June 26, 2012 – California guitar great Greg Howe, known as a virtuoso, solo artist and sideman to such pop stars as Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, *NSYNC and Enrique Iglesias, is now endorsing the Italian guitar amp brand DV Mark.
Greg’s rig of choice is the Triple 6 (new release) head and the C412 Standard cabinet. He calls the 120W Triple 6 “an extremely versatile amp capable of delivering a variety of killer tones.” He will travel to Italy in July to begin collaborating with Marco De Virgiliis and the DV Mark team on a signature amp to be released next year.
Greg Howe started playing the guitar at age 10—and by his middle teens, after discovering Van Halen, became obsessed with the instrument. By his late teens, he was playing in a rock band with his brother Al on lead vocals. Over the next few years Greg honed his chops in clubs throughout the Northeast. In 1988, renowned guitar connoisseur Mike Varney asked Howe to record an album for his label, Shrapnel Records. The self-titled record featured bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Atma Anur; it quickly made a name for Howe, and went on to hit #10 in Guitar World Magazine’s top ten shred albums of all time. After recording two vocal albums with his brother, Greg released eight instrumental solo albums; blending fusion, rock, funk, blues, and jazz. His all-star funk-fusion album "Extraction" featured Victor Wooten and Dennis Chambers. In 2008, Greg Howe released “Sound Proof”, widely considered one of his best albums.
Along the way, Howe has continuously made himself available as a sideman to many of the world's biggest pop stars: Michael Jackson (HIStory World Tour, 1996), Enrique Iglesias, *NSYNC, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Lady Antebellum, P. Diddy, T-Pain, Nelly, Tim McGraw, Salt-N-Pepa and others. Michael Jackson's second posthumous album, “Immortal” (2011), featured Howe’s playing on “Dancing Machine” and “Beat It”.
Greg Howe is currently in production for a vocal album to be released in September/October 2012, and constantly active with guitar clinics, trade shows, and tours around the world.