Life On The Road

#Life On The Road / 8 August 2018

Chuck Ward Talks Touring, Playing Sessions and Aaron Lewis

It takes talent to whip out chicken picking licks like these, and it's easy to see why Nashville based guitarist Chuck Ward is a player in demand, both as a session and a lead guitarist. His guitar of choice is the Telecaster. No surprises considering his biggest heroes played Telecasters,… Read more

#Life On The Road / 25 July 2018

What’s in the Bag: The Last Bandoleros

Rolling Stone said they could be this year’s most important new country band and with their latest single, “Love With a Girl” released in April, for the foursome known as The Last Bandoleros, it’s easy to see why. The high-spirited, Brit-pop inspired rock-n-rollers are causing quite a stir with their fresh… Read more

#Life On The Road / 20 July 2018

Mike Eldred on his Dream Guitar, Robert Johnson and Jimi Hendrix’s White Stratocaster

The “best unknown guitarist” - coined by the likes of Brian Setzer and others in the americana, roots and blues community. That’s after listening to Mike Eldred and his trio - a roots “super band” consisting of himself, John Bazz and Brian Fahey from The Paladins. The trio’s fourth album,… Read more

#Life On The Road / 11 July 2018

Brandon Dickert of Save Ferris Talks Life on Tour, Composing and Drum Goals

Based in Orange Country, California, Save Ferris is considered to be one of the prominent bands responsible for the ska boom in the 90s. Powering the band’s tight grooves and tempo is drummer, Brandon Dickert. Aside from his drumming duties, Brandon is also the band's musical director, and has been a… Read more

#Life On The Road / 27 June 2018

Angie Swan Talks Inspirations, Super Fans and her Portable Studio Rig

Angie Swan is the sort of guitarist that gets you on your feet, swooning over the ripping solos which leave you wanting more. Hailing from Milwaukee and growing in a household surrounded by music, Angie attended the prestigious Berklee School of Music during the early 2000s and honed her craft… Read more

#Life On The Road / 18 June 2018

Frankie Mares of Mexican Band Troker Talks Glastonbury, Quentin Tarantino & Tequila

Mariachi horns meet DJ scratching, a mix of the traditional and contemporary sounds of Mexico fused together by Troker, a Jazz and Funk band playing out of Guadalajara, Mexico. Troker is an instrumental band, but it's hard not to be captivated by the stories that they tell with their music… Read more

#Life On The Road / 13 June 2018

Uriah Duffy on his Biggest Breaks and Being a Musical Director

A lot of you would recognise Uriah Duffy as the former bassist of hard rock band Whitesnake, but his accomplishments go so much further. A session bassist and musical director today, Uriah Duffy finds himself at home with any genre of music. He’s played with some of the most respected… Read more

#Life On The Road / 6 June 2018

The Motet on the Funk Scene, Colorado and Touring

Based in Denver, Colorado, The Motet has been one of the leading lights in the funk music revival since their inception in 1998. For a solid twenty years, The Motet has explored different influences, seen lineup changes, but has always maintained its roots in funk, afrobeat and dance music. Fresh… Read more

#Life On The Road / 30 May 2018

Alex Skolnick of Testament Talks Jazz, Metal and Joe Satriani

When you think thrash metal you’d think of aggressive, low-register guitar riffs and searing shred guitar solos. It’s a far cry from the elegance of jazz guitar, and we often find the guitarists of both camps staying inside the boundaries of their respective genres. Alex Skolnick doesn’t fit this mould.… Read more

#Life On The Road / 9 May 2018

Spencer Fox of Charly Bliss Talks Band Name, Influences and Gear

Charly Bliss are a band composed of four long time friends who went to high school together. They describe their sound as “the finest guitar-crunched power pop this side of an old Weezer record with a blue cover” and “a candy-scented safe space for extreme fits of happiness and angsty… Read more

#Life On The Road / 2 May 2018

George Cole talks Billie Joe Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz

George Cole has gone from electric guitar duties in a pop punk band to teaching guitar and mentoring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day, to being a gypsy jazz acoustic guitar virtuoso, touring with the likes of the David Grisman… Read more

#Life On The Road / 25 April 2018

Sasha Dobson Talks Jazz, Learning Guitar And Neil Young

“If it makes me move its in the right place. Pocket. Fast or slow, so long as it makes me go.” Sasha Dobson, New York-based singer songwriter’s first love was dancing and singing jazz, and has since added guitar, drums and most recently, bass, into her eclectic repertoire. Growing up… Read more