Steve Ouimette

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Stephen "Steve" Ouimette
Born (1968-06-18) June 18, 1968 (age 48)
Genres Rock, heavy metal
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts T-Ride, Snaketrain
Website http://www.steveouimette.com/

Stephen "Steve" Ouimette (born June 18, 1968) is a rock guitarist. He is known for performing a cover version of the hit song "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" (which was originally by the Charlie Daniels Band) for the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, in which the parts played on the fiddle are instead played on an electric guitar (though the lyrics remained unchanged). Aside from this track, Ouimette also recorded seven other songs for the game,[1] and also made a version of the Christmas carol "We Three Kings" released as downloadable content for Guitar Hero III.[2]

In the early 1990s, he played guitar as a session member of the San Francisco-based hard rock band T-Ride, alongside Geoff Tyson. He was also associated with the 1980s rock group Snaketrain.

On October 12, 2010, Ouimette released the digital version of his solo debut album, EPIC. The physical version, which contained a bonus DVD, was released on October 26, 2010.[3]

Discography[edit]

With Snaketrain[edit]

  • Snaketrain Featuring Dave Candelaria and Steve Ouimette

With T-Ride[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • The Seattle Sessions (EP)
  • EPIC[4]

Equipment[edit]

Guitars[edit]

Gibson Les Paul's, Godin Redline, Richmond Dorchester, Fender Nocaster, Baritones (Les Paul, Tacoma, Danelectro, Epiphone Newport Bass 6), Greco, Hamer, Vox, Jazz Bass, P-Bass, various vintage and modern acoustics.

Amplifiers[edit]

Ouimette uses a wide variety of vintage and modern guitars and amps. He endorses Godin Guitars, Eminence Speakers and D'Addario Strings. He also collects and plays homemade and exotic instruments like the Marx-o-Chime, Greek bouzouki, GuitarViol, mandolin, cigar box guitars and ukulele.

Video Game Contributions[edit]

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock[edit]

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith[edit]

Rock Revolution[edit]

Guitar Hero World Tour[edit]

Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero & Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock[edit]

Red Steel 2[edit]

  • "Canyon Melody"
  • "Vulture's Prayer"
  • "Kusagari Blues"

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