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No Guitar Is Safe
49 minutes | a month ago
136 - Joe Robinson
It's not easy to establish yourself in Nashville well before you've turned 30, but guitarist/singer JOE ROBINSON — with a heap of musical talent, a ton of great songs, and a tireless work ethic — seems to have done just that. Today, the Aussie-turned-Tennesseean six-string wunderkind demonstrates many of his amazing riffs, songs, and approaches (including material from his new album, Borders). Joe also introduces you to his signature Maton guitar, teaches you how to Travis pick, and passes on great career lessons he received personally from Tommy Emmanuel and Robben Ford. Presented by GUITAR PLAYER magazine. HOSTED BY JUDE GOLD.
39 minutes | 2 months ago
135 - Jamie Kime Bonus Lesson
Grammy-winning rock/fusion guitarist JAMIE KIME has worked with everyone from Zappa Plays Zappa to Dr. John to Jewel, and back on episode 94 of this show — which was recorded in person, well before the world ever dreamed a pesky virus would put the world in lockdown — Jamie and I played a ton of guitar and he offered up many great soloing tips. In fact, there was so much musical insight from Jamie in that interview that I couldn't fit it all into one episode. So, as promised, I have now (finally!) created a second Jamie Kime episode for you so you wouldn't miss out. Jamie is a spectacular guitarist, and this extra content — modal soloing tips, Ted Greene chord chemistry, harp harmonics approaches, and more — is valuable. There's even a cool Hiram Bullock rabbit hole explored by Jamie and I. This episode is PRESENTED BY GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE. Thank you for listening. — JUDE GOLD, host. No Guitar Is Safe, "the guitar show where guitar heroes plug in."
69 minutes | 3 months ago
133 - Tracii Guns
He's a founding member of the two biggest rock bands ever to have the word "Guns" in their names. He's an icon of California metal and hard rock. He's got a lethal looking new Kramer signature model guitar in his name. He's TRACII GUNS, and his main band since the early- to mid-'80s, L.A. Guns, is enjoying a resurgence — and also enjoying the return of lead singer Phil Lewis. Plugging in that new Kramer for you and sharing stories of how he built — and how he survived — his wild career, Tracii sits down for an epic interview. Hosted by Jude Gold. Presented by Guitar Player magazine.
76 minutes | 4 months ago
132 - Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal
From GUNS N’ ROSES to ASIA to SONS OF APOLLO to ART OF ANARCHY to his own BUMBLEFOOT albums, RON 'BUMBLEFOOT' THAL is not only one of the most in-demand rock guitarists of the new millennium, he’s also one of the most innovative, as you will discover when you hear him demonstrating everything from his Vigier double-neck electric (one neck is fretless) to his “portable fret” (a thimble!) to his favorite songs from Boston, Stevie Wonder, Judas Priest, and, of course, CHINESE DEMOCRACY — the epic Guns N’ Roses record that features him on every track. BONUS: You will be deeply moved by Ron’s incredible story of survival, triumph, newfound health after a random motorist in an SUV nearly took everything from him. Big thanks to Mr. Thal for taking the time to do this deep guitar hang with us ... and thanks as well to Guitar Player magazine and guitarplayer.com for making this episode possible. And thank YOU for listening to episode 132 of No Guitar Is Safe, “The Guitar Show Where Guitar Heroes Plug In.” — JUDE GOLD, host and creator
84 minutes | 5 months ago
129 - Andy Timmons
Texas-based, internationally beloved guitar hero ANDY TIMMONS plugs in his go-to ’94 Ibanez AT100 prototype and demonstrates several songs (he even SINGS one for you!), shares many of his tasty guitar techniques, and takes you on an audio tour of the amps and pedals that make up his rig — the tools that contribute to his amazing sound. He also shares the musical inspirations that have motivated him over the decades to develop his signature voice on the guitar. This episode is presented by VIBES HI-FIDELITY EARPLUGS. Head to discovervibes.com, enter the the code GUITAR2020, and get 15% off plus free shipping when you order a pair.
79 minutes | 5 months ago
128 - Mike Dawes
British fingerstyle virtuoso MIKE DAWES demonstrates the techniques, tunings, technology, and none-to-serious stage banter that has made him a rising star in the steel-string community and beyond. In addition to being a solo artist, Mike is also lead guitarist for Rock Hall-of-Famer JUSTIN HAYWARD (MOODY BLUES), who often lets Mike open his concerts with a solo set. One result of having done these solo slots is Mike's new live album, SHOWS AND DISTANCING: LIVE IN THE USA. BONUS: Mike and Jude attempt what may be the first transatlantic jam on Prince’s “Purple Rain.” This episode is presented by BLUE MICROPHONES.
67 minutes | 6 months ago
127 - Eddie Van Halen Lesson and Tributes
With vivid remembrances by ROBBIE CRANE and JAY GORE, and detailed VAN HALEN playing tips from host JUDE GOLD, this special tribute episode dives deep into EDDIE VAN HALEN's legacy on and off the fretboard. Presented by BLUE MICROPHONES.
69 minutes | 6 months ago
126 - Jon MacLennan
Keith Richards’ mystery tuning revealed? How to layer electric guitars and steel-string acoustics? How to remain a gainfully employed guitarist in this locked-down world? How not to be killed surfing? With guitars in hand, versatile session ace/solo artist/educator JON MACLENNAN and I dive into these topics and more, and also do some jammin’. This episode is presented by BLUE MICROPHONES www.bluemic.com For a free download of Jon MacLennan's instructional book, Melodic Expressions: The Art of the Line, head to: www.jonmaclennan.com/noguitarissafe No Guitar Is Safe is hosted and created by Jude Gold __________ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/jude_gold INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/jude_gold
69 minutes | 7 months ago
125 - Nile Rodgers
Globally respected for his incredibly funky guitar playing AND for his immense success as a Grammy-winning record producer, NILE RODGERS has been making multi-platinum albums since the late ’70s, when his dance band CHIC ruled radio with hit after hit. (One of Chic’s famous grooves, powered by NILE's guitar and BERNARD EDWARDS’ bass, “Good Times,” even became the basis of what was arguably the first breakthrough rap song, SUGARHILL GANG’s “Rapper’s Delight.) After CHIC's early success, Nile went on to produce DIANA ROSS, INXS, DURAN DURAN, DAVID LEE ROTH, MADONNA, LADY GAGA and other superstar acts. On this episode, NILE details his funk guitar approaches from CHIC to the present, his new jazz/funk instrumental “Inside the Box,” and his hang with dearly departed EDDIE VAN HALEN. He also takes you inside some unforgettable session moments, including studio adventures with DAVID BOWIE, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, and DAFT PUNK, with whom he scored one of the biggest hit songs of recent years, “Get Lucky.” Hosted by JUDE GOLD, this episode is brought to you by BLUE MICROPHONES. Find your perfect mic at bluemic.com.
58 minutes | 7 months ago
124 - Eric Steckel
At age 11, ERIC STECKEL recorded a live album. A year later, a legendary British blues bandleader heard Steckel and was so impressed he took the young guitar hero on a tour of Europe with him. (Which British bandleader? Let’s just say Steckel is now an official, pedigreed Bluesbreaker.) In this episode, Steckel plugs in one of his favorite Knaggs guitars, demonstrates approaches and riffs from his wide catalog of “blues metal” (as he calls it) songs, and discusses his new line of Seymour Duncan signature pickups. Hosted by JUDE GOLD. This episode is presented by BLUE MICROPHONES. The perfect mic awaits you at bluemic.com.
92 minutes | 7 months ago
123 - Vernon Ice Black
He rocked a stadium playing Hendrix songs with Hendrix's former bandmates, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding. He has worked with Stevie Wonder, Steve Winwood, Whitney Houston, Busta Rhymes, Kenny Loggins, Booker T. Jones, Herbie Hancock, Jaco Pastorius, India Arie, Chaka Khan, and many other superstars. And he records his own solo music, which you're about to hear. We're talking about guitarist/singer VERNON ICE BLACK, who, on this episode, plugs in one of his favorite custom guitars, demonstrates his favorite funk licks and improvisation approaches, and also shares some of his solo music. Hosted by JUDE GOLD. This episode is presented by Guitar Player magazine, and guitarplayer.com.
51 minutes | 9 months ago
121 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Plugging in his brand new signature-model Fender Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster, demonstrating all its sounds, and showing us his “secret” Albert King lick, multi-platinum guitar hero KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD comes to us live from the Demon Cave (my nickname for the garage that houses some of his guitar gear AND his Dodge Demon), where he cranks up the smallest of his many Dumble amplifiers for us. NO GUITAR IS SAFE is hosted by yours truly, Jude Gold, and is presented by BLUE MICROPHONES. The mic of your dreams awaits you at bluemic.com.
62 minutes | 9 months ago
120 - Brent Mason
Sharing chicken pickin' techniques, B-bender moves, thumb-pick approaches, pedal-steel steals, and more, Grammy-winning Nashville studio legend BRENT MASON -- one of the most recorded guitarists in history! -- plugs in his brand-new signature model Fender Telecaster (a faithful replica of his famous primer-coated ’67/’68 Tele that goes on sale September 15), plays a ton of guitar for you, and shares session stories and insights you won't forget. This episode is presented by BLUE MICROPHONES. The mic of your dreams awaits you at bluemic.com. No Guitar Is Safe is created and hosted by Jude Gold.
83 minutes | 9 months ago
119- Michael Angelo Batio
Plugging in one of his new Sawtooth guitars, MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO fires off tons of shred licks for you, teaches you a cool Don Mock-inspired arpeggio, shares ways to employ economy picking, details how to do "over/under" fret-hand theatrics, serves up album samples and playing approaches from his new record, MORE MACHINE THAN MAN, and relives wild adventures from the days of hair metal on the Sunset Strip. Hosted by JUDE GOLD. Presented by BLUE MICROPHONES. Blue has the perfect mic for you waiting at bluemic.com.
97 minutes | a year ago
115 - Justin Derrico
Guitar virtuoso JUSTIN DERRICO plugs in and plays through his elaborate three-headed stage rig — the same setup he uses with superstar singer P!NK — sharing his favorite lead and rhythm techniques while recounting the story of how he made it from the farms of Virginia to becoming one of the music industry's most in-demand guitar wranglers. And yes, if you've seen THE VOICE on NBC, you might know Justin is the lead guitarist there, too, and he reflects on that gig as well. ALSO: A Black Lives Matter protest visits No Guitar Is Safe World Headquarters. Hosted by JUDE GOLD. This episode presented by Guitar Player magazine.
95 minutes | a year ago
114 - Eddie Haddad
In the final three years of Eddie Money's career, the legendary singer had a stellar young guitarist playing lead for him — EDDIE HADDAD. Today we "fly the 'copter" over to Nashville to get great tips from Haddad on playing guitar, getting great tone, and staying inspired. Haddad also plays his favorite Eddie Money riffs, shares stories about playing with the famed rocker, reflects on his fulfilling job as a guitar instructor for Guitar Mastery Method, and challenges host JUDE GOLD to find a pop song with a great guitar solo and then play that solo. PRESENTED BY GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE. Guitar Player: Play Better, Sound Better.
88 minutes | a year ago
113 - Nathaniel Murphy
With over 250,000 followers (and counting!) on Instagram, NATHANIEL MURPHY of Chicago, IL (by way of Ireland and England) has amassed a huge, rabid fanbase who insatiably stream his dazzling one-minute guitar videos, many of which he deconstructs and performs for you right here on this episode of No Guitar Is Safe. Nathaniel also dives into pieces from his solo album, WAR FOR THE MOMENT. Whether he is playing his original compositions or his brilliant re-imaginings of rock, pop, and soul classics, Nathaniel always dazzles .... THIS EPISODE is brought to you by ROYER LABS, makers of the famed R-121 ribbon mic and its new sibling, the more affordable, guitar-friendly R-10 ribbon mic. www.royerlabs.com
91 minutes | a year ago
111 - Dave Hill
With one of his favorite Telecasters in hand, rock/fusion ace DAVE HILL shows host JUDE GOLD several cool lead guitar approaches, shares an Allan Holdsworth/Eddie Van Halen moment you won't forget, and spins both unreleased and released solo tracks of his own. Presented by GUITAR PLAYER magazine.
108 minutes | a year ago
108 - Joe Augello
Guitarist JOE AUGELLO came home from teaching one day and was shocked to find his Long Island home was for sale. “I put our house on the market,” his wife revealed. “We’re moving to L.A. so you can pursue your dream.” Soon, the brave couple arrived in Hollywood, and Joe began chasing his vision of becoming an A-list guitarist working on big stages, in top studios, and on high-profile TV broadcasts all over the world. And the risk seems to have paid off, as Joe eventually landed gigs with Robin Thicke, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, The Game, Backstreet Boys, Kendrick Lamar, and other superstars. On this episode, Joe plays guitar for you and regales many adventures, including being on stage with Miley Cyrus during the world’s most infamous “twerking” incident. Joe also discusses the huge church gigs he does, and what it’s like composing with gospel legend Israel Houghton. GUITARS: Joe mostly plays a Carvin hollowbody, while I — your host, JUDE GOLD — plug in Joe’s custom “parts-caster” Telecaster-style guitar, the only guitar of his to survive what likely was, as you’ll hear, the worst multi-guitar pile-up in history. This episode is brought to you by Guitar Player magazine and guitarplayer.com.
52 minutes | a year ago
107 - Celisse
Guitarist/singer/actor/Broadway performer CELISSE (aka Celisse Henderson) has been gravitating to the stage since she was just — no joke — two years old. In addition to playing lead guitar for Lizzo on Saturday Night Live (where she wielded a three-pickup SG much like that of her hero, Sister Rosetta Tharpe), Celisse performed at Gibson’s recent Gibson at the Grove event at NAMM, gracing a bill that included Billy Gibbons, Lzzy Hale, Elliot Easton, Don Felder, Jimmy Vivino, and Slash. She has also worked with Melissa Etheridge, Trey Anastasio, and other stars. On this episode, host JUDE GOLD plugs in with Celisse at the Gibson Showroom in Los Angeles, CA. Presented by GUITAR PLAYER magazine and GUITARPLAYER.COM.
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