Blues-Metal master, Eric Steckel

Blues-Metal master, Eric Steckel

Eric Steckel's career spans over 20 of his 29 years. Discovered by British Blues legend John Mayall as a kid, Eric spent much of his younger days touring Europe and the USA and has literally grown up on the road with a guitar in his hands.. Eric calls his style of playing BLUES METAL and that's a great description.....a blend of heavy, intense speed, original, soulful lines and bends all served up with a feel and groove second to none. Eric plays his own signature model Knaggs guitar through a Mezza Barba and the whole package just rocks beyond belief.
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Exclusive Interview with Jack Ryan Sullivan
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Exclusive Interview with Jack Ryan Sullivan

Jack Ryan was born in Clemson, South Carolina and was the guitar and mandolin protege of Jimmy Rogers, who was known as the fastest guitar player in the southeast. While Jack’s background is a mix between Jazz and Bluegrass, he is also well versed in Blues, Country, Rock and Roll, Metal, Classical, and Pop music and he's also an amazing five-string and plectrum banjo player In 2013, Jack moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he became the house guitar player for many of Nashville’s world-famous honky tonks including Tootsie’s, Rippy’s, Honky Tonk Central, Second Fiddle, The Stage, The Valentine, and during this time, Jack became known as having the “Fastest Fingers on Broadway” .While in Nashville, Jack played on stage and toured with Steven Tyler, Kid Rock, Vince Gill, Montgomery Gentry, Dierks Bentley, The Swon Brothers, Hank Williams III, Rhonda Vincent, and Larry Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers. Jack Ryan’s band was the featured band for Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan’s private CMA Party in 2016. These days, through his amazing business, Jack Ryan Music Jack plays and teaches acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, violin/fiddle, viola, cello, upright bass, electric bass, five-string banjo, plectrum, banjo, tenor banjo, ukulele, dobro, lap steel guitar, accordion, piano, and drums. Jack is also producing several new and upcoming national and local artists that he feels has a shot at making in the music industry.  Jack was able to keep the studio afloat with ALL of his teachers still employed during the worst part of the COVID19 Pandemic, and has managed to grow his studio, teachers, and student roster by 50% since June of 2020 and he prides himself in 'always finding a way' and giving back to the community as much as he can.
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Nashville-based guitar virtuoso,  Guthrie Trapp
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Nashville-based guitar virtuoso, Guthrie Trapp

Guthrie is one of Nashville's hottest, most in-demand sideman and session player. Guthrie's good friend and online guitar expert, Brett Papa, and our own local LA based session great, Tim Pierce jam, chat and dig beneath the surface to unearth some of the secrets to Guthrie's vast range of chops.
10:559 months ago
An interview with the one and only,  Jeff  'Skunk' Baxter
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An interview with the one and only, Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter

I caught up with Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter at the Grammy Museum at the opening of the Ventures Exhibit. Jeff was heavily influenced by The Ventures and then went on to influence so many guitar players in his own right with his iconic playing with Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers. But, there's so much more to the Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter story....!!
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Tim talks to young guitar powerhouse,  Miles Schon
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Tim talks to young guitar powerhouse, Miles Schon

What do you do when your dad is Neal Schon of Journey, one of the greatest guitar players of the modern era...? Well, you practice, practice and practice and become a great guitar player in your own right, and Miles Schon is just that. A great, great player with beautiful feel and flowing melodic lines that just melt off the fingerboard. Tim talks to Miles about the joys and hardships of being a young professional guitar player in today's musical landscape.
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