Episode 15 | Josh Smith

Episode 15 | Josh Smith

Josh Smith is simply one of the best guitar players in the world today. Steeped in Blues tradition backed up with a solid vocabulary drawn from Jazz, R&B, Soul and Country, Josh's playing is subtle yet explosive, tasteful, soulful and always completely original. You just gotta go and see Josh play live, he will blow you away.....!! Joe Bonamassa says there's only one guitar player that "scares the hell out of him" and that player is Josh Smith. Norm talks with Josh about what life on the road is like and his history of playing from the young age of 6 years old. They discuss all of the artists that inspired Josh growing up and gigging around Florida, Norm's old stomping grounds. As a little kid Josh would attract a crowd because of how talented he was at such a young age and this led to him being made a frontman for many bands. Josh creates a lot of instructional guitar content and discusses how young players learn at lightning speed from watching everything on the internet. This and much more on today's episode of Norman's Rare Guitars, The Podcast.
Duration: 39:11

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Episode 16 | Bruce Forman

On this episode of Norman's Rare Guitars, The Podcast, Norm joins long time friend and jazz guitar great, Bruce Forman. Bruce has played with many great artists including Ray Brown, Bobby Hutcherson, Roger Kellaway, as well as soundtrack performances on three of Clint Eastwood’s distinguished films—most notably Academy Award-winning Million Dollar Baby. Deep immersion in American culture inspires Forman to contribute to the traditions that he drew from. Formanism (his trio project); original works like The Red Guitar; his popular podcast with Scott Henderson, GuitarWank; Cow Bop and the “road challenges” down historic byways like Route 66; JazzMasters Workshop; his newest project: Junkyard Duo…these are only the latest answers to the endless question that underlies Bruce Forman’s creativity. Bruce Forman’s life and musical journey provide an American saga that is still in full swing. His Texas origins, his early career in San Francisco and New York, and his years on the road, all contribute to the unique and highly personal vision that he demonstrates today. Plus, he and Norm go back decades and their shared stories are proof of their collective history.
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