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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.

    Tyler Armstrong: REFUSED TO PLAY WITH CHEAP TRICK!

    Tyler Armstrong: REFUSED TO PLAY WITH CHEAP TRICK!

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    On this Tyler Armstrong Interview: His upbringing in Springfield, Illinois and his transitioning from baseball to music… early experiences in sessions and the challenges the band has faced in the music industry, recent success & opening for Blackberry Smoke. Reaching out to bands for opportunities, the importance of authenticity in music, the dynamics of rock music, the meaning behind specific songs, value of authenticity and being true to oneself, the impact of personal experiences on songwriting. Spirituality and how it has influenced his life, including his unique perspective on how he views God and the role of sacrifice in his life. A review of his main guitars, his hobbies outside of music, including fishing and being a fan of Illinois Fighting Illini basketball. He expresses gratitude for the supportive community in his life and offers words of wisdom to live life to the fullest
    Tyler is the primary songwriter and guitar player for the band FEEL. FEEL is an up and coming band and I can assure you, this band will be making waves very soon, and I wanted to turn all my listeners on to them. If you like old school rock and roll, with a unique style that includes blues, rock, some jazz, great long jams, and lots of break up on tube amps, you will LOVE these guys. FEEL has an EP out called Live in St Petersburg, made right down the road from me at Jannus Live St. Pete, Florida. I was also lucky enough to get a sneak preview of some of the band’s new tracks and all I can say is we’re all in store for great music as they continue releasing new music moving forward.
     

    • 2 hr 13 min
    Doyle Dykes: FAITH & IT'S IMPACT ON HIS MUSIC

    Doyle Dykes: FAITH & IT'S IMPACT ON HIS MUSIC

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    Doyle Dykes Interview: Doyle’s relationship with God and the church and how it impacted him throughout his life… loads of true stories about what some might call serendipity, but what others call divine intervention… A major medical hurdle he had to overcome which nearly destroyed his music career, top 3 musical experiences, playing with Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy and Eric Johnson… his 47 year marriage, Glen Campbell, a lesson learned at the drive in, Guitar Poor & more. LOVELY guy, great convo, incredibly sincere in his beliefs:
    World-renowned finger picker Doyle Dykes is equally adept on acoustic or electric. He’s played w Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy, Merle Travis, Les Paul, John Fogerty, Vince Gill & Others. Doyle grew up in gospel music and has since toured all over the world playing gospel, country, blues, jazz and other genres. He’s also a member of the International Country Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, and a 2-time ICGMA Instrumentalist of the Year winner. He’s the author of Lights of Marfa

    • 2 hr 20 min
    Audley Freed, Cry of Love: WHAT IT'S LIKE TO WRITE 2 #1 HITS

    Audley Freed, Cry of Love: WHAT IT'S LIKE TO WRITE 2 #1 HITS

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    On this Audley Freed Interview: Audley Freed on the 4 year effort it took to get Cry of Love up and running, playing with Warren Haynes / Gov’t Mule, Greg Allman, Black Crowes, Jimmy Page, Sheryl Crow, Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones, Johnny Hallyday, Leslie West, Don Was… dealing with the loss of his parents, work ethic, unconditional love, gardening, being a better listener and why we’re all a work in progress. Incredibly honest, kind guy - amazing player

    Audley’s written 2 #1 Billboard hits with his first band, Cry of Love, and has also been a successful side man over the last 30 years, recording and touring with The Black Crowes, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Gov’t Mule, Johnny Hallyday, Brian May & others… and has co-written songs recorded by Gov’t Mule, Train, Chris Robinson & others… and has been a touring & recording member of Sheryl Crow’s band for several years now. He’s been named as one of the top 100 guitarists in several different magazines

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Andy McKee: HAD A TOTAL “BRAIN FART” RIGHT ON STAGE!

    Andy McKee: HAD A TOTAL “BRAIN FART” RIGHT ON STAGE!

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    On this Andy McKee Interview: His early years as a musician, his experiences playing with Prince, and his approach to songwriting and alternate tunings…. the emotional expression he finds in acoustic guitar music, his approach to playing guitar in altered tunings and the challenges and rewards it brings. He also talks about the inspiration behind his song 'For My Father' and the emotional connection it has with his audience. Andy shares his experiences touring with Eric Johnson and Dream Theater, as well as his involvement in the Michael Hedges documentary… balancing his music career and family life, and his struggle with social media. McKee also mentions his signature guitar models and his love for video game music… the importance of staying true to yourself as a musician, biggest change in his personality over the years, and more. Lovely, sincere guy, great convo!
    Originally from Topeka, Kansas… Andy’s an awesome finger style guitar player - he’s released 7 LPs and 2EPs, and he’s also played on records by Josh Groban, Lee Ritenour, and he hosts a lot of guitar workshops. He initially became well-known when a few of his videos blew up on YouTube back in the early 2000’s, including his song Drifting - which has over 60 Million views. And at one time, the top 3 videos on YT were all Andy McKee’s. This opened doors for Andy to play literally thousands of concerts all over the world, sharing the stage with artists like Prince, Eric Johnson & Dream Theater. Andy has a new finger style “supergroup” LP out featuring himself, Calum Graham and Trevor Gordon Hall. The band, and the LP are called Tripliciti
     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Caleb Quaye, Elton John: SOBRIETY & DEALING WITH ABANDONMENT

    Caleb Quaye, Elton John: SOBRIETY & DEALING WITH ABANDONMENT

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    Caleb Quaye Interview: His new movie, A Voice Louder Than Rock, leaving school at 15... dealing with anger and chaos spurred on by his dad, who abandoned the family when Caleb was only 12… how he met Elton John, what Joan Armatrading told Caleb 40 years later, crazy session with Harry Nilsson, losing the Elton gig and the downward spiral that occurred afterwards, reuniting with his father, finding God & happy endings for everyone

    Caleb Quaye was Elton John’s guitarist early on, touring & playing on Empty Sky, Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection, Madman Across the Water, Rock of the Westies, Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Blue Moves, Live in Central Park NY. Caleb was also a successful side man, who played or toured w Billy Nicholls, Harry Nilsson, Al Kooper, Long John Baldry, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Shawn Phillips, Hall & Oates, Peter Criss, Dusty Springfield, others

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Nir Z - Genesis, Chris Cornell: IS GIVING 100% WORTH IT?

    Nir Z - Genesis, Chris Cornell: IS GIVING 100% WORTH IT?

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    On this Nir Z Interview: Moving from Israel to NYC and then to Nashville, and the challenges of adjusting to the cultural differences of each… working with Genesis, Chris Cornell, Tom Bukovac, Alana Davis… growing up in Israel, giving 100%, acceptance and being yourself. Great guy, very sincere 
    Nir Z is a 2-time winner of the Nashville Music Row drummer of the year award, and a successful lifetime session player in Israel, New York, and Nashville. He’s played or toured with John Mayer, Chris Cornell, Genesis, John Oates, Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Jason Mraz, Billy Squier and others
    PHOTO BY RICHARD ELLIOTT HOYNES

    • 1 hr 57 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 ,

smile more, say less

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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