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Rockstar Violinist is the Electric Violin Shop podcast, hosted by Matt Bell and featuring interviews with the most creative and noteworthy electric strings performing and recording artists.

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Rockstar Violinist is the Electric Violin Shop podcast, hosted by Matt Bell and featuring interviews with the most creative and noteworthy electric strings performing and recording artists.

    Episode 58: Cremaine Booker

    Episode 58: Cremaine Booker

    Cremaine Booker, aka ThatCelloGuy, is a cellist who hails from Dallas, TX. Whether you know it or not, you’ve almost definitely heard Cremaine play.  He was on the new Lion King soundtrack.  He’s recorded with Black Violin, Lauren Daigle, Keb Mo, Sheryl Crow, Michael McDonald and so many more.  He’s performed live with Hans Zimmer, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, LeAnn Rimes, Chris Stapleton, Martina McBride, and many more. As an outstanding classical player, Cremaine serves as principal cello for the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra.

    Tracks heard in this episode:

    Music from the 'Darksiders: Genesis' video game
    'Hallelujah' cover by Matt Bell feat. Cremaine Booker
    'Time' by Hans Zimmer from the movie Interstellar
    'Petrichor'
    'Aya'
    'Arrival of the Birds'
    'Fly'

    Visit thatcelloguy.com to learn more about Cremaine and his music.

    If you enjoy this podcast, please take a second to like, comment, subscribe, and SHARE this with all your friends. Rockstar Violinist is the Electric Violin Shop podcast, hosted by Matt Bell and featuring interviews with the most creative and noteworthy electric strings performing and recording artists. Electric Violin Shop is the world leader in amplified strings. Shop at www.electricviolinshop.com or contact us at info@electricviolinshop.com for advice.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 57: Lindsey Stirling

    Episode 57: Lindsey Stirling

    Welcome to another episode of Rockstar Violinist, the podcast from Electric Violin Shop that brings you the biggest stars in the world of electric strings. There may be no bigger star in our world than Lindsey Stirling. From regular appearances on the biggest stages to over 3 billion views on YouTube, she is...everywhere.

    We recently loaned Lindsey a Viper for what, at the time, was a top secret project. We did this interview a month or so before her Christmas show came out and we’ve been sitting on it so we could share some behind the scenes info. But now we can share it - as well as a really cool look into the mind of one of the most visible people in the violin community, Lindsey Stirling: Rockstar Violinist!

    Tracks heard in this episode:

    INTRO - 'Guardian' from the Artemisalbum
    10:44 - 'Crystallize'
    22:52 - 'Something Wild' from the Disnay film Pete’s Dragon
    32:17 - 'Violin Rock' from Lindsey's first ever live dance + violin performance at the Junior Miss Pageant
    42:31 - 'Underground' from the Artemisalbum
    48:56 - 'Iris' with Johnny Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls from Lindsey's String Sessionspodcast
    57:10 - 'Til The Light Goes Out'
    OUTRO - 'Carol of the Bells'

    Visit lindseystirling.com to hear more music, subscribe to Lindsey's aweseom podcast, and see when her tour schedule is bringing her to a venue near you.

    If you enjoy this podcast, please take a second to like, comment, subscribe, and SHARE this with all your friends. Rockstar Violinist is the Electric Violin Shop podcast, hosted by Matt Bell and featuring interviews with the most creative and noteworthy electric strings performing and recording artists. Electric Violin Shop is the world leader in amplified strings. Shop at www.electricviolinshop.com or contact us at info@electricviolinshop.com for advice.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 56: Rachel Barton Pine (part 2)

    Episode 56: Rachel Barton Pine (part 2)

    *This is part 1 of our 2-part extended interview with Rachel Barton Pine. Stay tuned for part 2, coming soon!*

    Rachel Barton Pine is one of the most recognized names on the classical music scene today. She made her debut as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 10. Since then, she’s gone on to perform with orchestras all over the world, as well as with many of rock’s biggest names such as Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and Steve Vai.

    She performs on the “ex-Bazzini, ex-Soldat” Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu (Cremona, 1742), and when plugging in Rachel plays a 6-string Wood Violins Viper electric violin.

    Tracks heard in this episode:

    INTRO - Viola d’amore Concerto in A Minor RV 397 I. Vivace
    BREAK #1 - STAR SPANGLED BANNER
    BREAK #2 - Theme and Variations on the Glow of the Lamp - Rachel’s YouTube
    BREAK #3 - Metallica One - RBP and Mike Block

    Learn more about Rachel at rachelbartonpine.com.

    Listen and subscribe to Rachel's wonderful 'Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine' podcast at rachelbartonpine.libsyn.com.

    Rockstar Violinist is the Electric Violin Shop podcast, hosted by Matt Bell and featuring interviews with the most creative and noteworthy electric strings performing and recording artists. Electric Violin Shop is the world leader in amplified strings. Shop at www.electricviolinshop.com or contact us at info@electricviolinshop.com for advice.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 55: Rachel Barton Pine (part 1)

    Episode 55: Rachel Barton Pine (part 1)

    *This is part 1 of our 2-part extended interview with Rachel Barton Pine. Find part 2 on our channel.*

    Rachel Barton Pine is one of the most recognized names on the classical music scene today. She made her debut as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 10. Since then, she’s gone on to perform with orchestras all over the world, as well as with many of rock’s biggest names such as Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and Steve Vai.

    She performs on the “ex-Bazzini, ex-Soldat” Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu (Cremona, 1742), and when plugging in Rachel plays a 6-string Wood Violins Viper electric violin.

    Tracks heard in this episode:

    INTRO - Blood Drunk - Earthen Grave
    BREAK #1 - Little Diamond - Bird on the Wing Jigs - Blues Dialogues album
    BREAK #2 - Dismal Times - Earthen Grave
    BREAK #3 - Black Sabbath/Ozzy Rock Quartet - Recorded at MWROC, 2013
    BREAK #4 - Organic Metal Framework - Solo - Family Fridays with RBP - Nov 13, 2020

    Learn more about Rachel at rachelbartonpine.com.

    Listen and subscribe to Rachel's wonderful 'Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine' podcast at rachelbartonpine.libsyn.com.

    Rockstar Violinist is the Electric Violin Shop podcast, hosted by Matt Bell and featuring interviews with the most creative and noteworthy electric strings performing and recording artists. Electric Violin Shop is the world leader in amplified strings. Shop at www.electricviolinshop.com or contact us at info@electricviolinshop.com for advice.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 54: Kiana June Weber

    Episode 54: Kiana June Weber

    Celtic fiddler and award-winning singer-songwriter Kiana June Weber has headlined the largest Celtic festivals in the world. She reached No.1 on the Billboard World Music charts multiple times as a member of Gaelic Storm. She later spent three years touring with the world famous violin troupe, Barrage. Since leaving Barrage to pursue her own career Kiana has toured widely both as a featured soloist with the Grammy-Award-Winning artist Carlos Nunez and in the touring cast of Tony Award Winning musical Come From Away.

    Learn more about Kiana June and her music at www.kianajune.com.

    Rockstar Violinist is the Electric Violin Shop podcast, hosted by Matt Bell and featuring interviews with the most creative and noteworthy electric strings performing and recording artists. Electric Violin Shop is the world leader in amplified strings. Shop at www.electricviolinshop.com or contact us at info@electricviolinshop.com for advice.

    • 52 min
    Episode 53: Trevor Dick

    Episode 53: Trevor Dick

    Violinist Trevor Dick cultivates a successful career as solo artist as well as being a prolific composer/arranger. Trevor's reach extends beyond just playing the violin though. Since 2005, Trevor has acted as a Compassion Canada artist and actively promotes the cause of child poverty at his concerts. He is the founder and artistic director of the non-profit charitable music missionary organization, Flyingbow Music Ministry. Additionally, he is a worldwide ambassador for the electric bowed strings community and is the creator and manager of the growing Electric Strings Players Facebook group.

    Born in Nigeria to missionary parents, and later growing up on culturally rich Vancouver Island, Trevor benefited from his musical upbringing in the music-soaked city of Nanaimo. Developing relationships and performing with international musicians are career highlights for Trevor.

    Trevor is an enthusiastic gear head--you can find numerous gear and instrument reviews on his YouTube channel. His main electric instrument is an NS Design CR5 violin, and he uses an earlier generation Cantini violin for MIDI applications.

    Learn more about Trevor, his music, his ministry and his charitable work at trevordick.com.

    Rockstar Violinist is the Electric Violin Shop podcast, hosted by Matt Bell and featuring interviews with the most creative and noteworthy electric strings performing and recording artists. Electric Violin Shop is the world leader in amplified strings. Shop at www.electricviolinshop.com or contact us at info@electricviolinshop.com for advice.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

ernestolago_violin ,

A Unique Source of Wisdom and Motivation

Last week I decided to listen to EVL podcast while I was doing workout, started from the beginning, of course, I can't explain how important is this podcast for every violin player, not just for electric players. Here are the perfect stories of self-improvement and motivation of these amazing musicians, next with the advice of how to get your own tone, play the music you really want to play, and comments about gear.

Finally, I've found a source of wisdom, directly from the guys who I want to play like, and eventually, get to where they are now, thanks to them.

Keep on the good work!

Thanks for doing this.

Latinfiddler ,

A must listen for every string player!

I am a huge fan of these podcasts because Matt and Electric Violin Shop are doing such an amazing work for all of us. I am so proud to have been interviewed but I am also a fan that listens and learns from it too!!
Great work guys!! Sorry it took me this long to write you an 5 star review!! I’ve been busy tweaking my effects!!

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