP Devlin
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    I've worked with Andrew for years, both in the studio and on stage. In the studio, his ability to come up with multiple layers of guitar parts that work beautfully together - and suit the song - is impressive to say the least. Onstage I was only sorry I didn't have a few Andrew clones to play the other parts he'd come up with for each song.

    He is creative, thoughtful and sensitive to the material. He'll happily explore and try different approaches, but I found that the best results came from just letting him do his thing. A pleasure to work with and a consummate professional.

  5. Review by Saul Zonana
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    I consider Andrew Carillo the perfect session guitar player. The conversations are rarely about music because they don’t have to be. Andrew quickly knows exactly what’s right for the vibe of the song and he’s so quick to place that perfect guitar part in there that much conversation is really not needed. This leaves time for much better conversation about solving the problems of the world and wine.

Interview with Andrew Carillo

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I played the electric guitars on the Chris Barron solo record "Angels and One Armed Jugglers. Great songs and production. We really spent time getting all the parts just right. Great record.

  3. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  4. A: What are you hearing guitar wise? Do you have ideas or is it wide open.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Playing for the song.....

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: I like to start with the chorus. This helps to set up what happens in the verses.

  9. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  10. A: So many from Jimmy Page to BB King, Daniel Lanois,

  11. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  12. A: My 62 Fender Esquire, 53 Gibson J50, 64 Strat, Gibson Skylark amp, 62 Vox AC30

  13. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  14. A: I've been recording and playing music for over 30 years.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Blues based rock guitar with elements of Country, Atmospherics, Acoustic playing.

  17. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  18. A: Less is usually more.......

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

  20. A: Pop rock, Singer Songwriter, Rock, Blues Rock,Americana

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I use API and BAE mic pres into Pro Tools with Royer, Shure and Audio Technica microphones.

  23. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  24. A: I provide Electric and Acoustic guitar tracks for records, TV, Film. I also co-write and produce.

  25. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  26. A: Original material for licensing and song writing

  27. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  28. A: Both for different reasons. Analog as far as guitar amps and tones, digital for remote recording.

  29. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  30. A: To help you realize your track and bring the best out of your song.

  31. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  32. A: Creativity and working with different artists.

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

  34. A: Creative Parts and layers. Hooks and Themes

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Terms Of Service

Typical turn around time is twenty four hours.I can provide up to two revisions.Most electric tracks are recorded with both a Shure SM57 and a Royer 121 so you can choose or combine.

Gear Highlights
  • Les Pauls
  • Strats
  • Teles
  • Gibson J45
  • '46 Martin 0017
  • Guild and Fender 12 string guitars
  • 72' Marshall Super Lead
  • 70' 20Wt Marshall JMP
  • 66' Fender Bassman
  • 68' Deluxe Reverb
  • 62' Vox AC30. vintage API 312 Mic pres and BAE 1073MP mic pres.
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