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About Guitar Trax

In 2006 BHP Music-Guitar Trax Records was founded by multi Emmy Award winning guitarist/composer Brian Tarquin. The label releases the Guitar Masters Series featuring guitar legends: Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, BB King, Santana, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Stanley Clarke, Billy Sheehan to name a few. The releases, which were composed, compiled and produced by Tarquin, received rave reviews from Guitar Player, Guitar World and Vintage Guitar Magazines. Tarquin also produced and engineered bassist Randy Coven’s last record, Nu Groove featuring Leslie West in 2010. And if that’s not enough Tarquin has a radio show called Guitar Trax on WFIT 89.5FM on the Florida Space Coast. He hosts in depth interviews with world-renowned guitarists weekly, which can be heard at www.wfit.org Monday nights from 10pm-Midnight.

In 2016, Tarquin’s release Guitars For Wounded Warriors was nominated for Best Album by the Independent Music Awards, which showcases Tarquin’s guitar prowess along side such world-class shredders as, Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot (Gun n Roses), Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Hal Lindes (Dire Straits), Chris Poland (Megadeth) and Chuck Loeb (FourPlay). In 2006 SESAC honored him with the Network Television Performance Award. Tarquin has graced the Top Billboard Charts with such commercial releases as: This is Acid Jazz, Vol. 2, Sweet Emotions, and Bossa Brava: Caliente on Instinct Records, followed by several solo jazz albums, which charted Top 10 at Contemporary Jazz Radio. Brian has appeared on 36 releases, selling over 140,000 records in his career.

In 2017 Tarquin composed, produced and performed on Orlando In Heaven, a special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for the Pulse victims in Orlando. The album showcases Tarquin's guitar prowess on every song along side such world-class players as guitar icon Larry Coryell, vocalist Phil Naro (Talas, Julian Lennon), Grammy jazz guitarist Mike Stern, fretless bass extraordinaire Tony Franklin (Jimmy Page), Chris Poland (Megadeth), Hal Lindes (Dire Straits), Will Ray (The Hellecasters), jazz keyboardist Bobby Baldwin & Grammy nominee Denny Jiosa. The album features exclusively released tracks inspired by victims of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Partial Proceeds donated to Catholic Charities of Central Florida. They provide case management and supportive services for victims and family members of the Pulse shooting in Orlando.

Also in 2017 Brian formed his group Band of Brothers, along with superb vocalist Phil Naro from Billy Sheehan's band Talas and drummer Reggie Pryor. The album features guest appearances by such world-class musicians as vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Journey), Steve Morse (Deep Purple), Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (Guns n Rose), Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Jeff Watson (Night Ranger), Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Gary Hoey, Tony Franklin (Jimmy Page, The Firm) and Tina Guo (Al Di Meola). Partial Proceeds from the sales go to the Fisher House Foundation, http://fisherhouse.org who supplies housing to veterans’ families while they are hospitalized.


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