Interviews

Fireside Chat: Frank Vignola

1. What qualities of the guitar attracted you more than other instruments? Do you play any other instruments? I loved the sound of Les Paul, Django and Jo...

Fireside Chat: Kelly Richey

What qualities of the guitar attracted you more than other instruments? Do you play any other instruments? I grew up playing piano. My mother was a classica...

Fireside Chat: Larry Carlton

It stands as no reminder that a guitar is made of wood, glue and metal. It is not a living thing. But when the 18-time Grammy nominated legend of guitar, Larry ...

Fireside Chat: Mike Stern

A legend among modern jazzers yet still a hard-working musician, Mike Stern is a rare breed of guitarist. Even those who don't know his name have probably heard...

Life Lessons from Albert Castiglia

by Charlie Doom From humble beginnings you went on to play with some world class cats. What does it take to get yourself there? It takes a lot of w...

Life Lessons from Massimo Varini

There's a lot of buzz surrounding Massimo Varini and his latest acoustic album,  Anacrusis I. But there's nothing new about that scenario, at least not on his...

The New Music Business 101 with Ravi

Interview by Charlie Doom CD: What’s the most important lesson you've learned in creating a career as a musician? RAVI: No one is going to do it for you...

Life Lessons From Chuck Loeb

After decades of working in music, you're still making strides in your career. What are some challenges you face making a living making music? The same challen...

Life Lessons From Gil Parris

You've managed to reach what most people would call success. How close are you to your goals?  The goal is always changing. Like my pal Randy Brecker says,...

3 Questions with Duane Allman

Excerpts from an interview originally published in Guitar Player Magazine. Check out "Secrets From The Masters" for a full compilation of interviews with 40 gre...