Hershel Yatovitz is the lead guitarist for pop rock icon Chris Isaak. Since joining Isaak in 1995 he has recorded 9 albums with Isaak, toured the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia and made hundreds of TV appearances. He also acted and played on the critically acclaimed Showtime TV series, “The Chris Isaak Show” from 2000-2003.
An active songwriter, film composer and record producer, Hershel also plays bass and drums. He is familiar with many styles including African, Blues, Calypso, Country Western, Folk, Funk, Italian, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Reggae, R&B, Rock, Soul and Western Swing.
Among many other artists, Hershel has played with:
Art Alexakis (Everclear), Nicole Atkins, Booker T. (Booker T. and the MG's), Michelle Branch (Santana), Junior Brown, Michael Bublé, James Burton (Elvis Presley), Glen Campbell, Brandi Carlyle, Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock), Shawn Colvin, Dick Dale, Bo Diddley, Minnie Driver, Pete Escovedo, Gloria Estefan, Mark Ford, Bruce Forman, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, Allman Bros.), Tootie Heath, James Hunter, Chris Isaak, Stephen Jenkins (Third Eye Blind), Kolvane, Lisa Loeb, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Brian McKnight, Brett Michaels (Poison), Alison Moorer, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), Joe Pass, Bonnie Raitt, Rufus Reid, Leann Rimes, Ritchie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Brian Setzer, Paul Stanley (Kiss), John Stowell, Ron Thompson, Pam Tillis, Waddy Wachtel, DB Walker, Joe Walsh (Eagles), Trisha Yearwood and Dweezil Zappa