Nalle Colt / Vintage Trouble
Did You Know?Colt and Vintage Trouble singer Ty Taylor were previously in a 9-piece band called Ghost Hounds. Finding it difficult to get that many musicians together for gigs, Taylor and Colt decided to start their own quartet with bassist Rick Barrio Dill and drummer Richard Danielson.
Guitar Influences:Jimi Hendrix. Rory Gallagher. Muddy Waters. Stevie Ray Vaughan. Albert King.
Vintage Trouble Music Style:Rock ‘n’ roll and soul collide with rhythm & blues.
Plum Gigs:Vintage Trouble has opened for AC/DC, the Who, the Dave Matthews Band, Bon Jovi, the Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, and Queen's Brian May,
Fun Facts?Colt was a Swedish champion in skateboarding as a young teen, but he traded in his skateboard for an electric guitar when an accident and a crushed knee left him bedridden. His inspiration came from hearing a Van Halen album at his friend’s house.
Quotable:“Right after the Who tour, I went back to the States and Gretsch approached me about making a guitar and, to be honest with you, I was a little like, ‘Well, I don’t know, I’ve always been a Gibson Les Paul guy. But they sat me down with Steve Stern at the Gretsch Custom Shop in California, and I explained what I wanted and I’m really proud of it. It came out incredible.
“We made a guitar based on a ’54 Gretsch Duo Jet, and it’s kind of a hybrid of a Les Paul and a Gretsch. It’s actually my main guitar on this tour … and I also used it pretty much for 99 percent of every song that you hear on the new album. It’s holding up really well. It’s a super-tough guitar to play live and I love it. It’s got everything I wanted, from growl to an old Chuck Berry-style kind of hollow body vibe.” - MusicRadar