Carl Verheyen, interview guitar in hand in his Los Angeles home - Part 1

Carl Verheyen (carlverheyen.com) is a session musician from Los Angeles who has also been a member of Supertramp for many years. Suffice to say, he's had a pretty incredible career. Here he is in an interview, guitar in hand, in his Los Angeles home. Part 1 / Part 2 Carl Verheyen interview Until the next

Tomo Fujita, interview at NAMM with one of John Mayer's teachers

At NAMM 2024, I had the pleasure of doing another in-depth interview with Tomo Fujita (tomojustfunky.com). It was an opportunity to talk about one of his illustrious former students, John Mayer. In this extract, Tomo explains how John's playing has evolved. Tomo Fujita about John Mayer's playing Full Interview with Tomo Available in This Article

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Greg Koch, interview in Los Angeles and concert excerpts at The Venice West

Greg Koch (gregkoch.com) is a huge musician in both size and talent. He's known on the Internet for his dazzling YouTube demos, but above all he's an accomplished musician whose discography is well worth a look. Here we interview him backstage before his concert at The Venice West in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. As a

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Here's an interview with luthier Malcom Rose-Zadow (Instagram: @malcolmrosezadow) conducted during the 2024 edition of the Paris Guitar Festival guitar show in Montrouge (parisguitarfestival.com). I really enjoyed Malcolm's work on archtop guitars. This young luthier from Toronto, Canada, who now lives in Belgium, has a bright future ahead of him. Once again this year, I

Allen Hinds, guitar in hand interview in his home in Laurel Canyon

Allen Hinds (allenhinds.com)  is one of L.A.'s finest guitar player. I have the pleasure of spending time with him whenever I'm in Los Angeles for NAMM. Sometimes we do an interview, sometimes we just have a good time together in a restaurant in his Laurel Canyon neighborhood. This time it's guitar in hand as he

Lee Anderton from the British store Anderton's Music at NAMM

On distributor Lyon & Healy's booth at NAMM, I ran into Lee Anderton, the boss of Anderton's Music store (andertons.co.uk), whose YouTube videos are a must for all gear fans. I also really enjoy Lee's interviews, as I find him to be an outstanding interviewer. Check out the interview with Lee's accomplice, Peter Honoré alia

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Allen Hinds, guitar in hand interview in his home in Laurel Canyon

Allen Hinds (allenhinds.com)  is one of L.A.'s finest guitar player. I have the pleasure of spending time with him whenever I'm in Los Angeles for NAMM. Sometimes we do an interview, sometimes we just have a good time together in a restaurant in his Laurel Canyon neighborhood. This time it's guitar in hand as he

Adam Miller, interview with the Australian musician at NAMM

I'm a big fan of Australian musician Adam Miller (adammiller.com.au) ! He's very talented, both on electric and acoustic guitar. His latest album, Beyond Reason, was a big hit with me, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Here's Adam Miller in interview at NAMM. As a bonus we recorded an acoustic session onsite. Adam

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Thomas Blug, interview with the German entrepreneur of Bluguitar at NAMM

German musician and entrepreneur Thomas Blug was one of the NAMM exhibitors, showcasing his Bluguitar (bluguitar.com) brand of amplifiers. The Amp X model due out in 2024 is very promising, so keep an eye on it! Thomas Blug interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version

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Sully Guitars, interview with the American guitar builder at NAMM

It was within the Boutique Guitar Showcase area that I discovered the works from Jon Sullivan from Sully Guitars (sullyguitars.com) during the NAMM 2024. Here is the American boutique guitar builder in an interview and a visit of his guitars. Jon Sullivan interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar!

At last year's Soundmesse guitar show in Osaka, I met Paul Heumiller, founder of the Dream Guitars website (dreamguitars.com), where you can find a selection of the world's finest luthier's guitars. Paul Heumiller interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version available on The Guitar Channel

Tomo Fujita, interview at NAMM with one of John Mayer's teachers

Tomo Fujita (tomojustfunky.com) was one of the many professional musicians present at NAMM 2024. He was giving demonstrations on the One Control booth (one-control.com). Here he is in sunny California for an in-depth interview about his opinion of the show, his projects, his pedagogy, his influence on John Mayer and much more. Tomo Fujita interview

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When Allen Hinds discovers Blue Cat Audio's Axiom on camera

After every NAMM, I traditionally do a bit of driving around Los Angeles to flush out the musicians in their natural habitat. For the past 3 years, it's been with my buddy Guillaume Jeulin of Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com) that we've been criss-crossing Southern California for this purpose. This was the 3rd time we'd visited

I regularly listen to all the podcasts featuring Zach Broyles from Mythos Pedals (mythospedals.com): Dipped in Tone with Rhett Shull and Pedal Pushers, his brand podcast. So I had planned to meet him at his booth at NAMM. It was a blast to do this interview with this dynamic entrepreneur! Zach Broyles interview Until the

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At NAMM, Italian guitarist Matteo Mancuso (matteomancuso.net) was definitely one of the big attractions of this 2024 edition. Here's an interview with him just after one of those dazzling demos he gave with his father Vincenzo Mancuso and also with Cory Wong. Matteo Mancuso interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing

A major innovation for Montreux International Guitar Show aka the MIGS (migs.ch) is that this 2024 edition will be preceded by a guitar workshop with top Classical, Fingerstyle and Rock musicians! This is the MIGS Academy (migs-masters-camps.com) which will take place from Monday April 22 to Friday April 26 in Montreux. Here's an interview with

Tom Quayle interview during NAMM
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Tom Quayle interview during NAMM

British musician Tom Quayle (tomquayle.co.uk) is a regular at guitar shows, and here he is for an express interview right in the middle of Saturday's crazy day at NAMM 2024. Tom Quayle interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Tom Quayle InterviewsNAMM Reports & InterviewsGuitar

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Bee Tronics: interview with Filipe Pampuri at NAMM
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Bee Tronics: interview with Filipe Pampuri at NAMM

Interview with Filipe Pampuri, creator of Brazilian pedal manufacturer Bee Tronics (beetronicsfx.com), at NAMM. Filipe Pampuri interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:NAMM Reports & InterviewsPedal Reviews

Interview with Christos Ntaifotis, creator of Greek pedal manufacturer Crazy Tube Circuits (crazytubecircuits.com), at NAMM. Christos Ntaifotis interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:NAMM Reports & InterviewsPedal Reviews

Walrus Audio turns to T-shirts: shocking interview with Colt Wesbrook at NAMM

Breaking news at NAMM 2024: U.S. effects pedal manufacturer Walrus Audio (walrusaudio.com) turns to T-shirts! Shocking interview with founding president Colt Wesbrook! Colt Westbrook interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Walrus Audio ArchivesNAMM Reports & Interviews

guitarplayback.com: David Wallimann reboots entirely his guitar teaching plateform

David Wallimann is a French musician and long-time youtuber based in the USA. He is well known to all guitarists, as his YouTube channel of pedagogical chronicles has over 250,000 subscribers. In addition to his YouTube activity, he has a paid educational platform, guitarplayback.com, which he completely rebooted at the start of 2024. Here's David's

Steve Vai legendary guitar tech Thomas Nordegg interview

Patrolling the aisles of NAMM, I came across Thomas Nordegg, Steve Vai's legendary guitar tech! He immediately agreed to do this express interview. Thomas Nordegg interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:NAMM Reports & InterviewsSteve Vai Archives

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NAMM 2024 as if you were there: 5 reports, 35 interviews, 4 debriefs!

Once again, The Guitar Channel brought you the best coverage of NAMM, with no fewer than 5 daily reports and 35 interviews, including 4 debriefs! With over 60,000 visitors, 1,600 exhibitors and more than 3,500 brands, there was plenty to do over the 4 days of the show. In short, NAMM is far from being

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Henning Pauly alias HP42 interview at NAMM
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Henning Pauly alias HP42 interview at NAMM

Always an entertaining moment to bump into my buddy Henning Pauly (chaine YouTube), the ebullient German youtuber was back at NAMM after a few years' absence. Here's a quick interview with him. Henning Pauly interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:NAMM Reports & InterviewsHenning

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Danish Pete aka Peter Honoré from Andertons Music NAMM interview

NAMM 2024 hadn't yet opened to the public when I came face to face with Danish Pete aka Peter Honoré, the musician who co-hosts the videos for Andertons Music (youtube.com/@andertons). Here's an improvised interview with this colorful guitarist. Peter Honoré interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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Scott Henderson, interview at Musician Institute in Hollywood for the Karnevel! album release

American musician Scott Henderson (scotthenderson.net) releases a new album entitled Karnevel! to kick off 2024, just before a major tour of Europe, China and India. Don't miss the one and only date in France at Le Triton (letriton.com) on March 2, 2024. For the past 7 years, Scott has been accompanied by a top-flight 100%

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Taylor Guitars, interview of the Andy Powers at NAMM 2024

Like every year, I'm delighted to do an interview with Andy Powers, President of Taylor Guitars (taylorguitars.com). In this video, he shares his views on NAMM, what's new for the brand he runs, and much more. Andy Powers interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version

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NAMM 2024, Report & Interviews: Day 4

Great Sunday to end the 2024 edition of the NAMM Show! Usually the last day is very quiet but there was in fact many people going around. Highlight of the day a great jam between Matteo Mancuso and his father and an interview with Lee Anderton. Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2

Don Alder NAMM 2024 interview
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Don Alder NAMM 2024 interview

Don Alder (donalder.com) is a Canadian musician who continues to release very interesting guitar albums. Here he is for a minute interview just after his demo in the middle of NAMM 2024 on the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. Don Alder interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre

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NAMM 2024, Report & Interviews: Day 3

Beautiful Californian sunshine for a great Saturday at NAMM 2024. Here's over an hour of coverage and 6 interviews to find out, see and hear all about it! You will here those musicians play: Dweezil Zappa, Glenn Arzel, Julien Bitoun and more. Interviews of the day Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2