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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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.