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In-depth interviews with working guitarists and other musicians. Studio & Touring players (and their gear) are highlighted in all Truetone Lounge interviews.

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In-depth interviews with working guitarists and other musicians. Studio & Touring players (and their gear) are highlighted in all Truetone Lounge interviews.

    Truetone Lounge - JD SIMO - ELVIS Movie Guitarist

    Truetone Lounge - JD SIMO - ELVIS Movie Guitarist

    An unseen star of Baz Luhrmann's Elvis movie is guitarist JD Simo, who was tasked with replicating the original parts and tones played by Scotty Moore, James Burton, Hank Garland, Reggie Young, and Tommy Tedesco. In today's special collaboration with Ask Zac, we sit down with Simo, as he tells the tale of how he was asked to take part, and the gear he used to replicate the legendary guitarist's riffs.

    We also take a look at his soon-to-be-released album Songs From The House Of Grease. Recorded with his trio, the album features his recently acquired Danocaster Singel-Cut, along with an ancient Alamo amp and a venerable 1965 Deluxe Reverb. Simo also shows off his new Xact Tone Solutions built pedal board.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    David Hood - Truetone Lounge

    David Hood - Truetone Lounge

    During David Hood's 50-plus-year career, he has played on more hits than just about any other bassist on the planet. From Bob Seger to Wilson Picket, and Rod Stewart to the Staple Singers, Hood provided the bass lines for countless Pop, Rock, and R&B hits that we all know and love. Many of us became aware of David through the beautifully made Muscle Shoals documentary from 2013, which focuses on the story of Rick Hall and his former proteges, the Swampers. Here, David, the last of the Swampers sits down with us at his former home away from home, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, to lay down his own story.

    • 45 min
    Russ Pahl - Truetone Lounge

    Russ Pahl - Truetone Lounge

    Russ Pahl is one of the busiest guitarists and pedal steelers in Nashville, with credits ranging from Robert Plant to Carrie Underwood. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who moves between both instruments and musical genres in such a fluid manner, that he is just at home playing lead guitar with Dan Auerbach on Austin City Limits, as he is playing hardcore country pedal steel in Vince Gill's touring unit. In our Truetone Lounge interview, Russ covers his career, what he feels has kept him in demand over the last 30-years, and his highly customized guitar and pedal steel rig.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Carl Rydlund - Truetone Lounge

    Carl Rydlund - Truetone Lounge

    Carl Rydlund is the guitarist you are hearing on many of the movies you have watched over the last 20-years. Major films he has worked on with famed film composer, Hans Zimmer, all feature Carl's guitar work. Today we sit down with one of the soundtrack kings, who recently moved to Nashville to continue his film work, and to take a teaching position at the renowned music-focused Belmont University. In our interview, Rydlund discusses his musical upbringing, his move to Los Angeles, and how his work as a copyist and guitarist on Hanna-Barbera cartoons turned into the soundtrack work that has defined him over the last 20-years. Rydlund also shares very practical advice for those wanting to get into soundtrack work, and also takes a very sensible look at gear, and what one actually needs to get the job done.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Truetone Lounge | Kenny Vaughan

    Truetone Lounge | Kenny Vaughan

    Kenny Vaughan is the perpetually calm and composed guitar slinger that is just as at home touring with Marty Stuart as he is fronting his trio in a club or recording in a studio with the likes of everyone from Lucinda Williams to the Pretenders. With an extensive background in rock, punk, country, and jazz, Vaughan brings a seemingly never-ending bag of tricks to every musical situation he participates in. In our Truetone Lounge, we drill down as to how he seamlessly moves between various genres, how he has held his gig with Marty Stuart for over 20 years, and his seemingly utilitarian view on gear.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Lindy Fralin - Truetone Lounge

    Lindy Fralin - Truetone Lounge

    In today's Truetone Lounge interview with Lindy Fralin, the pickup man shares how repairs and rewinding in the 1980s led to the creation of his own pickups and how he eventually earned his current position as one of the industry leaders in both vintage replicas and groundbreaking original designs.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Gitarzan78 ,

Always a treat to tune in!!!

Zac is definitely one of the top“Guitar Guru’s” of all time, and with the online guitarist community and a great interviewer to boot. Always leaving the audience with a fun and fulfilling interview with the amazing behind the scenes players everyone has heard of or read about, and gives his audience a front row candid view that has yet to be seen. 👍👍

Napping Zombie ,

Outstanding and In-depth Interviews

Perfect format with a great interviews by Zack Childs!

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