Guitarist Greg Howe Joins the DV Mark Family -
California guitar great Greg Howe, known as a virtuoso, solo
artist and sideman to such pop stars as Michael Jackson, Justin
Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, *NSYNC and Enrique Iglesias, is now
endorsing the Italian guitar amp brand DV Mark.
Greg's rig of choice is the Triple 6 (new release) head and the
C412 Standard cabinet. He calls the 120W Triple 6 "an extremely
versatile amp capable of delivering a variety of killer tones." He
will travel to Italy in July to begin collaborating with Marco De
Virgiliis and the DV Mark team on a signature amp to be released
Check out Greg playing through his rig and sharing his
Greg Howe started playing the guitar at age 10-and by his middle
teens, after discovering Van Halen, became obsessed with the
instrument. By his late teens, he was playing in a rock band with
his brother Al on lead vocals. Over the next few years Greg honed
his chops in clubs throughout the Northeast.
In 1988, renowned guitar connoisseur Mike Varney asked Howe to
record an album for his label, Shrapnel Records. The self-titled
record featured bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Atma Anur; it
quickly made a name for Howe, and went on to hit #10 in Guitar
World Magazine's top ten shred albums of all time. After recording
two vocal albums with his brother, Greg released eight instrumental
solo albums; blending fusion, rock, funk, blues, and jazz. His
all-star funk-fusion album "Extraction" featured Victor Wooten and
Dennis Chambers. In 2008, Greg Howe released "Sound Proof", widely
considered one of his best albums.
Along the way, Howe has continuously made himself available as a
sideman to many of the world's biggest pop stars: Michael Jackson
(HIStory World Tour, 1996), Enrique Iglesias, *NSYNC, Justin
Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Lady Antebellum, P. Diddy,
T-Pain, Nelly, Tim McGraw, Salt-N-Pepa and others. Michael
Jackson's second posthumous album, "Immortal" (2011), featured
Howe's playing on "Dancing Machine" and "Beat It".
Greg Howe is currently in production for a vocal album to be
released in September/October 2012, and constantly active with
guitar clinics, trade shows, and tours around the world.
To the high tech shred and even fusion movement, Greg Howe
needs no introduction. But for the uninitiated, Greg...