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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
September 18, 2018
On this episode, Jonathan Diaz of The Effects Loop Podcast jumps on to talk about how he got into playing music, becoming a fan of guitar gear, to being part of a guitar podcast. We talk about his approach to playing guitar with other pedal, the gear he loves, and his thoughts on the podcast world. From his signature catch phrase "God Bless America" to his confession as a 30 year old driving around in his truck listening to Justin Bieber, this is an episode you DO NOT want to miss!
September 10, 2018
Join me as I sit down with my cousin Tim Worley as we share some anecdotes after the passing of our grandfather and how he impacted us musically. We talk about guitars that were passed around the family and move on to talk about other gear and where we are at on our gear journey. Towards the end, our cousin Andrew Nelson jumps in to share some thoughts on amplifers and the new Gibson lineup.
August 30, 2018
Sean Arbow from Gunstreet Wiring joined in on the show this week. We discuss his background in Bend, Oregon learning to play on his older brother's guitar, to finally getting his first cheap guitar and the quest he went on to mod and eventually started building his own. From building guitars, he dived into making guitar harnesses. We talk about the role the gear community has played in him making wiring kits on the side, to the point where he went full time.
August 24, 2018
In this episode, I talk with Adam Dolhanyk. He spent many years as a praise and worship leader, and now is a pastor in Portland, Oregon. We talk about his roots learning to play guitar growing up in church in Seattle. We talk about how church music has impacted pop music and vise versa. We talk about identity as musicians, especially how worship leaders view themselves, to how he transitioned to another role outside of that but still pursues his guitar playing. We talk about the new Kauer Arcturus' we both just recieved and the contrast betweeen owning one good guitar to a variety of guitars that can push our playing in a broader way. We also talk about digital vs analog amps and effects.