Welcome to the Acoustic Uprising podcast. Here we talk everything fingerstyle. You will find conversations on the challenges and issues facing modern musicians, all through the lens of modern solo acoustic performance.
Australian guitarist and composer Alan Gogoll on the Business of Artistry
This episode of the Acoustic Uprising is brought to you by the brilliant Tonewood Amp. Amazing effects like delay, reverb, wah and overdrive with no pedals, amps or cables required. Head to https://acousticuprisingfilm.com/ for more detailsToday's guest is Australian guitarist and composer Alan Gogoll, inventor of the ‘Bell Harmonics’ technique. With 500M+ views across social media Alan is a master craftsmen, specialising in intricate guitar work and beautiful videography that compliments and showcases his playing style super well. Really enjoyed that chat. Hope you do too.
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Daniel Champagne Returns - The Acoustic Uprising S4 Begins
In this season of the Acoustic Uprising we are speaking to the best and brightest Aussie acoustic talent. These discussions will cover a range of issues including the terrifying Australian bush fires as well as the 2020 Corona virus pandemic. What a year we have had.
Our first conversation is with road warrior and singer songwriter Daniel Champagne. Daniel has been on an international touring circuit non stop for the last 10 years so the pandemic presents quite a challenge for him as he prides himself on his work ethic not to mention pure talent. He discusses the challenge of 2020, how he intends to turn the opportunity into a positive and focus on his craft which he rarely gets to do. I hope you enjoy the conversation.
Leo Aram-Downs Discusses his year of creative purge
The guest of this episode of the Acoustic Uprising podcast is Leo Aram-Downs. UK guitarist/song-writer who I met at Bootcamp 2015. Leo impressed me immensely with his songwriting craftsmanship and balanced style incorporating elements of jazz, extended technique and soulful folk story telling. Leo wrote a new song every week during 2019.
We discuss that project and many other things in this episode and for good reason. One of Leo's big things is taking elements of culture and using them to inspire his own creativity. He loves, loving things and is not ashamed of harnessing that love in creating his own music. We talk about the world of music, fingerstyle and guitar through the lenses of games and film. Learn more about his work here: https://www.leoaramdowns.com/This episode is sponsored by Tonewoodamp. A magical device that gives you cool effects like Delay, Reverb and overdrive for your Acoustic Guitar with no pedals, amps or cables required. Check out https://www.tonewoodamp.com/ for more details.
Andy Mckee on adjusting to the life of a touring musician
In this episode we are very pleased to present the conversation we had with Andy Mckee way back in 2016 for the Acoustic Uprising documentary. Andy sat down with producer Brockton gates before a sold out show in Seattle to discuss all things FingerStyle. He shared stories about the inspiration for Drifting, why he shifted away from electric to acoustic, as well as learning to travel the road from people like Don Ross and Tommy Emmanuel. It's a great chat full of charming tales from a genuinely lovely guy. For more of these chats head to http://acousticuprisingfilm.com/This episode is proudly supported by the amazing TonewoodAmp. Amazing effects for your acoustic guitar with no pedals, amps or cables required. Check it out: https://www.tonewoodamp.com
Chris Woods Groove talks about guitar and community
This episode of the podcast features UK guitarist and artistic advocate Chris Woods or as he is known in the biz Chris Woods Groove.Chris is a composer, teacher, publisher and all-round guitar guru. You name it, he has it done it in the guitar economy. He has built his career around taking risks with his art, sharing his knowledge and connecting with people. His music is always challenging and textural, experimental and atmospheric. His other big passion is bringing people together around their shared love of the instrument. In the episode we talk about his projects including his new album and the Guitar revolution orchestra.
Adam Rafferty on transcending the guitar
In this episode of the Acoustic Uprising podcast we speak to groove guru Adam Rafferty. A student of jazz and blues, Adam is know for his finger-style arrangements of pop songs by artists like Michael Jackson and the Beatles. He is one of those rare Fingerstyle phenomenons that transcends the guitar with an absolute commitment to playing with feel and passion. In the conversation he talks about his passion for entrepreneurship, meditation and we get an exclusive glimpse into his pre-show routine. Enjoy the chat!