Couch Riffs
Couch Riffs
Michael Squires
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The Couch Riffs Podcast is hosted by musician Mike Squires and features a variety of musical guests of all backgrounds and styles. Please check out the video counterpart of this podcast on IG, YouTube, Facebook, and at the Couch Riffs website ( Support this podcast and video series at Patreon!
Ep. 130 Jasin Cadic (Musician/Artist/Set Designer/Film Maker)
Our guest this episode is Jasin Cadic, a multitalented creative who is a painter/artist, musician, film maker, and set designer. He's the kind of person that gathers no moss, for sure, as he's always working on something and planning his next project. Currently he's making music with Kelsey Warren of Blak Emoji under the name PASSWORD: (dOOMsDAY). His film credits include The Perfect Age of Rock 'n Roll (2009), Sidemen: The Long Road to Glory (2016), and there is something very cool in the works now which is covered in the podcast.  I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did! If you enjoy Couch Riffs please consider becoming a Patreon supporter at Thanks so much for listening and for your continued support!
Nov 30
1 hr 58 min
Ep. 129 Dan Presencer (Moar Guitars)
Dan Presencer  of Moar Guitars is building some of the most elegant guitars you'll find in the world, as far as I'm concerned, and I was very happy to get the opportunity to catch him with a little time over a recent weekend to tell me a bit about his history, what he's up to now, and what he sees himself doing in the future, possibly. If you've not seen his guitars you should do yourself a favor and go check
Nov 25
1 hr 39 min
Ep. 128 Anthony Cartinella (Black 35 Guitars)
Our guest this episode is Anthony Cartinella of Black 35 Guitars out of Red Bank NJ. Anthony is a music teacher and a former drum company operator/owner and has poured tons of energy into Black 35 since starting in 2015. Recently he began building pedal boards featuring similar distressed appearances similar to his guitars and they are handsome bits of kit! Go check them out at his website and order your own. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!&nb
Nov 23
1 hr 59 min
Ep. 127 Keith Nelson (Buckcherry/Songwriter/Producer)
This episode features my conversation with Keith Nelson, former guitarist and founding member of Buckcherry. Keith shares his story of diligence in the music world as we catch up and talk about his going from working at Guitar Center to having a platinum selling album and owning '59 Bursts. As of late Keith has been working with a variety of bands and artists producing and cowriting a number of songs out of his studio in LA. Need some help from a very c
Nov 18
2 hr 4 min
Ep. 126 Sam Bam Koltun (Faster Pussycat/Budderside/Dorothy)
Our guest this episode is Sam Bam Koltun of Faster Pussycat, Budderside, and most recently Dorothy. Starting at an early age and encouraged by the Rockstar INXS reality tv show he picked up the guitar and hasn't rested since, moving to LA to attend Musicians Institute at 18 and staying in Hollywood after graduating. I had a
Nov 16
1 hr 41 min
Ep. 125 Peter Holmström (The Dandy Warhols)
Our conversation this episode is with Peter Holmstrom of Portland, Oregon's The Dandy Warhols. Peter is a super cool and mellow fella and I enjoyed getting to know him in this brief first meeting. We have a mutual love of Koll guitars, clearly, and he owns one of the coolest Koll I've seen, the only baritone I've seen baring the name Koll. I hope you enjoy the conversation. We did have some tech glitches so plea
Nov 11
1 hr 50 min
Ep. 124 : Wanz
Our guest on this episode is Wanz who most notably was featured on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' break out hit Thrift Shop, was featured in the song's video, and subsequently toured around the world for a few years on the back of the success of that song. Wanz has such a cool story and his willingness to say yes is a testament to what can happen when you do just that. Check out his latest video The Captain on YOUTUBE HERE and c
Nov 9
2 hr 22 min
Ep. 123 Ian Moore
Our guest on this episode is Vashon Island by way of Austin guitar hero, Ian Moore. Ian's story is really interesting to me and I had such a great time speaking with him and learning about growing up in Austin TX around many legends of guitar music. Currently Ian is focused on getting this year's SMASH concert in order and prepping to do some more live streams, including one on Facebook Live on November 5, 2
Nov 2
2 hr 13 min
Ep. 122 Danny Newcomb (Danny Newcomb & The Sugarmakers/Goodness/The Rockfords/Shadow)
Our guest this episode is long-time Seattle guitar fixture Danny Newcomb. Danny has primarily been known for playing lead guitar in rock bands since his early teens, playing alongside Mike McCready and the brothers Friel, but for the last 5+ years Danny has been putting out about an album per year of killer, roots/Americana, song-forward guitar music and fronting his own band. In 2020 he released a mostly acoustic album called Mackerel Sky (which I forgot to ask him about the title/song) that shows off h
Oct 28
2 hr 15 min
Ep. 121 : Billy Gould (Faith No More)
My guest on this episode is Bill Gould of Faith No More. This guy is largely responsible for my taste for the left-of-center music, now that I think back on it (after having this conversation) and I had such a great time speaking with him and learning about his early years in music and development, stories along the way, and what he's up to as of late. Please go check out his newest releases on the KoolArrow rec
Oct 26
1 hr 55 min
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