“It’s not the world’s greatest solo, but we spent hours on it”: Session legend Dann Huff recalls recording with Michael Jackson and Shania Twain – and begging Michael Bolton to let him play a solo with a Peavey acoustic

Dan Huff
(Image credit: Vertex Effects YouTube)

Vertex Effects has continued its heritage of intriguing interviews with session gurus by chewing the fat with Dann Huff – a seasoned guitarist whose session credits include cuts with Michael Jackson, Michael Bolton, and Shania Twain.

Following conversations with Dean Parks and Ray Parker Jr, Vertex's latest interview sees Huff dissect some of his most notable features – and reflect on Michael Bolton's meticulous approach in the studio.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.