July 31, 2019
On this episode I talk with Mark Johnston of @ambientnotes and we have a discussion about his musical journey and how he came up with the idea to start doing gear demos with ambient soundscapes via Instagram.
We talk about the current climate of content creators in the guitar/gear industry and what his experience has been. He gives some oh his thoughts on the trajectory of social media and music.
We talk about the most recent Summer NAMM 2019 and his personal takeaways from there.
He has a new podcast just launching this week everyone should check out called Footnotes: A History Podcast https://apple.co/2GB3N2Z?fbclid=IwAR167zM2hLNMoXyJxYmbjl-UehNNNnv91ANWh5cw-5kBxwszw49_DZjchA0
July 24, 2019
On this episode Corey Nigro (Consumer Extraodinaire) joins me to recap Summer NAMM 2019.
We talk about our experiences and impressions of the instruments and gadgets we saw on the trade show floor.
From the Albie to the Gorilla Warfare, Flyweight to the GYROCK, and everything in between.
But this wouldn't be a complete recap without the food in Nashville from BBQ to Hot Chicken, to duck fat fried tator tots! Not to mention the most...ahem... interesting limo ride ever taken.. This episode is full of stories from NAMM.
Take a seat and buckle up because this storytelling ride may have some abrupt surprises!
June 26, 2019
On this episode, I catch up with Coe Schneider of The Flippin' Flipper's Podcast & One Day Guitar Show as he is driving home from Kauerfest 2019. The interview turned more conversation and Coe even asks me questions. This one is more informal that most of my episodes and I hope the audience enjoys it.
June 6, 2019
On this episode Brian from The Tone Jerks http://thetonejerks.com catches us up on what's happening in his world. This time he gives us a little bit of his backstory from writing comic strips as a kid to later crafting songs for his punk band Plane Without A Pilot. https://planewithoutapilot.bandcamp.com
The conversation then turned to talking podcasting and the struggles and challenges of the entrepreneur's hustle.
Finally, we talk about the Spruce Effect's Worleybird and all the crazy noisemaking we'd like to try with it. https://www.spruceeffects.com/collaborations/worleybird/
May 20, 2019
On this episode, Brian Bicknell from Spruce Effects comes on to talk about the collaboration pedal we just released. "The Worleybird" is an extremely helicopter like tremolo with a really cool overdrive onboard.
Go check it out here! https://www.spruceeffects.com/collaborations/worleybird/
April 30, 2019
On this episode, Josh and Michael join me to talk about the non-negotiables of gear when it comes to playing live. We talk about how the needs of a guitarist change from practicing to playing onstage and what that means to each of us.
We go on to talk about our experiences playing live for Easter and our thoughts on how to prepare for the big days playing in church and what's different about them.
We talk a minute about guitar group trolling and what went on this week in the world of guitar on Facebook.
Finally, The WorleyBird by Spruce Effects is HERE! https://www.spruceeffects.com/collaborations/worleybird/
I talk for a moment on what the pedal does and what it means to me.
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April 9, 2019
In this episode, I chat with WorleyBirds Josh Fraser & Michael Newman and catch up on what has been happening on their gear journeys.
The question is asked "How Many Guitars Do We Need" and we wrestle over this and come to our own conclusions.
We discuss the trend of guitarists moving towards "Swiss Army Knife" all-in-one solutions.
I close out by making an announcement! I'm doing a limited edition pedal collaboration with Spruce Effects with more news to be coming soon!
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March 27, 2019
Andrew Rinard of FoxChirho and co-host of Get Offset Podcast joins me on this episode. We talk about his musical journey and how it has led him to where he's at today.
March 14, 2019
On this episode, Mike from Loophole Pedals updates us on his musical journey since we last had him on the show a year ago. He tells us about his new pedal The Grey Matter and what inspired him to create it. He walks us thru the control set and design and tells us how it differs from the DOD 250 pedal that it is based on.
March 5, 2019
Todd Novack & Tony Dudzik from The Guitar Knobs Podcast joined me to discuss their musical journeys. From learning to play music, playing in bands, to starting a guitar podcast they tell stories about where music has both brought them.