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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.

    Yasmin Williams

    Yasmin Williams

    Acoustic guitarist / composer Yasmin Williams just released a breathtaking new album called 'Urban Driftwood.' On today's Fretboard Journal Podcast, she talks to us about the making of the record (most of which took place in the middle of the 2020 pandemic), how she took up guitar after beating Guitar Hero 2, her gear of choice (including her custom Skytop Guitar) and much more. It's a fun chat with one of our favorite new artists. 

    • 34 min
    Jeff Poss of Calton Cases

    Jeff Poss of Calton Cases

    A few weeks back, we talked to Keith Calton, founder of Calton Cases (Fretboard Journal Podcast, Ep. 313). Decades ago, Keith perfected a fiberglass "flight case" design decades ago that is still used by touring artists around the world. This week, we're talking to Calton's current owner, Austin, Texas-based Jeff Poss. Jeff tells us about the company today, its current output, the evolution of Calton's construction and more.

    • 59 min
    Tom Ball

    Tom Ball

    Acclaimed acoustic guitarist and harmonica player Tom Ball joins us on this week's Fretboard Journal Podcast. Tom reflects on the passing of Ash Grove founder Ed Pearl and the incredible, highly influential venue that he founded. Tom attended innumerable shows at the Ash Grove and he regales us with some of his favorite memories of the venue, including one wild John Lee Hooker performance.

    • 26 min
    Bob Minner

    Bob Minner

    Bob Minner returns to the Fretboard Journal Podcast to walk us through his new album, SOLO. Recorded entirely on the newly-announced Collings CJ-45 T, the album is a must-listen for Collings fanatics or anyone who appreciates great flatpicking.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Keith Calton

    Keith Calton

    Today, some of the world's most valuable acoustic and electric instruments are protected by Calton Cases. What you may not realize is the colorful history of the case company or its founder, Keith Calton. On today's Fretboard Journal Podcast, we talk to Calton about his unlikely entry into the musical industry some 50 years ago, when he came up with the brilliant idea of a fiberglass guitar case and began tracing friends' instruments in his father's garage.

    • 52 min
    Nitebob Returns

    Nitebob Returns

    Until we can convince legendary live sound engineer Robert "Nitebob" Czaykowski to host his own podcast, we'll just keep inviting him back onto the Fretboard Journal Podcast. This time around, Nite Bob regales us with tales of early NAMM Shows, working with the New York Dolls, getting fired mid-concert, and more. We also hear more about his work for Walter Becker of Steely Dan, his advice for bands on the road, discover the one guitar brand he's not a fan of and much more.

    • 1 hr 54 min

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