Everyone Loves Guitar
Everyone Loves Guitar
Craig Garber
We sit down and talk with celebrity guitar players, musicians and industry insiders, who share their backstory, as well as what makes them tick. If you love guitar, music, personal development & meaningful life lessons, then stick around… you’re in the right place.
Jose de Castro: TOURING SPAIN AT 16!
☕️Buy me a coffee: https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support 🎧 Discover How to Get Your Music Licensed & Placed in TV, Movies, Video Games & Streaming Services: https://MusicReboot.com On this Jose de Castro Interview: Breaking into the session scene in Madrid at a young age, touring throughout Spain at 16, why he always plays Fender Strats, how he developed his incredible right-hand technique, being a dad, running, trying to find balance between work and play, and his changing priorities over time. Incredible player, very humble A top session player in Spain, Jose de Castro is an incredible artist in his own right, with 5 studio & 2 live LPs of his own. He’s also played with top musicians like Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Simon Phillips, Reb Beach, Guthrie Govan & Rob Marcello.
Feb 28
42 min
Jay Emmons, The Glorious Sons: THERE WAS NO HESITATION
https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/☕️Buy me a coffee: https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support 🎧 Discover How to Get Your Music Licensed & Placed in TV, Movies, Video Games & Streaming Services: https://MusicReboot.com In this Jay Emmons Interview, the Glorious Sons guitarist shares his journey in the music industry and the challenges the band faced in the early days. He discusses his transition from being a singer to focusing on playing guitar and singing backups. Jay also talks about the dynamics of being in a band with his brother and the importance of maintaining a good relationship. He shares his favorite Glorious Sons songs, the experiences of opening for the Rolling Stones, his love for his family and the joy he finds in watching his daughter grow up & touring with the Rolling Stones  Jay co-founded The Glorious Sons in 2011, and his brother Brett joined up shortly after, as the lead singer. The band plays good old-fashioned high-energy bar room rock and roll. They’re from Kingston, Ontario Canada and since 2013, they’ve released 1 EP and 4 LPs including their latest record, Glory. The band’s toured Canada, Europe and the states, and have had 13 singles in the Canadian Top 10 charts, including 4 #1’s. And if you want a good introduction to the band, check out Sawed Off Shotgun, which is a heavy song lyrically but a fun song, musically… as is Speed of Light off the new album, Glory.   
Feb 24
42 min
Lou Pardini, Chicago: STILL TRYING TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT
☕️Buy me a coffee: https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support 🎧 Discover How to Get Your Music Licensed & Placed in TV, Movies, Video Games & Streaming Services: https://MusicReboot.com On this Lou Pardini Interview: Moving to LA and working his way up, working with Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, John Patitucci, Elton John & Leon Russell… overcoming a terrible family tragedy… his first written song winning a Grammy for Smokey Robinson, moving to Nashville, having the confidence to do music, the drive for his work ethic, fame vs. desire to make music - and the difference in long-term personal growth, “The Great Disappearing Act,” and why Lou’s “Still trying to figure it all out.” Total first class act, in every way possible and a deeply talented musician who gives 110% all the time The oldest of 6 brothers & a successful session player for 4 decades, Lou’s been the keyboardist & co-vocalist of Chicago since 2010. He’s also a prolific songwriter who’s written a No. 1 Billboard R & B hit. He’s written, produced or performed w Stevie Wonder, Patti Austin, Billy Preston, John Patitucci, Joe Sample, Robben Ford, Chick Corea, Larry Carlton, Elton John, T Bone Burnett, Leon Rueesll and many others.
Feb 21
1 hr 49 min
Mark Agnesi: HIS FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT GIBSON
☕️Buy me a coffee: https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support 🎧 Discover How to Get Your Music Licensed & Placed in TV, Movies, Video Games & Streaming Services: https://MusicReboot.com On this Mark Agnesi interview, the director of brand experience for Gibson guitars shares his journey from a small town in Ohio to working in the music industry. He discusses his early music career, including starting a band and releasing an album at a young age. Mark also talks about his transition to marketing and the creation of the popular YouTube series, Guitar of the Day. He then explains his decision to leave Norms Rare Guitars and join Gibson, where he helped launch Gibson TV and produce high-quality content for the brand.  Mark discusses the creation of Gibson TV, Gibson Films, and Gibson Certified Vintage. He also talks about his role in designing and opening the Gibson Experience Centers and the importance of attention to detail in retail spaces. Mark discussed overcoming “Play Authentic” and  emphasizes the importance of patience in building an audience and the value of hard work… the  most important lesson life has taught him, the biggest change in his personality over the last 10 years… his upcoming line of Mark Agnesi guitars, and his guitar collection.  Mark emphasizes the importance of being nice and kind to others and shares his passion for cooking, sports, and buying guitars. He also talks about the challenges of maintaining an on-camera persona and separating it from his real personality. Mark's love for music and guitars shines through as he discusses his role at Gibson and his personal guitar collection.
Feb 17
1 hr 34 min
Neil Jason - Bryan Ferry, SNL Band, Knopfler: SNL HOUSE BAND MEMBER!
☕️Buy me a coffee: https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support 🎧 Discover How to Get Your Music Licensed & Placed in TV, Movies, Video Games & Streaming Services: https://MusicReboot.com On this Neil Jason Interview: Working with Bryan Ferry, The Brecker Brothers, Paul McCartney, Phil Ramone, John McLaughlin, Narada Michael Walden, Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler, Eddie Van Halen, Yoko Ono & the Plastic Ono Band, Eddie Van Halen, Will Lee, Phil Manzanera, Mick Jagger, Grace Slick, Paul Shaffer, Gladys Knight… playing more thoughtfully, being in the moment, tons more Neil Jason is a professional bassist, producer & composer. Over the last 40 years, in addition to the above, he’s also toured or recorded with Pavarotti, Billy Joel, Roxy Music, Hall & Oates,, Paul Simon, Kiss, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Harry Chapin, Celine Dion, Brigitte Zarie ,Cyndi Lauper, Dire Straits, Joe Jackson, Art Garfunkel & others. In addition, he was a member of the house band for Saturday Night Live from 1983 to 1985, and has over 100 appearances with Paul Shaffer and the Band on David Letterman.
Feb 14
1 hr 50 min
Rene Merideth: HOW METALLICA CHANGED THE INDUSTRY
☕️Buy me a coffee: https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support 🎧 Discover How to Get Your Music Licensed & Placed in TV, Movies, Video Games & Streaming Services: https://MusicReboot.com In this Rene Merideth interview, the co-founder and COO of Exploration, shares her journey in the music industry. She discusses her early involvement with music as a roadie for her grandfather's gospel music band, the importance of problem-solving, confidence, and the ability to adapt. Rene shares her experience studying music business at Belmont University and the transition to artist management and publishing. She encourages artists to take control of their careers and not be afraid to promote themselves.  Rene shares her journey of finding order in chaos and taking a leap of faith by moving to Los Angeles. She discusses her experience starting at Windswept and becoming the head of West Coast licensing at BMG. Rene explains the complexities of mechanical licensing and the impact of Metallica's fight for the music industry. Finally, she introduces Exploration's copyright administration services.  This part of the conversation focuses on the support and services provided by Exploration in managing YouTube channels and dealing with copyright claims. It also highlights the importance of clean data and human interaction in music administration.  Rene offfers practical advice for artists in handling business aspects and difficult situations. She shares her experiences working with artists and their management, emphasizing the need to be adaptable in building relationships.  Rene also addresses the issue of sexual harassment and abuse, emphasizing the need for support and understanding... the lessons learned from getting older, including the challenges of perimenopause. She emphasizes the importance of always betting on yourself and speaking truth to power.  Renee also discusses her involvement with Janey's Fund, an organization that helps abused and neglected girls.
Feb 10
2 hr 47 min
Darran Charles, Godsticks: COMING TO TERMS WITH DEPRESSION
☕️Buy me a coffee: https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support 🎧 Discover How to Get Your Music Licensed & Placed in TV, Movies, Video Games & Streaming Services: https://MusicReboot.com Darran Charles Interview: VERY intense convo about how Darran worked tirelessly on getting the band launched, including booking ALL their early gigs across Europe... dealing with depression and coming to terms with how to remediate it… being more self-reflective, a tragedy and a friend who made Darran start questioning things, dealing with perfectionism, loyalty, and loads of other interesting bits and pieces. Lovely guy, very genuine: Darran Charles is the lead singer, writer, founding member and guitarist for Godsticks, a successful prog rock/metal band out of Wales. The band has supported major acts like The Pineapple Thief, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally band and others… headlined their own shows, and just dropped their (awesome) 5th Studio album, Inescapable.
Feb 7
2 hr 29 min
Chris Bruce - Beck, Bramhall, Billy Preston, more: 1st STUDIO WORK AT AGE 14!
☕️ Buy me a coffee: https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support 🎧 Discover How to Get Your Music Licensed & Placed in TV, Movies, Video Games & Streaming Services: https://MusicReboot.com On this Chris Bruce Interview: OMG Stories for days here! His first trip to the studio at age 14, playing with Wendy & Lisa, Doyle Bramhall II, Meshell Ndegeocello, Greg Leisz, Abe Laboriel Jr., Joe Henry, Billy Preston, George Clinton… working with producers Trevor Horn & Craig Street, top 3 musical experiences, getting through low points in life, his calming nature, parents’ influence, discipline, acceptance and more. TOTALLY cool guy, great vibe: Chris’ grandparents ran an after hours club in Chicago, where folks like Sam Cooke and Louis armstrong gathered… and Chris’ mother was friends with Curtis Mayfield, Gary Shider & Glenn Goins (Funkadelic). A lifetime sideman, his first gig was touring the world with Wendy & Lisa, and he’s toured or recorded with Jeff Beck, Doyle Bramhall II, Greg Leisz, Pino Palladino, Abe Laboriel Jr., Billy Preston, Tom Waits, Chris Connelly and loads of others, on both guitar and bass. 
Jan 31
2 hr 27 min
Todd Park Mohr, Big Head Todd & The Monsters: HIS HUGE CAREER MISTAKE?
☕️Buy me a coffee: https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support  🎧 Discover How to Get Your Music Licensed & Placed in TV, Movies, Video Games & Streaming Services: https://MusicReboot.com In this Todd Park Mohr interview, the lead singer and guitarist of Big Head Todd and the Monsters, discusses his journey as a musician, the challenges of starting a band, playing with blues legends, and his songwriting process. He shares his favorite songs and reflects on the dark periods in his life. Todd also attributes his success to the quality of his material and the support of his bandmates.  In this conversation, Todd Park Mohr discusses his experiences as a musician and the lessons he has learned throughout his career. He talks about the importance of being in a band and the challenges he faced when refusing to do a music video for his biggest song. He reflects on the regrets he has about that decision and how it may have affected his career.  Todd also shares his love for guitars and the stories behind some of his favorite instruments. He discusses the musicians he has enjoyed playing with and the impact they have had on his music. Todd also talks about the importance of accepting flaws and the changes he has experienced in his personality over the years.   Takeaways Musical influences and experiences shape a musician's journey. Challenges and setbacks are part of the process of becoming successful. Collaborating with legendary artists can be transformative and inspiring. Songwriting is a personal and evolving process that draws from various influences. Favorite songs may not always align with popular hits, but they hold personal significance. Difficult periods in life can be overcome with resilience and support. Success in the music industry requires a combination of talent, hard work, and quality material. The support and camaraderie of bandmates contribute to long-term success and enjoyment. Being in a band every day is the action that matters the most. Regretting decisions can teach valuable lessons about the importance of seizing opportunities. Collecting guitars can be a passion and a retirement fund. Accepting flaws and being less judgmental can lead to better relationships and personal growth.  
Jan 27
1 hr 6 min
Bill Wittman - Lauper, Hooters, The Fixx, Roger Waters: ONE STEP AT A TIME
☕️Buy me a coffee: https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support 🎧 Discover How to Get Your Music Licensed & Placed in TV, Movies, Video Games & Streaming Services: https://MusicReboot.com On this Bill Wittman Interview: Loads of interesting stories about Bill working his way “behind the glass”... funny stories about connecting and working with Cyndi Lauper, The Hooters, The Fixx, Roger Waters… the making of Time After Time, playing with Allen Toussaint, his 44-year marriage, fencing, his unusual influence for “doing what you like,” being more accepting, and lots more. Really cool, bright guy: Bill Wittman is a producer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter whose credits include multi-platinum debut LPs from Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osbourne, The Hooters, The Outfield… and projects with The Fixx, Roger Waters, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan & others
Jan 24
1 hr 49 min
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