I'm a guitarist based in Nashville, TN. I'm originally from upstate NY and I've been in Nashville since 1996.
I've toured with several national country acts, including Brian McComas, Suzy Bogguss, and Jo Dee Messina.
Most of my gigs these days are with a talented singer/songwriter named Jason Jones. He is a writer for Warner/Chappell here in Nashville. We play at the Wildhorse Saloon every few weeks, as well as several casinos in Missouri and Mississippi.
I also play with a 4-piece rock band called Breakaway. We mostly play classic rock, R&B, funk and some newer rock stuff.
I've recorded several instrumental projects over the last few years, and I'll be posting some stuff here in the near future. I'll also be posting some soundclips of various pieces of gear that I've accumulated over the years.
Some of my influences are Scott Henderson, Neal Schon, George Lynch, SRV, Steve Vai, Matt Smith (my old teacher), Dann Huff, and Angus Young.
Fender Strats, Ernie Ball/Music Man Axis and Sihouette Special, Taylor Acoustics, Dr. Z Mazerati Amp, AnalogMan pedals.
I'm available for touring or session work. Please email me for more info.
Check out my website: www.johnzocco.com