28 episodes

Located in Los Angeles, Norman’s Rare Guitars is a retail store that offers a wide and often changing variety of new, used, and vintage guitars. It is a household name among top musicians and players worldwide. The allure of the store may start with the guitars, but to quote Norman's "nephew" Joe Bonamassa, "you don't buy a guitar, you buy a story." Join Norman and all of his buddies -- some of the world's best professional musicians and industry greats -- as they stop by to talk with Norm and share their stories, intimate details of their lives, and a whole lot of music history.

Norman's Rare Guitars, The Podcast Norman's Rare Guitars

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    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

Located in Los Angeles, Norman’s Rare Guitars is a retail store that offers a wide and often changing variety of new, used, and vintage guitars. It is a household name among top musicians and players worldwide. The allure of the store may start with the guitars, but to quote Norman's "nephew" Joe Bonamassa, "you don't buy a guitar, you buy a story." Join Norman and all of his buddies -- some of the world's best professional musicians and industry greats -- as they stop by to talk with Norm and share their stories, intimate details of their lives, and a whole lot of music history.

    Jason Sinay and Mark McKay

    Jason Sinay and Mark McKay

    On this week's episode of Norman's Rare Guitars, The Podcast, Norm is joined by his good buddies Jason Sinay and Mark McKay. Jason has been compared to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and plays with Mike Campbell and the Dirty Knobs. Mark is an independent American songwriter influenced by include Nick Cave, Lucinda Williams, and Bob Dylan. Together, they have much more in common than exclusively music. They are all passionate about The Midnight Mission and the work within the homeless communities that the Mission serves.

    • 57 min
    Jason Scheff

    Jason Scheff

    On this special episode of Norman's Rare Guitars, The Podcast, Norman is joined by veteran guest Tim Pierce and special guest Jason Scheff from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Chicago. Chicago painted the picture for many of our listeners' youth, and this episode will bring the nostalgia and familiarity you've come to expect from Norman's guests. Stay tuned for a special song that Jason wrote for his father. We hope you enjoy this extremely special episode!

    • 33 min
    Michael Reno Harrell

    Michael Reno Harrell

    Norman is joined by Michael Reno Harrell, an award winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he's from the South… the Southern Appalachian Mountains, to be specific. Stick around for the stories, the guitar playing, and the unique and special voice of Michael Reno Harrell.

    • 35 min
    Dominic Lewis and Daniel Futcher

    Dominic Lewis and Daniel Futcher

    In this episode, Norm and Nick continue their exploration of making money in music, but in ways most kids don't think about when they start out in a band. Educated by the Royal Academy of Music, Dominic Lewis is a young and very relevant composer of modern day music... in film, TV, animation, and more. Together, Dominic and Daniel have worked with some legends in entertainment -- including Hans Zimmer and Jodie Foster -- and have worked for some of the most relevant films in our modern times; from Free Birds, to How to Train Your Dragon, to Duck Tales, Peter Rabbit, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and X-Men: First Class.

    Join the conversation of these two masters tell all their secrets and how they have created careers built on their passions for music.

    • 49 min
    David Becker and Derek Frank

    David Becker and Derek Frank

    On this episode, Norm and Nick sit with return guest David Becker (of the David Becker Trio), and Derek Frank. Derek is a world-renowned bassist who started with a love of heavy metal -- he is a self-proclaimed "metal head" -- and has toured globally with some of the world's biggest pop acts, including Gwen Stefani and Shania Twain. He's also been on the TV sensation Dancing with the Stars! Hear all about the guitars and basses that they love, why they play them, how they got started in the music business and what makes a great touring musician, on this episode of Norman's Rare Guitars, The Podcast.

    • 21 min
    Angela Petrilli

    Angela Petrilli

    On this episode, Norm is joined by Angela Petrilli, of Picking with Petrilli! Angela is an LA native who was in the band Roses & Cigarettes, until tragedy struck and the other half of her band was taken too soon by cancer. In her efforts to rebuild from such a tragic loss, she's regrouping and hitting the road on her own. Angela will be playing on February 5th at Cinema Barn in Culver City, CA in a show called Building a Jam Band. If you're in town and like this episode, make sure to tell her in person at the show!

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

warren416 ,

Wonderful host and fantastic guests

One of the treasures of podcasting for those who care about music or guitars or just hearing interesting people talk about their passionate love of music and good things in life

Mav.piv ,

Really fun if it would be a radio station, it would be number one!

Its so diverse and fun to hear, I recommend listening to this podcast, its really fun. Thanks Norm and its Crew!

Riley_Remizowski ,

Awesome!

Really great podcast (:

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