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We sit down and talk with interesting professional guitar players, and find out what makes them tick. Uncover the backstory behind your favorite guitar players, artists and sidemen. If you love guitar, success, life stories and meaningful life lessons, then stick around… you’re in the right place.

We sit down and talk with interesting professional guitar players, and find out what makes them tick. Uncover the backstory behind your favorite guitar players, artists and sidemen. If you love guitar, success, life stories and meaningful life lessons, then stick around… you’re in the right place.


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We sit down and talk with interesting professional guitar players, and find out what makes them tick. Uncover the backstory behind your favorite guitar players, artists and sidemen. If you love guitar, success, life stories and meaningful life lessons, then stick around… you’re in the right place.




Denny Freeman, Bob Dylan, Vietnam, Stevie Ray Vaughan: Most Emotional Interview I’ve Done

On this Denny Freeman interview: Denny was around for the revolution of 1960s music and culture and explains, in no uncertain terms, how 1965 and 1968 were completely culturally different. And how the fallout from this presented some very upsetting consequences to him, especially as it related to his relationship with his dad. On top of this, he was being chased down by the Navy for 8 years, and never really had control over his own life during this time, with the potential to be shipped off...


Mike Munford: “There were rays of hope...” (First banjo player on ELG!)

On this Mike Munford Interview: Life before vs. after Sept 9, 1973… the serendipity of his banjo journey, playing to ONE person (who was asleep) and wondering “Is this what my destiny looks like?”... tips for guitarists wanting to play the banjo, being independent and resourceful, a serious early decision he made for himself as he committed to music, why you shouldn’t “Drag yourself to work every day”... being more forgiving of yourself, perseverance & more. Fun convo with this passionate...


Peter Stroud Interview: “I asked God but I never got an answer to that question…”

On this Peter Stroud Interview: Losing his brother & coming to grips with this devastating experience... working with Brendan O’Brien, Pete Droge, Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson, getting the gigs with Sheryl Crow & Don Henley (great audition story), cool shares about meeting Jimmy Page, Paul McCartney, Billy Gibbons, Eric Clapton... founding Big Hat, and business ventures 65amps & Artistory… his great vintage guitars, becoming a parent, and more. Cool and sincere... If you’d...


Martin Barre Interview, Jethro Tull: “I slept on the floor, but I never felt hungry. Music gave me everything I wanted...”

Martin talks about opening up for Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, and Led Zeppelin… Playing with Paul McCartney and Gary Moore, and why Alvin Lee was difficult to work with… the exact guitars and amps he used in the studio and on tour… his favorite Jethro Tull song… music that influenced him and helped form his unique style, much more… His passion for playing today is just as great as it was 50 years ago! If you’d like to support this show:...


Doug Jackson Interview, Ambrosia: “Don’t waste time…”

Doug shares some cool stories about playing with Roberto Carlos, Kenny Loggins, and Al Stewart… his greatest ongoing challenge over his career and how he deals with it… why he makes it a point to stay humble… and some great advice to other players - and in fact, to anyone who’s ever been intimidated about doing something. 100% Raw and uncut, great conversation with a very talented and sincere player. If you’d like to support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support Doug...


Frank Solivan Interview: “We’re the gateway drug to bluegrass…”

On this Frank Solivan Interview: moving from California to Alaska and hustling like crazy to start his music career, joining the Navy and the ups and downs that came along with this… forming Dirty Kitchen and finally achieving the dream of being an independent artist, being “forced” to sing and the surprise once he started, dealing with the loss of his mom, trusting the universe, making a healthy lifestyle change, being less direct with people and more. GREAT convo! If you’d like to support...


Sara Niemietz: “Music is my first love…”

On this Sara Niemietz Interview: getting her first break in acting and the highs and lows of growing her career in music… the good (and the not so good) aspects of the acting business in Hollywood, putting herself out there and creating opportunities, the benefits of not pushing to make things work, having a personal relationship with her higher power, patience, Mandarin, Russian literature, work ethic, being homeschooled, her thirst for learning, “Quickbooks, where have you been all my...


Rob Garland: “Don’t be impressed, be inspired...”

On this Rob Garland Interview, how to start your life over: In spite of having to start over professionally twice and personally once more… and dealing with an unknown medical illness for the last 10 years, Rob Garland is one of the most positive and optimistic people you’ll ever meet. We went pretty deep on this one, talking about divorce… struggling with: “relaxing,” evaluating yourself based on how productive you are, being in the moment… finding the silver lining… BBQ Chicken, Shepherds...


Adam Zimmon: Ziggy Marley, Vida Blue, “How do I answer that when I have so much self-loathing?...”

Adam started playing later than most, but believed in himself enough to say “Yes” to everything, and managed to play all the time as a result. Some really cool stories about working with Glen Campbell, Iggy Pop, Ziggy Marley… self-loathing and not giving a shit what others think… raising children and trying to balance everything, more. Really relaxed convo, we spent a good portion of it laughing. LOADS of fun here: If you’d like to support this show:...


John Jackson: Bob Dylan, Shelby Lynn, Lucinda Williams

On this John Jackson Interview: Inside stories about working with Bob Dylan (good, bad and otherwise…), Terri Gibbs, Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynn, Tom Jones, Minton Sparks, Sweethearts of the Rodeo… sharing the stage with George Harrison (GREAT story!), Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Garcia… getting college advice from John McLaughlin, while eating lunch at John’s restaurant in Queens, NY… playing less, acceptance and more. VERY humble, great guy! If you’d like to support this show:...


Jimmy Haslip: Yellowjackets, Jing Chi “It was an incredibly difficult time for me...”

On this Jimmy Haslip Interview: TONS of cool stories about meeting & playing with Robben Ford, Russell Ferrante, Ricky Lawson, Jeff Lorber, Rick Derringer, Michael Bolton, Michael Landau, Donald Fagen, Carmine & Vinny Appice, Bruce & Bob Kulick, Steve Lukather, Tommy Bolin, Michael Penn, Gino Vannelli, Diana Ross, Joe Walsh, Dave Mason, Vinny Colaiuta, Ron Wood, Charlie Watts, Andy Johns, Max Middleton, Stephen Stills, Jeff Porcaro, Graham Nash, Gary Novak, ... how having flat feet changed...


Christine Ohlman - Rebel Montez, SNL House Band

The lead singer of the Saturday Night Live band since 1991, Christine is also the leader of Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez (6 CD’s & a DVD). Christine’s played with Ian Hunter, Brian Wilson, Sting, Nona Hendryx, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Ronnie Spector, Sonny Landreth, Taj Majal, Lucinda Williams, and many others. And she shares stories about working with GE Smith, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Miller, Mac Rebennack (Dr. John), Bonnie Bramlett and Tom...


Tomo Fujita

Tomo Fujita grew up in Kyoto, Japan, and at age 19 won a full scholarship to attend Berklee. Only problem was... he didn’t speak a word of English. He came to America and only through sheer hustle and determination, things worked out. He wound up becoming a member of the faculty at Berklee, and has taught some famous students, such as Eric Krasno, Adam Smirnoff, and John Mayer Tomo has also performed with some major artists, including Will Lee, Steve Gadd, Bernard Purdie, Steve Jordan,...


David Levita: Alanis Morissette, Tim McGraw, 00’s others

On this David Levita Interview: Living on his own at 15 in NYC… LOADS of cool stories about working with Tim McGraw, Dr. Dre, Alanis Morissette, Hannah Montana (a valuable lesson), Eminem, Sara Bareilles, Beth Ditto, Matisyahu, Stuart & Miles Copeland, Paul Gilbert... getting over throat cancer, losing his mother and his grandfather at a young age… raising a family, NY Pizza, Sardinia, Mumbai & more. TOTALLY Real, lots of fun! If you’d like to support this show:...


Will Ray, Hellecasters: “When I came back from Vietnam, I knew I’d never do anything I didn’t want to do, ever again...”

Will was injured during the Vietnam war and once he came home, he attended college, took his GI Bill funds... and purchased a $5,000 stereo. He also practiced guitar no less than 8 hours a day. Will shares some amazing stories about the brilliance of Michael Nesmith, why Chas Chandler scheduled Hendrix to open for the Monkees, why Hendrix then got thrown off the gig (genius move, by the way)… how the Hellecasters were formed, finding your bliss, G&L Musical Instruments vs. Fender. Will has a...


Corey Congilio: “I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 6...”

Producer, sideman, session player and top online instructor, Corey shares his journey through music and all the side hustles he’s had along the way. He also talks about growing up in a blue collar household and some of the challenges this presented… valuable lessons he’s learned which contributed to his own personal growth and development… a tip for players on the kind of guitar stuff you should be learning… vegan food, marriage, divorce, and more. Very cool interview with a well-spoken and...


John Ashton, The Psychedelic Furs

On this John Ashton Interview: The rise and fall of the Psychedelic Furs and how things might have been different, the serendipitous (and also scary) events that occurred in John's life that brought him to music and to the Furs… hie less than idyllic childhood and how he managed to create a life for himself in spite of this, watching Free, Bowie, and The Clash in concert. John also shows us some of his many cool guitars, Tokyo, doing things at least twice, origins of Satellite Paradiso and...


Anto Drennan: Genesis, Moving Hearts, The Corrs

LOADS of amazingly cool stories here, including working with BB King, Gary Moore, Leo Sayer, Brian May, Mutt Lange, Genesis, Moving Hearts, The Corrs, others… Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton watching Anto at soundcheck, auditioning for Genesis, the event that caused Anto to play all night long for 12 hours… and why he “Was a completely different player, the next day.” This is an amazing call with LOADS of incredibly unique stories - don’t miss it! If you’d like to support this show:...


Derek Frank, Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain “I learned to enjoy songwriting again…”

On this Derek Frank Interview: Influences on making his latest LP and his approach to writing these tracks, what he learned from making the record, how he showcased his bass but not at the expense of the other musicians, funk, 1970’s cop shows, Covid, and more. GREAT chat, high energy… comes with Derek’s original ELG episode as well If you’d like to support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support A successful side man in LA, Derek is currently the bass player for Gwen...


Dave Roe: Johnny Cash, Dan Auerbach, Jerry Reed

On this Dave Roe Interview: Getting sober after waking and baking for over 30 years, growing up in Hawaii… moving to Nashville & his first gig there - with Jerry Reed!... the incredible career path he’s had that’s forced him to continue growing as a person and as a musician, some pretty harsh mistakes he made and how he wound up correcting them,. his little-known musical genre passion… and some great lessons he learned from some tuition he’s had to pay. FANTASTIC conversation - REAL, RAW,...