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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.

    Steve Bell: HIS REAL SECRET BEHIND BUILDING HIS FAN BASE

    Steve Bell: HIS REAL SECRET BEHIND BUILDING HIS FAN BASE

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    On this Steve Bell interview, Steve shares his journey from being a musician in clubs to becoming a successful solo artist. He discusses receiving the Order of Canada, the impact of his father's work as a prison chaplain & lessons learned from his experiences in the prison environment and how they shaped his perspective on forgiveness and empathy. He also talks about the pivotal moment when he decided to step out on his own and pursue a career as a solo artist. The importance of being open to the universe and listening to the whispers of God, moving into the “wisdom years,” and realizing every moment is sacred and enchanted. How he and his partner er built Signpost Music… the emotional experience that inspired the song 'Moon Over Birkenau' and the transformative power of spending time in nature. Steve reflects on the magic of flow in musical performances and shares some of his most memorable musical experiences… the importance of humility and gratitude, treating others with kindness and respect, and learning from difficult times. Unexpected turns in his life, the toughest decisions he's had to make, and the importance of setting boundaries in relationships. He shares the best advice he's ever received, which is to make peace with powerlessness, becoming more settled and less anxious, and loads more very cool and sincere wisdom

    Steve is a Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter who’s released 22 LPs over a 34-year career, with independent sales exceeding 400K units. Add 4 concert videos, 5 songbooks, recorded masterclasses & more than 3,000 live shows, and you have a massive body of work. Steve’s mostly known as a faith-inspired singer-songwriter, who is also an exceptional finger-style guitarist. Steve’s won 2 JUNO awards, numerous Western Canadian Music and Covenant awards, and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2021 he was recognized with the Order of Manitoba, and in 2022 he was inducted into the Order of Canada, which is an prestigious service award given to people whose service helped shaped Canadian society, and whose compassion has united communities. Steve’s most recent LP is an instrumental, called No Words, which came out in 2023. Steve lives with his wife, Nanci, in Winnipeg Manitoba

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Boz Boorer: MORRISEY'S MUSIC DIRECTOR SINCE 1992... LOADS OF STORIES!

    Boz Boorer: MORRISEY'S MUSIC DIRECTOR SINCE 1992... LOADS OF STORIES!

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    On this Boz Boorer Interview: Stories about playing with Morrissey, Adam Ant, David Bowie, Joan Armatrading, working with Mick Ronson, some great lessons for musicians, fave amps & axes, childhood memories, spreading himself too thin, and more. Super cool guy, incredibly humble
    Boz Boorer is an English guitarist, multi-instrumentalist & producer most well known for his work as co-writer, guitarist and musical director with Morrissey (since 1992). He’s also a solo artist (5 LPs), founder of The Polecats, and has been a sideman with Adam Ant, David Bowie, Joan Armatrading, Jools Holland, Edwyn Collins & others. He also runs his own label, NV Records, has a successful record store in Camden Lock, and a Studio in Portugal

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Mike Dimkic - The Cult, Bad Religion: STEVE JONES FINALLY PAID HIM BACK

    Mike Dimkic - The Cult, Bad Religion: STEVE JONES FINALLY PAID HIM BACK

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    On this Mike Dimkic Interview, Mike talks about growing up with a single mother who worked for Teen Magazine and was exposed to various music genres, and influenced his love for music. He also discusses the impact of divorce on his childhood & his father’s past as a successful UCLA athlete… how he connected with Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols, his early influences and the impact of punk rock, joining Steve Jones' band and the challenges they faced… the significance of life-changing events and how they shape a person… advice to aspiring musicians… how he connected with The Cult, and touring with Metallica… working in a shoe store full-time… feeling stagnant in The Cult and discovering Bad Religion, his audition for Bad Religion & the initial challenges of learning Bad Religion's songs… how growth as a guitar player in Bad Religion and the enjoyment he finds in playing music with the band. Lessons learned from getting older and the importance of appreciating the present moment… changes in his personality over the years and the importance of being less concerned with others' opinions. He emphasizes the value of experiences over material possessions and the joy he finds in playing music
    Since 2013, Mike’s been the guitarist with one of the biggest selling punk rock bands ever, Bad Religion. Mike started his career playing in California Punk bands. After connecting with Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols, he opened with Steve for The Cult. The Cult then asked Mike to join them as rhythm guitarist in 1993, and he was with them for 20 years. He also played on Suckerpunch’s self-titled LP. Mike’s a competitive cyclist and a former competitive long-distance runner

    • 2 hr 59 min
    JP Soars: FORCED TO DEVELOP SURVIVAL SKILLS

    JP Soars: FORCED TO DEVELOP SURVIVAL SKILLS

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    On this JP Soars Interview: Tons of cool stories about growing up in rural Arkansas in an economically difficult situation, moving to South Florida and developing survival skills along the way… Being a band leader vs. being a side man, how JP put his last LP together from scratch, in 5 days (Let Go Of The Reins, which debuted at #7 on Blues Charts)... feeling overwhelmed and having to handle negative repercussions in a very real and dramatic way self-awareness, humility, The Netherlands & New Orleans, model trains, shark teeth, happiness and joy. 100% Real, cool stories:
    1st place winner and Albert King Award for best guitarist of the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, J.P. Soars has toured extensively, releasing 6 LPs. One of them, Southbound I-95, won him a Blues Blast Award for best Blues Rock Album
    Photo by Marilyn Stringer / mjstringerphoto.com

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Chris Simmons - Leon Russell, Paul Thorn: ALMOST DIED AT 19

    Chris Simmons - Leon Russell, Paul Thorn: ALMOST DIED AT 19

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    On this Chris Simmons Interview: Chris talks about his career, finding satisfaction in work, taking responsibility for personal growth, recognizing personal control, not trying to control others, giving and receiving grace 
    Chris, a blues guitarist, shares his journey from growing up in Alabama to playing with the Paul Thorne Band and touring with Leon Russell. He discovered his passion for the guitar at a young age and knew he wanted to play professionally. After playing in cover bands and his own original band, he made the move to Austin and later to LA. The opportunity to audition for Leon Russell changed his life, and he spent five years on the road with him, opening for artists like Elton John. This experience taught him professionalism and songwriting skills. Chris talks about being let go from Leon's band, receiving Freddie King’s guitar as a gift from Leon, joining Paul Thorn's band, and more
    Chris discusses the power of music and live performances, overcoming dark periods in life, finding gratitude and perspective, the process of creating guitar solos, unforgettable moments in life, personal hobbies, lessons from his parents, finding joy and satisfaction in life, and more
    Photo by Larry O. Gay
     

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Rik Emmett, Triumph: BEST DECISION HE EVER MADE

    Rik Emmett, Triumph: BEST DECISION HE EVER MADE

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    Rik Emmett Interview: How Rik got started in the music business, Triumph’s first gig, a scary record company transaction and why Rik ultimately left Triumph - and a moving story behind why the band members made up, years later… playing the US Festival (250,000 people), playing with George Benson, Steve Morse, Steve Vai… favorite songs he wrote, best decision he ever made, mellowing, and what happens when you get 8 free guitar lessons. Really cool and very sincere guy, first class all the way 
    Rick was the guitarist, vocalist and primary songwriter for Triumph. While Rik was with the band, Triumph released 7 Platinum and 10 Gold LPs in Canada. In 1988, Rik left Triumph to focus on a solo career and has since released 20 studio & live LPs Gene Steinman Photography

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

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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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