We sit down and talk with interesting professional guitar players, and find out what makes them tick. Uncover the backstory behind your favorite guitar players, artists and sidemen. If you love guitar, success, life stories and meaningful life lessons, then stick around… you’re in the right place.
John Ashton, The Psychedelic Furs
On this John Ashton Interview: The rise and fall of the Psychedelic Furs and how things might have been different, the serendipitous events that occurred in John's life that brought him to music and to the Furs… Watching Free, Bowie, and The Clash in concert. John also shows us some of his many cool guitars, Tokyo, doing things at least twice, origins of Satellite Paradiso and TONS of other cool stuff. Awesome, sincere and lots of fun and laughs on this one!
Anto Drennan: Genesis, Moving Hearts, The Corrs
LOADS of amazingly cool stories here, including working with BB King, Gary Moore, Leo Sayer, Brian May, Mutt Lange, Genesis, Moving Hearts, The Corrs, others… Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton watching Anto at soundcheck, auditioning for Genesis, the event that caused Anto to play all night long for 12 hours… and why he “Was a completely different player, the next day.” This is an amazing call with LOADS of incredibly unique stories - don’t miss it!
Derek Frank, Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain “I learned to enjoy songwriting again…”
On this Derek Frank Interview: Influences on making his latest LP and his approach to writing these tracks, what he learned from making the record, how he showcased his bass but not at the expense of the other musicians, funk, 1970’s cop shows, Covid, and more. GREAT chat, high energy… comes with Derek’s original ELG episode as well
Dave Roe: Johnny Cash, Dan Auerbach, Jerry Reed
On this Dave Roe Interview: Getting sober after waking and baking for over 30 years, growing up in Hawaii… the incredible career path he’s had that’s forced him to continue growing as a person and as a musician, some pretty harsh mistakes he made and how he wound up correcting them,. his little-known musical genre passion… and some great lessons he learned from some tuition he’s had to pay. FANTASTIC conversation - REAL, RAW, and UNCUT, this one’s a MUST
Jonathan Maron, NYC Groove Collective “I’m NOT a very good liar…”
On this Jonathan Maron Interview: Going from “music is just a hobby,” to getting record contracts on TWO separate projects at once, the ups and downs of working in a band with 10 members… working with Maxwell, Curtis Mayfield, Donny McCaslin, Tupac, Meshell Ndegeocello… how to handle not being busy in the music industry, making better artistic choices, kindness, being happy for others, more
RARE: Rodney Mills, Engineered 50 Gold & Platinum Classic Rock LPs - STORIES FOREVER!
On this Rodney Mills Interview, stories galore and behind the scenes with Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, The Radiators, Second Coming, Gregg Allman, Atlanta Rhythm Section, James Brown, The Winstons, the “Amen Break” (most sampled drum fill in history, Rodney engineered it!), Bone Crusher, Berry Oakley… hanging in there with the Atlanta Rhythm Section until it paid off… surviving 2 heart attacks and TONS more. AWESOME, incredible, amazing, this is a LIFETIME of Music, and a MUST listen!
Customer ReviewsSee All
I've listened to the Audley Freed, Frank Sardonis and Ty Tabor episodes so far. All were excellent! I am very familiar with Audley and Ty but had not heard of Frank. I've enjoyed his episode the most so far. Mature beyond his years and a great variety of musical tastes. Craig does a great job asking questions not just about guitars and music, but life in general. Thanks for what you do!
Yeah! Tim Mitchell.
Loved the Tim Mitchell episode. He’s one of the greatest dudes I know. Looking forward to checking out the Grecco Buratto and Adam Zimmon episodes next!
- Brendan Buckley -
A must listen for musicians and fans of MUSIC!
Craig, Thanks for the insightful interviews and and amazing guests! Time after I time I am intrigued and captivated by players sharing their stories on how music became a force in their lives! So many instances I find myself listening to players I have never heard of and/or from genres I am not even particularly a fan of...
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