Episodes

Nedarb Nagrom of If I Die First

March 15, 2021

Been super excited about this one! If I Die First sprung up on my radar last year and their debut EP has been in my ears on a regular basis for months now. Perfect post-hardcore/screamo vibes. Nedarb and I have been chatting…

Tom, Do You Have Anything Sharp On You?

March 9, 2021

Here it is. The thing I've been working on for months and can't seem to shut up about. Here is my first solo record. I'm working under the name "American Cyclops" and the album title is "Tom, Do You Have Anything Sharp On Yo…

Josh Scott of JHS Pedals Part Deux

March 8, 2021

Wow. WOW. It has been quite the journey for both Mr. Scott and myself since he last came on the podcast. Catching up was truly fantastic. The man is truly passionate about all this stuff, and i think that comes through in a …

Cory Wong!!!!

March 1, 2021

At long last, a much requested guest, Mr. Cory Wong! This was honestky a blast. We dig into the music business, producing different ways to release things, why some people need labels, his creative process and a whole lot mo…

Silky Tone w/ Charles Henry

Feb. 22, 2021

This episode was a blast! Charles is a really cool guy, making really cool amplifiers. We talk about his journey his from the hifi world to guitar amps, their similarities, their differences, and a whole lot more. I think yo…

Rhett Shull!!!!

Feb. 15, 2021

An epic re-recording! I'm publishing this kinda late, so apologies, but I am without power and internet at the Shred Shed at the moment.... Anyhow.... I had an epic chat with Rhett, we talk a little guitar, YouTube, and work…

Hired Guns & Algorithms w/ RJ Ronquillo

Feb. 8, 2021

Another long, long overdue episode! RJ is a successful touring musician, session dude, and YouTuber. He absolutely SHREDS, loves gear and is a great dude. I had a great time on this episode, and I think you are going to love…

Diving Deep w/ Jessica Dobson

Feb. 1, 2021

This episode is long overdue! Jessica and I spend the first few minutes gushing about Chris Benson and Benson Amps. Then we get into how she got started playing, her approach to gear, her musical influences, and a whole lot …

Sleep Paralysis & Aliens w/ Yvette Young

Jan. 25, 2021

Dark figures, aliens, bright lights, TAKING CARE OF YOUR BUSINESS, and a whole more. Seriously, this episode is amazing. If you want to hear about aliens, old Italian men offering people shrooms, sleep paralysis, and who kno…

A "Journey" w/ Steve Rose

Jan. 18, 2021

Calling all creatives!! This episode is for you. Steve is a guitar gear fanatic, really cool dude, and a professional photographer for Journey. Yes. The band. We talk about how the love of guitar and music led him down a cra…

Sweet, Sweet Honey w/ Rick Calhoun

Jan. 12, 2021

We've got another hot one for you! Rick has been a listener of the show for years, and we've chatted on the internet for almost as long. So this was a real treat to get him on the podcast and talk about pick making, Yamaha g…

Optimism & Horror Films w/ Yvette Young

Jan. 4, 2021

Do you like scary music movies? How about discussions about human nature? An Ibanez Talman Tele???????? Song writing? Music? This one was a a TRIP. Yvette and just let this conversation flow from one place to the next. I rea…

Branton Returns!!

Dec. 28, 2020

Joe Branton from the band Polymath and the most excellent Guitar Nerds Podcast returns to the show to talk about this wild year and get very down a detailed with his particular tastes and interests in music. This, as always,…

Breaking Bodies w/ Scot of SNK Pedals

Dec. 21, 2020

Another long overdue episode this week! Today I'm talking to Scott DeBockler of SNK Pedals. We have been in touch for several years, and it was rad to finally make this happen! Scott is a good dude who makes rad stuff. We ha…

Going AWOL!!!!

Dec. 14, 2020

This has been a long time coming! I'm so stoked to get my dude Awol (Aaron) on the show. This was a great chat about how he got started in music, his experience building pedals, Nashville food, and of course we top the whole…

Tobias & Conrad of Soft Kill

Dec. 7, 2020

Welcome to the NERDCAST! Tobias, Conrad and myself had a really good time nerding out about vintage guitars, our favorite local guitar stores, their retail location and more. This was an absolute blast, and I think you'll re…

"I Didn't Know How To Play Guitar" w/ Brian Venable of Lucero

Nov. 30, 2020

STOKED! Lucero is one of my favorite bands of all time, so it was an honor to sit down with Brian Venable. We get a behind the scenes look at the origins of the band, his take on guitar playing, gear, and life in general. We…

Scoring Films, Solo Music & Other Stuff w/ Danny Black (Good Old War)

Nov. 23, 2020

Danny Black is a guitarist, tone nerd, and a real cool dude. He plays in a band called Good Old War, and has a string of excellent solo records. The most recent of which is called Black Ryno and it is out wherever you get yo…

De'Von Blue & Blake vs The Music Industry

Nov. 18, 2020

Hello! Welcome to a bonus episode of the show!!! Today is a little different than normal. This is a discussion around working as an independent artist in this weird digital age we are in. De'Von and I are going to be embarki…

The Pedal Movie Update! w/ Dan Orkin & Michael Lux

Nov. 16, 2020

It is time for an update! I know a lot of folks have been wondering what is happening with The Pedal Movie, and the dudes thought it would be a good idea to come back on for an update. They fill in some gaps, tell some tales…

James Bowman of Against Me! & BAE

Nov. 9, 2020

This was a very fun and very on topic episode for a change! James has been in the band Against Me! for a long time, and recently started Bowman Audio Endeavors. He is a great dude, and this was a really fun chat. It turns ou…

Nick Rogers of Dirty Haggard Audio

Nov. 3, 2020

Nick and met in a Fred Meyer parking lot on a weird day in Portland, OR. We had a good chat about pedals and whatnot before we parted ways. A month or so later we recorded this podcast and we got into some interesting territ…

Rob Chapman!!!!!!!!!!

Oct. 27, 2020

This was an awesome conversation! Rob is the man behind Chapman Guitars, an extremely popular YouTube channel, Snake Oil Pedals, and a whole bunch of music! This was a really, really fun episode and a long time coming! Enjoy…

A Pedal for Jack White?? w/ Alex from Coppersound Pedals

Oct. 19, 2020

Alex has returned! He came on the podcast way back in 2016, which is like, an entire lifetime ago! Coppersound Pedals had the opportunity to develope a pedal with none other than Jack White himself. (White Stripes, Raconteur…