68: Norwegian In Nashville Shredding A Strandberg - Keven Eknes

This week the guys catch up with Keven Eknes to talk about Berklee, LIPA, Instagram, social media, Strandberg and the Nashville scene for guitarists.

  • 00:00:00 - Intro

  • 00:01:58 - Keven

  • 00:03:34 - Noway to Nashville via Liverpool

  • 00:05:32 - Berklee scholarships

  • 00:09:36 - Berklee experiences

  • 00:19:51 - Guitar persona/being a rock guitarist in Nashville

  • 00:28:00 - Nashville Number Charts

  • 00:38:00 - Social media and work ethic

  • 00:51:00 - Instagram to YouTube

  • 00:54:13 - Listener Q&A

  • 01:02:28 - The Big 3

  • 01:08:09 - Future Projects

67: UK Jazz Conservatoire, Sky TV Guitar Star Competition, Cruise Ship Work (w/Gabriel Wareing)

In their final leg of the trip Smith and Beebs catch up with Gabriel Wareing. They talk about his recent move to NY, studying jazz at the Royal Conservatoire Scotland, cruise ship guitar work and his involvement with Sky TV’s Guitar Star competition.

This should be the last of the dodgy audio quality episodes for a while as we resume normal podcast service and start to roll out big updates to the show. As always, thanks for listening!

  • 00:00 - Intro

  • 03:30 - Earning That Ship Money

  • 08:38 - Early Influences, Learning Rock By Ear

  • 17:16 - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Jazz & Music College Experiences

  • 22:48 - Fretboard Visualisation

  • 25:03 - Miles Okazaki - Fundamentals of Guitar

  • 28:18 - Mick Goodrick - The Advancing Guitarist

  • 29:22 - Sky Arts 'Guitar Star' TV Show

  • 38:14 - New York Jazz & Theater Scene

  • 43:18 - The 3 Questions

  • 47:50 - Wrapping Up, Off to Tourist

66: Wayne Krantz Interview - An Improviser's OS update, 55 Bar Home, New Record and More - New York Part 2

Beebee & Smith sit down in an empty (yet noisy!) NY coffee shop with the legendary Wayne Krantz to dig into practise, improvisation, artistry, ears and more. They discuss the background to Wayne's book 'An Improviser's OS', it's legacy and the upcoming 2nd edition/revision.

Apologies for some background noise and a few jump cuts, the location based recording wasn't quite as clean as hoped! Hope you enjoy :)

  • 00:00 - Intro

  • 00:06 - Freezing Fingers

  • 01:46 - Upcoming Projects

  • 02:33 - 55 Bar - Feels Like Home, Amp Buzzzz

  • 10:26 - Loose Pedals

  • 11:28 - Background to ‘An Improvisers OS’

  • 20:30 - The Beach, Ocean & Pier (Ears & Theory)

  • 26:18 - The Goal To Not Visualise?

  • 31:58 - An Improviser’s OS (Upcoming Revision)

  • 35:06 - Future Touring & The Reality Of Niche Music

  • 40:26 - A Composed Direction

  • 44:38 - Wrappin’ Up

65: Time Feel, Subdivisions, Picking Tekkers, NAMM FU - New York Part 1 (w/Jake Willson)

A casual check in from sub-zero New York City. It’s post namm, pre-Fibenare clinic and Beebs, Smith and Jake huddle together on a sofa (for platonic body warmth) to chat through the namm show and the upcoming Rudy’s Music event. As ever they accidentally stumble into some meaty musical areas such as time feel and counting in difficult performance environments, rhythmic subdivisions with legato and right hand picking technique.

Part 1 of our New York series. We have some seriously cool stuff coming over the next few episodes!

61: A Brief History Of The Podcast, Looking Back At 2018, 2019 Guitar Resolutions

Happy New Year!

A groggy start to the new year as life quickly kicks off again after the holiday season. The boys give you a little history of how the podcast came to life, as well as looking back over the past year and discussing favourite moments as well as lessons learned along the way. They also get on board with the new year, new you mantra and dicuss their non year resolutions and goals for the coming year, both personal and podcast related. Enjoy! 

  • 00:00 - Intro

  • 02:39 - Value of music / New Years Eve gigs

  • 06:47 - New year, new you

  • 07:22 - A brief history

  • 16:43 - Personal highlights

  • 23:08 - Future threads

  • 25:58 - Guitar New Years Resolutions

  • 45:17 - Beebs’ Resolution

  • 54:35 - Outro