“Right now I’m using the Governor and Texas Heat in a 2×12 set-up. The speakers compliment each other perfectly. I get the tight lows and punchiness from the Heat and the creamy midrange and warm compression from the Governors.”
Since earning his degree in Classical Guitar at Austin Peay State University, the young Nashville native has made quite a name for himself in the Nashville scene. The versatile guitarist has toured and/or recorded with 18 major-label artists and a total of 40 bands in genres ranging from pop, Christian, hard rock, metal, R&B, gospel, and country. He’s also played, toured and/or recorded with LeAnn Rimes, Florida Georgia Line, Love and Theft, James Otto, JaneDear Girls, Whitney Duncan, Michael English, Big Daddy Weave, Avalon, Kerrie Roberts, and Anthony Evans. Derek has performed on several television and radio shows including the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Conan O’Brien, the ACA Awards Show, the Hart of Dixie, several music videos on CMT and GAC, The Bobby Bones Show, The Grand Ole Opry on 650 WSM, and several more.
Derek currently tours with platinum-selling RCA artist, Jake Owen and spends time investing in his peers, offering guitar lessons and career mentorship.
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