The Fretboard Journal
Summary: Talk radio show for the Fretboard Journal, where we talk about our love for guitars, music and musical instruments. In each weekly show (airing live on Fridays at 1pm PST), you'll hear from the magazine's editors, contributors and subjects, along with some of the innovators in the world of music and lutherie. Guests have included famed guitar builders such as Rick Turner, musicians such as David Lindley and music experts. Join us!
In this episode, the Fretboard Journal's editors talk to critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Paul Burch. Burch tells us about his early music influences, the recording studio he built in Nashville and some of the guitars he used on his new recording. Longtime FJ readers may remember Burch's byline from our third issue, where he interviewed guitar great Duane Eddy.
This week, the Fretboard Journal's editors return from their temporary podcasting hiatus to interview guitar virtuoso Tim Sparks. We'll talk to Sparks about his playing on John Zorn's Tzadik label, old-time blues tunes, the guitars he uses and the Minnesota guitar scene.
This week on Fretboard Journal Talk Radio: An interview with folk music legend (and Fretboard Journal #13 subject) Geoff Muldaur. Editor Michael John Simmons talks to Muldaur about his unique music career and his famed collection of Martin guitars. Call or write us with questions.
This week, the Fretboard Journal editors take a peek at the colorful music history of Houston, Texas. We talk to FJ contributor Nate "Riverhorse" Nakadate about his various electric guitar finds; we hear from Big Tex Guitars' Eric Danheim about the instruments he's making; and we speak to Jonn Richardson, guitarist for Otis Taylor.
Join the Fretboard Journal's editors and publisher as they interview luthier Lynn Dudenbostel. "Dude" is featured in the Summer issue of the Fretboard Journal, and is arguably one of the greatest living guitar and mandolin builders alive today. We'll talk to him about his creations, his relationship with friend Chris Thile and much more. Email or call-in with questions for Dudenbostel!
Mandolin legend Mike Marshall talks to the Fretboard Journal's editors. (Note: this version features a louder version of the Marshall interview).
This week, the Fretboard Journal's editors talk to critically acclaimed Seattle musician John Roderick of the Long Winters. Roderick tells us about his forthcoming album on Barsuk Records (including the somewhat unorthodox way he's writing the songs), the guitars and gear he's been using and his love for Twitter.
This week's talk radio show curated by the Fretboard Journal's editors features special guest Andy Babiuk, author of the Beatles Gear book and a new book on the fascinating guitars of Paul Bigsby (The Story of Paul Bigsby). Should be a great show for guitar nuts. Call or email us with questions!
Weekly talk radio show for music and guitar geeks featuring the Fretboard Journal's editors, writers and featured subjects. This week's episode features two multi-instrumentalists from the acclaimed Cheap Suit Seranders, Al Dodge and Robert Armstrong. We hear about working with R. Crumb, the early days of the Cheap Suit Serenaders, just how they got started playing old-time music and their instrument collections.
This weekly talk radio show for guitar and music lovers features the Fretboard Journal's editors, writers and featured subjects. This week's episode features legendary mandolin player Roland White of the Kentucky Colonels and the Nashville Bluegrass Band. Call in or email us with questions for Roland!
Weekly talk radio show featuring the Fretboard Journal's editors, writers and featured subjects. This week's episode: Martin Guitar historian (and co-owner of Gryphon Stringed Instruments) Richard Johnston. Also, MerleFest highlights, sneak peek of new issue and more.
Weekly talk radio show featuring the Fretboard Journal's editors, writers and featured subjects. This week, the editors talk to legendary musician and guitar great David Lindley. Lindley has promised to regale us with stories about musicians he's played alongside, influences and gear, all in the voice of Jimmy Stewart. He'll also talk a bit about the forthcoming story for the Fretboard Journal he's penning.
Weekly talk radio show featuring the Fretboard Journal's editors, writers and featured subjects. This week's show focuses on the environment and eco issues for musicians. We'll talk to law professor John Thomas about the recent bust of a tortoiseshell pick dealer and we'll talk to luthier Rick Turner about how he builds using locally sourced, sustainable woods.
Fretboard Journal Talk Radio Episode #1. In the debut episode of this weekly program, we take an intelligent look at the world of guitars and music making. Featured guests for this episode: luthier John Woodland (describing the research he's conducted on Martin guitars) and pedal steel guitarist Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case, Billy Bob Thornton's Boxmasters). We also talk about the Fretboard Journal magazine and our new Spring 2009 issue featuring Clarence & Roland White.