Most people might know Mark Tremonti from his album-selling juggernaut of a band, Creed. Or you may recognize him from his other band, Alter Bridge, or his newest project Tremonti. But there’s much more to him than the talent to compose songs that will get stuck in your head and the ability to shred a guitar’s fret board into pieces with his fingers. One of the most surprising attributes of Termonti is that he has managed to pass through the music industry’s digestion without developing an ego or any delusion of self.
Right now he is in and out of the studio working on new tracks for a fourth Alter Bridge album and tour dates will be announced soon. He just wrapped up a European and short U.S. tour with his band Tremonti. They released an album last July titled All I Was, which features Tremonti testing out his lead vocalist chops. They will be headlining KLAQ Balloonfest 2013 in El Paso on May 25.
We caught a few moments with him while he warmed up his fingers for a show in Illinois, and asked him about some women who rock.
Who are some of your favorite female artists?
“Also, Chloe Lowery, the singer for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, she has her own band called Chameleon. When I heard her live I turned to John [from Sevendust] and we both had that jaw-dropped look, we were in awe of the power in her voice.”
Were there any female guitarists that influenced you?
Are there any female guitarists now that you admire?
Who are some other female musicians you enjoy?
“Cindy Blackman, who is most famous for drumming for Lenny Kravitz, is amazing.
What female artists do you recommend people check out?
“I recommend ‘Midnight in Harlem,’ from the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and anything else by them.
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[photo credit: tremontiproject.com]