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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! 

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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! 

    117 - Gene Parsons (Nashville West, the Byrds, Stringbender inventor)

    117 - Gene Parsons (Nashville West, the Byrds, Stringbender inventor)

    117 - Gene Parsons (Nashville West, the Byrds, Stringbender inventor) In episode 117 of “Have Guitar Will Travel”, presented by Vintage Guitar Magazine host James Patrick Regan speaks with guitarist and pedal steel guitarist and inventor of the B-bender (string bender) the legendary Gene Parsons. He was lucky enough to be able to interview Gene in his shop on the Northern California coast. In their conversation they cover his childhood in the southern California desert and what brought him to the remote Northern California coast. They go through his musical history including playing drums for Nashville West, the Byrds. His friendship with guitarist Clarence White. They go into detail about his pedal steel guitar playing and how he invented the B-Bender (string bender) with Clarence White and his interactions with Leo Fender. They discuss building string benders for Jimmy Page’s Red Les Paul while in Led Zeppelin and Pete Townsend as well. They discuss all the instruments that Gene has installed string benders on… electric guitars (of course), acoustic guitars, baritone guitars, banjos and mandolins. They discuss Gene’s passion for steam trains, which he also builds. Gene at the end of the interview gives a demo of his acoustic string bender and his Fender 800 pedal steel… James will post the videos to the Have Guitar Will Travel social media sites. . You can get in touch with Gene through his website: http://stringbender.com . Please subscribe, like, comment, share and review this podcast! . #VintageGuitarMagazine #GeneParsons #theByrds #NashvilleWest #GeneParsonsBand #theFlyingBurritoBrothers #guitar #Guitar #StringBender #B-Bender #BBender #GuitarHero #PedalSteel #theDeadlies #guitarfinds #Telecaster #Fender800PedalSteel #LeoFender #haveguitarwilltravelpodcast #guitarcollector #Travelwithguitars #haveguitarwilltravel #hgwt #HGWT . Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link

    116 - Gunnar Nelson

    116 - Gunnar Nelson

    116 - Gunnar Nelson In episode 116 of “Have Guitar Will Travel”, presented by Vintage Guitar Magazine, host James Patrick Regan speaks with guitarist and singer (and multi instrumentalist) Gunnar Nelson. With his twin brother Matthew they perform as Nelson (the band from the ‘80’s) and they are the sons of the late Ricky Nelson. In their conversation they cover: Moving from LA to Nashville 23 years ago… making him a Nashville local and the benefits of living in Nashville. They talk about Gunnar’s role in Nelson, as the principal songwriter and the guy who does the heavy lifting in the band. They discuss the three Nelson records they have in the can and how they’re going to go about releasing that material. Gunnar takes us through the iterations of the band, they’re solo acoustic show, the band Nelson, Ricky Nelson Remembered and others. They dive deep into Gunnar’s guitars and his relationship with the Telecaster, Grover Jackson and Uncle Norm from Norman’s Rare Guitars. They also discuss his dad’s gear and the guitars that got away mostly to finance a Bradshaw rig. They discuss the time they had with their dad… and growing up living next door to George Harrison and having Mama Cass as their babysitter. Nelson is very active on the socials, instagram especially. And they have a great website: http://nelsontwins.com Please subscribe, like, comment, share and review this podcast! #VintageGuitarMagazine #GunnarNelson #NelsonBand #RickyNelsonRemebered #RickyNelson #guitar #Guitar #FenderCustomShop #GibsonCustomShop #GuitarHero #Telecaster #theDeadlies #guitarfinds #LesPaul #NelsonTwins #haveguitarwilltravelpodcast #guitarcollector #Travelwithguitars #haveguitarwilltravel #hgwt #HGWT Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link

    115 - Andy Summers (the Police)

    115 - Andy Summers (the Police)

    115 - Andy Summers (the Police) In episode 115 of “Have Guitar Will Travel”, presented by Vintage Guitar Magazine! host James Patrick Regan speaks with guitarist Andy Summers, from the Police. In their conversation they cover: His photography and documenting his experiences and the Fender guitar covered in Andy’s photographs. They speak about Andy’s contemporaries while coming up, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Howe, Peter Green, David Gilmore Albert Lee to name a few. They discuss the EP that accompanies his book of photography… and how that relates to scoring film. They discuss Hank Marvin’s role in Andy’s life which will come full circle with a recording project with Andy and Hank. They discuss the Gibson Les Paul that Eric Clapton bought from Andy and they discuss gear in general including some new guitars Andy is excited about made by Andy Powers from Taylor guitars (Andy calls them Masters guitars, but they’re actually called Powers powerselectricguitars.com). Andy tells us about coming to the US with a group called the Soft Machine and how that led him to join Eric Burdon and the Animals and ultimately studying classical guitar at Cal State Northridge. Andy takes through his early jazz guitar and sax influences and how that colored his guitar playing later with the Police. You can find out all you need to know about Andy at his website: andysummers.com Please subscribe, like, comment, share and review this podcast! #VintageGuitarMagazine #AndySummers #thePolice #AndySummersGuitarist #theAnimals #guitar #Guitar #FenderCustomShop #GibsonCustomShop #GuitarHero #Telecaster #theDeadlies #guitarfinds #LesPaul #PowersElectricGuitars #haveguitarwilltravelpodcast #guitarcollector #Travelwithguitars #haveguitarwilltravel #hgwt #HGWT Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link

    114 - Stu Hamm

    114 - Stu Hamm

    In episode 114 of “Have Guitar Will Travel”, presented by Vintage Guitar Magazine, host James Patrick Regan speaks with bassist extraordinaire Stu Hamm. In their conversation they cover What Stu is up to currently including a project in Oregon “Guitars Under the Stars”, a tour with Greg Howe and a bass camp in Estonia called “the Estonia Bass Oasis”. They discuss Stu’s family: his father, a well known composer and musicologist, Stu’s brother Bruce who plays the Sarod and ran the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California and Stu’s mom who was a voice teacher and an opera singer. Stu takes us through his love/hate relationship with guitar players. They discuss Stu’s musical relationship with guitarists Steve Vai and Joe Satriani as well as Alex Skolnick.They discuss Stu’s Fender signature Urge bass and his signature Markbass amp and gear in general.Stu has a website where you can find out more about everything Stu: dates, gear, recordings and how to go about getting lessons and Stu is very active on the socials. stuhamm.comPlease subscribe, like, comment, share and review this podcast!#VintageGuitarmagazine #StuHamm #Bass #StuartHamm #bassguitar #FenderBass #Markbass #BassHero #UrgeBass #theDeadlies #JoeSatriani #SteveVai #haveguitarwilltravelpodcast #haveguitarwilltravel #hgwt #HGWT Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link

    113 - Brian Forsythe (Kix, Rhino Bucket)

    113 - Brian Forsythe (Kix, Rhino Bucket)

    113 - Brian Forsythe (Kix, Rhino Bucket) 113 - Brian Forsythe (Kix, Rhino Bucket) In episode 113 of “Have Guitar Will Travel”, presented by Vintage Guitar Magazine, host James Patrick Regan speaks with Brian “Damage” Forsythe Guitarist with Kix and Rhino Bucket. In their conversation they cover: Moving to Nashville after living in LA and growing up in Frederick, Maryland playing in bands in junior high school. They cover Brian’s first guitars and his guitars through the years including his first real guitar a Gibson Melody Maker. They go through Brian’s lineage of bands leading to Kix and they go through Kix’s rise to fame. They discuss Brian’s love for vintage instruments and why he didn’t end up playing the pointy guitars of the era. They talk about Brian’s introduction to Rhino Bucket and how he ended up playing in the band. . Brian has a website but doesn’t spend much time on it but he has a strong social media presence and there’s lots of Kix video on YouTube as well as a bunch of Rhino Bucket video. Brian is one of the great ones! . Please subscribe, like, comment, share and review this podcast! . #VintageGuitarmagazine #BrianForsythe #Kix #BrianDamageForsythe #RhinoBucket #guitar #Guitar #KixBand #FenderCustomShop #GibsonCustomShop #GuitarHero #Telecaster #LesPaul #theDeadlies #guitarfinds #haveguitarwilltravelpodcast #guitarcollector #Travelwithguitars #haveguitarwilltravel #hgwt #HGWT . . . Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link

    112 - Barry Sless (Bob Weir, David Nelson, Moonalice)

    112 - Barry Sless (Bob Weir, David Nelson, Moonalice)

    112 - Barry Sless (Bob Weir, David Nelson, Moonalice) In episode 112 of “Have Guitar Will Travel”, presented by Vintage Guitar Magazine host James Patrick Regan is speaking with guitarist and pedal steel guitarist, Barry Sless. Barry is currently performing with David Nelson (from the New Riders of the Purple Sage), Bob Weir (of the Grateful Dead) and Wolf Bros and Moonalice amongst others. In their conversation they discussed: Growing up on the East Coast in the Baltimore area and how guitar and pedal steel became a part of Barry’s life. They talk about his guitar abilities on both 6 string guitars and pedal steel guitar. They discuss Barry’s guitars made by luthier Scott Walker (scottwalkerguitars.com) and his pedal steels made by Ross Shafer from Sierra Steel Guitars (sierrasteels.com) and Barry’s amps made by Bill Krinard from Two Rock amps. They talk about Barry’s time with Chris Robinson (Black Crowes) and his band the Green Leaf Rustlers. They also discuss his band mate Pete Sears who is in both the David Nelson and Moonalice bands. They go through the start of Moonalice and how Barry became involved. They talk about working with T-Bone Burnett, G.E. Smith and Don Was. Barry has a Facebook page but doesn’t really have a website but if you’d like more information about Barry you can check out his bands websites: nelsonband.com bobweir.net moonalice.com Please subscribe, like, comment, share and review this podcast! #VintageGuitarmagazine #BarrySless #WolfBros #Moonalice #VintageGuitar #guitar #Guitar #BobWeir #DavidNelson #NewRidersofthePurpleSage #PedalSteel #ScottWalkerGuitars #SierraSteels #GratefulDead #JerryGarcia #theDeadlies #guitarfinds #haveguitarwilltravelpodcast #guitarcollector #Travelwithguitars #haveguitarwilltravel #hgwt #HGWT . . Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Geoff.D ,

Discussions with great musicians

I subscribed to this podcast since I subscribe to Vintage Guitar Magazine. Jimmy does a great job pulling out information from his guests and has had some great ones! I enjoy their stories and discussions about their gear. Definitely look forward to each episode drop. :-)

DRSJH ,

Jimmy is an amazing catalyst!

As an exceptional musician and music historian, James always brings out the nuances and details in his interviews . Always humble he finds a way to reveal the real people making music in our time. Thank you James!

MoJo Naughton ,

Good to Travel With

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.
Enjoyed and recommend.

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