JT Corenflos

Whether improvising country-centric riffs for Luke Bryan and Toby Keith, or executing perfect string-bending solos behind Bob Seger and Sheryl Crow, JT Corenflos is peerless on the electric guitar. JT left his hometown of Terre Haute, Indiana for Nashville at age 18 and started his career by touring with Joe Stampley, and later his own band Palomino Road. But today, JT is one of Nashville’s most respected session musicians, a man who has recorded with some of the world’s most iconic country music stars, including Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Rogers, George Jones, and current stars Eric Church, Kasey Musgraves, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and Darius Rucker. Recently JT has used his substantive classic-rock chops on new recordings with Don Henley and the Doobie Brothers.

JT’s work simmers with authority, creative energy and power – qualities honed over decades of genre-shaping work in country music. In 2013, JT took home the Academy of Country Music award for Guitarist of the Year – an award he’d been nominated for ten years in a row. If you need an inventive intro, outro or solo to carry the song from start to finish, JT’s timeless sound will propel a song to a brand new level. Guaranteed.

Music + Vitals

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  • Gear
    • Guitars: Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, PRS, Rickenbacker, Jerry Jones, etc. and some custom instruments.  All of the traditional, popular guitar sounds covered (Tele, Strat, Les Paul, 335,  etc) plus some specialty instruments (elec 12 string, baritone, sitar, silvertone, etc.).
    • Amps: Carr, Fender, Marshall, Orange, Immix11, Boogie, Reinhardt and others.
    • Effects: TC electronics, Boss, Electroharmonix, MXR, Cusack, XTC, Keely and others. (all the traditional popular effects and some wacky things too)

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Charlie Peacock on JT

I do not even think about attempting to create or produce authentic country music without JT Corenflos. That’s for me and my needs, not a means of putting JT in a box – you can’t, and you shouldn’t. Some of my favorite recordings with JT are Americana, rock and blues oriented. He’s a deep lake of all manner of electric guitar history. I used him on the stomp-blues song “Barton Hollow” by The Civil Wars and recently on an EP by newcomer Shawn Conerton. Point is, if it’s American music and the history of the electric guitar you want, JT is king. I hope you get to work with him soon, whether remotely, or via tracking and overdubs here in Nashville.

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