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The Hellecasters are an American guitar group. Composed of Nashville session players Will Ray, John Jorgenson (Desert Rose, Elton John’s backup band), and Jerry Donahue (Fairport Convention), they all play modified versions of the Fender Telecaster as their main instruments.

Their name, it has been speculated, comes from a pun, wherein they claim to play the Hell out of their Telecasters. They came together at the behest of Michael Nesmith of the Monkees to record an album as a gag. Their first two albums, “The Return of the Hellecasters” and “Escape from Hollywood”, were released by Nesmith’s Pacific Arts Audio label. They are great Guitarrists and make listeners travel on their songs, principally for those who plays any musical instrument and appreciate country rock technics.

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  • IvanMalison

    Danny Gatton is definitely someone to check out if you are into the hellecasters. I would also recommend Scotty Anderson and maybe Johnny Hiland.

    18 Aug 2011 Reply
  • marrazzomm

    Edefritz: The closest Match I know of the the Hellecasters is Danny Gatton, an amazing guitarist from the Washington, D.C. area of the USA. Give him a try, though unfortunately Last.fm has a poor selection of his tunes. Also, try Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.

    4 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Edefritz

    can somebody recomment some music which is like that? i cant find any other artists. its really too bad that the hellecasters arent this popular :-/

    2 Dec 2009 Reply
  • purcy

    @HelLaurentiu - try looking for the MP3s on Amazon. You can probably hear clips there. All 3 albums are good.

    25 Sep 2009 Reply
  • HelLaurentiu

    can anyone tell me where i can find any of their music? on the internet.. torrents preferable

    11 Mar 2008 Reply
  • sarahbearbear

    Will Ray is this nicest guy ever, great group.

    19 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Silverstatewolf

    lol Its too bad they aren't really popular. they are awesome!

    4 Jan 2008 Reply
  • kinggimped

    Hellecasters own all ass. Major Troutage ftw.

    20 Sep 2007 Reply

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