Guitarist/ Producer/ Instructor
At the age of 18 Corey moved to Pittsburgh from his hometown in New Jersey to attend the Art Institute Of Pittsburgh where he earned his degree in audio engineering. Pittsburgh, a town not known for its music scene, has been the home to artists from jazz great George Benson, to folk rockers Rusted Root, to Christina Aguilera. Corey took advantage of as many performing opportunities in this part of the country as possible. In 10 years he has played in country, rock, blues, RnB, and swing groups. Today, Corey is one of the most in-demand artists in each of these genres and the top call session player for most producers in the Tri-State area. Corey is known best for always “digging in” to a musical style to find the roots of the music. Doing this allows him to bring authenticity to the art form.
In early 2001 Corey moved to Nashville TN to experience the next level of living in a music town. Under the wing of legendary session great Brent Mason, Corey began to hone his craft in the studio setting as well as landing a national touring gig with a major label recording artist. After acquiring the knowledge needed to broaden his playing and producing, Corey decided to bring his talents back to Pittsburgh to start producing local artists.
Corey has found a niche working with artists who bring him song fragments and ideas. Through assessing the artist’s needs and influences, Corey is able to develop, compose, arrange and produce the music from the ground up while still preserving the artist’s vision. A multi-instrumentalist, Corey often plays everything on an artist’s demos including but not limited to banjo, mandolin, resophonic guitar, and bass. He also is a professionally trained vocalist and is able to provide harmony vocals for his clients.
Currently Corey is recording an EP of his original material which is slated for a 2012 release as well as writing, recording and touring nationally with recording artist, the Joe Zelek Band. He also is a product specialist for Fishman Acoustic Amplification.
Vintage ICON V52MRBS