“…blues-rock-funk attitude, but with a little bit of jazz language… and a delay pedal… and a whammy bar.”
Ever wonder what it’s like to play with a diverse range of artists like Snarky Puppy, Erykah Badu, and Pat Boone, all while recording a weekly television show and releasing your own records at the same time? Guitarist Mark Lettieri talks about it in our inaugural interview.
Some of Mark’s recent studio work includes sessions for David Crosby, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Adam Levine, Kirk Franklin, Lalah Hathaway, Lupe Fiasco, Keyshia Cole, and Xzibit.
We caught up with Mark shortly after the release of his third solo album, Spark and Echo, and as he prepares for a joint tour of the Southeast US with keyboard phenom Shaun Martin.
Music samples courtesy of Ropeadope Records and GroundUP Music.
“Spark and Echo” by Mark Lettieri from Spark and Echo (Ropeadope)
“Strawman” by Michael League from Bring Us The Bright (GroundUP)
“Jefe” by Mark Lettieri from Culcha Vulcha (GroundUP)
“Goonsquad” by Mark Lettieri from Spark and Echo (Ropeadope)
“Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Tears for Fears, arranged by Mark Lettieri, from Spark and Echo (Ropeadope)
“Slant” by Mark Lettieri from Spark and Echo (Ropeadope)
“Red Racer” by Mark Lettieri from Spark and Echo (Ropeadope)
“Montreal” by Mark Lettieri, featuring Shaun Martin, from Spark and Echo (Ropeadope)
“Little Minx” by Mark Lettieri from Spark and Echo (Ropeadope)