On HY Time Hershel Yatovitz exhibits his mastery of the guitar which gained him a world wide cult following and a well deserved reputation as a 'guitar player's guitar player'. On these 12 gems of musical, vocal and lyrical inspiration Hershel debuts his skills as a sophisticated songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer. The terrain on HY Time, just like our lives, is diverse. From plaintive calls of love to heavy handed romps Hershel guides you through your musical experience with his catchy melodies, evocative lyrics and downright awesome guitar work. All the way through he is complimented by some of the best session players in the world. From Rock to Pop, Dance to Blues, Island and Folk, HY Time has got it covered. By the time you hit the pumpin' Roots-Rock groove of the 12th song, you're sure to have more than one favorite. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Hershel Yatovitz is the lead guitarist for pop rock icon Chris Isaak. Since joining Isaak in 1995 he has recorded 7 albums with Isaak, toured the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia and made over 100 TV appearances. He also acted and played on the critically acclaimed Showtime TV series, "The Chris Isaak Show" from 2000-2003. He can be seen performing with Stevie Nicks, Trisha Yearwood and Glen Campbell on the new A&E BIO Network's 'The Chris Isaak Hour' due for airing early 2009. Among many other artists, Hershel has played with: Art Alexakis (Everclear), Nicole Atkins, Michelle Branch (Santana), Junior Brown, Michael Bublé, James Burton (Elvis Presley), Glen Campbell, Brandi Carlyle, Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock), Shawn Colvin, Dick Dale, Bo Diddley, Minnie Driver, Pete Escovedo, Gloria Estefan, Mark Ford, Bruce Forman, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, Allman Bros.), Tootie Heath, James Hunter, Chris Isaak, Stephen Jenkins (Third Eye Blind), Kolvane, Lisa Loeb, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Brian McKnight, Brett Michaels (Poison), Alison Moorer, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), Joe Pass, Bonnie Raitt, Rufus Reid, Leann Rimes, Ritchie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Brian Setzer, Paul Stanley (Kiss), John Stowell, Ron Thompson, Pam Tillis, Waddy Wachtel, DB Walker, Joe Walsh (Eagles), Trisha Yearwood and Dweezil Zappa. An active record producer and composer, Hershel also plays bass and drums. He is at home playing many styles of music including African, Blues, Calypso, Country Western, Folk, Funk, Italian, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Reggae, R&B, Rock, Soul and Western Swing. His versatility has led to diverse experiences, from meeting and performing for U.S. Presidents and other luminaries to playing venues from The Superbowl, Kennedy Center and The Hollywood Bowl to hospitals and children's centers to TV shows with legendary music stars. Along with performing in many San Francisco Bay Area bands and producing and recording local artists, Hershel was a music educator until 1994. He taught guitar and bass for 17 years, including 9 years at the Stanford Jazz Workshop at Stanford University in California.
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