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Scott Mishoe

Scott Mishoe - Omnidirectional - 1995 - Legato

"I began my quest for Guitar Stardom at the early age of five. Since that time, some seventeen years later, I've accomplished more in my career than most people could ask to accomplish in a lifetime. Making my first live appearance in front of an audience at the age of eight years old, and at the age of ten, I performed a benefit show with Shrapnel Recording Artist, Pat Travers. In 1989, at the young age of eighteen, I landed my first major endorsement with Fender Musical Instruments. In the years that followed I've been featured in numerous guitar magazine articles. First, was Guitar Player Magazine's "Spotlight" column in the August 1990 issue. Then being featured in Guitar for the Practicing Musician's December 1990 issue in the "Resume" column. In 1991, I entered Billboard Magazine's song writing contest, and won an achievement award and was rated in the top ten percent of the entire category. In 1992, I appeared in Fender Frontline's "Artist Advice" column (volume # 7). 1992 began my professional recording career, armed with a guitar, and knowledge of two-handed arpeggios and some unusually quick techniques, I took on my first recording project with Shrapnel Records. The album entitled, "Ominous Guitarist from the Unknown", a compilation album featuring original recordings, "Tonic System" as it's first cut. Moving on to then record, "Domesticated" on Mark Varney's Quarterly C.D. Sampler, "Guitar On The Edge" Volume I No. 2. This was also a compilation album which featured such artists as Greg Howe, Allan Holdworth, Brett Garsed, and the Dixie Dregs. In 1995 my self-titled album, "Omnidirectional" was released on Legato Records. Currently I'm working on new material and plans are in effect to record more albums in the near future." - © Scott Mishoe [Taken from the website of Scott Mishoe]

Scott is the best crazy-amazing guitarist you've probably never heard of. I'm a fan of complex, melodic, techically incredible guitar playing--think Greg Howe, John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Vinnie Moore, Blues Saraceno, etc., and without a doubt Scott hangs with these guys. He's incredibly talented, both technically and compositionally. I learned about Scott by taking guitar lessons from him in Scottsdale, AZ. Although I was a fairly advanced player, after hearing him play, I wanted to give him my guitar. Hearing his own material made me really respect his abilities as a composer and musician. If you like amazing guitar work and jazz/rock fusion, you'll love this disc. – from ***** Incredible Musicianship January 23, 2005 By & © David S. Patchen © 1996-2013, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates

That's right. I threw Scott's name in there with some of the most incredible guitarists to ever walk the face of this planet. Listen, if you like over-the-top technique that will make you laugh because it's so ridiculously amazing, this is your man. Take some of the best slap bassists you know, mix them with some blistering phrasing ala Greg Howe and Richie Kotzen, add in the ultra-clean technique of someone like Vinnie Moore. Shake it all with some Stanley Jordan clean tapping and BAM; That's Scott. He sounds nothing like a clone of any of those guys, either. The guy is just phenomenal and as someone who has combed the internet for all of Varney's greats from back in the day in addition to the hundreds of thousands of guitarists out there today, Scott is absolutely in a league of his own. Yes, the album cover is cheesy and yes, I know you're thinking, "Scott Mishoe... if he's THAT good, I should've heard of him by now." You're exactly right; you should have before now and it's an absolute atrocity that you haven't... but now that you have, you know what to do. If you're still unsure, go to YouTube and type in his name. That should pretty much do it for you. Basically. – from ***** Shawn Lane, Ron Thal, Jason Becker, Fabrizio Leo, Scott Mishoe April 21, 2008 By & © Stephen VINE™ VOICE © 1996-2013, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates

The Virginian guitarist Scott Mishoe is not a household name but is revered by many great musicians in the rock and fusion world. He has appeared in numerous guitar magazines including Guitar On The Edge, Guitar World, and Guitar Techniques. At sixteen years old, he was discovered by Mike Varney of Shrapnel records. Scott is a sensational player. His music is in the same mould as artists like Vinnie Moore, Greg Howe, Richie Kotzen, and John Petrucci. It’s a pity Scott’s recorded output is not on a par with some of these guys. He is certainly as talented as any of these big names. Scott has an unusual and very original “slapping“ style. “Omnidirectional” demonstrates his unique playing style to great effect. This is mind blowing stuff and HR by A.O.O.F.C. Watch out, Paul Gilbert! A used copy of this album was for sale on Amazon from $430.23! This is insane! This is music that should be heard by anybody interested in great guitar playing. We don’t want to see the album hanging in the ****ing Louvre! Hopefully, Scott will get around to releasing a new album someday [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 111 Mb]


1. Mal-Funk-Shen - Mishoe, Riendeau [3:27]
2. Making My Way Home - Mishoe [3:13]
3. Sonic Chaos - Mishoe, Riendeau [4:19]
4. Incredible Grasp - Mishoe [4:28]
5. Theresa Ann - Riendeau [3:42]
6. Sky High - Mishoe, Riendeau [3:36]
7. Out Of Control - Mishoe [4:11]
8. Dream Come True - Mishoe [3:42]
9. Miafoe - Mishoe, Riendeau [4:25]
10. Whiteland Leaf - Mishoe [3:42]
11. Without You - Mishoe [2:30]
12. Nacho Mama - Joe Ely [4:28]


Scott Mishoe – guitar
Ray Riendeau – bass
Keith Horne – bass on track 2
Shawn D. Johnson – keyboards on track 8
Brett Frederickson – drums
Paul Gilaspy – drums on track 1
Dirty Pot – excessive noise on track 5


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francisco santos said...

another excellent one Paul...Thank You Very Much ...continue with the good sound ...for me it's been surprise after surprise...thanks again PS ''Riendeau'' is a fantastic Bass player

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Francisco. I think it's a great album. Ray Riendeau has a great album released called "Atmospheres". There's a lot of great music out there. Keep on rockin'. TVM & TTU soon...Paul