NAME: David T. Chastain
PLAYING (YEARS): Somewhere around 30! Time flies when you are rocking!!
STYLE: All it seems. Metal, Hard Rock, Fusion, Blues Rock, Acoustic and Improvisational. All with the David T. slant to it.
GEAR: Karmer guitars through either a Marshall Valvestate with Marshall cabs or recently I have been using a POD for recording.
ENDORSEMENTS: Kramer guitars and Dimarzio pick ups although on the new Kramer guitars they have quadrails and seymour duncan pick ups.
PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Over 50 Cds released is my main accomplishment. (http://www.leviathanrecords.com/chasdisc.htm) Have toured around the world and of course extensively in the US. (Everywhere from someone’s garage to the major arenas) Appeared in nearly every rock/metal magazine around the world. (Except Rolling Stone!!) Video aired on MTV numerous times in the 90s. Owner/operator of 2 record companies. Producer for bands such as Firewind, Vainglory, Kenziner and others. Cool instructional video. Never had to wear a suit and tie to work. Never ran over a cat in my car.(My main goal in life to accomplish.)
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: Next up is the new SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN “Double Your Pleasure” In the can and ready for release over the next 18 months: Chastain New instrumental Zanister
FAVORITE GUITARIST: Too many to mention but some that come to mind are Holdsworth, Uli Jon Roth, Rhoads, Trower, Hendrix, Billy Gibbons, Duane Allman, Jeff Kollman, Stevie Ray, etc.
MOST UNDERATED PLAYERS: Joe Stump, Corbin King, Jeff Kollman, Uli Jon Roth, Holdsworth and Angus Young.
BEST MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN: I guess Holdsworth. Hard to say. I don’t go out much anymore!
FOUR WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBES WHAT YOU WANT TO GET ACROSS IN YOUR PLAYING: Original, classy and heavy.
YOUR HERO: No real heroes but I guess Hugh Hefner if he didn’t run cigarette ads in Playboy.
ULTIMATE GOAL: To be happy and to be able to continue to be involved in the music I believe in whether as a player, producer or record company.
CONTACT: David T. Chastain: Go to http://www.leviathanrecords.com
and many more!