7 episodes

Conversations in the Key of Life is the podcast that talks to you about your musical journeys. Each episode finds Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond talking to everyday guitarists and bassists about their hilarious, jealousy-inducing, sometimes tear-jerking experiences on a specific theme. Subjects range from hair-raising stories about meeting guitar heroes to insane gear finds, using the guitar to cope with tragedy, gigs from hell, and more.

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    • 4.3 • 19 Ratings

Conversations in the Key of Life is the podcast that talks to you about your musical journeys. Each episode finds Premier Guitar's Shawn Hammond talking to everyday guitarists and bassists about their hilarious, jealousy-inducing, sometimes tear-jerking experiences on a specific theme. Subjects range from hair-raising stories about meeting guitar heroes to insane gear finds, using the guitar to cope with tragedy, gigs from hell, and more.

    Ep. #7 - Gear-Theft Horror Stories

    Ep. #7 - Gear-Theft Horror Stories

    Esoterica Electrica columnist/Hamer Guitars cofounder Jol Dantzig recounts the theft of the first Hamer bass, and PG fan Caleb Keeter recalls his double-whammy nightmare.

    • 38 min
    Episode 6 - Guitar Teachers Who Go Above & Beyond

    Episode 6 - Guitar Teachers Who Go Above & Beyond

    PG reader Dustin Wallace and special guest John Bohlinger pay homage to instructors who made a huge impact on their musical lives.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. #5: Calling Random Swedes

    Ep. #5: Calling Random Swedes

    CITKOL host Shawn Hammond calls Sweden's "national phone number" to ask random Swedish guitarists the same five questions.

    • 31 min
    Ep. #4: Gigs from Hell

    Ep. #4: Gigs from Hell

    PG fans recount live performances gone horribly awry—from club cave-ins to CD-stealing hecklers and a bar whose over-the-top, sketchy-sounding name turned out to be all too apt.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. #3: Guitar As Therapy

    Ep. #3: Guitar As Therapy

    In this episode of Premier Guitar’s Conversations in the Key of Life podcast, PG fans share inspiring, touching accounts of how they made it through harrowing life struggles—alcoholism, cancer, and the untimely passing of a child—thanks to the mysterious healing properties of their 6-strings.

    • 1 hr
    Ep. #2: Insane Gear Finds

    Ep. #2: Insane Gear Finds

    PG fans share amazing gear-acquisition stories that
    are as jealousy-inducing as they are hilarious and
    touching.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Nickname_MRK ,

Newly discovered gem!

I gotta admit, I'm not a guitar connoisseur (I do play a little) but I stumbled across this podcast and was intrigued by the worst gigs ever episode. Then, I slid into the episode where Shawn talks about getting gear stolen and I was hooked. Shawn has sort of an Ira Glass feel in his intros but the stories are SO fun to listen to. Funny, surprising, kind of sad sometimes. And about a whole world that I don't really know a lot about. I'm def looking forward to listening to the rest of them!

Hexagontaginal ,

Love this podcast

This has quickly turned into one of my favorite podcasts. It takes a different slant on things and talks to a wide range of guitar player about different subjects. It goes beyond just the basic 'interview a top tier guitar player.' So far the episodes have been very creative and fun to listen to!

slowhand_6 ,

Is life getting in the way?

Becoming disappointed that the producers have not kept up with releasing a new podcast each month.

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