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57 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Episode 18 - Brian Ray
We talk with Brian Ray, who is currently the guitarist for Sir Paul McCartney...was also the musical director for Etta James. We talk gear, guitars, shows, and stories...how he opened for The Rolling Stones with Etta James, and how his first gig with Paul McCartney was a nervous one...The Super Bowl...This is a great one!
45 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Episode 17 - Brad Tolinski part 2
We finish up with Brad Tolinski
42 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Episode 16 - Brad Tolinski part 1
We chat with Brad Tolinski...Brad Tolinski was the Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World Magazine for 25 years (1989–2015). He also served as Editorial Director of NewBay Media's music division, which also includes Guitar Aficionado and Revolver magazines.Also, wrote the books Play it Loud and Light and Shade. He talks of his interactions with Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Eddie Van Halen...where music is going and a lot of insight to the history of music
35 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Episode 15 - Sadler Vaden
Bryan Shannon speaks with Sadler Vaden, who is the guitar player for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Sadler was scheduled to play a show at the Songbirds North venue, BUT...Covid-19 happened. Bryan talks with him remotely, and they discuss his new album, playing with Jason Isbell, who his guitar mentors were, and how he is getting along through these turbulent times.
27 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Episode 14 - Emily Wolfe
In this episode we sit down with rocker Emily Wolfe in our Songbirds studio. We talk about her influences and gear choices.
24 minutes | May 19, 2020
Episode 13 - Paul Thorn part 2
This part 2 of the interview with Paul Thorn.
29 minutes | May 5, 2020
Episode 12 - Paul Thorn part 1
Part 1 - One of the most hilarious podcasts we've ever done...Bryan Shannon & Bryan Knispel sit down with Paul Thorn and talk about Paul's religious upbringing, how he got his start in the music industry, who he started opening up for (Sting, Huey Lewis, Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, etc.), his professional boxing career, his own podcast (Sponsored by Lagunitas Beer) and just a ton of incredibly funny stories. You do not want to miss Parts 1 & 2 of this podcast.
33 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Episode 11 - Mike Dougher
In this episode we talk with our talent buyer, Mike Dougher, who brings along one of his earlier assistants Krissy to share some insight into the live music world. They go back in time and talk about Mike's passion to create a great environment for live music goers, and move up to the present day with getting our talent for both venues, North & South Songbirds.Also delve into some of the incredible musicians Mike has come across in their early careers, and share some great stories.This is a great one!
26 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Episode 10 - Ana Popovic
In this episode Bryan Knispel, the producer, interviews Ana Popovic right before a show that she played at Songbirds. Ana discusses her background of where she grew up in Eastern Europe and how it played into her musical upbringing. We go through where she's lived... her family in the past, and present, and also her gear. Ana is a phenomenal musician, and she deserves the accolades she has been receiving.Also, at the end of the interview, Bryan Knispel and Asst. Curator - Irv Berner talk about Ana's favorite guitar that lives in the Songbirds Guitar Museum...just an added bonus!
32 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Episode 9 - David Davidson part 2
Part two of Bryan Shannon's conversation with the Songbirds curator David Davidson
29 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
Episode 8 - David Davidson part 1
In this episode we meet the curator of the museum, David Davidson. He is the gentleman who has procured just about every instrument in the Songbirds collection. He talks with Bryan about how he got his start in the vintage guitar buying and selling industry and what it takes to do what he does.
48 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
Episode 7 - Jimmy Hall
Bryan Shannon talks with the legend Jimmy Hall about playing with the likes of Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa, Marcus King, and a few other notable musicians. He has quite a story to tell about how he got to the level of where he is now and how he tries to give back to the music community.
44 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
Episode 6 - Zach Edwards
The Bryan's discuss festival info with AC Entertainment's Zach Edwards. He is the director of crowd services for festivals like Bonnaroo and Moon River.
39 minutes | Jan 7, 2020
Episode 5 - Johnny Smith
Bryan talks with the Songbirds Organization President Johnny Smith. He talks about being a professional drummer, his life and how music has influenced his life, and how he built Songbirds Guitar Museum.
35 minutes | Dec 24, 2019
Episode 4 - Paul Childers
In this episode we welcome guitar player extraordinaire Paul Childers, who is basically part of the Songbirds family. He discusses his musical background, how his relationship with us started, and why he's doing what he does. Paul is a great talent and we certainly enjoy our time with him
36 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Episode 3 - Joe Bonamassa
In this episode, we sit down with the Songbirds Museum curator, David Davidson, along side the one and only Joe Bonamassa. We discuss our collection and Joe's collection, but more importantly what he donated to the museum recently...the Manny's Music sign from 48th St. NY. This is a great piece of history, and Joe, David and Bryan talk about why.
23 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Episode 2 - Irv Berner
Bryan talks with our collection specialist, Irv Berner, about our new display of Duane Allman's 1961 Les Paul/SG. They discuss the Allman Brothers and how they influenced many musicians including Irv himself.
51 minutes | Nov 8, 2019
Episode 1 - The Beginning
This Episode is the genesis of our new podcast. Bryan Shannon, Damien Rogers, and Bryan Knispel discuss what the podcast will be about in the future, and what Songbirds is all about.
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