Treble Makers debut release, Treble Makers, is the culmination of over 10 years of improvisational instrumental collaboration between guitarist/songwriter Ted O’ Connell, guitarist “Freeway” Frank Bohan, bassist Jeb Harrison and drummer Kevin Hayes. Produced by acclaimed singer/songwriter Bonnie Hayes and mixed by grammy-award nominee Jim Dean, “Treble Makers” captures the organic, spontaneous interplay of four veteran virtuosos, set against the harmonic backdrop of Ted O’ Connell’s original songs, two of which were composed with longtime collaborator “Freeway” Frank Bohan. The unique style covers a variety of grooves: pop, country, latin, funk and slow ballads make up a colorful mix.
The sound is also unique and captivating: The guitars were recorded through O’Connell’s custom-made “Bassboy” amplifiers, which have recently become a favorite of guitarists Bob Weir, Jimmy Dillon and Tal Morris. The amazing tonal quality of the amps showcase O’ Connell’s fluid and creative Stratocaster technique which is akin to today’s top tonalists. Combined with Bohan’s solid Telecaster rhythms, harmonically diverse single-note soloing, all atop the irresistible pocket laid down by Harrison and Hayes, Treble Makers is truly a great piece of guitar-driven instrumental surf-rock.