Don’t Be Afraid to Colour Outside of Your Own Lines

Don’t Be Afraid to Colour Outside of Your Own Lines

This is our fifth final episode of our interview with Darren Michael Boyd. In this episode we talk about the influence of the late great Eddie Van Halen on modern rock music. We also expound on the greatness of the band Van Halen and how each of its members contributed in their own unique ways.
Darren then treats us to more of his excellent guitar playing. He features his “spooky surf” music. It’s a unique combination of staccato picking, heavy reverb, and lots of short notes, with very few rests. He also features quite a bit of hybrid picking that he attributes to Billy Idol’s excellent guitarist, Steve Stevens. Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid to Colour Outside of Your Own Lines

Be Yourself; Do What Matters to You, Part 3 of our Mike Lanteigne Interview

Be Yourself; Do What Matters to You, Part 3 of our Mike Lanteigne Interview

Welcome to Part 3 of our interview with Mike Lanteigne, lead guitarist of the Ontario based country rock band, Jonnson’s Creek. This our third and final part (and…in my opinion, our best) of our interview series with Michael Lanteigne. Mike shares with us, more of his unique and intelligent insights on guitar playing and music, plus some very interesting information on recording music. Continue reading Be Yourself; Do What Matters to You, Part 3 of our Mike Lanteigne Interview