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Each episode sees a different guitarist tell the story of how they came to play the instrument, but goes on to cover so much more.

Each episode sees a different guitarist tell the story of how they came to play the instrument, but goes on to cover so much more.
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United Kingdom

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Each episode sees a different guitarist tell the story of how they came to play the instrument, but goes on to cover so much more.

Language:

English


Episodes

Wilko Johnson

10/25/2019
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This is the fifth and final episode of this first series of Star Guitar - and it's a suitably great episode to go out on, I think. My guest is Wilko Johnson, formerly of Canvey Island pub-rock pioneers Dr Feelgood. Famed for his inimitable, rhythmic style of playing and incredible stage presence, Johnson has been described by the likes of Paul Weller as one of the most influential British guitarists of all time. At the age of 72, he certainly shows no signs of slowing down, with a tour...

Duration:00:44:53

Charles Watson

10/18/2019
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My guest in this episode is Charles Watson. He was once one half of Slow Club with Rebecca Taylor, the duo they formed in 2006 when they were in school. Five excellent albums later, they went their separate ways, and Charles is now a member of The Surfing Magazines, a garage rock four-piece he formed with members of The Wave Pictures, and a solo artist with a brilliant debut to his name. Listen to Now That I'm A River, released on Moshi Moshi, in 2018. I've long admired his unshowy but...

Duration:00:51:08

Liam Frost

10/11/2019
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This week's guest is one of Manchester's finest singer songwriters, Liam Frost. With his band Liam Frost and the Slowdown Family, he released his debut album, Show Me How the Spectres Dance, in 2006. His second, We Ain't Got No Money, Honey, But We Got Rain, was released in 2009 on Sony imprint Lavolta. This was about the time I first met him and noticed his beautiful array of guitars. There have been many shows since then, but his third album was a long time coming. The Latchkey Kid was...

Duration:00:38:22

Jessica Staveley-Taylor

10/4/2019
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Jessica Staveley-Taylor is singer and guitarist in The Staves, the band she formed with her sisters, Emily and Camilla, in 2009. They signed to Atlantic Records not long after, and released their debut album, Dead & Born & Grown in 2012. The follow-up, If I Was, came out in 2015, followed by a collaboration with yMusic in 2017. Jess's dad taught her to play guitar when she was in her mid teens and, within a few years, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in music. A few weeks ago, she...

Duration:00:41:52

Bill Ryder-Jones

9/27/2019
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Bill Ryder-Jones, a guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer from the north-west of England, although that description might make him feel uncomfortable. Once upon a time, he was in a band called The Coral, but since leaving in 2008, he has released a string of widely acclaimed, musically adventurous and beautiful albums. He invited me up to his studio on the Wirral to talk about his guitars, how he came to play the instrument and lots, lots more. He is currently on tour around the UK...

Duration:00:51:27

An introduction

9/17/2019
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An introduction to Star Guitar - a new podcast all about guitars and the people that play them.

Duration:00:02:12