Located in Los Angeles, Norman’s Rare Guitars is a retail store that offers a wide and often changing variety of new, used, and vintage guitars. It is a household name among top musicians and players worldwide. The allure of the store may start with the guitars, but to quote Norman's "nephew" Joe Bonamassa, "you don't buy a guitar, you buy a story." Join Norman and all of his buddies -- some of the world's best professional musicians and industry greats -- as they stop by to talk with Norm and share their stories, intimate details of their lives, and a whole lot of music history.
Jason Sinay and Mark McKay
On this week's episode of Norman's Rare Guitars, The Podcast, Norm is joined by his good buddies Jason Sinay and Mark McKay. Jason has been compared to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and plays with Mike Campbell and the Dirty Knobs. Mark is an independent American songwriter influenced by include Nick Cave, Lucinda Williams, and Bob Dylan. Together, they have much more in common than exclusively music. They are all passionate about The Midnight Mission and the work within the homeless communities that the Mission serves.
On this special episode of Norman's Rare Guitars, The Podcast, Norman is joined by veteran guest Tim Pierce and special guest Jason Scheff from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Chicago. Chicago painted the picture for many of our listeners' youth, and this episode will bring the nostalgia and familiarity you've come to expect from Norman's guests. Stay tuned for a special song that Jason wrote for his father. We hope you enjoy this extremely special episode!
Michael Reno Harrell
Norman is joined by Michael Reno Harrell, an award winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he's from the South… the Southern Appalachian Mountains, to be specific. Stick around for the stories, the guitar playing, and the unique and special voice of Michael Reno Harrell.
Dominic Lewis and Daniel Futcher
In this episode, Norm and Nick continue their exploration of making money in music, but in ways most kids don't think about when they start out in a band. Educated by the Royal Academy of Music, Dominic Lewis is a young and very relevant composer of modern day music... in film, TV, animation, and more. Together, Dominic and Daniel have worked with some legends in entertainment -- including Hans Zimmer and Jodie Foster -- and have worked for some of the most relevant films in our modern times; from Free Birds, to How to Train Your Dragon, to Duck Tales, Peter Rabbit, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and X-Men: First Class.
Join the conversation of these two masters tell all their secrets and how they have created careers built on their passions for music.
David Becker and Derek Frank
On this episode, Norm and Nick sit with return guest David Becker (of the David Becker Trio), and Derek Frank. Derek is a world-renowned bassist who started with a love of heavy metal -- he is a self-proclaimed "metal head" -- and has toured globally with some of the world's biggest pop acts, including Gwen Stefani and Shania Twain. He's also been on the TV sensation Dancing with the Stars! Hear all about the guitars and basses that they love, why they play them, how they got started in the music business and what makes a great touring musician, on this episode of Norman's Rare Guitars, The Podcast.
On this episode, Norm is joined by Angela Petrilli, of Picking with Petrilli! Angela is an LA native who was in the band Roses & Cigarettes, until tragedy struck and the other half of her band was taken too soon by cancer. In her efforts to rebuild from such a tragic loss, she's regrouping and hitting the road on her own. Angela will be playing on February 5th at Cinema Barn in Culver City, CA in a show called Building a Jam Band. If you're in town and like this episode, make sure to tell her in person at the show!
Norm, the Granddaddy of Guitar Historians
Love Norm...just a man you’d love to hang out with and learn all about the history of all things Rock instruments and the sweetest soul on the left coast. Such a genuine human being...
I’ve been listening for a while and while I don’t know some of the artist the stories are always interesting and I always learn something about the industry and individuals. John
May have missed the rating on my Review. Here goes again.
I really like the podcast, but please can you fix the audio levels. The opening music is about normal volume for a podcast. Then when the interview starts the volume goes way down. I have to turn the volume up very loud to hear the interview. And Norm is usually about twice as loud as the guests. Sometimes you can't even hear the guests talk. Also, please let the guests play a little more.