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Sick Riffs: Johny Fisher teaches you the tremolo-drenched chorus line of Okey Dokey's Threw My Love Away

Sick Riffs #114: Johny Fisher and Aaron Martin, the multi-instrumentalists that make up Nashville, Tennessee duo Okey Dokey, have established themselves as a prolific songwriting partnership, releasing three full-length albums since 2017.

Threw My Love Away - taken from the pair's 2019 record Tell All Your Friend - summarizes their eclectic writing style well, with a reggae-influenced rhythm, Americana-processed vocals and some spatially rich guitar melodies. Fisher joins us in today's episode to take you through the track's intro/chorus riff.

He plays a ‘59 Cherry Red Fender Mustang electric guitar through ‘65 Fender Vibro Champ amp. His pedalboard consists of a Electro-Harmonix Mel9 [delay], Greer Lightspeed Spring Theory [reverb], Strymon El Capistan [tape echo delay], Fulltone Supa-Trem2 [tremolo] and an Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy [analog delay].

"The coronavirus has affected our group by eliminating our touring for 2020 and also affected our release timeline for new music," Fisher says.

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Sick Riffs is a Guitar World video series designed to help guitarists affected by the coronavirus. Self-isolating players around the world have each filmed a lesson where they teach you one of their own guitar riffs, up close and personal. If you dig the lesson, we encourage you to buy music and merch from the artist or stream their music.

I'm a Staff Writer at Guitar World. I've played guitar for 15+ years and have a degree in Music Technology (Mixing & Mastering). I suppose that makes me qualified to talk to you about this stuff? I'm into all genres of music, but first and foremost I love all things rock and metal.