42 episodes

The Riff Raff started as an idea I had a few years ago just to sit and chat with my friends whom I consider to be inspirational to me in some way- whether it be as a musician, artist or whatever the case may be. Over the years, as a working musician, I’ve been lucky to work with many amazing people and musicians and would like to share some of their stories with you.

I’m a professional musician. I like stories. I mean... I REALLY like stories. Oh, and I love jokes too. Luckily, I work with some of the best in the business, and they happen to have great stories (and usually great jokes as well). Anyway, i want to put these stories down for people to enjoy - it’s fun. Some people like to garden, or take photos, or collect magnets for the fridge… but me? I like to get these stories down for all to enjoy!

So this is a podcast about the creative process and, yes, being a guitar player, we do occasionally talk shop, gear, etc., but I’m not going to limit it to that as I get this thing going.

Oh yeah, we jam a bit too!

The Riff Raff with Shane Theriot The Riff Raff with Shane Theriot

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The Riff Raff started as an idea I had a few years ago just to sit and chat with my friends whom I consider to be inspirational to me in some way- whether it be as a musician, artist or whatever the case may be. Over the years, as a working musician, I’ve been lucky to work with many amazing people and musicians and would like to share some of their stories with you.

I’m a professional musician. I like stories. I mean... I REALLY like stories. Oh, and I love jokes too. Luckily, I work with some of the best in the business, and they happen to have great stories (and usually great jokes as well). Anyway, i want to put these stories down for people to enjoy - it’s fun. Some people like to garden, or take photos, or collect magnets for the fridge… but me? I like to get these stories down for all to enjoy!

So this is a podcast about the creative process and, yes, being a guitar player, we do occasionally talk shop, gear, etc., but I’m not going to limit it to that as I get this thing going.

Oh yeah, we jam a bit too!

    Episode 41 Trey Gunn (King Crimson, Solo Artist, music coach)

    Episode 41 Trey Gunn (King Crimson, Solo Artist, music coach)

    My guest today is Trey Gunn- solo artist, Chapman Stick and Warr guitar pioneer and virtuoso and member of the groundbreaking band King Crimson for 10 years. With at 15 solo records (and counting) under his belt Trey shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, he's only just getting going. After watching Trey's lecture on Youtube on developing your own voice (see below for link) I was inspired enough to contact him for some personal sessions.

    We talk about all this and much more in this episode- thanks for listening!

    *Check out* Trey's Music here ( https://bandcamp.com/tag/trey-gunn )

    *Here is the video I reference in the podcast* - Trey Gunn on Original Voice ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?ab_channel=TreyGunn&v=ii5zyu6B01g )

    *Trey's Website-* Trey Gunn.com ( http://www.treygunn.com/ )

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    • 49 min
    Episode 40 Scott Sharrard (Solo artist, Greg Allman Band, Little Feat)

    Episode 40 Scott Sharrard (Solo artist, Greg Allman Band, Little Feat)

    My guest today is Scott Sharrard, a great singer, guitarist and songwriter who hails from Michigan but could also have easily have been raised in the Delta. Scott is probably best known for being a long time member of Gregg Allman 's band but as of late has also joined the legendary Little Feat.

    In this episode he tells us about how he got the gig with Greg Allman , playing Duane Allmans legendary Les Paul, joining Little Feat , songwriting, teaching and much more!

    *Find Scott online at* his website here ( https://www.scottsharrard.com/ )

    *Little Feat* click here ( https://www.littlefeat.net/ )

    *True Fire* Courses ( https://www.truefire.com/educators/scott-sharrard/e4497 )

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    • 58 min
    Episode 39- Guthrie Trapp on The Riff Raff w Shane Theriot

    Episode 39- Guthrie Trapp on The Riff Raff w Shane Theriot

    My guest today is Mr. Guthrie Trapp. Guthrie is a monster Nashville “superpicker” with a wide range of credits including Jerry Douglas, Garth Brooks, Delbert McClinton, John Oates and many more.

    Guthrie is also a successful educator and has some great instructional material (Country Guitar) available from Artist Works.

    His solo records Pick Peace and Life After Dark both showcase a diverse taste in styles- all of which he is able to perform with ease and with a great sense of time, taste and feel.

    We’ve been friends for a while, but it was great to sit down with Guthrie in my studio in New Orleans where he was kicking back for a few weeks during the coronavirus shutdown last fall.

    As always thanks for tuning in! Be sure and visit my page https://www.shanetheriot.com/ and sign up as a member on Rewards Music! It’s free and I’ll be doing a lot of cool things upcoming including Masterclasses, lessons and just overall community hangs!

    *Guthrie Trapp Website* https://guthrietrapp.com/

    *Artist Works* https://artistworks.com/electric-country-guitar-lessons-guthrie-trapp ( https://artistworks.com/electric-country-guitar-lessons-guthrie-trapp )

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    Episode 38 with GE Smith

    Episode 38 with GE Smith

    This episode of Riff Raff is particularly interesting because I get to interview the guitarist that once not only stood in my shoes but basically formed the mold-GE was the guitarist with Daryl Hall and John Oates in the era of MTV and those huge radio hits that we still hear on the radio today- Maneater, Private Eyes and Kiss is on My List just to name a few. But his resume doesn’t stop there- he also worked with Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Mick Jagger and many many others.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 37 with Allen Hinds

    Episode 37 with Allen Hinds

    In this interview, which took place at Allen's house in Laurel Canyon, we discuss his teaching career, legato technique, Gino Vanelli stories, playing over chord changes, how slide guitar playing has been a big part of his sound, and much more.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 36 with Greg V

    Episode 36 with Greg V

    My guest today is Greg Vorobiov a.k.a. “Greg V." Greg is a great guitarist with an individual voice who is proof that “tone is in your hands." To see and hear him in action, just watch any of the many videos on You Tube that he did during his time demoing amplifiers and pedals for various companies (before everybody and their brother was doing this) and you’ll get an idea of just how gifted a player Greg is. He’s one of those guys that can make everything sound great.

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    • 1 hr 43 min

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348 Ratings

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Must listen for all musicians

Shane is a talented interviewer. He gets great stories from his guests. You can tell he’s a “great hang”. That’s why he’s working with the best artists in the business. This podcast has it all-artists stories, gear nerd stuff... it’s all good.

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This KILLER podcast has introduced me to sooo many killer guitar players like Allen Hinds and Scott Scharrard not to mention Shane himself (his solo records are great—all of them). Shane conducts great interviews super informative, must-listen podcast!!

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