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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.

Everyone Loves Guitar Craig Garber

    • Music Interviews

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.

    Rik Emmett - Triumph

    Rik Emmett - Triumph

    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: 

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Paul Jackson Jr.

    Paul Jackson Jr.

    Paul Jackson, Jr. has been a first-call LA session guitarist for over 40 years. He’s played on LPs by Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Lenny White, BB King, Sonny Rollins, Billy Preston, Joe Sample, Lamont Dozier, The Jacksons, Jose Feliciano, Stan Getz, Aretha Franklin, Boz Scaggs, Freddie Hubbard, Alphonse Mouzon, Ella Fitzgerald. Michael Jackson, Ray Parker Jr., Larry Graham, Herb Alpert, Chicago, Abe Laboriel, George Duke, and literally HUNDREDS of others… and he has 10 solo LPs of his own

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Kenny Aronoff

    Kenny Aronoff

    Tons of cool stories here, about working with John Mellencamp & lessons learned, playing with Al Pacino, Elton John, partying with Slash, playing with Tony Iommi, Bon Jovi, Don Was, John Fogerty… his intense work ethic and the origins of it… how he became a “Navy Seal” in classical music at Indiana University… following his heart and not his head, divorce, Vic Firth, Leonard Bernstein’s love, LOADS more cool stuff:

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Mark Buteux - Kings of Frog Island

    Mark Buteux - Kings of Frog Island

    How the Kings of Frog Island came together... Mark’s psychology behind, and approach to songwriting, song structure, and how he creates long musical climaxes… backstory of the bands most popular songs, some nerdy guitar stuff, why he wouldn’t be a good paramedic (funny), his very supportive and encouraging parents and how this impacted him… plus, loads of practical ideas on how to make your music, your recording, or anything you do, more creative. Really cool, very interesting and upbeat, lots of la

    • 2 hr 11 min
    Kevin Chown - Cosmosquad, Bombastic Meatbats, Tarja Turunen

    Kevin Chown - Cosmosquad, Bombastic Meatbats, Tarja Turunen

    Growing up the youngest of 4 in a musical family... playing with Jeff Kollman, Chuck Berry, Tony MacAlpine, Ted Nugent… overcoming a major health issue and using this as a springboard for a better life helping himself and others… dog training, carpentry, how challenges redefine you, Escanaba, and more. TOTALLY sincere, great convo with a great guy

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Chris Tapp - The Cold Stares

    Chris Tapp - The Cold Stares

    WOW, to say Chris is the real deal is an understatement. Incredibly moving stories about putting the band together and overcoming some totally unnecessary legal bullshit… learning he was adopted, discovering a terrible family tragedy and dealing with a family suicide, surviving cancer, becoming an endorsed Fender artist, not giving up, going for it, living in gratitude, and tons of cool stuff. Chris is a warrior, and you NEED to listen to this - it is inspiring on so many different levels

    • 2 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

jpcstudio ,

Far more than a podcast

As a listener of many podcasts, I have to share Craig’s approach often causes a chat or discussion to naturally morph into life’s most fascinating dimensions. Absolutely brilliant talks & stories. Thank you for “dong it your way Craig - it works!” I choose happiness and give you credit for instilling such a great mindset. Please keep doing what you’re doing ..... it’s awesome ..... thanks!

Eric Johanson ,

In depth interviews

Craig really goes beyond the usual gear or technique related questions, and delves into the deeper journey of an artist's life. Really great podcast.

GStoner42 ,

Great interview with David Grier

I’m a new listener who came here to listen to the David Grier interview. That was fantastic and I’ll be back for more.

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