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Present/Former Members Of DREAM THEATER, MEGADETH, STEVE VAI Featured On TODD GRUBBS' New Albums

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Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 18:15:32 EST

Tampa, FL guitar player TODD GRUBBS has released two new albums digitally in Marc - Best Of The Guests and Toddities Volume 2. Todd Grubbs, who studied at Berklee College of Music, has been voted Most Outstanding Guitarist at the Tampa Bay Music Awards, as well as winning the Most Outstanding Video two consecutive years in a row.

Best Of The Guests features Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION), Bryan Beller (STEVE VAI, JOE SATRIANI, THE ARISTOCRATS), Mike Keneally (ZAPPA, solo), Sean Malone (CYNIC), Blues Saraceno (POISON, TRANSMISSION OK), Chris Poland (MEGADETH, OHM), Don Preston (Zappa), John Wesley (PORCUPINE TREE), Jerry Outlaw (BOGUS POMP), Pattrick Bettison (ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY), Mark Prator (ICED EARTH), and Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, DEICIDE).

Grubbs comments on Best Of The Guests: “I have had quite a few amazing players make guest appearances on my albums over the years, so I decided it would be cool to put them all together on one release. I have always been honored that these great musicians would agree to perform on my compositions and their contributions have been stellar across the board. The CD includes one new track I recorded featuring Byran Beller on bass.”

The second release is Toddities Volume 2, a collection of esoteric recordings. Grubbs comments: “The CD includes some of my more 'out there' recordings that did not fit on other releases. It is really cool how these orphaned songs come together and form their own continuity as if it was a planned out project.”
Grubbs is currently working on a couple albums with vocal recordings and is planned for release in 2014.



Best Of The Guests tracklisting:

‘The Fearless’ feat. Derek Sherinian
‘Birds’ feat. Bryan Beller
‘The Message’ feat. Mike Keneally
‘Travels With Charley’ feat. Sean Malone
‘Inky Goes To Tampa’ feat. Patrick Bettison
‘You Can Do It’ feat. Blues Saraceno
‘Skinny Elephant’ feat. Jerry Outlaw
‘A View From Inner Space’ feat. Chris Poland
‘Space Walk’ feat. John Wesley
‘You Are Here’ feat. Don Preston
‘The Argument’ feat. Mark Prator & Ralph Santolla



Toddities Volume 2 tracklisting:

‘Lost’
‘Hats Off To Ohio’
‘1975 (A Song For Shelby)’
‘Monkey’
‘Girls In Bikinis’
‘It’s Late’
‘Buddy’s Gone’
‘Number Station’ (live)
‘Halloween Dance’
‘Dust Bowl’
‘Whackamole’

Check out a teaser for Best Of The Guests below:


Toddities Volume 2 can be purchased here and Best Of The Guests at this location.



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