Michael Spriggs

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British-born Michael Spriggs has been an A-String String Session, #1 songwriter and producer in Nashville for over forty years. He started out playing lead guitar for the successful regional band the Rogues in Buffalo NY in 1965 moving to Nashville in 1971 to become Eddie Rabbitt’s lead guitarist and music director for five years. That was the beginning of a long relationship with every major label, publisher and many producers in the industry.
Michael Spriggs has played for Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Colt Ford,Trick Pony, Lee Roy Parnell, Alabama, Rebecca Lynne Howard, Trace Adkins,Lorrie Morgan, Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rogers, Eddie Rabbitt, Lila Mc Canne, Bomshel, John Michael Montgomery, Chris Le Doux, Susan Ashton,Pam Tillis, Elton John,Tanya Tucker, Michael Peterson, Martina Mc Bride, Waylon Jennings, Chalee Tennison, Suzy Boggus, Hank Williams Jr., Hank Williams the 3rd, Reba McEntire, Dawn Sears, BB King, Billy Dean, Dolly Parton, Sister C, Calynn Green, to name a few.
Spriggs just finished producing Trace Adkins “The Kings Gift” celtic album for Sony Red to be released in Oct 2013, playing all the guitars on the record.
He works with hundreds of engineers, writers, session players and artists annually. He has been featured in Finger Style Guitar, Vintage Guitar, Guitar Player Magazine, Taylor Wood and Steel twice, and the Peavey Monitor three times.
He is a successful instrumentalist and has been a featured artist on NPR’s “Echoes”for over ten years with a total of three CD’s “Without Words”, “Neurasenia” and “Sonic Venue” on Agnes Records. He is about to complete a fourth CD “Back To 1”  to be released in November of 2013.
Spriggs has been a LaBella Endorsee for over 15 years and proud  user of LaBella strings for: Guitar, Nylon String, Bass Guitar, Baritone, Bouzouki,Tiple, Dobro,Banjo, Ukele and Arch Top.
Spriggs uses models: 7GPS, 7GPM, 20PCM, EL-JM, 60JL, EL-XL, 10PH, M45, 0760M, Fender Vl, 800, BGE-M, #’s 11-12 & 25 Uke, 730L & 730M loop & ball ends, TP-20, BZ-508.

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