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We sit down and talk with celebrity guitar players, musicians and industry insiders, who share their backstory, as well as what makes them tick. If you love guitar, music, personal development & meaningful life lessons, then stick around… you’re in the right place.

Everyone Loves Guitar Craig Garber

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We sit down and talk with celebrity guitar players, musicians and industry insiders, who share their backstory, as well as what makes them tick. If you love guitar, music, personal development & meaningful life lessons, then stick around… you’re in the right place.

    Richard Bennett - Mark Knopfler, Neil Diamond - One of THE MOST SUCCESSFUL Session Guitarists, EVER

    Richard Bennett - Mark Knopfler, Neil Diamond - One of THE MOST SUCCESSFUL Session Guitarists, EVER

    On this Richard Bennett interview, fantastic stories about working with Mark Knopfler, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel and Marty Stuart… the making of his 7th solo LP, Tall Tale Tunes, and how this got put together, why he doesn't like playing all the instruments on his records, how song ideas come to him. The REAL TRUTH behind how he gets his songs and arrangements to sound so pretty, difference for him being a sideman and playing his own material, most fun he’s ever had playing music, and why it’s “Never going to be as good as it is in your head…” LOADS of fun and laughs, great convo with a first class guy
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    Richard Bennett has been a studio and touring guitarist with Mark Knopfler, since 1994... and he spent 17 years & 12 LPs before that in the same role with Neil Diamond.
    He’s also produced Neil Diamond, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Jo-El Sonnier, Marty Stuart & others. And here’s a very small sample of the people he’s played with since his first session in 1968: Ringo Starr, Lonnie Donegan, Conway Twitty, Sammy Davis Jr, Johnny Mathis, Roseanne Cash, Ray Price, Waylon Jennings, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, the Four Tops, Barbara Streisand, Chubby Checker, Glen Campbell, Duane Eddy, T-Bone Walker, Billy Joel, Helen Reddy, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, hundreds of others, and about a dozen movie soundtracks including The Wrecking Crew documentary and one of my favorite movies, Westworld
    Richard just released his 7th solo instrumental LP, called Tall Tales Tunes. The record’s beautiful with Richard’s finely crafted melodies and arrangements, and his ace guitar playing leading the charge but never overpowering the song.
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    • 4 hrs 40 min
    Vinny Appice - On READING THE BIBLE & Getting MICROSOFT CERTIFIED

    Vinny Appice - On READING THE BIBLE & Getting MICROSOFT CERTIFIED

    On this Vinny Appice Interview: Vinny talks about working with John Lennon, Rick Derringer, Tony Iommi and Vivian Campbell… turning down Ozzy’s solo project and then getting the call to replace Bill Ward in Black Sabbath, just a short time later… the first & last song (30 years later) Vinny played with Ronnie James Dio (it was the same song!). Watching Led Zeppelin open for Vanilla Fudge, reading the Bible, getting Microsoft certified, and loads more really interesting & cool stuff from this drum legend:
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    Vinny was part of John Lennon’s backing band for John’s last performance. He also played with Rick Derringer (3 LPs) and played with Black Sabbath and Dio throughout his career, on some of both band’s biggest albums
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Will Kimbrough - On growing up in Mobile, Alabama and its IMPACT on him

    Will Kimbrough - On growing up in Mobile, Alabama and its IMPACT on him

    On this Will Kimbrough Interview: Will talks about growing up in Mobile, Alabama and its impact on him, personally and musically… working with Jimmy Buffet, Todd Snider, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Mavis Staples (and the lesson she taught him)... great advice on recording and songwriting, taking care of his father and more. Great stories from a great songwriter:
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    A multi-instrumentalist sideman who’s also released 9 solo LPs, Will has written, toured, recorded with, or produced Rodney Crowell, Shemekia Copeland, Todd Snider, Steve Poltz, Kim Richey, Garrison Starr, Josh Rouse, Matthew Ryan, Jimmy Buffet, Little Feat, Todd Snider, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Mavis Staples & others
     
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    • 1 hr 49 min
    Josh Hoyer, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal - Managing DEPRESSION & ANXIETY on the ROAD

    Josh Hoyer, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal - Managing DEPRESSION & ANXIETY on the ROAD

    On this Josh Hoyer interview: Traveling across the country in his van for 2 years and the incredibly important life changing conclusion this helped him get to… teaching himself how to play piano, backstories to some of Josh’s best songs, making chicken salad out of chicken shit in the studio, his top 3 musical experiences, dealing with depression and anxiety and managing them on the road, his worst gig EVER, his most important LIFE-CHANGING event, becoming more grateful, staying in the present, and more…
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    Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Josh is the founder of Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, a very tight and powerful soul, blues and funk band. Josh’s voice is really incredible - this guy was BORN to be a soul singer. He also writes all the songs, plays a mean B3, and baritone saxophone. Since 2003, Josh has released 9 studio albums. He competed on the Voice in 2017, and has been touring nationally & internationally since 2014, averaging just over 200 shows a year, both as a solo artist and with Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal.
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    • 57 min
    Wayne Krantz - How Wayne Krantz Developed his Particular Style of Improvisational Playing

    Wayne Krantz - How Wayne Krantz Developed his Particular Style of Improvisational Playing

    On this Wayne Krantz Interview: Wayne talks about playing with Donald Fagen, Pino Palladino & Vinnie Colaiuta… moving to NYC, having faith he had something to say with his playing… big lesson he learned from watching Mike Stern book a gig… how he developed his improvisational style of playing, pizza, family, relationships, respecting your needs and more cool stuff
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    A solo artist with 10 LPs, Wayne’s also been a successful sideman playing with Donald Fagen, Steely Dan, Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham, Chris Potter, David Binney, Carla Bley. Featured on his own records are people like Pino Palladino, Dennis Chambers, Keith Carlock, John Patitucci, Tal Wilkenfeld, Vinnie Colaiuta, Anton Fig
     
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Stevie Salas - From HOMELESS to TOURING THE WORLD, then QUITTING...

    Stevie Salas - From HOMELESS to TOURING THE WORLD, then QUITTING...

    On this Stevie Salas Interview, he dives deep, explaining how he went from being homeless to touring arenas just 2 years later with Rod Stewart… getting fired from Duran Duran, being Native American, Rod Stewart telling him about “mountains & valleys,” dealing with the loss of his girlfriend and how Mick Jagger helped him bounce back, quitting the Rod Stewart gig and LOADS more deep stuff:
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    A successful sideman and producer who’s recorded on over 70 LPs with artists like George Clinton, Justin Timberlake, Buddy Miles, Mick Jagger, Don Was, Rod Stewart & others… Stevie’s also sold over 2 million solo albums. He’s also scored music for Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Darfur and other movies, and produced the movie “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World,” which won awards at Sundance Film Festival
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    • 2 hrs 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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Great interview and insight into amazing guitar players, I’m so glad this exists it brightens your day

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Credit to Craig Garber

The host of this show comes well prepared. His genuine warmth and interest bring a rewarding element to the interviews. Great job, Craig.

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Invaluable

I have listened to several of these podcasts and will listen to many more. They are an invaluable insight into the minds and hearts of some very accomplished guitarists. Craig is an extremely articulate man with an open mind and a generous heart and has the ability to get people to open up and range far and wide in their recollections. Poignant, funny, insightful and inspiring and a million miles away from the mundane troubles of daily life. Time well spent.

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