Have Guitar Will Travel, hosted by James Patrick Regan, otherwise known as Jimmy from the Deadlies, is presented by Vintage Guitar magazine, the destination for guitar enthusiasts. Podcast episodes feature guitar players, builders, dealers and more – all with great experiences to share!
082 - Drew Holcomb, Foy Vance and Christophe Paubert
082 - Drew Holcomb, Foy Vance and Christophe Paubert In the latest episode of “Have Guitar Will Travel,” host James Patrick Regan connects with three artists – two musicans and a winemaker! Drew Holcomb talks about growing up in Memphis and his first guitar, an Ovation he played throughout his youth. A country-music performer, Drew has written songs heard on movie and TV soundtracks. On the road with his band, he hunts for guitars at pawn shops. Then, James talks to Foy Vance, a singer/songwriter from Scotland by way of Ireland. A Lowden player, he has worked at high-profile studios including Blackbird, Muscle Shoals, and Sun. The show closes with winemaker Christophe Paubert, who delves into the varieties offered at Stags Leap Winery. Music is hugely important in Christophe’s life, and he shares thoughts on the bands he most wanted to see at last year’s BottleRock Festival. Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link
081 - G Love
081 - G Love Host James Patrick Regan welcomes singer, rapper, and musician G. Love to episode 82 of “Have Guitar Will Travel.” They discuss his new solo album, “Philadelphia Mississippi,” recorded with a list of all-star guitarists including Luther Dickinson, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, and others. G. Love discovered the blues through John Hammond and his mother’s record collection, and in high school began performing as a folk artist before forming his band, Special Sauce. They dig into his ’39 Dobro and talk about his collection of Martins, Gibsons and Gretsches, as well as his signature guitars from Eastwood and Gretsch. Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link
080 - Fender's Stan Cotey
080 - Fender's Stan Cotey In Episode 80 of “Have Guitar Will Travel,” host James Patrick Regan welcomes guitarist and Fender R and D team member Stan Cotey. A Silicon Valley kid, Stan grew up with musical parents and made money by fixing on amps at local music stores. He also developed a love for guitars from the ’50s and ’60s, and maintains a collection of gear. He previously helped develop ProTools while working at AVID, and since joining Fender has worked in several areas of R and D, including pedals, pickups, and now, guitars. Also a recording musician, his work has been used by the Pokemon franchise, and he just released a new album. Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link
079 - Tim Dugger, Ray Fulcher and Drew Castle
079 - Tim Dugger, Ray Fulcher and Drew Castle Host James Patrick Regan talks with Tim Dugger, Ray Fulcher and Drew Castle for episode 79 of “Have Guitar Will Travel.” Dugger hails from Alabama and grew up listening to old “trucker” songs and scored a record deal thanks to a chance meeting with Mike Curb. Among his gear are a special Martin and Hummingbird. Fulcher’s early influences include Motown music heard on his dad’s stereo. After moving to Nashville, he did odd jobswhile trying to make it.His favorite guitars are a couple J-45s and his a ’52 Southern Jumbo. Castle is a guitarist for the duo O.N.E A Cleveland native whose grandmother was a jazz singer and father a singer and pastor, his personal musical journey also landed him in Nashville. Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link
078 - Matt Stell, Ian Flanigan and Erin Kinsey
078 - Matt Stell, Ian Flanigan and Erin Kinsey Ep 78 of “Have Guitar Will Travel” is a three-fer with host James Patrick Regan interviewing Matt Stell, Ian Flanigan, and Erin Kinsey. Stell is an Arkansas native who grew up hearing an array of music – everything from Patsy Cline to Alanis Morissette. His music has garnered 500,000,000 streams. Flanigan was raised in a musical family and took to fingerstyle playing thanks mostly to the influence of Tommy Emmanuel. Before the pandemic, he spent a decade living the life of a travelling singer/songwriter before an impromptu audition put him on NBC’s “The Voice.” Now he’s finishing a major-label album and collaborating with Blake Shelton. Kinsey is from suburban Dallas and grew up studying guitar. The day after graduating from high school, she moved to Nashville and started building a career as a singer/songwriter. Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link
077 - Patrick Davis
077 - Patrick Davis For Ep 77 of “Have Guitar Will Travel,” host James Patrick Regan speaks with Patrick Davis, from Songwriters in Paradise. A native of South Carolina, Patrick was raised in a musical family and has played his share of gigs for tip money. They discuss his beginnings as a songwriter, and how Hootie and the Blowfish helped him move to Nashville. He has written songs for Darius Rucker, Jimmy Buffet, Guy Clark, Robert Randolph, and still loves to perform with his big band, Patrick Davis and his Midnight Choir, where he uses an assortment of cool gear. Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link
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As a musician you might want to take this informative podcast on the road with you. Guitar and gear talk for axe pros and more.
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There’s something special and different about this podcast. I’ve only listened to the Bottle Rock series so far. Jimmy is a genuine, relatable host and interviewer. That he shares a lot of the touring and musical hard knocks experiences with the artists he’s interviewing brings a great perspective. That he talks guitars and amps is great, but the touring road stories are fascinating. “Are you making any money?” “Traveling by car, van or bus?” “What do you do on your off days?” I just like it. I always make a point of listening to each of the artists he’s interviewed - mostly because he so positive and enthusiastic about each act! And it should be noted I’ve bought some of the music because of what I heard.
It’s a hard world out there people. The road is tough, tough, tough. Thanks for sharing the spotlight with some fine guitar players who aren’t rolling in dough and flying from gig-to-gig. They’ve earned our respect and the least a lot of us could do is give this podcast a listen and check out the artists.
Thanks to Vintage Guitar for hosting. We all love the magazine already....but thanks for doing it.