Isaiah Mitchell: "I played Les Pauls, Teles and Strats with the Black Crowes, but with Earthless, Strats are my number one. They're the most versatile guitars out there"

Isaiah Mitchell performs live on a Fender Stratocaster
(Image credit: Courtesy of Isaiah Mitchell)

As the lead guitarist of Earthless for the past 22 years, Isaiah Mitchell has provided explosive swells of ethereal textures, soaring forth from stacks of Marshall amps.

But dating back to 2019, Mitchell most recently found himself a member of the Black Crowes' ongoing guitar carousel. To that end, Mitchell contributed to the Atlanta rocker's legacy mostly via the live setting. However, he did manage to get into the studio with the Brothers Robinson for the group's six-song EP, 1972, released in 2022.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.