SHANE THERIOT INTERVIEW
(Originally aired on June 18, 2009)
A long-time resident of The Big Easy, Theriot weaves the supple rhythms of New Orleans with the urgent tones of blues and rock. Boasting extensive session and stage credits (including the Neville Brothers, LeAnn Rimes, Willie Nelson, Jewel, Idris Mohammed, Leni Stern, Sam Moore, Shannon McNally, Little Feat, Jo-El Sonnier and Boz Scaggs and Daryl Hall & John Oates), Theriot also performs and records as a soloist.
Theriot has released three albums under his own name: 2000's Hwy 90, 2003's The Grease Factor and his latest disc (as of this interview), Dirty Power. In our exclusive interview, Theriot describes recording Dirty Power, and working with drum legends Jim Keltner, Zigaboo Modeliste and Richie Hayward. You'll hear cuts from the album — including a great duet with slide guitarist Sonny Landreth — and get insights into how Theriot composes his instrumentals.