Lou Lombardi, YourGuitarist.com
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YourGuitarist.com is a web site offering Internet based development of custom guitar tracks for artists worldwide. YourGuitarist.com allows musicians to avoid the high studio fees usually associated with producing guitar tracks for their songs. Using the Internet to collaborate with a professional guitar player while cutting out the middleman should allow everyone to save time and money.
YourGuitarist.com founder Lou Lombardi conceived of the idea of Internet based guitar track development while working with a client with a busy schedule. Due to the client's performance demands, it was difficult to find a time to collaborate. Lou thought there had to be an easier way to work with the artist other than phone conferences and FedEx overnight CD's.
Researching this problem led Lou to the Internet, where he worked with partners to develop a system that allows him to remotely collaborate with clients online. Clients can speak with Lou on the phone while also swapping guitar tracks online, leading to fast development of their high quality music.
Lou said, "The response has been great so far. The artists really like it because it gives an 'in-studio' feel to what used to be a somewhat impersonal way to get their guitar tracks laid down."
Right now artists can go to YourGuitarist.com and listen to sample tracks. Once they have decided to purchase a custom track, all that is required is a rough sketch of how their song will flow.
Upon receipt of the song sketch, a professional YourGuitarist.com player with years of experience is assigned to the client and development begins. No stock guitar work is used, everything is produced solely for the client's project. Work continues until the artist is happy with the custom track. Finally, the track is recorded in a professional studio and delivered online to the artist, or optionally via overnight CD.
Lou Lombardi started performing on stage at the age of 10, playing drums with his father's gospel quartet. After years of piano and drum lessons he found his true calling, playing the guitar. Within a year of picking up his first six string, he started playing live shows with garage bands, gospel quartets and acoustic duos.
Desiring to hone his chops beyond basic rock and pop music he sought out the teaching talents of Pittsburgh guitar greats Tony Janflone Sr. and Eric Sousoff. Later, while majoring in English Literature in college, he studied classical guitar with Pittsburgh Symphony guitarist and cellist Irving Kauffman, at the same time working numerous big band and jazz combo sessions and shows.
In recent years Lou has worked with several well received bands including Wanton Records recording artists "Love in Ruins", with which he composed, arranged, and produced 3 CD's worth of music. He also has production, songwriting, and guitar credits to his name with quite a few other groups and artists such as, Billy Sunday, Pete Hewlett, Supermonkey, Julie Parker, Petey Gets Around, & Blue Food.