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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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    • 4.8 • 447 Ratings

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.

    Lou Pardini, Chicago: STILL TRYING TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT

    Lou Pardini, Chicago: STILL TRYING TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT

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    On this Lou Pardini Interview: Moving to LA and working his way up, working with Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, John Patitucci, Elton John & Leon Russell… overcoming a terrible family tragedy… his first written song winning a Grammy for Smokey Robinson, moving to Nashville, having the confidence to do music, the drive for his work ethic, fame vs. desire to make music - and the difference in long-term personal growth, “The Great Disappearing Act,” and why Lou’s “Still trying to figure it all out.” Total first class act, in every way possible and a deeply talented musician who gives 110% all the time
    The oldest of 6 brothers & a successful session player for 4 decades, Lou’s been the keyboardist & co-vocalist of Chicago since 2010. He’s also a prolific songwriter who’s written a No. 1 Billboard R & B hit.
    He’s written, produced or performed w Stevie Wonder, Patti Austin, Billy Preston, John Patitucci, Joe Sample, Robben Ford, Chick Corea, Larry Carlton, Elton John, T Bone Burnett, Leon Rueesll and many others.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Mark Agnesi: HIS FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT GIBSON

    Mark Agnesi: HIS FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT GIBSON

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    On this Mark Agnesi interview, the director of brand experience for Gibson guitars shares his journey from a small town in Ohio to working in the music industry. He discusses his early music career, including starting a band and releasing an album at a young age. Mark also talks about his transition to marketing and the creation of the popular YouTube series, Guitar of the Day. He then explains his decision to leave Norms Rare Guitars and join Gibson, where he helped launch Gibson TV and produce high-quality content for the brand. 
    Mark discusses the creation of Gibson TV, Gibson Films, and Gibson Certified Vintage. He also talks about his role in designing and opening the Gibson Experience Centers and the importance of attention to detail in retail spaces. Mark discussed overcoming “Play Authentic” and  emphasizes the importance of patience in building an audience and the value of hard work… the  most important lesson life has taught him, the biggest change in his personality over the last 10 years… his upcoming line of Mark Agnesi guitars, and his guitar collection. 
    Mark emphasizes the importance of being nice and kind to others and shares his passion for cooking, sports, and buying guitars. He also talks about the challenges of maintaining an on-camera persona and separating it from his real personality. Mark's love for music and guitars shines through as he discusses his role at Gibson and his personal guitar collection.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Neil Jason - Bryan Ferry, SNL Band, Knopfler: SNL HOUSE BAND MEMBER!

    Neil Jason - Bryan Ferry, SNL Band, Knopfler: SNL HOUSE BAND MEMBER!

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    On this Neil Jason Interview: Working with Bryan Ferry, The Brecker Brothers, Paul McCartney, Phil Ramone, John McLaughlin, Narada Michael Walden, Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler, Eddie Van Halen, Yoko Ono & the Plastic Ono Band, Eddie Van Halen, Will Lee, Phil Manzanera, Mick Jagger, Grace Slick, Paul Shaffer, Gladys Knight… playing more thoughtfully, being in the moment, tons more
    Neil Jason is a professional bassist, producer & composer. Over the last 40 years, in addition to the above, he’s also toured or recorded with Pavarotti, Billy Joel, Roxy Music, Hall & Oates,, Paul Simon, Kiss, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Harry Chapin, Celine Dion, Brigitte Zarie ,Cyndi Lauper, Dire Straits, Joe Jackson, Art Garfunkel & others. In addition, he was a member of the house band for Saturday Night Live from 1983 to 1985, and has over 100 appearances with Paul Shaffer and the Band on David Letterman.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Rene Merideth: HOW METALLICA CHANGED THE INDUSTRY

    Rene Merideth: HOW METALLICA CHANGED THE INDUSTRY

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    In this Rene Merideth interview, the co-founder and COO of Exploration, shares her journey in the music industry. She discusses her early involvement with music as a roadie for her grandfather's gospel music band, the importance of problem-solving, confidence, and the ability to adapt. Rene shares her experience studying music business at Belmont University and the transition to artist management and publishing. She encourages artists to take control of their careers and not be afraid to promote themselves. 
    Rene shares her journey of finding order in chaos and taking a leap of faith by moving to Los Angeles. She discusses her experience starting at Windswept and becoming the head of West Coast licensing at BMG. Rene explains the complexities of mechanical licensing and the impact of Metallica's fight for the music industry. Finally, she introduces Exploration's copyright administration services. 
    This part of the conversation focuses on the support and services provided by Exploration in managing YouTube channels and dealing with copyright claims. It also highlights the importance of clean data and human interaction in music administration.  Rene offfers practical advice for artists in handling business aspects and difficult situations. She shares her experiences working with artists and their management, emphasizing the need to be adaptable in building relationships. 
    Rene also addresses the issue of sexual harassment and abuse, emphasizing the need for support and understanding... the lessons learned from getting older, including the challenges of perimenopause. She emphasizes the importance of always betting on yourself and speaking truth to power. 
    Renee also discusses her involvement with Janey's Fund, an organization that helps abused and neglected girls.

    • 2 hr 47 min
    Darran Charles, Godsticks: COMING TO TERMS WITH DEPRESSION

    Darran Charles, Godsticks: COMING TO TERMS WITH DEPRESSION

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    Darran Charles Interview: VERY intense convo about how Darran worked tirelessly on getting the band launched, including booking ALL their early gigs across Europe... dealing with depression and coming to terms with how to remediate it… being more self-reflective, a tragedy and a friend who made Darran start questioning things, dealing with perfectionism, loyalty, and loads of other interesting bits and pieces. Lovely guy, very genuine:
    Darran Charles is the lead singer, writer, founding member and guitarist for Godsticks, a successful prog rock/metal band out of Wales. The band has supported major acts like The Pineapple Thief, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally band and others… headlined their own shows, and just dropped their (awesome) 5th Studio album, Inescapable.

    • 2 hr 29 min
    Chris Bruce - Beck, Bramhall, Billy Preston, more: 1st STUDIO WORK AT AGE 14!

    Chris Bruce - Beck, Bramhall, Billy Preston, more: 1st STUDIO WORK AT AGE 14!

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    On this Chris Bruce Interview: OMG Stories for days here! His first trip to the studio at age 14, playing with Wendy & Lisa, Doyle Bramhall II, Meshell Ndegeocello, Greg Leisz, Abe Laboriel Jr., Joe Henry, Billy Preston, George Clinton… working with producers Trevor Horn & Craig Street, top 3 musical experiences, getting through low points in life, his calming nature, parents’ influence, discipline, acceptance and more. TOTALLY cool guy, great vibe:
    Chris’ grandparents ran an after hours club in Chicago, where folks like Sam Cooke and Louis armstrong gathered… and Chris’ mother was friends with Curtis Mayfield, Gary Shider & Glenn Goins (Funkadelic). A lifetime sideman, his first gig was touring the world with Wendy & Lisa, and he’s toured or recorded with Jeff Beck, Doyle Bramhall II, Greg Leisz, Pino Palladino, Abe Laboriel Jr., Billy Preston, Tom Waits, Chris Connelly and loads of others, on both guitar and bass. 

    • 2 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
447 Ratings

447 Ratings

PeterPrincipal ,

Guy Pratt

Craig, thanks for this wonderful peek inside the life of Guy, who’s my favorite bass player. As a 75-year-old, sixty-year-old bass hacker, I’m staggered by Guy’s diversity, not to mention his playing. I met him briefly in ‘94 on a Floyd tour, and now I know what a terrific guy he is.
Great interview. Thanks.

JaySix ,

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Great guests and a lot of knowledge but A LOT of talking over guests and long rambling from the host which is frustrating when the guests have so much to say but keep getting cut off:

Jay_L_K ,

Great guests, great interviews!

Recently discovered and fell in love with this podcast. The guest list is spectacular, a who’s who of guitarists’ guitar players. Keep up the great work, Craig!

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