Travis Larson Band
For rock guitar fans looking for instrumental jams à la such '80s shredders as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Eric Johnson, the Travis Larson Band has made sure the genre is still living and breathing in the new millennium. The group consists of guitarist Travis Larson, bassist Jennifer Young, and drummer Dale Moon, but has been known to include extra players from time to time (strings, keys, and added percussion). The trio has shared the stage with such accomplished instrumentalists as Gary Hoey, Adrian Legg, former Band of Gypsies drummer Buddy Miles, Bill Bruford's Earthworks, and King Crimson's Trey Gunn. As evidenced by such albums as 2000's self-titled debut and 2001's Suspension (where Victor Wooten had a guest appearance), the trio specializes in well-constructed, melodic rock compositions. Vinx guested on 2004's Burn Season while 2006 saw the release of Rate of Change and the Rock Show DVD. In 2009, they followed that up with a CD and DVD release of Rate of Change Live. Soundmind appeared in 2011.