Christmas Songs, Want Vs Need, & What’s New

December 4, 2018

On this episode, Josh Fraser & Michael Newman update us on what's new in their music journey

We talk about this year's Black Friday Deals, Want Vs Need, and Clifton's never ending desire to own another amp. 

We talk about gearing up for Christmas music and what that means in our respective churches during Christmas time. 

We discuss our 3 favorite Christmas movies and then our Christmas Cover Challenge. 

We don't always Worley Bird... But When We Do...Ya'll Will Wanna Listen :)

Don't forget to check out the patreon page!

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John Mark McMillan

November 22, 2018

In this episode, John Mark McMillan leads us on his journey thru how he started playing music and what it was like for him then. We talk about his first guitars and gear. 

He talks about the point in his life where he knew he wanted to pursue music as a career and gives us some insight on that early process. 

From his influences musically, to what inspires him to write he gives us a glimpse into his creative process. 

From the changing of sounds over the course of his different album projects, he talks about what has remained constant and some of the resounding themes in his work whether it be the future or past. 

Finally, he talks about his new Christmas project and the themes behind it. Included in the intro and outro are excerpts from that album. 

 

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My Wife Kirsten

November 13, 2018

My wife, Kirsten joins in to interview me this time. We took a poll from our listeners on what they'd like to know about me and so here it is! 

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Michael Newman, Kempers, Singing, and Pdub Fails

November 7, 2018

Michael Newman joined me on this episode to hangout and discuss his recent journey with playing direct while his Kemper was out for repair. 

I talk at length about how I started singing with Michael adding some thoughts on his process. 

We round out the episode by talking about some Praise & Worship fails we have experienced and hopefully can avoid in the future. 

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Finding Your Voice Again - Carmen Brandy

November 1, 2018

On this episode, singer-songwriter Carmen Brandy joins me to talk about her musical journey. 

We discuss her early influences and inspiration, learning to play piano then guitar. 

We talk about her approach to playing guitar as a songwriter and her guitars of choice. 

Carmen shares with us her story of moving to Nashville as a teenager with her family, and her experiences in that town. 

She shares about other artists that gave her inspiration and how that characterizes how she wants to create art. 

She talks openly about her literally losing her voice for a season and the resulting struggle with depression and how she pulled thru to where she is today. 

She is currently in the process of recording a new album and you can find more about that project here. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/carmenbrandy/carmen-brandy-good-enough?ref=pbuild_dashboard&fbclid=IwAR3MMOR9qs6dvVXapbmuV5OGu1qmZjbwH7ElhJanh7lnir8uMWz4STrglv0

 

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Nic Payne (Worship Workspace)

October 24, 2018

In this episode, Nic Payne joins in to discuss his musical journey as a worship leader from once indie rocker. He talks about how he ended up doing something he never expected and some insights on what it's like to be a worship leader. We talk about some of the struggles that worship leaders face and tips on how to overcome them. Nic goes on to explain the idea behind worshipworkspace.com and the coaching resources available to worship leaders offered there. He also has a a podcast now available with excerpts from those sessions https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/worship-workspace/id1439160625?mt=2

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Chad Jennings (Jennings Guitars)

October 17, 2018

On this episode, Chad from Jennings Guitars joins in on the discussion to tell us about his journey from building a guitar for a school science project at age 14 to building boutique guitars now at age 27. From going to luthier school in MI to owning his own ship in Camarillo, CA he describes the process that has brought him to what he creates today. http://www.jenningsguitars.com

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Blake Wyland (The Tone Mob Podcast)

October 11, 2018

Blake (Tone Mob) joins me this week to talk about how he ventured into guitar podcasting and the journey to where he is a brand and marketing consultant in the guitar industry. He talks about the band he plays guitar in (Anchors Ashore) and the creative process he went thru writing and recording their last project. We do a little Q&A from the listeners and he tells us about his favorite pizza, tacos, etc. We close out by talking about what we think the future of guitar podcasting may be. 

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Kyle “Bibster” Jackson

October 3, 2018

Kyle "Bibster" Jackson of Bibster And The Ginger Podcast joined me this week to discuss his musical journey. He tells us about his pathway into the online guitar gear community. We talk about his love of cheap guitars and how he started out playing drums. He talks about how he plays in church and how that affects his approach to gear. Finally, he tells us about how he became the "Bibster" and his podcast. Seriously, go check out his podcast! https://www.buzzsprout.com/151204.

 

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Are Jay Smith (TeleTalks)

September 26, 2018

Are Jay Smith of TeleTalks joins in on this episode to talk about how he started playing guitar, and moving to Texas as a teenager. His work on creating and recording movie soundtracks. We talk about where he gets his musical inspiration to creating a recording workflow. He then catches us up to speed on TeleTalks and we even feature ShellyTheTele. We talk about our favorite southern breakfasts and South Californian adaptations of those staples. He talks about the amps he loves and his "Keep It Simple Stupid" approach to pedals. 

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