Episodes

Boo Ray

Feb. 5, 2019

Today, I sit down with Nashville based Alt-country troubadour Boo Ray and talk about resonator guitars, his path to sobriety, how there is only one Keith Richards, Greer Amps and the current state of country music. It is a g…

Ariel Posen

Jan. 29, 2019

Really fun episode for you today. I talked with Ariel about fuzz pedals, acoustic guitar, and why he plays with super heavy gauge strings. It was a great chat and I think you are really going to dig it! Make sure you keep up…

Alex Rosamilia of The Gaslight Anthem and Dead Swords

Jan. 21, 2019

Have we got a treat for you today! Alex sat down with me and we talked about our mutual love of 80s Les Pauls, his multiamp/multiboard rig, using a guitar to get keyboard sounds, and our mutual distaste for wah pedals. Make …

Jay Cross of Guitar Nerds

Jan. 15, 2019

Episode 107- Hooooooooo boy! We really went for it on this episode! Jay and I recorded this episode over the course of a 4.5 hour conversation. We decided that we should probably record some of our yammerings, and here is th…

Sadler Vaden of The 400 Unit

Jan. 7, 2019

This was an absolute blast. I talked with Sadler about touring with vintage guitars, what it is like playing with Jason Isbell, life as a musician, and of course, BBQ. Check him out at SadlerVaden.com and on tour next year w…

Matt Mays

Dec. 31, 2018

I was able to catch Matt Mays and his band open for The Gaslight Anthem a few times. Each time they blew me out of the water with their performance. While in Boston a few months ago, I was able to get a sneak peek at some of…

Terry and Angelo of Meris

Dec. 24, 2018

Episode 104- We have some fun with this one!!! Terry and Angelo sat down to talk with me about alllll kinds of stuff. Including their history with Line6 and Strymon. Yes. You thought these were some new kids on the block, di…

Seth and Brady of Old Blood Noise Endeavors

Dec. 18, 2018

Episode 103- This is it! The episode that smoked the house! Jamie Stillman blames Brady, but how do we really know for sure??? This time I sit and talk with Seth McCarrol and Brady Smith about Blockbuster video, guitar pedal…

Julie Robbins of Earthquaker Devices

Dec. 10, 2018

Episode 102- A DOUBLE WHAMMY!! This week Julie and I get down to business!!!! She is the business end of EQD and we talk about what her day looks like and some of the plans she has for the company. NAMM is discussed, and a w…

Jamie Stillman of Earthquaker Devices

Dec. 3, 2018

Episode 101- Been wanting to do this episode for a lonnnng time. Very excited that we were finally able to make it happen. Today I talk to Jamie about the origins of Earthquaker Devices, The Black Keys, his day to day, how t…

Tom Majeski of CooperFX

Nov. 27, 2018

THIS IS IT!!! Episode 100. This is an insane thing. So many hours of rambling on the internet! Tom from CooperFX came on to discuss why he doesn't consider himself a musician, Count Chocula, how he thinks about creating effe…

Scott Marquart of Stringjoy Guitar Strings, Reprise!

Nov. 19, 2018

Episode 99- It has been YEARS since Scott last came on the podcast. A ton of stuff has changed for both of us and if you thought he knew a lot about strings before, well..... you'll just have to listen. Make sure you check o…

Brian Spragg of Bookworm Effects

Nov. 12, 2018

Episode 98- Here we go! Today I sit down with Brian from Bookworm Effects to discuss his literary and musical influences, how he came to start building pedals, industry pals and a whole lot more! Check out his work at Bookwo…

Joe Balaguer of Balaguer Guitars

Nov. 5, 2018

Episode 97- Fun episode for you today! I sat down with Joe to discuss his beginnings as a luthier starting out in the middle of the financial crisis, the unique way his shop operates, how he hooked up with some of his artist…

Florian Schneider of Millimetric Instruments

Oct. 29, 2018

Episode 96- This is a bit of a unique one! I talked to Florian briefly at the first annual Fear The Riff Expo and we recorded in a windy parking lot. This time we are chilling in comfort , I've acquired my baritone, and we a…

Chris Benson of Benson Amps Reprise

Oct. 22, 2018

Episode 95- On this episode, Chris and I sit in his wonderful, but sweaty shop. I'm always sweating when I'm recording with Chris. Anyhow, we talk about how things have changed for the both of us, the fact that he was not we…

Ryan McCay of Yellowcake Pedals Number 3

Oct. 16, 2018

Episode 94- The first three time guest! Ryan from Yellowcake Pedals returns to discuss a WIDE range of topics today. He educated me on control voltage, we talked about Anthony Bourdain, and a whole lot more. Have fun! Make s…

Chad Jennings of Jennings Guitars

Oct. 8, 2018

Episode 93- Today I sit down with Chad Jennings to discuss how we thought we were being bombed, Dustin Kensrue, Little Caesar's, learning to build guitars on your own, and a whole lot more. Make sure and check it out! Learn …

Richard Hoover of Santa Cruz Guitars

Oct. 1, 2018

ACOUSTIC GUITARS?????!!!! What is this podcast coming to??? In all seriousness, Richard was an absolute delight to chat with and he really provided me with a great education on how an acoustic functions, and what we are actu…

Matt and Carl of Electrofoods Pedals

Sept. 24, 2018

Episode 91- Buckle up! We go off the deep end with this episode, in al the best ways. We talk about using guitars in weird tunings, playing through bass cabs, approaching songwriting through poetry, and so much more! You'll …

Pete Celi and Ethan Tufts of Strymon

Sept. 18, 2018

Episode 90- In this episode I sat down with Pete and Ethan to talk about a whole list of things. From Pete's start in this business and the turn of events that saw Strymon using Analog Devices products, Damage Control, what …

Cindy Hulej of Cindy Guitars

Sept. 10, 2018

Episode 89-This was another fun one! Today I talk to Cindy about her rather unorthodox hiring at Carmine Street Guitars, her leather work, making guitars out of oollllllllld New York wood, and the movie they were in! All gre…

TM Podcast 088: Ryan Burke of 60 Cycle Hum (Reprise)!

Sept. 3, 2018

On this episode, Ryan and I sit down to talk about basically everything. We discuss non buttered toast, pedals he can't talk about, he tries to goad me into political discussion and basically everything except guitar gear. I…

TM Podcast 087: Matthew Hoopes of 1981 Inventions and Relient K

Aug. 27, 2018

This is a fun one! I talked with Matt about his musical roots and how Relient K started. We also discussed the rather sudden way they got signed to Capitol Records, the development of the DRV, his theory on selling guitars a…