Jon Gomm interview at the Montreux International Guitar Show

Acoustic Fingerstyle guitarist Jon Gomm ( was once again present at the Montreux International Guitar Show for the 2024 edition. We interviewed him to find out more about his current projects. Jon Gomm interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version available on The Guitar Channel

Chris Woods: interview with the Fingerstyle guitarist in Montreux

Chris Woods ( was one of the Fingerstyle guitarists scheduled for performances at the Montreux International Guitar Show 2023. He stopped by the The Guitar Channel booth to answer a few questions before going on stage. Chris Woods interview Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium subscribers Until the next interview or

Alexandr Misko interview - Interview Confinement 02/04/20

As part of the lockdown due to the Coronavirus, this is one of the live interviews broadcasted to highlight musicians and other music pros impacted by this situation. Alexandr Misko interview Alexandr Misko ( is a great your Russian Fingerstyle guitar player player who just got back from a tour in the US. Here is

6th International Guitar Rendez-Vous - Will McNicol and Shaï Sebbag interview

On Sunday June 16, 2019 at 15:30 will be held the 6th edition of the International Guitar Rendez-Vous concert organized by and with Shaï Sebbag. His guest for 2019 is guitarist Fingerstyle of Scottish origin Will McNicol. They both came to the showroom to talk about this beautiful moment of guitar and music. Sunday June

Gareth Pearson interview - A great fingerpicker discover during the 2018 Issoudun festival

The Issoudun Guitar Festival 2018 was the occasion for me a beautiful musical discovery in the person of fingerstyle guitarist Gareth Pearson who was the opening act for the duo Jean-Félix Lalanne and Eric Gombart during the acoustic evening. A big thank you to Jean-Baptiste Hardy (also interviewed at this Issoudun festival) who introduced me

Petteri Sariola interview, guitar in hand at the Guitar Summit 2018

During the 2018 edition of the Guitar Summit in Mannheim, Germany, it was possible to do record an interview with the great acoustic guitar player Petteri Sariola. Petteri Sariola interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Guitar Summit 2018 - Video blogging - Day 2

This year again for this second edition, the German Guitar Summit in Mannheim was a great opportunity to produce a nice series of video interviews which are listed below. We highly recommend this event which proposes an excellent array of guitar exhibitors with a full program of concerts, masterclasses and conferences. 2018 Guitar Summit interviews

Antoine Dufour

When you have the opportunity to have such a gifted musician as Antoine Dufour in your showroom, it's a pleasure to record him playing one of his composition. Here's the song called Air Ground performed on a Franck Cheval luthier ( guitar which was loaned to me by a club member. This model is slightly smaller

Muriel Anderson interview - 2018 Winter NAMM
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Muriel Anderson interview – 2018 Winter NAMM

Here's a video interview recorded with Muriel Anderson during the 2018 Winter NAMM. Muriel Anderson interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Tommy Emmanuel interview - Guitar in hand in Paris

Tommy Emmanuel is one of the greats of the guitar at the moment and not only in the Fingerstyle domain. The Guitar Channels proposes you for the 3rd time an interview with the Australian maestro for a Guitar-in-Hand video. His album Accomplice One, which will be released in January 2018, is excellent with incredible duets

Calum Graham interview - Young fingerstyle Canadian guitar player

Calum Graham is one of his ultra-talented young musicians with a stunning fingerstyle acoustic guitar technique, with a musicality that is undeniable. Add to this already explosive cocktail that the young Canadian sings very well and that his album Tabula Rasa was produced by Antoine Dufour, you will understand why The Guitar Channel could not

Drew Roller interview - Director of the documentary

The world of acoustic guitar is currently booming with locomotives such as Andy McKee, Jon Gomm, Maneli Jamal, Antoine Dufour and many others who follow the path opened by Michael Hedges, Don Ross and other guitarists. The documentary Acoustic Uprising tells the story of this movement. This film was directed by Drew Roller, an Australian

Guitar Review - Martin 000-15SM: 100% Mahogany
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Guitar Review – Martin 000-15SM: 100% Mahogany

The Martin 000-15SM that you will discover in this review is my personal guitar which I acquired to return to playing the steel string acoustic guitar to regain the taste of pure sound without artifice. At C.F. Martin, the reference 000 designates the shape of the body, the figure 15 indicates that the guitar is

Godefroy Maruejouls is a French luthier who has been building high quality guitars, acoustic or electric. Last time we reviewed one of his acoustic instrument, this time this is an electric guitar called the Sorcerer 62. MJS Sorcerer 62 review Audio version of the review For those into audio, here's the podcast version of the

The Mag Mic system from Seymour Duncan is a solution that is seen more and more often in the instruments of pro musicians. So recently Adam Miller came to the Backstage showroom for a Guitar in Hand interview with his guitar made by the luthier Jeff Traugott which is equipped with this system, same for Shai

Acoustic guitar in hand interview with Adam Miller

Adam Miller is an Australian guitarist who is as comfortable on an acoustic as he is on an electric, which is quite annoying if you allow me to say so!

Maneli Jamal interview - Musikmesse 2017
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Maneli Jamal interview – Musikmesse 2017

Interview of the Fingerstyle guitar player Maneli Jamal during the 2017 Musikmesse guitar show. Maneli Jamal interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

MJS Acoustic guitar J-78 built by luthier Godefroy Maruejouls

Here's a first on the show with a video review of an acoustic guitar, and one built by a luthier!

Here's a audio Jon Gomm interview. Jon is one of the current guitar players who is really pushing the enveloppe in the acoustic guitar world. His latest album "Live in the Acoustic Asylum" was recorded live as the title implies and his full of guitar and yet still avoids the default of being annoying because of pointless technical prowesses.

This interview with Jon is more than 45min long as he is very generous and detailed in his answers.

Shaï Sebbag is a musician I had the pleasure to interview several times in French, for the release of En Equilibre his third album it was more than time to record and English interview so his non-French speaking fans can get to know him better and also for new people to discover his universe.

With this latest release I think Shaï reached a new peak as he is delivering some awesome compositions played with an impeccable technique without useless technical demonstration.

Extracts of "En Equilibre" played before the interview

Into The Wild
Bach To The Future
Valse des Carpates