Big Sounds from Little Big Town

Chart-topping, award-winning country group Little Big Town is on a huge tour that’s taking them to arenas across North America until next February. Their hit single “Pontoon” (from their fifth album Tornado, released last year) won them the Best Country Duo/Group Performance Grammy, single of the year at the CMAs, and Music Video of the Year at the American Country Awards. Since their debut album in 2002, they’ve garnered a score of awards and nominations, as well as gold and platinum records.

The group’s sound features beautiful four-part harmonies—and in fact the group has lent their vocal talents out to other artists, including John Mellencamp and Collin Raye. But the players in the band really lay it down too, with incredible tone facilitated by Pigtronix!

Guitarist Johnny Duke uses the Envelope Phaser, Philosopher’s Rock and Quantum Time Modulator. “Love your pedals!” he says.

Bassist John Thomasson has been spending time with a whole host of Pigtronix effects, including Disnortion, Philosopher Bass Compressor, Bass Fat Drive, Envelope Phaser, Philosopher’s Tone, Keymaster and Quantum Time Modulator. “I’m loving the new pedals,” he says. “I’m running the Compressor and the Bass Fat Drive at the beginning of my chain and I’m just leaving them on the whole show with the drive on a lower gain setting. Our front of house guy is loving the dirty signal. It’s really gluey in the mix. The Disnortion has really become something that I couldn’t live without with this band.”
Check out John’s Blog site.

And check out this exclusive video shot at a soundcheck in Atlantic City… The band is jamming on Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”. Johnny Duke gives us a tasty sample of slide with the Philosopher’s Rock, and then we hear John Thomasson utilize the Pignortion, Philosopher Bass Compressor and Bass Fat Drive to great effect!

Check out Little Big Town soon in your little or big town!