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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.

    Eric Bazilian, The Hooters- "I Peaked at 16 but had to SPEND THE NEXT 20 YEARS GROWING A SOUL"

    Eric Bazilian, The Hooters- "I Peaked at 16 but had to SPEND THE NEXT 20 YEARS GROWING A SOUL"

    On this Eric Bazilian Interview: Playing Live Aid, Amnesty International, and in front of over 300,000 people in Berlin, for The Wall… detailed info about writing his biggest hits, stories about playing with Cyndi Lauper, The Band, Mick Jagger, Scorpions, Joan Osborne… his vintage Gibsons, most important thing he learned about himself, biggest changes and much more. HUGELY underrated guitar player and full of energy!
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    Eric is a founding member, songwriter and lead guitarist of The Hooters, and writer of the #3 Billboard Joan Osborne hit, “One Of Us”... Eric’s also written hits for Scorpions, Robbie Williams, Ricky Martin & others
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Tommy Castro is LOVING LIFE “I’m NOT TRYING TO MAKE IT any more…”

    Tommy Castro is LOVING LIFE “I’m NOT TRYING TO MAKE IT any more…”

    On this Tommy Castro interview: The TWO BEST DECISIONS he ever made, moving up to San Francisco and starting his solo career after honing his craft in a couple of popular regional bands… Tommy’s journey through recovery and staying sober for 19 years… Backstory to some of Tommy’s best songs, recording techniques, guitars… his TOP 3 Musical Experiences, favorite song he wrote, loads of cool stories just a lovely, down to earth guy who’s enjoying his life right now, A MUST LISTEN
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    One of my favorite blues and soul artists, Tommy Castro is a triple threat as a great songwriter, a killer blues guitarist, and just an amazingly strong and soulful voice. Tommy’s won loads of well-deserved awards over his career: Bay Area Music Award for Outstanding Blues Album for his first solo studio LP, Exception to the Rule, as well as Outstanding Blues Musician... 2008 Blues Music Award for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year for his Painkiller LP... In 2010, The Blues Foundation awarded Blues Male Artist of the Year, Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, and Band of the Year... and just a few months ago, Tommy again won B.B. King King Entertainer of the Year, album of the year for Tommy Castro Presents A Bluesman Came to Town and, band of the year for Tommy Castro & The Painkillers. Also, a Bluesman Came to Town reached No. 2 on Billboard‘s Blues Albums chart.
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Joe Hoare, Orange Goblin "I’m not worrying about FITTING IN SO MUCH...”

    Joe Hoare, Orange Goblin "I’m not worrying about FITTING IN SO MUCH...”

    On this Joe Hoare Interview: founding member & Orange Goblin guitarist shares stories on how the band started, secret to their longevity, guitar influences you might not expect, a history of some of the band’s best songs, Joe’s favorite Orange Goblin songs, fan favorites, guitars, getting married, family, waffles and more. Very cool convo:
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    John “Segs” Jennings, The Ruts - LOSING his DAD, the UNIVERSE & LOVE:

    John “Segs” Jennings, The Ruts - LOSING his DAD, the UNIVERSE & LOVE:

    John “Segs” Jennings Interview: Founding member of seminal UK punk-dub band, The Ruts opens up about the huge influence his sister had on his music career, his best childhood memory, dealing with the loss of his dad, getting closure on (and permission from) losing his two bandmates and close friends, fighting at The Peppermint Lounge, the Universe and Love…
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    How The Ruts got started mixing ska w punk & rock, hooking up with John Peel and selling 250,000 copies of “Babylon’s Burning.” “Almost famous” supergroups with Joe Strummer, Rat Scabies, Mick Jones. LOADS more cool stuff, very real and raw:
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Von Kopfman, “He was about to COMMIT SUICIDE and then he HEARD THIS PODCAST…”

    Von Kopfman, “He was about to COMMIT SUICIDE and then he HEARD THIS PODCAST…”

    On this Von Kopfman interview: Von shares the REST of THE STORY about what happened after he came on Everyone Loves Guitar. In hopes of helping others heal from a similar trauma, Von shared something quite heavy - an experience he had at 10 years old, when he was sexually molested by a neighbor. What happened next, was totally unexpected: He received over 500 emails from people around the world - sadly, 400 of them had had similar experiences. He also received an email from someone who told him he was about to commit suicide, but hearing Von’s story made him change his mind and seek out help.  
    You can watch and listen to Von’s original interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1qrhsVmqcc
    NOTE: If you have been a victim of sexual abuse, please call the National Sex Abuse Hotline at 800-656-4673 and if thoughts of harming yourself, or suicide have crossed your mind, please call the Suicide Crisis Hotline at 988
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    Von Kopfman is a prolific songwriter, guitarist and author, originally from Emporia, Kansas. Recorded his first solo LP in 1994 when he was 29 years old, since that time he’s written over 3,000 songs, recorded 36 LPs, including 6 LPs with his band project called Big Daddy Loud - a popular regional rock band in Kansas.
    Originally, Von wanted to share his experience with the hopes of potentially motivating and inspiring others to heal, and to not just let the after affects of this trauma, eat you up for the rest of your life. But in reality, what actually happened... was completely unexpected. So I wanted to have Von back on the show to share his post-show experience because it’s amazing what happens when you share something so powerful like this. It really touches others.  
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    • 39 min
    John McCurry - Co-wrote & played Alice Cooper's "Poison" - Sobriety & The Price he Paid For Success

    John McCurry - Co-wrote & played Alice Cooper's "Poison" - Sobriety & The Price he Paid For Success

    On this John McCurry Interview: Cool stories about playing with Billy Squire, Chuck Leavell, John Waite, Alice Cooper, Julian Lennon… getting sober and the changes he made, seeing Led Zeppelin in concert, price he paid for success, moving to NYC, relationships and more:
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    A career NYC sideman, John co-wrote “Poison” with Alice Cooper & has written, recorded or toured w Cyndi Lauper, Billy Joel, Alice Cooper, John Waite, Belinda Carlisle, Julian Lennon, Cher, Bonnie Tyler, Katie Perry, Jonas Bros, Anita Baker, and many others… , plays on and scores very legit movie and television music.
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    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
439 Ratings

439 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.

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!

Jayare2 ,

Great podcast!

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!

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