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Everyone Loves Guitar

We sit down and talk with celebrity guitar players, musicians and industry insiders, and find out 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.

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Greg Koch Interview - Guitarist, Wildwood Guitars Brand Ambassador - Everyone Loves Guitar #107

Greg’s 4,000 videos for Wildwood Guitars, with over 50 Million viewers... has to be some kind of a record. And what’s amazing is that he made all those videos in a span of only 4 years - and you’ll hear exactly how this happened, along with the backstory of “the making of” these videos, in this interview… How Greg went from studying to become a lawyer, to becoming a musician. And the one thing he’d go back and tell himself as a young musician, if he could do this… Greg has literally played THOUSANDS of guitars in the last 5 years alone. He reveals the most under-rated and over-rated guitars he’s seen during this time… The importance of his wife and children in his life… the one thing most people will be surprised to hear about Greg, and much more... Go to http://www.EveryoneLovesGuitar.com and sign up to get notified of future episodes and other cool stuff for guitar players

1hr 24mins

15 Dec 2017

Rank #1

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Brent Mason - Everyone Loves Guitar

Brent shares the story behind his move to Nashville, and the alternative misery he would face if he didn’t move... working with Chet Atkins, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Glen Campbell, Nancy Sinatra… his favorite music to play, 5 things responsible for his success as a studio musician, strangest (and funniest) sessions he’s been on, sacrifices he made to succeed, toughest decision he’s had to make, overcoming shyness. VERY COOL convo w one of the most respected players in Nashville’s history. Brent is one of the most recorded guitarists in history, has played on 1,800 top ten hit singles, and has recorded with Toby Keith, Aaron Lewis, Reba McEntire, Allison Krauss, Darius Rucker, Asleep at the Wheel, Alabama, George Jones, Trace Adkins, Jamey Johnson, Martina McBride, Amy Grant, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Neil Diamond, Marty Stuart and 00’s of others  Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar 

2hr 29mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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Pete Anderson - Dwight Yoakam - Everyone Loves Guitar

Pete played with and produced Dwight Yoakam from 1984-2002, on loads of platinum records & sold-out tours. Pete’s also produced or played on records with Roy Orbison, The Meat Puppets, Tanya Tucker, Jackson Browne, Buck Owens, Steve Forbert,, Lucinda Williams & others. He’s also written and produced TV & movie soundtracks and released 8 solo LPs Pete has a unique level of confidence when he plays - it’s like you feel you’re in good hands with him. This isn’t something random, it’s something he specifically works on and he explains exactly how. His good and not so good experiences running a record label, studying under Howard Roberts at GIT, tolerance, James Brown tricks, and LOADS more cool stuff. GREAT convo! Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar

1hr 14mins

22 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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Steve Vai - Everyone Loves Guitar

Steve opens up like never before: On working with Frank Zappa, following his bliss and how this has governed his decision-making, first and foremost… top 3 music experiences… the personal backstory to his song, Junkie… dealing with alcoholism… a pretty unique insight into forgiveness… Yogi Bear, Tom Waits, best decision he ever made… getting out of a depression… some of his biggest financial wins, The Illusion of Time, and so much more. This was an incredibly candid and deep discussion, one of my favorites and a MUST listen: Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar

2hr 8mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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John Bohlinger Interview - Lee Brice, Premier Guitar - Everyone Loves Guitar #136

John lead the band for six season on NBC's hit program "Nashville Star" as well as other major television specials. He has also played with Sheryl Crow, Lee Brice, Miranda Lambert, Joe Walsh, Little Big Town, Bret Michaels, Leann Rimes, Chris Young, Tanya Tucker, Trace Adkins, Hank Williams Jr, Kenny Rogers, The Beach Boys,  Alabama, Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues and many others… John shares a really cool story about how he bluffed his way into his first gig as a band leader, but the actual amount of work he had to do, was VERY serious business… John shares lessons learned from his experience playing with Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, Bret Michaels, and Justin Hayward... It’ll blow your mind when you find out the medical condition John has, yet he is still able to perform at the top of his game, and much more... Go to http://www.EveryoneLovesGuitar.com to get notified of future episodes

1hr 21mins

17 Jan 2018

Rank #5

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Joe Satriani - New LP Shapeshifting

Joe goes behind the scenes in the making of his latest record, Shapeshifting. Backstory to many of the songs, including… dreams that became real, handling regret, enduring friendships, spirits, ghosts, and outlaws.Writing to a sonic landscape vs. developing a sonic landscape around his writing, the gift of gratitude this LP has given him and more. One of THE best guys out there, not only as a player, but as a human being: Support this Show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ 

2hr 23mins

10 Apr 2020

Rank #6

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Jimmy Vivino Interview - Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien - Everyone Loves Guitar

Jimmy went from playing keyboards in small, dark New Jersey bars to being the lead guitarist and Music Director at The Bottom Line nightclub in NYC, to doing the same on one of the top television shows on late night TV. He’s also played with Johnnie Johnson, Chuck Berry, Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm, Al Kooper, Gov’t Mule, Phoebe Snow, Laura Nyro, Jon Sebastian, Donald Fagen and loads of others. Plus, he plays in several of his own projects, including the successful Beatles tribute band, The Fab Faux, with Will Lee Jimmy shares some amazing stories about Joe Walsh, James Brown, Al Kooper, Robin Trower, Bob Dylan, Felix Cavaliere, John Sebastian, Levon Helm, Donald Fagen, Warren Haynes, Mike Bloomfield and others. Also, some inside early scoop about the Conan O’Brien show. Jimmy played other instruments until he was 22 years old and decided to focus on guitar at this point. What he’s accomplished and the time he accomplished it in, is phenomenal. Incredibly sincere and selfless guitar hero, and super high energy levels to boot. So listen NOW: Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar

2hr 18mins

16 Oct 2018

Rank #7

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Josh Smith Interview - Everyone Loves Guitar #260

Amazing story about how Josh started playing guitar at age 3… was gigging professionally at age 12 (at the same bars Derek Trucks was playing)... released 4 albums between age 14 and 21 and toured nationally to support these records Josh shares the ups, downs and very real frustrations of being a full-time musician… along with his rise up through the ranks, into the session world... production world... and artist world, which makes for a great story. Why he loves the blues… letting go and setting yourself free… acting, The NY Yankees, and why his new album is called “Burn To Grow.” FANTASTIC conversation with a guy who keeps it 100% REAL, !100% of the time... Subscribe https://www.EveryoneLovesGuitar.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar

1hr 21mins

22 Jun 2018

Rank #8

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Steve Morse - Dixie Dregs, Kansas, Deep Puple, Steve Morse Band - Everyone Loves Guitar

Incredibly informative, heartwarming stories, and some harsh reality, all in one amazing conversation. Loads of cool stories including how Dixie Dregs got started, how Steve got the gigs with Kansas & Deep Purple, what he learned about audiences, what he learned from working with Kansas, his TOP 3 musical experiences…Steve’s favorite guitars & amps, his favorite guitar players & favorite LPs… Why he went to work as a commercial pilot & what he learned from this experience & why he appreciates people and life more than ever now. RARE and fantastic conversation: Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar

2hr 9mins

7 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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Steve Lukather - Everyone Loves Guitar

500th Episode! Founder of Toto & Los Lobotomys, 5-time Grammy winner & one of the most prolific LA Session guitarists in the history of music, Steve’s played with: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs, Alice Cooper, Elton John, John Mayall, Lee Ritenour, Bill Champlin, Larry Carlton, Peter Frampton, David Crosby, Van Halen, Greg Lake, Joe Cocker, Todd Rundgren, Ringo Star, and hundreds more Luke opens up about getting sober and the most difficult thing he’s had to do… stories galore about playing with Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Carlos Santana, Roger Waters, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson walking around with Bubbles the Chimp… turning down Miles Davis when asked to join his band, his top 3 musical experiences (NOT what you might think), how he came up with specific parts in the studio - and what happens when people can’t do this… a brief history of LA session players, the difference in his thinking now and before getting sober, and tons of interesting stuff. This man is a warrior, and this is a MUST listen: Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar

1hr 42mins

24 May 2019

Rank #10

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Steve Vai - Everyone Loves Guitar

Steve opens up like never before: On working with Frank Zappa, following his bliss and how this has governed his decision-making, first and foremost… top 3 music experiences… the personal backstory to his song, Junkie… dealing with alcoholism… a pretty unique insight into forgiveness… Yogi Bear, Tom Waits, best decision he ever made… getting out of a depression… some of his biggest financial wins, The Illusion of Time, and so much more. This was an incredibly candid and deep discussion, one of my favorites and a MUST listen: Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar 

2hr 9mins

9 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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Robben Ford Interview- Everyone Loves Guitar #291

Robben’s released over 50 albums in a career that’s spanned almost as many years. Besides a successful solo career, Robben’s played with Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Phil Lesh, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, greg Allman, John Scofield, Susan Tedeschi, Keb Mo, Larry Carlton, Mavis Staples, Brad Paisley and many others Robben shared literally dozens of personal stories in this conversation, including seeing Hendrix, Albert King, Mike Bloomfield, John Mayall and Mick Taylor in concert back in the late 60’s… Stories about working with Joni Mitchell, George Harrison (how they met is pretty cool), Greg Allman and Miles Davis… why he put his career on hold to study Buddhism and meditation, and what he got out of this experience… interesting stories about his dad… personal struggles he’s deal with over the course of his career… and some very good advice for musicians, or frankly, anyone in any endeavour. RARE for  Robben to get this personal, so give this a listen now: Subscribe https://www.EveryoneLovesGuitar.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar

1hr 34mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #12

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JD Simo Interview - Guitarist & Leader of SIMO  - ELG#148

This interview started off a little slow, but stick around because it was litereally one of the most inspiring conversations I’ve ever had... JD reveals how he went from a near-desperate situation busking on the corner, to having his entire world turn around almost literally overnight, because he bumped into a friend… Interesting realization JD made about the music business, particularly in Nashville… Couple of interesting, and even odd observations from JD - one about his childhood, and one about the present... A good lesson on making money in the music business, when performance trumps talent, and a whole lot more on this special call... Subscribe https://www.EveryoneLovesGuitar.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar

2hr 1min

2 Feb 2018

Rank #13

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Timothy Drury Interview - The Eagles, Don Henley, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Whitesnake, Stevie Nicks  - Everyone Loves Guitar #170

Really cool stories about how Timothy got the gigs with Don Henley, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, and Whitesnake... Timothy’s dad was a leading man in one of the most popular television series of his day. Discover how this impacted Timothy’s thought processes - really great of him to share at this level of personal thought… Equally adept at performance art as he is at music, Timothy reveals some of his “side hustles,” which have turned into full blown separate careers for him. This was a really great, very authentic conversation - definitely give it a listen... Subscribe https://www.EveryoneLovesGuitar.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar

1hr 29mins

24 Feb 2018

Rank #14

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Kenny Vaughan Interview - Marty Stuart - Everyone Loves Guitar #250

Kenny’s been playing professionally since he was 12 year old, and actually opened up for Tommy Bolin’s band Zephyr, in Denver. Stories include taking lessons from Bill Frisell… traveling all over the midwest, and ultimately getting hooked up with Marty Stuart ( Kenny talks about Marty’s very close friendship with Johnny Cash) and playing with Marty going on 17 years now. A great story about flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia and a bag of weed… jazz keys player Jimmy Smith… The happiest moments in Kenny’s life... and which notes you do (and don’t) need to play when playing jazz chords... Subscribe https://www.EveryoneLovesGuitar.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar

1hr 47mins

8 Jun 2018

Rank #15

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Paul Gilbert - Solo, Mr. Big, Racer X - Everyone Loves Guitar

From heavy metal shreddings with Racer X, to hard rock with Mr. Big, plus punk, pop, classical, blues and more with his 15 solo studio LPs, Paul Gilbert has been one of the most highly regarded guitarists of the last 30 years Loads of insight into Paul’s personal life, growing up in small town PA, moving to Japan, leading a band vs. being a band member, seeing life and hearing music differently since losing his hearing… the story behind his PGM guitar, being too agreeable, dealing with fears and other heady stuff. Fun and very interesting convo, 100% REAL: Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar 

2hr 35mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #16

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Bryan Sutton Interview - Solo, Hot Rize, Ricky Skaggs - Everyone Loves Guitar #275

Bryan is a 10 time IBMA Guitar Player of The Year award winner, and has played with a who’s who of A-List Nashville artists, including Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, The Dixie Chicks, Dierks Bentley, The Chieftains, and more. His first touring gig was with Ricky Skaggs in front of 5,000 people and his second was with Bela Fleck in front of 10,000 people During this conversation, Bryan talks about his top 3 musical experiences… “paying it forward” with ArtistWorks.com… dealing with undeserving feelings… getting out of his own way… Eddie Van Halen… how to play faster in bluegrass… his best childhood memory… family, guitar, The Legend of Zelda, and more. This is a rare, extremely candid, and very personal glimpse into the life of one of the greatest acoustic guitar players of modern times: Subscribe https://www.EveryoneLovesGuitar.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar

1hr 39mins

13 Jul 2018

Rank #17

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Henry Johnson - Ramsey Lewis, Donny Hathaway, Jack McDuff - Everyone Loves Guitar #506Henry Johnson - Ramsey Lewis, Donny Hathaway, Jack McDuff - Everyone Loves Guitar

Chicago jazz artist has released 7 solo LPs, has played and recorded with Ramsey Lewis, Donny Hathaway, Jack McDuff, Tony Williams, Dizzy Gillespie,  Grover Washington Jr., Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Smith, George Benson, loads of others. Why “How you think” defines all aspects of your playing, and your life. Stories on playing with Jack McDuff, Donny Hathaway (cool), Ramsey Lewis & Dizzy… lessons learned, accepting yourself, hanging w/ George Benson, more: Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELovesGuitar

2hr

17 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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Kenny Aronoff

Tons of cool stories here, about working with John Mellencamp & lessons learned, playing with Al Pacino, Elton John, partying with Slash, playing with Tony Iommi, Bon Jovi, Don Was, John Fogerty… his intense work ethic and the origins of it… how he became a “Navy Seal” in classical music at Indiana University… following his heart and not his head, divorce, Vic Firth, Leonard Bernstein’s love, LOADS more cool stuff: Kenny’s played on over 300 million sold records and has toured or played w John Cougar Mellencamp, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Elton John, Glen Frey, Slash, Bob Seger, Tony Iommi, Santana, Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Gilbert, and literally hundreds of other artists Support this Show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ 

1hr 49mins

26 Feb 2020

Rank #19

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Andy Aledort

Growing up in New York in the late 60’s & early 70’s, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Arthur Brown, Steve Morse, Jeff Beck, Jackson Browne, Johnny WInter… getting the gig with Dickey Betts and stories from 12 years on the road with him - including getting pulled over by the cops with Dickey on his first night of the tour… his vintage strat and loads of other interesting stuff: Andy Aledort has been contributing to the international music scene for 35 years, working as a journalist, instructor and performer. He’s conducted hundreds of interviews and lessons with the world’s greatest guitarists for Guitar World and other publications, and toured and recorded with original Jimi Hendrix band mates Mitch Mitchell and Buddy Miles, and SRV’s Double Trouble. He was a member of Dickey Betts and Great Southern for 12 years. He also played with Albert Collins, Johnny Winter and BB King. He recently co-authored a book about SRV called Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Support this Show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ 

2hr 31mins

12 Mar 2020

Rank #20