Timing, Truth, and Tenacity
Everyone really does have a story to tell and I am ready to listen to those musicians who are ready to share their stories. I just hope that you, my readers and viewers, are as interested in those stories as I am.
The Truthful Troubadour
This is our first part of our video interview with Canadian singer-songwriter, Steve Taunton. Steve is originally from Montreal and has called Barrie, Ontario home for several years. We sat down one rainy afternoon in late March 2023, and chatted about several topics related to his guitar playing, his history as a guitar player, and…
Soul of an Artist – Part 4 of Our Interview With Mike Tessier
In this fourth and final episode of our fascinating interview with the amazingly talented and personable gentleman, Mike Tessier, we delve deeper into Mike’s creative process. It was a true pleasure interviewing Mr. Tessier. His wisdom is all encompassing. His passion and caring for guitars is infectious. He really is an artist and a damn…
The Soul of an Artist, Part 3 of My Interview With Mike Tessier
In this part of the interview, we talk more about Canadian artists that have left their mark on rock history, including April Wine and Rush. Mike then treats us to a demo of his Rand Habner inspired, Model TR, as he calls it. It’s a “neck-through” design and a true “hair metal” looking guitar. But…
The Soul of an Artist, Mike Tessier Interview – Part 2
With the time, effort, and passion he puts into these projects, it’s not only difficult to let go of his creations, which are very much like his babies, he also finds a challenge to put a price tag on the finished product. His is an iterative process where getting the project out of his head…
The Soul of an Artist, Part 1 of My Interview with Mike Tessier
Sometimes you meet someone whose talent is simply awe-inspiring. Mike Tessier is just such a person. His insights and stories are as entertaining as they are inspirational and everyone who knows him seems to have good things to say about him.
More Guitar Face – Epiphone Sheraton II Review
In this video, our special guest, Kelly Coughlin, also known as Kelster Von Shredster of Gear Gas & Guitars gives us a great demonstration of his new Epiphone Sheraton II, 2013 edition. Along the way, we get a great taste of his superb rock and blues guitar player. It is such a delight to hear…
Interview with Jazz Guitar Master, Tim Bedner, Part 2 – triads, arpeggios, and chord voicings
In this second part of our interview series with Tim Bedner, Tim talks to us about his experience and role as a teacher. He tells us how gratifying it is for him to get an in-depth knowledge of students current level of playing, aspirations, and guitar playing peculiarities. I get the sense he loves the…
Interview with Jazz Guitar Master, Tim Bedner, Part 1
Tim Bedner, a true gentleman with an open mind and open heart, he embraces and recognizes the validity of several genres of music. It is a trait that is very refreshing from a musician of such a high caliber and who is as musically educated as he.