Artur Menezes

Photo: Steve Hefter Photography

LA based, Brazilian artist, Artur Menezes’ playing is a distinctive blend of fiery, hard-rocking blues that at times borders on shred, combined with an ability to effortlessly switch gears into swinging, jazz grooves. His Brazilian roots add a unique flavor to the mix and further distinguish his playing from that of his contemporaries. Menezes’ songwriting sparkles as it switches between straight-ahead blues and funk flavored workouts, and his vocals channel the deep emotional content of his songs as effectively as his guitar playing.
Artur’s newest EP, AM/FM was released with Black Hill Records. In addition to this release, his latest album, Fading Away, (produced by Josh Smith and featuring a guest appearance from Joe Bonamassa), was a serious step up in both writing and playing. These have laid down a clear marker for his place among the front-runners of the new breed of blues guitar heroes.
 
He’s been using our Vibe Machine for quite some time and here’s what he said about it:
 

I’ve been using the Vibe Machine on my traveling board for years. I believe mine is still the first version. It sounds great! Very versatile and reliable!