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April 9, 2024
098 - Chris Hayes (Huey Lewis and the News)


In episode 98 of “Have Guitar Will Travel”, presented by Vintage Guitar Magazine, host James Patrick Regan. speaks with Chris Hayes, Guitarist with Huey Lewis & the News throughout their rise to fame. In their conversation they cover: . Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attending Blue Bear School of Music. . They talk about his first guitars a Guild Starfire and then a ‘68 Gibson Les Paul Standard… and the guitars that got away. . They discuss Chris’s band experiences before “the News”, with organist Merl Saunders (Jerry Garcia Band) and with Saxophonists Dave Liebman and Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis (James Brown) in the Ellis/Liebman band. . They discuss him auditioning for Huey Lewis joining the band and how Huey mentored him in the beginning and their endless club gigs for the first few years. . They talk about being on MTV and their early videos and their rise to fame opening for .38 Special and returning the following year as a headliner in the same venues… and the “party days”. . They discuss his departure from Huey and his reasons for that departure. And his choice for a replacement (Stef Burns, episode 24) and they discuss what Chris is doing musically now. . Please like, comment and share this podcast! . . . . #VintageGuitarmagazine #VintageGuitar #guitar #Guitar #ChrisHayes #HueyLewis&theNews #HueyLewisandtheNews #theDeadlies #theNews #HueyLewis #MerlSaunders #JerryGarciaBand #PeeWeeEllis #EllisLiebmanBand #DaveLiebman #haveguitarwilltravelpodcast #guitarcollector #Travelwithguitars #haveguitarwilltravel #hgwt #HGWT .


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