Whether gigging, recording or jamming, guitarists spend 90% of their time playing rhythm guitar parts behind vocalists and other soloists. Having command of a wide range of chord voicings and rhythmic variations is arguably even more vital than being a great soloist. And no one knows this better than Shane Theriot who’s recorded or performed with everyone from the Neville Brothers and Dr. John to Little Feat and Sammy Hagar.
Johnny Theakstone is the forgotten man of early British rock & roll. Many others vie for the title, but none of them even come close. Dead before his 17th birthday, unknown and therefore publicly unmourned, Theakstone would nevertheless live on when his group, Shane Fenton & the Fentones, persuaded roadie Bernard Jewry to slip into the title role to help them through a crisis – and then he was born again a decade later, when Jewry reinvented himself as glam rocker Alvin Stardust.
Shane rides into a conflict between cattleman Ryker and a bunch of settlers, like the Starretts, whose land Ryker wants. When Shane beats up Ryker's man Chris, Ryker tries to buy him. Then Shane and Joe take on the whole Ryker crew. Ryker sends to Cheyenne for truly evil gunslinger Wilson. We wonder about Shane's relation to Joe's wife Marian. Shane must clear out all the guns from the valley before he can ride off with Joey hollering "Shane … Shane … Come Back!"
Armistice Day album by Syn was released Jan 23, 2007 on the Umbrello label. Before there was Yes, there was The Syn. The legendary Syn, featuring Yes bassist Chris Squire, original vocalist Steve Nardelli and Yes drummer Alan White, joined by world renowned musicians Shane Theriot and Gerard Johnson have followed up The Syn's critically acclaimed Syndestructible cd and recent world tour with their new album, Armistice Day…