Through the connections made at SwedeSpot over the years in some of the most musical cities in the world, we have a network of unbelievably talented musicians able to contribute their artistry to your music recording project. 

Let us introduce you to our session players. They make up the group we affectionately call The Project.



Mason Embry

Mason is a keyboardist from Nashville, TN, and he’s been a music professional since the mid-1990s. A graduate of the University of Louisville, he heads his own jazz trio, plays keyboards for country artist Chris Young, and produces demos and full-length projects.

His musical style is grounded in traditional R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rock and Country, but is also informed by the latest trends in digital music production. With nearly two decades of experience making music live and in the studio, Mason is comfortable with a variety of musical genres and techniques.


Travis Toy

Travis is a pedal steel, banjo, and dobro player from Nashville, TN. He is best known for his work with Rascal Flatts. Travis is pictured here at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. 

He has appeared on numerous national television shows including The Grand Ole Opry, Late Night with Conan OBrien, ESPNs Cold Pizza, The CMA Awards, The ACM Awards, CMTs Most Wanted Live, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Wayne Brady Show, and many others.

Other artists he has toured with and/or backed up include Bryan White, Shannon Brown, Kevin Denney, Josh Turner, Steve Wariner, Vince Gill, LeeAnn Womack, Jamie ONeal, Patty Loveless, and many others.

Tim Horsley

Tim Horsley is a drummer from Nashville. Tim has toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in the music business.  He started playing drums at the age of four and began performing live at age 8 – and he’s been a musician ever since.  With expertise in full kit, loops, and percussion, he’s an invaluable addition to your music recording project.

Bjorn Svenson

Bjorn Svenson is a guitarist from Stockholm, Sweden.

Raven Wood

Raven Wood is a drummer from Los Angeles, CA

Malcolm Hunter

Malcolm is a bass player from Los Angeles, CA.

Cade Roberts

Cade is a multi-instrumentalist/producer from Tulsa, OK. He specializes in playing guitar, bass, and keyboards as well as drum programming and orchestral arrangements.

Clay Krasner

Clay Krasner is a Nashville-based professional bass player who has toured all over the world and recorded with many artists of varying styles from throughout the US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. As a bassist, Clay has played on independent international releases and custom projects for a vast range of artists in country, gospel, rock or singer/songwriter, as well as hundreds of demos (including many for EMI and Warner Chappel Publishing in Nashville).

Ryan Joseph

Ryan is a multi-instrumentalist from Nashville, TN.  He plays fiddle, mandolin, tenor sax, viola, violin and cello.  Ryan also offers clients string arrangements is needed.

Justin Ostrander

Justin is a guitar player from Nashville, TN.  If you are looking for that modern country style then Justin is the musician.

Zach Runquist

Zach is a fiddle player from Nashville, TN.

Lonnie Buckley

Lonnie Buckley is a Cincinnati based professional drummer from Collinsville, OH.  Lonnie’s been gigging and recording for over 25 years. His styles are versatile with a strong focus on Funk, Jazz, Rock, Country, and Blues.  He is able to easily adapt and brings his own unique style to most any genre. 

Evan Cobb

Saxophone player.