Andy Manson, a legendary guitar builder at the Toulouse guitar show in France

In 2018, during the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin, Germany, I had the pleasure to interview the legendary guitar builder Andy Manson (andymanson.com) who worked with John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin. Here is an interview recorded in Toulouse, France where he was one of the exhibitor during the guitar show around the Internationales

Blue Cat Audio, interview with Guillaume Jeulin in his development studio

Guillaume Jeulin, developer and founder of the software company Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com) was, as yours truly, one of the speakers of the guitar workshop organized by Pat O'May in Brittany, the Guit-Ar-Camp. On my way back from the 3 days workshop, I stopped at his place to record this interview. Guillaume Jeulin interview The

During the Guitar Show in Padova I had the opportunity to meet the Italian bassist Federico Malaman federicomalaman.com) who is a musician who is having a lot of impact in the bass world lately. He was at the show to demonstrate a bass made by the Italian luthier Andrea Ballarin from Manne Guitars (manne.com). Interviews

Guitar Show Italy, full report of the 2nd day

End of the Italian weekend in Padua for the 2021 edition of the Guitar Show (guitarshow.it)! Still an very hot summer day, but fortunately the exhibition space was well air-conditioned. On the program of this report, images of the show floor, sequences of the demo concerts and four interviews. The guest of the day were:

Guitar Show Italy in Padova, day 1 on a gorgeous sunny Saturday

The Guitar Show (guitarshow.it) of Padova opened its doors to the public on Saturday, July 11, 2021 during a beautiful sunny day. With a hundred of exhibitors there was plenty to do! In this video blogging I take you to visit the booths and make some surprise interviews. The guests of the day are: Henning

Victor Lee guitar in hand interview with the Korean born American musician

Met via Clubhouse, Victor Lee (victorleemusic.com) is a Korean born musician who came to the US at the age of 16. His instrumental music is awesome, he plays great and the production is very well done. In addition Victor plays on the great American guitars from Suhr and Tom Anderson so he has obviously very

Andy Wood, guitar in hand interview with the musician who came from the mandolin

Thanks to Mark Lettieri I was able to get in touch with Andy Wood, this American musician is incredibly good at the guitar and started at the mandolin. His Junktown album of instrumental music is a treat with a melodic sense worthy of his idols Eric Johnson or Eddie Van Halen. Andy Wood interview The

David Grissom guitar in hand interview to share his views on music and guitar

David Grissom is an American musician who has accompanied Joe Ely, John Cougar Mellencamp and many others, as well as led a solo career. Endorsed by PRS Guitars with his own signature model, here he is in a guitar in hand interview for a retrospective of his career filled with anecdotes and guitar licks. David

Sean Ashe guitar in hand interview with the talented musician

First met in 2018 at NAMM, Sean Ashe (seanashemusic.com) is an American musician with a strong melodic sense. He has released a new single called Ocean on May 15, 2021, 5 years after his album Flux. It is guitar in hand (a Tom Anderson of course!) that he answered all my questions from his home

Stuart Hamm bass player interview at the Guitar Summit

During Guitar Summit 2016 held in Mannheim, Germany, I had the pleasure of doing an interview with legendary bassist Stuart Hamm again. This incredible musician has accompanied such six-string stars as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai or Frank Gambale. Stuart Hamm interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Janek Gwizdala bass in hand interview with a super creative musician

Janek Gwizdala (janekgwizdala.com) is a world class bass player who has played with many musicians from John Mayer to Mike Stern. It was Mark Lettieri who recommended him to me and put me in touch with Janek. I didn't know before this London-born musician who is now based in Los Angeles. The 40min interview with

Through Jeff McErlain (whom I would like to thank in passing) I did the interview of Ben Eunson (beneunson.com) below guitar in hand with this young Australian guitarist based in New York City. It was a blast to to record this video with this amazing musician. Ben Eunson interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio

Cory Wong, guitar in hand interview with the musician from Vulfpeck and Fearless Flyers

Cory Wong (corywongmusic.com) is one of those guitarists who make you tap your foot immediately because of his incredible sense of groove. Whether it's through his solo albums or with Vulfpeck or Fearless Flyers, this guitar Funk master takes you in an irresistible whirlwind. Here he is in an interview with his guitar in hand

Greg Howe guitar in hand interview from Shrapnel to Michael Jackson and more

The American guitar player Greg Howe has played with huge pop stars from Michael Jackson to Justin Timberlake, Enrique Iglesias and more. His career as a solo artist or within a band has also been very rich. Here is a guitar in hand interview from his home in Oklahoma. The two other interviews with Greg

The Texas based guitar player Mark Lettieri (marklettieri.com) who plays with Snarky Puppy among many projects is the guest of this guitar in hand interview recorded from his home studio. The occasion was the release of his new solo album The Baritone Sessions Vol.2. Mark goes through his composition process and walks through the conception

Jason Lollar is the American behind the famous Lollar Pickups (lollarguitars.com) brand he founded. Here he is in an interview at the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin in 2018. In it, he tells the story of the brand and his approach to making his excellent, world-renowned products. Jason Lollar interview Until the next interview,

Zane Carney (zanecarney.com) is an American guitar player who accompanied people like John Mayer or Jonny Lang on tour. He is now moving more and more toward working on his own music. Alter Ego is the album of his quartet. It is full of ferocious Jazz as Zane puts it himself. Here is a guitar

Rainer Tausch interview with the German boutique guitar builder

Rainer Tausch is the German guitar maker behind Tausch Guitars (tausch-guitars.de). He was the guest of a live interview on The Guitar Channel. In this video he talks about his training as a luthier, his 665 Raw Deluxe model and his philosophy of electric guitar building. Rainer Tausch interview Rainer Tausch interviews from the archives

Here is a guitar in hand video interview with the American musicien Popa Chubby well known to usually 200 shows per year. He presents his latest album Tinfoil Hat and how he has adapted to the pandemic situation. Take a listen to the album as I think it is one of the best Popa Chubby

Verso Instruments, live interview with the German luthier Robin Stummvoll

The German guitar builder Robin Stummvoll from Verso Instruments (versoinstruments.com) has a very original approach to what is an electric guitar. In this live interview the luthier presents his Cosmo model which is built around a neck and a bent sheet of metal. Check-out his work, it's very refreshing to see an out-of-the-box design in

Michael Keneally shares his memories playing with Frank Zappa

Mike Keneally is an extraordinary musician who plays guitar as well as keyboards and piano. He has accompanied and collaborated with musicians such as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Devin Townsend and Frank Zappa. In this interview conducted during the NAMM 2020 X-Jamm concert, he shares his memories with Frank Zappa to whom the evening was

Gus G talks about his Blackfire pickups and let you win a set!

The Greek guitar player Gus G who played with Ozzy Osbourne and now leads his own band Firewind launches his brand of guitar pickups, Blackfire (blackfirepickups.com). In this guitar in hand interview he demonstrates the two types of models, the Immortal (passive) and the Proteus (active) and talks about his current projects. Win a pair

Ariel Posen guitar in hand interview about his album

It was a blast to record this interview with the Canadian musician Ariel Posen (arielposen.com). His new album Headway is will be released on March 5th 2021. It is full of great songs with some awesome guitar playing. During this guitar in hand interview, Ariel Posen speaks about his composition process, how he records, how

Adam Levy, guitar in hand interview from Brooklyn, New-York

The great American guitar player Adam Levy (adamlevy.com) was the guest of this guitar in hand live interview recorded via Zoom. He showcases a gorgeous archtop Gibson L-7 from 1945 and talk about his latest projects. Adam Levy interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on

Mike Campbell is the American guitarist who accompanied Tom Petty for decades. He has just released an excellent album called Wreckless Abandon with his band The Dirty Knobs (thedirtyknobs.com). The second guitarist of the band, Jason Sinay, was also interviewed. At 70 years old Mike Campbell still has the drive to release an incandescent Rock

Sylvain Luc interview about his album

The French musician Sylvain Luc recorded a superb album with Renaud Letang, he came to talk about it with his guitar in hand to explain the composition and recording process. Sylvain Luc interview Activate the sub-titles in Englishin the YouTube viewer Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Jason Sinay (jasonsinay.com) is a Los Angeles studio musician who is playing and singing in Mike Campbell band The Dirty Knobs. They have just released their debut album Wreckless Abandon which is full of cool songs and great dual guitar tones. Jason Sinay interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is

Thierry André luthier interview at the Holy Grail Guitar Show

Thierry André (andreinstruments.com) is a boutique guitar builder based in the province of Québec in Canada. He was one of the exhibitor of the 2016 Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin, Germany, Here is in interview presenting one of his super original instrument. Thierry André luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the

Sam Evans luthier for Cardinal Instruments at the Holy Grail Guitar Show

Sam Evans from Cardinal Instruments (facebook page) was one of the American boutique guitar builder exhibiting at the 2016 Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin Germany. Here is an interview recorded with him during the show. Sam Evans luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Winter NAMM 2021 live wrap-up - Spalt, Ruokangas, Ergon, Teuffel and Taylor Guitars

As a wrap-up of the online edition of the 2021 Winter NAMM here is a live discussion with some of the best European boutique guitar builders who are regular exhibitors at NAMM and Andy Powers from Taylor Guitars. Guest list Tania and Michael Spalt from Spalt Instruments (spaltinstruments.com) Adriano Sergio from Ergon Guitars (ergonguitars.com) Ulrich