NO GUITAR IS SAFE
The Guitar Show where Guitar Heroes Plug In.
Hosted by Jude Gold.
167 Grammy-Winning Guitarist Andrew Synowiec Plugs In!
Grammy-winning solo artist and first-call session ace ANDREW SYNOWIEC plugs in several guitars, jams with us, previews his new album, FUN, more than a week before its release (it comes out September 8), and takes us on a sonic tour of his amazing Los Angeles studio. Having recorded and/or performed with everyone from the Who, Bette Midler, and Elton John to Ariana Grande, Michael Bublé, and Nick Jonas — and having done film music sessions for blockbuster franchises such as Frozen, Batman, Mission Impossible, and Spider Man — Andrew has gained mountains of professional guitar experience in his 20 years in Los Angeles ... and he shares a bunch of that experience right here on this episode. Hosted by JUDE GOLD.
Presented by GUITAR PLAYER magazine and GuitarPlayer.com. Additional thanks to G7th Capos for the custom, laser-engraved No Guitar Is Safe capo we gift Andrew at the end of this episode.
166 Allen Hinds and His '52 Telecaster Return
Blend the playing styles of Freddie King, Allan Holdsworth, and Duane Allman, and — as you’ll hear on this episode — you’d probably get something sounds like the great ALLEN HINDS. When it comes to improvising epic solos, grooving behind world-class singers (he’s worked with everyone from Bobby Caldwell and Randy Crawford to Gino Vannelli, Roberta Flack, and Natalie Cole), building “mutt guitars” out of vintage parts, dialing in pedalboards, and maintaining guitars, Allen is such a deep player that No Guitar Is Safe felt a return visit to his guitar lair in the Hollywood Hills was fully merited. Plus, we introduce Allen to an intriguing new delay pedal from Keeley and Andy Timmons called the Halo. (Does Allen fall in love with it after just a few notes? Does he steal it from us and refuse to give it back? Listen and find out.) And, last but not least, Allen explains why, if you haven’t already, you need to start recording and releasing your own music NOW. Hosted as always by Jude Gold. Presented by Guitar Player magazine and GuitarPlayer.com
Thanks to G7th Capos for the laser-engraved “No Guitar Is Safe” capo we give each guest on the show.
165 Jamming with Wayne Henderson: Fantastic Picker, Luthier, and Humanitarian
WAYNE C. HENDERSON is a stunning steel-string player, and he's equally known for the amazing guitars he builds. Highly sought after instruments, Wayne's handmade guitars (and mandolins) have been ordered by everyone from Vince Gill and Eric Clapton to Brad Paisley, Peter Rowan and Doc Watson. To make a Henderson, Wayne says he just gets out his pocketknife and carves away "anything that doesn't look like a guitar." Last but not least, Wayne is known for the spectacular one-day music gathering he and his friends hold on a mountain in Virginia each year — the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition, which raises scholarship money to help children learn to play instruments and love music. I attended the festival this year and had such a great time, two days later I brought some mics and stands over to Wayne's shop and convinced him to play some solo pieces, jam with me and do an interview, and you are about to hear it all here. This episode is presented by GUITAR PLAYER magazine and GUITARPLAYER.COM. Thanks for listening! ——Jude Gold, Host and creator, No Guitar Is Safe.
164 - Rafael Moreira Dimes Some Bogners and Relives Musical Adventures
As if playing the famous “More Cowbell” episode of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE wasn’t cool enough, rock/fusion (emphasis on the ROCK) virtuoso RAFAEL MOREIRA — who invites us into his home studio for this epic jam and guitar hang/interview — has also worked with superstar singers such as P!NK and CHRISTINA AGUILERA, his hero PAUL STANLEY, and played huge guitar moments in the house band of such hit television shows as THE VOICE, ROCKSTAR INXS, and AMERICAN IDOL. Plus, RAFA details some of his solo music, the music of his hard rock band (Magnetico), and even plays a little drums for us. Meanwhile, host JUDE GOLD hits the “50 out of 50” touring milestone. Presented by GUITAR PLAYER magazine, and guitarplayer.com. Special shout-out to G7th Capos for the custom “No Guitar Is Safe” capo we award RAFA at the end of the episode.
163 - Dave Shul Groove Guitar Deep Dive
From his years touring, recording, and songwriting with MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD to his runs with BILLY PRESTON, SLY AND ROBBIE, OZOMATLI, BUSK!, P!NK, and other headliners, San Francisco guitar ace DAVE SHUL has been in demand for over three decades — especially by bandleaders who want some serious FUNK guitar in their ensemble. Inviting us into his San Francisco recording studio — which he shares with his good friend, the great drummer JAY LANE (DEAD & Co.) — Dave whips out a couple of Telecaster-style guitars for us to play and takes us on a deep exploration of what it means to throw down fat grooves on an electric guitar. Hosted and created by JUDE GOLD.
THIS EPISODE IS PRESENTED BY GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE and GUITARPLAYER.COM.
As a thank you for having us over, we present Shul with a G7th Performance Capo (with the title of this podcast laser-engraved into to the top of it) and a pair of Straptight Strap Locks.
162 - Prashant Aswani Rocks Out on His New Charvel Signature Model and Drops Two Singles
Guitar virtuoso PRASHANT ASWANI has worked with everyone from HERBIE HANCOCK to JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, but it's on his solo material (you'll hear TWO brand-new singles from Prashant on this episode — BEFORE they're released!) that Prashant's guitar personality really comes through. For this episode, host JUDE GOLD "flies the 'copter" up to Prashant's badass guitar lair in the San Francisco Bay Area, where Prashant plugs in his new Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal PA-28 signature-model solidbody and plays for you, jamming with Jude throughout the show. This episode is presented by GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE and GUITARPLAYER.COM. Guitar Player — "Play better, sound better." Special thanks to G7th Capos for the special Capo gift we give Prashant at the end of this episode. KEEP IT ALIVE 'TIL YOU'RE 95, y'all!