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!

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August 3, 2022
080 - Fender's Stan Cotey


In Episode 80 of “Have Guitar Will Travel,” host James Patrick Regan welcomes guitarist and Fender R and D team member Stan Cotey. A Silicon Valley kid, Stan grew up with musical parents and made money by fixing on amps at local music stores. He also developed a love for guitars from the ’50s and ’60s, and maintains a collection of gear. He previously helped develop ProTools while working at AVID, and ...

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079 - Tim Dugger, Ray Fulcher and Drew Castle


Host James Patrick Regan talks with Tim Dugger, Ray Fulcher and Drew Castle for episode 79 of “Have Guitar Will Travel.” Dugger hails from Alabama and grew up listening to old “trucker” songs and scored a record deal thanks to a chance meeting with Mike Curb. Among his gear are a special Martin and Hummingbird. Fulcher’s early influences include Motown music heard on his dad’s stereo. Af...

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078 - Matt Stell, Ian Flanigan and Erin Kinsey


Ep 78 of “Have Guitar Will Travel” is a three-fer with host James Patrick Regan interviewing Matt Stell, Ian Flanigan, and Erin Kinsey. Stell is an Arkansas native who grew up hearing an array of music – everything from Patsy Cline to Alanis Morissette. His music has garnered 500,000,000 streams. Flanigan was raised in a musical family and took to fingerstyle playing thanks mostly to th...

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June 9, 2022
077 - Patrick Davis


For Ep 77 of “Have Guitar Will Travel,” host James Patrick Regan speaks with Patrick Davis, from Songwriters in Paradise. A native of South Carolina, Patrick was raised in a musical family and has played his share of gigs for tip money. They discuss his beginnings as a songwriter, and how Hootie and the Blowfish helped him move to Nashville. He has written songs for Darius Rucker, Jimmy Buffet, Guy Clark, Robert ...

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May 26, 2022
076 - Nashvillains


Ep 76 of “Have Guitar Will Travel” features Troy Johnson, Scott Lindsey, and Brett Boyette of the band Nashvillains. The guys have written and produced music for feature films, television shows, and A-list artists including The Chicks, Keith Urban, Cassadee Pope, and James Taylor. During a stop on their recent nationwide tour, they talked with host James Patrick Regan about their careers, guitars, gear adventures,...

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May 12, 2022
075 - Sam Weber


On Ep 75 of “Have Guitar Will Travel,” host James Patrick Regan interviews singer/songwriter Sam Weber, who grew up in British Columbia and moved to work with a few of his musical heroes on the California scene. A big fan of Daniel Lanois, Sam plays a guitar built by Reuben Cox that has been modded with a rubber bridge, and his home studio is loaded with gear gathered on guitar safaris while on the road. The conversa...

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074 - Molly Moore with her guitarist Ariel Bellvalaire and MUNA’s Josette Maskin


Episode 74 of “Have Guitar Will Travel” opens with host James Patrick Regan speaking with Molly Moore and her guitarist, Ariel Bellvalaire. Ariel grew up in the Connecticut and moved to L.A. when she was 15. Starting on guitar at 12 and influenced by Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhodes, and Steve Vai, she studied at Musicians Institute and gigged at the Bitte...

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073 - Crimson Apple’s Shelby Benson and OTTTO


Episode 73 of “Have Guitar Will Travel” is a two-fer starting with guitarist Shelby Benson from the dark-pop band Crimson Apple, who dishes on how she learned to play, her gear, and how they monetize social media. Then, host James Patrick Regan talks with all three members of the L.A. thrash band OTTTO – guitarist/vocalist Bryan Ferretti, bassist Tye Trujillo, and drummer Ryan Duswalt ta...

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072 - Shannon Lauren Callihan


Episode 72 of “Have Guitar Will Travel” features host James Patrick Regan speaking with young R and B singer/songwriter Shannon Lauren Callihan, who grew up in Kentucky but moved to Nashville to immerse herself in the songwriters’ world. In September of ’21, she released an EP and has played several dates in support while also doing gigs as guitarist for Rozzi. They also talk gear and her online demos f...

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071 - Turkuaz’s Dave Brandwein And Adrian Belew


In episode 71 of “Have Guitar Will Travel,” James Patrick Regan talks to guitarist/frontman Dave Brandwein of the band Turkuaz, and guest guitarist Adrian Belew, discussing its beginnings at Berklee School of Music, and the dynamics of being a group with nine members! The conversation turns to gear, including what Adrian has used going all the way back to 1980, as well as the original ...

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070 - JJ Wilde and J.D. Smigelski


The latest episode of “Have Guitar Will Travel” finds host James Patrick Regan speaking with indie rocker JJ Wilde and her guitarist, J.D. Smigelski. JJ grew up listening to her family’s rock and folk records in Kitchener, Ontario, and started playing guitar as a teenager. She talks about the grind of being a working musican before she hired J.D., and their work with Danish producer Frederick Fay. J...

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February 9, 2022
069 - Brian Moss


James Patrick Regan welcomes Brian Moss to Episode 69 of “Have Guitar Will Travel.” Guitarist in the jam band Spafford, Moss grew up in New Jersey, learning to play guitar with his brother. Things sometimes got competitive! When he felt restless on his Epiphone Les Paul, Moss would change things up by “stealing” his brother’s Ovation and ES-339. Today, he also plays a custom-built guitar by Thomas Milana Guitars. Fr...

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January 27, 2022
068 - Sammy Ash


Episode 68 of “Have Guitar Will Travel” features guitarist, collector, and entrepreneur Sammy Ash, who grew up in his grandparents store, Sam Ash Music. With host James Patrick Regan, he talks about family and its ongoing role in the company founded by his grandfather, who immigrated from Poland and started the store in 1924. A teen in the ’60s, he recalls the music he was hearing, and how The Beatles’ appearance on ...

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January 13, 2022
067 - Eric Montgomery


Episode 67 of “Have Guitar Will Travel” features Eric Montgomery, guitarist/keyboardist for singer/songwriter Maren Morris. Host James Patrick Regan speaks with him about getting the gig, and the adrenaline rush of playing the Grammy Awards after just four shows with her. A Virginia native, he rose through the ranks working the Nashville scene. They also talk about his first guitar, current road gear, and his a...

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January 6, 2022
066 - Eddie Perez


James Patrick Regan welcomes Eddie Perez to “Have Guitar Will Travel.” Eddie’s impressive career included backing Dwight Yoakam, which springboarded to his current gig with The Mavericks. Growing up near Pasadena, his family spurred a deep appreciation for music. Early on, he backed rockabilly singer James Intveld, then moved to Austin, where finding work as a guitarist wasn’t always easy. His big break came with a...

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December 30, 2021
065 - Steve Conte


“Have Guitar Will Travel” episode 65 features host James Patrick Regan speaking with guitarist/vocalist Steve Conte. An educated jazzer and proficient solo artist, for his new album, “Bronx Cheer,” Conte teamed with fellow guitarist Chris Spedding and drummer Charlie Drayton. Conte himself started on drums as a kid, but jumped to guitar and has backed Paul Simon, Billy Squire, Willie DeVille, Peter Wolf, and the Ne...

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December 23, 2021
064 - Luis Carlos Maldonado


“Have Guitar Will Travel” host James Patrick Regan speaks with multi-instrumentalist Luis Carlos Maldonado. Growing up in Arizona and SoCal, he took to guitar after being turned on to progressive rock by U.K. and King Crimson and encouraged by his brother, Train bassist Hector Maldonado. Like most professionals, he’s been through a lot of gear and has great stories fostered by an array of band gigs (he ha...

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December 14, 2021
063 - Brendan Byrnes


Host James Patrick Regan welcomes guitarist/composer Brendan Byrnes to the latest episode of “Have Guitar Will Travel.” Brendan is a microtonal player who grew up in the Bay Area and attended Berklee College of Music, then moved to Chicago, where he played in The MDR with drummer Matt Walker. They discuss his new album, “2227,” and dig into the details of microtonal playing, his gear, and his work composing for ...

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December 7, 2021
062 - John Notto


Episode 62 of “Have Guitar Will Travel” features John Notto, guitarist in Dirty Honey. Host James Patrick Regan talks with John about the band’s latest record, his role as songwriter, and recording with producer Nick DiDia working virtually from Australia. They also discuss his latest gear buys and how DH keeps an eye on its streaming sales.


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November 30, 2021
061 - Tim Sparks


In episode 61 of “Have Guitar Will Travel,” host James Patrick Regan speaks with world-renowed guitarist Tim Sparks, a National Fingerstyle champion, performer, and online instructor. Tim talks about growing up in North Carolina, where he studied under Segovia protégée Jesus Silva and developed a love of Eastern European music. They dig into the state of the music industry, and Tim shares stories of opening for Doll...

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