Next year, Washington, D.C.'s Lionize will be hitting the road with Clutch, bringing their signature blend of reggae and blues-rock — not to mention some new tunes — with them. With the first North American dates for the Earth Rocker Tour set for early March, we caught up with Lionize frontman/guitarist Nate Bergman to talk about the band's latest album, Superczar and the Vulture.
Some of the most innovative guitar playing in the world has involved pedals. Octave pedals, delays, wahs and phasers. Most of those groundbreaking sounds showed up in the late '60s, '70s and early '80s. Players like Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Page, Clapton, Santana and George Harrison used pedals to flavor songs and styles, creating new sounds never heard before.