Featured Artist Spotlight.

At Rattlesnake Cable Company we very much appreciate our customers and users of our cables. It's a community of musicians that love gear, and we wanted to feature them. As musicians ourselves, we are always curious what players are using.. and why, and what inspires them. We started the Featured Artist Spotlight to bring these stories to you.

Do you have to be a famous musician to be featured? No. Do you have to be a professional musician to be featured? No. Do you have passion about playing and gear -- oh and a verified Rattlesnake Cable Company cable user. Yes!

All you need to do is contact us and we'll direct you to our submission form. If your submission is approved, it will be in the queue to be showcased!

Below is a listing of our Recent Featured Artist Spotlights

Eric Giribaldi

Eric Giribaldi

Eric Giribaldi has been making the rounds in the Greater Boston area and beyond for over a decade. Having studied Music Performance at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, he went on to do freelance work for solo original artists, local cover bands, and community theatre productions. Along with teaching private lessons, he can often be found playing acoustic guitar alongside some of New England's emerging artists. Besides all 6 New England states, the guitar has brought Giribaldi to places...
AJ Mele

AJ Mele

AJ is the lead guitarist of From Ashes (thrash/post Hardcore). Fun and playing shows are keywords for the quintet from Orlando. AJ is from the Northeast, born in Wilmington, DE, growing up there and Gloversville, NY. Currently residing in Orlando. Fan of all music. Identifying most with Hardcore Metal Punk! He was introduced to the guitar as a kid. He studied with great guitar teachers, his last teacher Vinny (RIP) of Vishnu Music, Johnstown, NY. Playing style has been described as right on the...
Miguel Juarez

Miguel Juarez

Miguel learned to play guitar while living in the Philippines and as a guitar-for-hire in the southern US (chitlin' circuit). He performs solo; with his bands Bolera (Jazz), The Movemeant Band (Soul), ATM (Hip-Hop), and karne (Filipino Rock), or with other artists. He has written, recorded, and released over 100 original songs. He is currently based in Columbus, GA.
Scott Myhre

Scott Myhre

InComing Days is a five-piece punk/party metal band from Spokane, Washington. Sure to make the crowd bounce with their unique blend of skater pop-punk and metal-core, InComing Days makes music for just about everyone.
Rejean Barbeau

Rejean Barbeau

Born in Montreal, QC, Canada, and moved to Kansas City, KS, in 2007. I first started Dying Dawn in 1999, a Death / Black metal project in which I was a Guitarist and vocalist till 2001 when we disbanded. Then a few years later, 3 out of 4 members re-united to form the black metal band; Spirit Of Vengeance, which lasted maybe two years. I took an extended hiatus which, at the time, I was considering it as a retirement due to some injuries and personal reasons ( big mistake there ). Fast forward...
James Hampton

James Hampton

I have been a bass player and vocalist in the S.E Michigan and N.W. Ohio region for over 20 years. Often described as a "pocket" player, mixing classic styles and tones with a modern approach. As a vocalist, I'm mostly covering a variety of upper harmony and backing vocal parts but am often called upon to sing lead vocals as well. I play bass in Second Hand Mojo, based out of the Detroit area and playing all original music, but have been involved in a number of groups and projects over the...
Jay Longwell

Jay Longwell

I Started playing guitar seriously by joining a band at 14 years old. I was never going to be the captain of the football team, so I had to find another strategy to get dates. Toured with Snowblind for four years in the early '80s. Then went to college and started my career in advertising. After not playing for almost thirty years, I started going to jam sessions in Boise. Had so much fun. I bought some gear. About a year later got hired on with the RJ McGinnis Band. We gig around the Boise area...
Cole Decker

Cole Decker

Hailing from the small town of Petal, Mississippi, singer-songwriter Cole Decker has a unique style of writing and singing that has led to some comparisons to artists such as Corey Smith and Eric Church. His writing style and singing contain influences of traditional country and southern rock. Cole began playing piano at a young age and picked up the guitar in college. He has been playing live shows for about five years and has opened up for acts such as Frank Foster, Parker McCollum, and Red...
Chris Volpini

Chris Volpini

After spending 11 years in the military, Chris Volpini decided to go all-in on his greatest passion... music. Since then, he has translated the skills he picked up during his time in service into a career as a professional bassist. From his home base in Pittsburgh, PA, he plays, records, and tours with numerous acts across the country he once served. More recently, Chris has also become a key contributor to the Low End Lobster YouTube channel. A certified "gear nerd," he helps review bass gear...
John McCabe

John McCabe

The painter T. Nem Hackett turned me on to punk rock, and I am forever indebted to him for that. Having grown up in the circumference of Meat Puppets territory in Phoenix, AZ, I was not to become aware of them until it was nearly too late. My formative years had me in a decade-long Grateful Dead coma. T. Nem and punk rock pulled me from that. I initially started playing music, during my college years, on the streets and coffee shops (Steep 'n Brew) of Madison, WI with Dave - an elderly homeless...
Haeli Allen

Haeli Allen

Haeli Allen and family band, "THE SIGHTLINERS" What kind of band do you get when you combine: An over-the-road cattle hauler (who prefers calling himself "livestock procurement and relocation executive") A singer-songwriter turned house-wife wrangling four kids, a milk cow and a mullet. A hair-dresser and health-nut/gym-rat married to a macho former Marine who only seems to sire daughters, two so far. A law school student juggling school, family (wife Mitzi and a baby boy) and three part time...
Joe Ryan

Joe Ryan

Originally from the UK, I worked as a session musician there and also had a minor hit in Europe with the Glam Rock Band Angel. I moved to the USA and the Bay Area and played in Sage an 8 piece horn funk band, for a number of years. We recorded the Sage album Funksway with members of Tower of Power. I moved to Boise, ID in 2018 and subsequently became a board member of the Boise Blues Society supporting Blues in the schools. Currently playing in two bands, the Billy Blues Band and Smooth Avenue....
Lindzy Neilson

Lindzy Neilson

Lindzy Neilson is a country music-based singer/songwriter currently living in Anaconda, Montana. Born with a traveling soul in Clear Lake, California, her love for music started early listening to her dad play guitar. When she was 12 years old, she moved to Montana—spending most of her time on her grandparents' cattle ranch, where her love of storytelling grew. Soon her dreams of horses led her to college in Wyoming and later to a horse ranch in Colorado. While in Colorado, she joined the US...
Amanda Stewart

Amanda Stewart

Amanda Stewart is an American folk, country and pop artist based out of Bozeman, MT. With over 15 years of performing under her belt, Amanda is gearing up for the release of her debut album. Set to release in March, 2022, the 9 track, cross-genre inspired album illustrates her life thus far with songs about dealing with postpartum depression, love and struggling to make the right choices in life.
Alex Bias

Alex Bias

Alex is a Chef/Musician based out of Columbus, Ohio. He Joined the Metal band Nine Mile Silence a little over a year ago. In that short time he has helped in the writing and recording of their first studio length album Metamorphosis. Nine Mile Silence has recently received multiple endorsements, with more in the works. Being a Chef by trade has helped give him the work ethic and drive to push the band to the next level of playing. Securing shows with many local and national acts, including most...
Mike Cain

Mike Cain

Hey everyone, I'm Mike, I play bass for the rap/metal or "trap metal" band Mettal Maffia out of Youngstown, OH. I started playing bass when I was about 14/15 years old. I started out playing some System of a Down, Blink 182, The Offspring , Nirvana and everything in between. I stopped playing for a little while when I joined the United States Marine Corps but soon picked it back up after I got out. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy music, it has always been a passion of mine as it is to many others. I...
Doug Schmude

Doug Schmude

A firm believer in the principle that life is as much about what happens as where you're standing when it does, Doug's music reflects the perspective that living in 8 different states imparts upon a person. His songs contain vividly drawn characters from all walks of life and stories from ever changing viewpoints. His sound mixes bits of country, folk, rock and blues and the result is a modern Roots Americana sound. Doug plays the majority of the acoustic & electric guitars, bass, mandolin, lap...
Alec A. Head

Alec A. Head

Alec is an actor/musician based out of NYC, where he ekes out an existence as the frontperson/founder/guitarist for atmospheric, avant-garde rock/metal outfit Ghostbound. Additionally, he was a member of Brooklyn-based psychedelic, blackened doom outfit Kosmodemonic from 2013 to 2018, having contributed guitar parts and even a few riffs for both of their full-length albums. In 2021 alone, he was able to take part in two very different releases in the form of Ghostbound's new EP, Extended Play...
Hiram Mariner

Hiram Mariner

I started playing covers in southeast Texas honkytonks at 16. I played in a few projects until I was 24. After a nearly 15 year layoff from music, I dove into the Missoula scene headfirst - playing in several projects, radio DJing, running a successful residency series, and helping to promote and connect musicians with multiple venues and with one another. Being a musician is being able to connect with the audience, your bandmates, and yourself. You are serving the music as much as you are...
Kevin McManus

Kevin McManus

Ohio-born bassist Kevin McManus has been active in the Cleveland and Akron music scenes for nearly two decades. McManus currently tours and records as a member of both The Buffalo Ryders and The Outside Voices. He also enjoys healthy amount of session work and sitting in with other artists. Earlier in his career, McManus played with Nick Wilkinson’s Featured Players and Burning Down Broadway, among others. Outside of music, McManus, a proud feline father, works as a journalist for an...
Jeffery Shell

Jeffery Shell

Born in Billings MT and raised all over the U.S. I started playing guitar around 17 years old... I started playing professionally in my late 20's with Atlanta based band Mad Margritt. I now live in the Pacific Northwest where I record, perform, and tour with Cable Creek Band and Bret Allen and the Northern Rebels as well as playing weekly with various cover bands. I love to play loud, I live for the road, and I am always chasing tone. ~Twang
Steven Murphy

Steven Murphy

My name is Steven Murphy, I'm the guitarist for Christian rock band Fire Escape . I've been playing guitar for a decade, but have been heavily involved in music all my life. I played saxophone all throughout elementary, middle, and high school, while primarily playing guitar at church. In 2019 we formed Fire Escape. Since then we've gotten to play on television twice, play local festivals, and have gained multiple artist endorsements. -Rattlesnake Cable Company -SIT Strings -WB Gear
Andy Svec

Andy Svec

Andy Svec is a professional bassist based in Las Vegas. He is a former US Navy musician and spent many years serving throughout Asia and the Pacific, including Guam, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines and through the South Pacific, playing in elite rock, jazz, and funk bands. He has shared the stage with many major performers and is currently the bassist for up-and-coming country artist Dez Hoston and the Longwood Band.
Jonathan Lai

Jonathan Lai

Jon is a session bassist based in Hong Kong. He began playing professionally at the age of 18 playing functions and corporate events. He has performed with artists such as Alfred Hui, Hubert Wu, Jeremy Lau and JNYBeatz. Jon also recorded for Chinese boy band ONER, Hong Kong up-and-coming singer AnsonBean and local rock band Canband.
Ken Wohlrob

Ken Wohlrob

Guitarist for Eternal Black, End of Hope, and Swarm of Flies. Bike rider. Photographer of cemeteries. Salty dog.
Josh Espinoza

Josh Espinoza

I started playing guitar at 14 and quickly became more interested in creating music rather than learning other people’s music. I jumped around learning how to play with other people in bands. Nothing I’d call a real band until I formed the metallic hardcore band Fate Thirteen. With that band I learned how to be a real band and did numerous tours around the country. After that I joined the hardcore band The Wrath and continued touring before quitting and forming my current band Worship. With...
Alejandro

Alejandro "Sasquatch" Campos

Born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico I studied Graphic Design at the Faculty of Habitat at UASLP (Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi) I started playing the guitar at 15 years old amazed by the grunge era. I started some bands until I formed Red Saw Machine, a Post Grunge band (Foo Fighters, Seether-like) and I started touring in Mexico with slight success until it dissolved after 5 years. A year later, together with an old friend from a punk rock band, I formed my current band Comanchet, a...
Riley George Haynie

Riley George Haynie

My name is Riley Haynie, originally from Billings, MT. I got started playing music (Guitar) at the age of 11 jamming Black Sabbath and Green Day songs in the basement of a drummer friends house. Began playing live shortly after that. After my high school stint and a few years in a Metalcore band, I joined an already established Rock/ Metalcore band Called Righteous Vendetta and toured with them rigorously for 7 years. In the middle of that, began crafting my own projects, A Hardcore band called...

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