Guitarist Kevin Winzer plays and sings all the Trey Anastasio parts for The Great Divide, a Los Angeles-based Phish tribute band. He talks with Andy about his experience as a Phish fan and the difficulties of performing their music. Kevin and Andy perform "Back on the Train," "Chalk Dust Torture," and "Birds of a Feather." Also included, The Great Divide performing "Maze" live at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, California.
Andy's longtime friend and Phish concertgoer, Joe Polise, visits GuitarCast to talk about following Phish on their current Summer tour. Joe's been to nearly 150 Phish concerts and thinks they sound better than ever. In this episode we check in before and after both of the Phish shows at the L.A. Forum.
Andy visits the Zuri Food industrial kitchen to find out more about GuitarCast's sponsor, Zuri Food. Chef and founder, Nate LaPointe (guitarist for Cubensis), shares about what goes into Zuri Food's all-natural, all human-grade dog food. Nate and Andy perform The Beatles' "Hey Bulldog."
Andy takes a field trip to Guitars & Caffeine Repair Shop to talk guitar with shop owner Chelsea Clark. Chelsea talks about how she got started apprenticing in notable guitar repair shops such as the Gibson shop in Nashville, TN and Dan Erlewine’s shop in Athens, OH. The Relix Audio Hour is this episode's Osiris Podcast Profile.
Author DF Lovett offers insight into the many connections between The Grateful Dead and Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire). Lovett's Grateful Dead panel from Con of Thrones 2018 is included in the second half of this episode.
Sirius XM Program Director, Chris Muckley, joins Andy on GuitarCast to chat about DJ'ing in the modern radio era. He also talks about his history as a KCRW radio host as well as getting his start at 91X FM in San Diego.
GuitarCast host Andy Keathley travels to Dallas for the second annual Con of Thrones, the premier convention for fans of Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice & Fire. Featuring Game of Thrones Sound Designer Paula Fairfield, Actor & Comedian Steve Love, and several panels from the Con. Read the books.
Mandolinist Scott Gates stops by to talk about bluegrass, busking and touring with The Salty Suites and The Get Down Boys. We jam the old-time tune, "Lost Girl," as well as an Andy Keathley original, "Prettiest Girl I Ever Did See," then a medley of bluegrass classics, "Walkin' the Dog" & "Stay Away From Me."
Adam Levy is a top choice session player and guitar instructor who has performed and recorded with Norah Jones, Allen Toussaint, Meshell Ndegeocello, Amos Lee, and Vulfpeck to name a few. He also talks about his instructional guitar video series, Guitar Tips. Adam and Andy talk guitar and jam a Rhythm & Blues classic, "Something You Got."
Woody Aplanalp is a seasoned guitarist of many styles who started his career with a 13 year-run in Bobby Womack's band. He's currently on tour with Aloe Blacc and reflects on his past experiences performing with Lauryn Hill, Nels Cline, and others. In this episode we'll listen to a song from his new solo project, Bonsai Universe, entitled "Sweet Exaggeration."
Banjo picker Mark Cassidy joins Andy on the GuitarCast to talk about Jerry Garcia's banjo playing, meeting The Who, and touring with his band, The Hillbenders, as they gear up for Keller Williams' PettyGrass.
Fiddler Chris Murphy is a staple of the Los Angeles live music scene. Excelling at various musical styles, Murphy performs and records bluegrass, gypsy jazz, tango, Irish music and much more. He chats with Andy about his musical upbringing and the hustle of performing in Los Angeles. Andy and Chris jam two Murphy originals, "Last of the Twickham Blackbirds," and "Black Roller."
Zach Lupetin, founder and frontman of The Dustbowl Revival drops in to talk roots music, going on tour, and hanging out with Dick Van Dyke. Dustbowl Revival's spring tour starts TONIGHT (Feb 7) at S.P.A.C.E. in Chicago. Zach and Andy also perform a brand new, never before heard Dustbowl original, "Sarah's Song."
Keyboardist Davey Allen joins the GuitarCast to talk about touring the world with Eric Burdon & The Animals and leading his band, Davey & The Midnights. Davey & Andy perform two songs from the Midnights' repertoire, "Wished Me to Hell," & "Sea Sprite."