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."
GuitarCast episode 12 features bassist Andreas Geck. Andreas and Andy chat about working the Los Angeles musicians' grind as well as touring with international super stars like Christina Aguilera and Kelly Clarkson. Andreas also reflects on winning the first-ever John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Songs performed on this episode: "Hold Whatcha Got," & "All the Good Times are Past and Gone."
GuitarCast is back! We're joined by Leeann Skoda who has an amazing new record, "Call Me Back Home" on Big Ego Records, coming out this Friday, January 12th. Leeann & Andy perform two songs off the album and a couple of bonus tunes (per Andy's request). Long Beach record-release show is Friday, January 12th 7pm at Fingerprints Record Store. GuitarCast is sponsored by Zuri Food - All Natural Dog Food Made in Southern California. Outro Music: "On The Slide" Leeann Skoda
GuitarCast episode 10 features Jack of Hearts drummer and singer-songwriter, Tom Newbold. Tom just released a solo album which is available on Spotify, iTunes & Amazon, and is donating 20% of album sales to Fire Relief in Sonoma County. Andy & Tom perform two songs off the new album: "Tumblin' Down," and "Petaluma Purple." Support NEWBOLD new album "Left-Handed Way" https://newbold.bandcamp.com/
Jamie Daniels joins Andy on the GuitarCast episode 8. Jamie is Bob Dylan in Jack of Hearts, a tribute to Bob Dylan & The Band. Listen to Jamie's story and hear renditions of: Workin' Hard (Jamie Daniels), It's All Over Now Baby Blue (Bob Dylan), Shelter From the Storm (Bob Dylan), Nobody 'Cept You (Bob Dylan), You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Bob Dylan). Also included: A voicemail from Jack of Hearts drummer, Tom Newbold. https://jackofheartsband.com/