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The Fretboard Journal magazine's weekly podcast, where we interview legendary guitarists, luthiers, and much more.

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The Fretboard Journal magazine's weekly podcast, where we interview legendary guitarists, luthiers, and much more.

    Joe K. Walsh

    Joe K. Walsh

    This week, mandolin virtuoso and educator Joe K. Walsh gives us a mini master class on the art of listening and improvising as we celebrate the release of his new album, 'If Not Now, Who?' 
    The project features Walsh with Matt Flinner (banjo), guitarist Grant Gordy, Ella Jordan (fiddle), John Mailander (fiddle), John Suntken (drums), and Karl Doty (bass). Walsh walks us through the process of recording the record, talks about what he's learned after years of teaching at Berklee, and gives us a rundown of his current mandolin lineup.
    The album is now available here: https://joewalsh.bandcamp.com/album/if-not-now-who
    Order the Fretboard Journal magazine here: 
    https://shop.fretboardjournal.com/collections/all/products/fretboard-journal-subscription-no-auto-renew
    Order 'An Instrument Maker's Guide to Insanity & Redemption' here: https://shop.fretboardjournal.com/collections/all/products/pre-order-an-instrument-makers-guide-to-insanity-and-redemption
    Register for our 2023 Fretboard Summit here: 
    https://fretboardsummit.org/
    Our podcast is sponsored by Retrofret Vintage Guitars, Peghead Nation (use the promo code FRETBOARD and get your first month free or $20 off any annual subscription); Izotope (use the coupon code FRET10 to save 10% off their plug-ins); and Stringjoy Strings.

    • 40 min
    A Tribute to David Crosby

    A Tribute to David Crosby

    On today's Fretboard Journal Podcast, we pay tribute to David Crosby. 
    Croz was a dear friend to the Fretboard Journal magazine and all that we do. Over the last 15 years, we were lucky enough to interview him several times about his music, his guitar collection, and more. 
    For this episode, we're sharing two of our favorite interviews with Croz: One that he and Joe Henry had at the first Fretboard Summit (originally aired as episode 92 of this podcast). We're also sharing a previously unheard interview that we did with Crosby in 2021 around the 50th anniversary of his solo album, If I Could Only Remember My Name. He tells us about the making of that seminal album, working with Jerry Garcia, his (at the time) new album, For Free, and his love for working with the Lighthouse band. We also chat about what he was listening to at the time (including Sarah Jarosz) and more. 
    We hope you enjoy these two candid talks with a true music hero who kept pushing the creative envelope until the very end. If you enjoy this episode (or any others) please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and please share the show with friends. 
    Our podcast is sponsored by Retrofret Vintage Guitars, Peghead Nation (use the promo code FRETBOARD and get your first month free or $20 off any annual subscription); Izotope (use the coupon code FRET10 to save 10% off their plug-ins); and Stringjoy Strings.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Podcast 395: Lincoln Barr

    Podcast 395: Lincoln Barr

    On this week's podcast, we're talking to singer-songwriter Lincoln Barr, who recently released a gorgeous new album, 'Forfeit the Prize.' Lincoln was a fixture of Seattle's music scene for years but currently resides in Lexington, South Carolina. That hasn't stopped him from assembling an all-star group of musicians - scattered around the country - for his latest project.
    During our interview, we talk about his influences (including Burt Bacharach), how he assembled the lineup found on his record, his songwriting process, and more.
    To coincide with this interview, we'll be posting a new video with Lincoln performing at the Fretboard Journal's Seattle headquarters. Follow us on YouTube to watch it. 

    • 35 min
    Jake Eddy

    Jake Eddy

    Guitarist Jake Eddy joins us this week for a lively conversation about bluegrass, guitars, social media, and more.

    Jake was one of the big discoveries for many attending the 2022 Fretboard Summit at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk. During this week's talk, we discuss his bluegrass roots in West Virginia (including his first gigs as a banjo player alongside his grandfather), his recent performances with Andy Statman, why he hates being considered an internet guitarist, and why he recently signed on as a Yamaha artist. It's a great chat.

    SEATTLE: The Fretboard Journal is presenting Jake Eddy at Seattle's Rabbit Box Theater in Pike Place Market this Saturday, January 7 at 6 p.m. If you're near Seattle, come see what all the fuss is about. Admission is free, but give a donation to Jake! 
    Jake Eddy: https://jakeeddy.wixsite.com/website
    Jake's IG (which you should all follow): https://www.instagram.com/thejakeeddy/
    Subscribe to the Fretboard Journal here.
    Fretboard Summit 2023 tickets. 
    Order our new book, 'An Instrument Maker’s Guide to Insanity and Redemption' here. 
    Our podcast is sponsored by Retrofret Vintage Guitars, Peghead Nation (use the promo code FRETBOARD and get your first month free or $20 off any annual subscription); Izotope (use the coupon code FRET10 to save 10% off their plug-ins); and Stringjoy Strings.
     
     

    • 41 min
    Podcast 393: Jamie Stillway

    Podcast 393: Jamie Stillway

    Guitarist Jamie Stillway joins us on this week's Fretboard Journal Podcast to talk about the making of her new album, 'Lullaby for a Stranger.' This meditative, effects-laden, and ambient-leaning record is a departure for Stillway, who is best known for her exquisite flattop playing.

    From her new home on Vashon Island in Washington, Jamie tells us about the original inspiration for this project, the guitar that's transformed her playing style (a 15" archtop built by luthier Maegen Wells), why she wanted this release to come out on vinyl, and much more.
    http://jamiestillway.com
    Stillway has shared a new video for FJ Podcast listeners, featuring her playing "Wood and Windows." It was filmed by fellow guitarist and frequent collaborator Eric Skye. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFRNQbUn1f8
    We are now offering presale discounted three-day tickets to the 2023 Chicago Fretboard Summit (link).
    Get a gift subscription to the Fretboard Journal this holiday season. Our 51st issue mails this week! https://shop.fretboardjournal.com/collections/all/products/fretboard-journal-gift-subscription
    Our podcast is sponsored by Retrofret Vintage Guitars, Peghead Nation (use the promo code FRETBOARD and get your first month free or $20 off any annual subscription); Izotope (use the coupon code FRET10 to save 10% off their plug-ins); and Calton Cases.

    • 46 min
    Darrell Jennings of American Music Furniture

    Darrell Jennings of American Music Furniture

    Many of us are methodically checking the water level on our Christmas trees right now. Are you also checking the humidity around your guitar collection? Hopefully, you are, as winter can wreak havoc on acoustic (and electric) guitars.  
     
    On this week's podcast, we pick the brain of Darrell Jennings, founder of American Music Furniture. Darrell is a lifelong instrument collector who has spent the last several years creating the ultimate guitar storage solution. We talk about proper guitar storage during the winter months, the importance of humidifying your guitar room, and so much more. 
     
    During our talk, Darrell offers suggestions on simple ways you can hydrate your guitars at home, and even tells us about some affordable systems that allow you to monitor your room's humidity and temperature while traveling. We also talk about the work that goes into American Music Furniture cabinets, the technology that they employ, and a lot more. 
     
    https://americanmusicfurniture.com
     
    Some of the products also mentioned on this episode: 
     
    Dampit Guitar Humidifier (Amazon link)
     
    D'Addario Humidipacks (Amazon link)
     
    Govee WiFi Hygrometer Thermometer monitor (Amazon link)
     
    We are now offering presale discounted three-day tickets to the 2023 Fretboard Summit (link).
    Get a gift subscription to the Fretboard Journal this holiday season. Our new issue mails this week! https://shop.fretboardjournal.com/collections/all/products/fretboard-journal-gift-subscription
    Our podcast is sponsored by Retrofret Vintage Guitars, Peghead Nation (use the promo code FRETBOARD and get your first month free or $20 off any annual subscription); Izotope (use the coupon code FRET10 to save 10% off their plug-ins); and Calton Cases.

    • 57 min

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This podcast is a gem, just like its namesake magazine. Incredible experts share their time, insights and humour with knowledgable and insatiably curious host and publisher Jason Verlinde. More than you ever wanted to know (but realised was fascinating) about almost every aspect of guitar building, history, technology,
current players in the jazz and traditional forms etc. And the odd gorgeous tune.

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