Have Guitar Will Travel Podcast

Have Guitar Will Travel Podcast

Have Guitar Will Travel, hosted by James Patrick Regan, otherwise known as Jimmy from the Deadlies, is presented by Vintage Guitar magazine, the destination for guitar enthusiasts. Podcast episodes feature guitar players, builders, dealers and more – all with great experiences to share! ... Show More

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January 8, 2020

021 - Jake Shimabukuro

In the new episode of “Have Guitar Will Travel,” host James Patrick Regan speaks with ukulele artist Jake Shimabukuro, who talks about growing up in Hawaii, being discovered by (and touring with Jimmy Buffett), the correct pronunciation of “ukulele,” and his connection to uke maker Kamaka. They also touch on Jake’s arrangement process and collaborations with notables such as Yo-yo Ma, Willie Nelson...
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019 - Jennifer Batten, Gretchen Menn, and Nili Brosh

In this episode of “Have Guitar Will Travel,” host James Patrick Regan sits with Jennifer Batten, Gretchen Menn, and Nili Brosh, who’ve been playing shows together in California. They discuss their educations, work ethic, and projects past and current. And, of course, they dig into guitars and gear! This episode is sponsored by Ciari Guitars, makers of the Ascender, wh...
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November 11, 2019

018 - Luke Mossman

In the new episode of “Have Guitar Will Travel,” host James Patrick Regan speaks to guitarist Luke Mossman about his musical upbringing and education, his love of jazz, and how he scored the gig with Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. They also preview his upcoming solo record. Please like, comment and share this podcast.
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October 30, 2019

017 - Kenny Vaughn

In the new episode of “Have Guitar Will Travel,” host James Patrick Regan speaks to session ace and all-star backing guitarist Kenny Vaughn, who grew up listening to (and watching) Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead, and has deployed those influences in his work with Lucinda Williams, Marty Stuart, and others including The Pretenders on their new album. Please like, comment and share this podcast. Read more

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September 16, 2019

016 - Doug Kauer

Welcome to “Have Guitar Will Travel”, presented by Vintage Guitar Magazine! With your host James Patrick Regan. Today, James is speaking with Doug Kauer, he’s a guitar builder and the owner of two guitar lines: Kauer guitars and Titan guitars. They talk about his start working in his dads cabinet shop all the way through having guitars he built be on the road with some of the most notable guitarists out ...
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September 3, 2019

015 - Spencer Henderson

Welcome to “Have Guitar Will Travel”, presented by Vintage Guitar Magazine! With your host, James Patrick Regan. Today guest is Spencer Henderson, the owner of “West Coast Pedalboards”… We discuss his transition from working in IT (working temperature monitor in agriculture and training others) to building modern vintage pedalboards. Spencer has done a wonderful job of providing useful videos on s...
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August 19, 2019

014 - Robert Berry

The new episode of “Have Guitar Will Travel" features Robert Berry, renowned bassist in The Greg Kihn Band. A passionate progressive-rock guy, he worked with Steve Howe in GTR, with Carl Palmer and Keith Emerson in the ELP offshoot 3, and has performed with Ambrosia and The Tubes. His band, December People, which includes Sammy Hagar and members of Night Ranger, plays Christmas tunes in a classic r...
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August 5, 2019

013 - Josh Zee

In this episode of Have Guitar Will Travel Podcast I’m speaking with Josh Zee. Josh has recorded 2 major label records on the SONY/Work label as the singer/guitarist and songwriter for the Rock group "Protein". They toured extensively throughout the U.S. on "The Warped Tour" and also toured Europe and Japan as part of MTV Asia Summer Fest. Josh’s next original band, turned his music 180 deg...
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July 22, 2019

012 - Ken Emerson

In this episode of Have Guitar Will Travel Podcast James speaks with Ken Emerson. Ken Emerson is one of the world's most highly regarded traditional Hawaiian slack key & steel guitarists living today. He is an excellent player of both and he switches easily between them during his performances. We speak about his connection and playing beside the core of traditional Hawaiian music: Sol K. Bright...
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011 - Shannon and the Clams

In episode 11 James speaks with Cody Blanchard (guitar and vocals), Nate Mahan (drummer and aspiring luthier) of Shannon and the Clams. Over the last decade, Shannon and her chief collaborator guitarist Cody Blanchard have released four albums of 60s-inspired pop on indie labels, toured tirelessly and have gradually solidified a lineup of devoted Bay Area musicians. In this current iteration, ...
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June 24, 2019

010 - You Me At Six

You Me At Six released their new album VI in October that debuted at Number 6 on the UK album chart, marking the band’s 5th UK Top 10 Album, they’ve notched an unparalleled 15 consecutive A-List singles on BBC Radio One, they have a rabid fanbase with over 1.1 million Facebook likes and have gained a reputation as one of the best live bands in the UK. In this episode of “Have Guitar Will Travel” James...
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June 10, 2019

009 - Mt. Joy

In this episode of “Have Guitar Will Travel”, James Regan talks with Matt (Quinn) and Sam (Cooper) from the indie band Mt Joy. The band has originally hailed from Philadelphia and debuted in 2016 with their single "Astrovan”, that they recorded in Los Angeles by Quinn, Cooper, and Byrnes (their bass player). It was added to a lot of key Spotify playlists and gained them a lot of notoriety. They tell the...
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008 - Jared James Nichols

In this episode of "Have Guitar Will Travel," host James Patrick Regan talks to blues-rocker Jared James Nichols. Known for his high-energy performances and "pickless" technique, he exudes the influence of Lesley West, Tommy Bolin, Joe Walsh, and other imaginative '70s players. Jared and his band recently opened for John 5.
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007 - Gibson's CEO, James "JC" Curleigh and CMO Cesar Gueikian

In the latest installment of our “Have Guitar Will Travel” podcast, host James Patrick Regan connects with James “JC” Curleigh and Cesar Gueikian to discuss their roles in the revamped Gibson guitar company. New CEO Curleigh is the former president/CEO of Levi Strauss and Salomon, and he has a reassuring message about Gibson’s direction and futur...
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006 - BottleRock Music Festival Part 3

One last show from BottleRock ’18, with guests including Chris Vos (Record Company), Austin Burns (Dani Bell and the Tarantist), and the Alive’s Bastian Evans, the youngest guitarist to play the main stage.
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005 - BottleRock Music Festival Part 2

James hits BottleRock again and speaks to blues-rock guitarist Hamish Anderson, singer/songwriter Matt Maeson, and Bay Area picker Milo Horstman.
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004 - BottleRock Music Festival Part 1

James connects with cool guitarists at the 2018 BottleRock Napa Valley music festival, including the Struts’ Adam Slack, Rudy and Billy Raffoul, and Les Priest.
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March 19, 2019

003 - David Victor

David Victor wrote, recorded, and produced his first album in 1991, then later formed Velocity. A video of him doing Boston’s “Smokin’” led to joining that band. He also worked with Ronnie Montrose and today is lead vocalist and guitarist with David Victor: The Hits of Boston and More, Platinum Rockstars, David Victor’s Supergroup, and others!
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March 19, 2019

002 - Bryan Kehoe

Bryan Kehoe went to school with Les Claypool and played with Exodus. He later joined M.I.R.V. and toured the world with Cheap Trick, Run DMC, and Jerry Cantrell. Today, he plays with his own band with Claypool’s Duo de Twang. Working for Jim Dunlop, he’s constantly on the lookout for the next wave of guitarists.
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