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!
067 - Eric Montgomery
067 - Eric Montgomery Episode 67 of “Have Guitar Will Travel” features Eric Montgomery, guitarist/keyboardist for singer/songwriter Maren Morris. Host James Patrick Regan speaks with him about getting the gig, and the adrenaline rush of playing the Grammy Awards after just four shows with her. A Virginia native, he rose through the ranks working the Nashville scene. They also talk about his first guitar, current road gear, and his always-changing guitar collection. Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link
066 - Eddie Perez
066 - Eddie Perez James Patrick Regan welcomes Eddie Perez to “Have Guitar Will Travel.” Eddie’s impressive career included backing Dwight Yoakam, which springboarded to his current gig with The Mavericks. Growing up near Pasadena, his family spurred a deep appreciation for music. Early on, he backed rockabilly singer James Intveld, then moved to Austin, where finding work as a guitarist wasn’t always easy. His big break came with a call from Gary Allan, which led to gigs with Wynonna Judd, Connie Smith, Lee Ann Womack, and others. Each brought new twists to his style and philosophy. And of course they discuss the gear Eddie has used through the years, from vintage to his favorite modern guitars and amps. Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link
065 - Steve Conte
065 - Steve Conte “Have Guitar Will Travel” episode 65 features host James Patrick Regan speaking with guitarist/vocalist Steve Conte. An educated jazzer and proficient solo artist, for his new album, “Bronx Cheer,” Conte teamed with fellow guitarist Chris Spedding and drummer Charlie Drayton. Conte himself started on drums as a kid, but jumped to guitar and has backed Paul Simon, Billy Squire, Willie DeVille, Peter Wolf, and the New York Dolls both with original frontman David Johansson, and now, with Michael Monroe. For more than 20 years, he has also sung and played music for the sci-fi series/movie “Cowboy Bebop” and other animé programs. Always a gearhead, they talk about the instruments and amps that have accompanied him throughout his career. Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link
064 - Luis Carlos Maldonado
064 - Luis Carlos Maldonado “Have Guitar Will Travel” host James Patrick Regan speaks with multi-instrumentalist Luis Carlos Maldonado. Growing up in Arizona and SoCal, he took to guitar after being turned on to progressive rock by U.K. and King Crimson and encouraged by his brother, Train bassist Hector Maldonado. Like most professionals, he’s been through a lot of gear and has great stories fostered by an array of band gigs (he has played with John Waite, Phil Mogg, Michael Schenker, Dean Delray, and now, Mick Jones in Foreigner) and a solo career that includes working with Mike Varney at Shrapnel Records. Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link
063 - Brendan Byrnes
063 - Brendan Byrnes Host James Patrick Regan welcomes guitarist/composer Brendan Byrnes to the latest episode of “Have Guitar Will Travel.” Brendan is a microtonal player who grew up in the Bay Area and attended Berklee College of Music, then moved to Chicago, where he played in The MDR with drummer Matt Walker. They discuss his new album, “2227,” and dig into the details of microtonal playing, his gear, and his work composing for film, TV, and other media. Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link
062 - John Notto
062 - John Notto Episode 62 of “Have Guitar Will Travel” features John Notto, guitarist in Dirty Honey. Host James Patrick Regan talks with John about the band’s latest record, his role as songwriter, and recording with producer Nick DiDia working virtually from Australia. They also discuss his latest gear buys and how DH keeps an eye on its streaming sales. Please like, comment, and share this podcast! Download Link
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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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.