Scott Gailor and Greg chat about the life of a working musician in the music business in 2018 including playing the NAMM trade show, life on the road, finding new musicians, recording and releasing new music in the industry in 2018 and much more. Greg and Scott talk candidly about the new trend of product reviewers that have been deemed experts with no real merit otherwise. Things gets real.
Blues guitar legend Alastair Greene chats all things guitar with Greg and plays some smoking' blues rock guitar live in the studio as well. "Dream Train" is Alastair's new record and the tune "Nome Zayne", written by Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), is featured at the beginning and end of the episode.
Keith Stixx from Tsunami Cables chats with Greg about all things instrument cables including what it takes to build a high end audio cable, premium materials Tsunami uses and what separates their cables from the big box cables.
Patrick Kennison joins Greg to chat about his role as lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for Heaven Below. Patrick is also the guitarist and vocalist in the Lita Ford Band. Patrick and Greg talk about recording techniques, guitars, gear and much more!
Adam Nanez joins Greg for Part 3 of the Sully Guitars Summit. Adam discusses being a Sully Guitars artist as well as acquiring some rare and one off guitars from Jon Sullivan. Adam talks about his new record, the gear he used to record as well as playing live in the Dallas Texas music scene.
Perfecto De Castro joins Greg on Part 2 of the Sully Guitars Summit to discuss he and Greg's new association with Jon Sullivan and Sully Guitars. Perfecto talks about growing up in the Philippines, learning guitar and his eventual move to the United States where he became a successful 10-string classical guitarist and performer as well as playing in Arnel Pineda's (current Journey singer) touring guitarist in 2017.
Jon Sullivan from Sully Guitars joins Greg and his co-host Perfecto DeCastro for a whopping 1 hour and 43 minutes of talk about all things Sully Guitars Conspiracy Series, Stevie D from Buckcherry and Josh Todd and The Conflict, Nikki Sixx's custom-built Sully Raven and Sully chili!
Greg and Mick Marcellino chat for a solid two hours about everything Amps and Axes. Mick is the co-host of the Amps and Axes podcast show along with Jeff Bober.
Bjorn Englen (bassist for DIO Returns) chats with Greg Marra about all things music - November 2017.
Larry Mitchell interview with Greg Marra from the 2017 AMP SHOW in Van Nuys, CA.
Live from The L.A. AMP SHOW 2017 Greg Marra talks with internet sensation and guitarist Warren Hughes.
Intro music - Lose an Ear by Greg Marra
Outro music - The Machine by Lonero
Michael Molenda, Editor In Chief at Guitar Player Magazine, joins Greg on this episode of IMP in which he discusses his years growing up immersed in the San Francisco music scene in the peace in love era as well as the punk scene of the late 70's. Michael goes deep on his role as EIC for one of the largest guitar publications that has sustained a 50 year run as a go to magazine for guitarists and musicians alike. Michael is a member of The Trouble With Monkeys, a band that adds a punk sensibility to the music of the popular, made-for TV band of the 60's, The Monkees.
Freddie Nelson talks about his July 2017 release "Shake the Cage". Freddie has worked with Paul Gilbert on two releases to date - United States and I Can Destroy as well as self producing and engineering Shake the Cage with world-renowned drummer Thomas Lang. Check out more details on Freddie at www.freddienelson.com
Ken Susi, guitarist and songwriter for Unearth and Swivel talks all things music including his career, work as an artist and artist relations director for Fishman Pickups as well as his signature ESP/LTD guitar and much more. Famed Guitar Luchador, Frank Falbo, is the guest co-host on this episode. ;)
Rafael Moreira is the vocalist and guitarist for Magnetico, as well as Pink, Paul Stanley, The Voice and countless other major network TV shows. Rafael discusses his career as one of the hardest working musicians in the business today and much more.
Scott Dalhover, guitarist and writer for the band Dangerous Toys talks about his years as MTV darlings, touring with Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Motorhead, as well as his custom guitar company Ghost Machine Guitars.
Chris Collier, producer/engineer for Korn, KXM (feat. George Lynch, Dug Pinnick, Ray Luzier), Prong and many other discusses his career with host Greg Marra and guest co-host Eric Hill (theblueroomstudio.com).
Danny Koker and Stoney Curtis from Count's 77 discuss their latest record, Soul Transfusion, released March 2017 on Mike Varney's Shrapnel Records. Danny and Curtis talk about the history of the band and their residency at Vamp'd in Las Vegas as well as a busy touring schedule throughout the US and much more.
Frank Falbo (Falbo Guitars, Fishman Pickups) and Ivan Fiallos-Zambrano (Endeavor Audio) talk all things Ibanez Universe, Fishman Pickups and much more!
Guitar luthier to the stars, Eric Chaz, joins Greg to discuss all things guitar repair, his long list of celebrity clients, his days as a young guitarist playing the L.A. scene, surfing, Mexican food and much more!
John Guilford of Guilford Guitars discusses his custom guitar line including signature models from Ty Tabor, Bruce Bouillet, Ted Nugent as well as his other offerings. John also talks about working at the Chesbro distribution facility for Ibanez Guitars back in the day and much more.
Legendary amplifier designer and builder, Bruce Egnater of Egnater Amplifiers, discusses all things amps as well as his amp building class and much more!
Marco Sfogli, guitarist for James Labrie (of Dream Theater) solo band, Marco Sfogli solo, and his newest project for 2017 - Icefish with Virgil Donati on drums. Marco discusses all things guitars, gear and music including his signature Ibanez guitar, the recording process for his own records as well as James Labrie and much more!
Alan Rosen (CEO of Bananas at Large Music Stores) joins Greg on this episode to discuss his history as owner of the independent music retailer. Bananas at Large has been the go to music store for professional musicians such as Joe Satriani, Neal Schon, James Hetfield and many others for years and services the San Francisco Bay area, US (via bananas.com online store) and beyond. Alan gives insight to the state of the retail music industry from an independent business owner's perspective. Alan also talks about education in our public schools and what he's doing to help make more programs available in our school systems today.