Nick Scallorn

Session Guitarist / Producer

80 Reviews (71 Verified)
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Hey there! My name is Nick and I’m a Nashville based guitarist, songwriter, and producer. I have been creating music in several different genres in professional environments for over a decade, and want to use everything I’ve learned to help others with their passion.

I make my living as a professional musician in Nashville, TN.

I started playing in bands when I was 12, and since then have been in several bands leading me to record deal with Epic Records and being able to play for / be the musical director for many major label artist in several different genres either in Nashville. I’ve worked with The Revivalists, Carly Pearce, Jana Kramer, Billy Currington, Mickey Guyton, Michael Ray, Stephen Speaks, Maggie Koerner, and Neal McCoy; which has led to me working with incredible studio professionals such as Brady Blade, Brian Blade, Chris Bell, Jamie Houston, Chad Copelin, Dave Clauss, Ben West, and many others.

I want to take everything I’ve learned and help you with your project in whatever way I can.

Electric Guitar - $250 per Song.

Acoustic Guitar - $250 per song.

Mandolin - $175 per song.

Mixing - $500 per song.

Mastering - $70

Full Instrumental Production - $500

Producing - $700

Day Rate (6 songs maximum / 5 tracks per song / no revisions) - $600

Send me a note through the contact button above.

80 Reviews - 12 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jacob
    by Jacob

    Lucky to have got a chance to work on more tracks with Nick for 2023. As always- he did an outstanding job and delivered at the highest level in every way. He unlocks tracks and leaves no doubt- he's just got the sense, skills and understanding to make records come alive. World class playing, classy rock tones ready to mix. Everything recorded with care and delivered organized/polished. I wish I could play like him, but in the mean time I'm glad he's around to help out!

  2. Review by Thomas K.

    Nick has always a good taste and sound. He always hits the nerve of the song and it's just fun to work with him. Thanks

  3. Review by Chris
    by Chris

    A tremendous effort as always!

  4. Review by Andrew Y.

    Nick was an absolute pleasure to work with - responsive, professional, timely, creative, and most of all a great guitarist. He brings a fresh perspective to your project, hearing things you might not have thought of, while keeping in mind the direction you give him. Definitely recommend and will work with again!

  5. Review by Johnathan Dax

    Nick is super talented and an absolute pro. Takes the time to really lock in and deliver.

  6. Review by Johnathan Dax

    Nick's professionalism and talent is superb. He is a very clear communicator and the attention and enthusiasm he puts into his work is outstanding.

  7. Review by Kara Greskovic

    Amazing guitar player - killer tones and super friendly - did more than expected!

  8. Review by Thomas K.

    Thank you again for a great Job.....

  9. Review by Johnathan Dax

    Nick is my go to for guitars. Complete pro, is excited to get started and bring his unique sound.

  10. Review by Thomas K.

    Dear Nick, you are amazing!!!!!!

  11. Review by Rob C.
    by Rob C.

    Nick was amazing to work with - his tracks are so well structured and fit together so seamlessly. I was blown away by his talent and creativity. Will definitely use Nick on future songs. What a Pro!

  12. Review by Chris
    by Chris

    Nick always hits a home run and goes the extra mile for his clients!

  13. Review by Jacob
    by Jacob

    heroic playing as usual !

  14. Review by Chris
    by Chris

    Nick is a tremendous talent that continues to turn my track sketches into massive realities! There's nobody better!

  15. Review by Johnathan Dax

    Nick is a world class player. His guitar work made our latest project sound better than anticipated.

    Great communicator and professional. Thanks, Nick!

  16. Review by Chris
    by Chris

    Nick went above and beyond to put together a tremendous set of acoustic and electric tracks that have turned my song inside out! A truly amazing job! The parts are killer!

  17. Review by Jacob
    by Jacob

    Nick Scallorn rocks everything I throw at him- some heavier guitar tracks this session and he delivered the great results as always. Always happy to work with him- an amazing talent on guitar, a multi-dimensional understander of songs, and a first rate engineer/recordist/ architect

  18. Review by Sean L.

    Nick was incredible to work with. I highly recommend.

  19. Review by Florian Hainzlmaier

    It's always a pleasure working with Nick!
    He's one of my first choices when I need guitar/mando tracks, he's got everything you'd expect from a session musician and he's a nice guy, too!

  20. Review by Jacob
    by Jacob

    Another successful session with Nick- amazing as always!

Interview with Nick Scallorn

  1. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  2. A: Sometimes people wake up the next day and want to change something on the recording. Making a record is like takin a picture of a moment in time. A lot of times, if you keep revisiting something, it takes the originality and the organic quality out of it.

  3. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  4. A: Guitar Tracks. Sometimes starting with acoustic scratches unless done by them. Then Electric guitar tracks, and then redone "keeper" acoustic tracks. Occasionally BGV's and utility (Mandolin, Banjo).

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: I was initially inspired by Jimmy Page and John Mayer, but in more recent years, my inspiration comes from Buddy Miller. So it varies.

  7. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  8. A: I am especially proud of Maggie Koerner's Quarter Life. I wrote several of the songs on the album, and played all of the acoustic and electric guitars on it. It was a great experience with producer Brady Blade engineer Chris Bell, and other players such as Shawn Stroope, Tony Hall, and of course Maggie herself.

  9. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  10. A: 3 Demo's for local Nashville songwriters. Also, working on my own demos.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Definitely Analog. Analog takes more work and therefore people that use Analog take more time and care in what they are doing. Also, Analog adds more warmth.

  13. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  14. A: That they will enjoy what I do and it will add to the song or project and never take away from it.

  15. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  16. A: I get to create on a daily basis and listen to a song get built from he ground up. I also get to perform in large venues and have the time of my life.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What is your goal for this song? Is there a song reference for tone and parts that you have in mind? Do you want a solo? How many versions of the solo do you want? Do you want any utility work on the song?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Good tone is important for guitar tracks. You want to make sure that the guitar player you hire understands the difference between live and studio guitar tones.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: My Mcpherson, '68 Fender Princeton, My 70's Tele, Analogman King of Tone, Peterson Strobostomp.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have been touring with national artist like Neal McCoy, Jana Kramer, Billy Currington, etc. for the last seven years. At one point in my career, I started working with Brady Blade and Chris Bell at Blade Studios and began my studio career there around 5 years ago.

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: I would love to work with Buddy Miller, I think his work musically and his approach to the guitar are right in my wheelhouse.

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: The majority of my work is done on pop country because I am in nashville, but I also do a far amount of work on Americana, Country, Pop, Electronic, Rap, Hip Hop, R&B, and Rock.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Listening to whats right for the song and being able to play that. Thinking less like a guitar player, and more like a lover of music.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: Great guitar tone and creative guitar parts that fill out the sound of any track.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: I listen through the whole song and talk to the producer if there is one about what his vision is for the song, and if not present, I talk to the writer or artist. Then I sit down and play through the song once or twice to see what will work or can be made better. Then I lay down the rhythm electrics, then any other electric parts, then the solo, then finally, I re-track the acoustics if necessary.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: The majority of my work is now done out of Studio III in East Nashville, TN. It is a brand new, well designed studio, with new high quality components. Guitars are recorded through these mics: SM57, SM58, SM7, SM81, Neumann U87, Cascade Fathead through Neve, Focusrite, and API preamps using Apogee and MOTU convertors.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: I am a big fan of Daniel Lanois and T Bone Burnett. They have a very musical and eccentric approach to recording and producing music and create amazing sounding recordings. Another part of me also enjoys the pop productions of Dr. Luke and Mac Martin. There is an art to pop music that I think is under appreciated in the several musical circles. Dan Huff does some great production on the Pop Country side of things.

Compilation of Sample Work, 11 Songs total

I was the Guitars / Producer, Engineer, Guitars, Mandolin / Guitars / Guitars, Mandolin / Guitars / Engineer / Writer, Guitars / BGV's / Guitars / Guitars / Guitars in this production

Terms Of Service

3 revisions are included in original proposal with each additional revision costing $50.

GenresSounds Like
  • Zedd
  • Tom Petty
  • Dan + Shay
Gear Highlights
  • '91 Les Paul
  • 70's Tele
  • Gibson 335
  • McPherson Camerielle
  • McPherson Mando
  • Vintage Kay Jumbo
  • Matchless
  • Princeton Reverb
  • '61 Bassman. Lots of Pedals. API
  • Neve
  • UA Pres.
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