Classical Guitar Insider
Guitarist Bret Williams archives the personalities surrounding the instrument, while struggling himself to continue being a musician.
info_outline Episode 117 Jahzeel Montes 02/19/2019
Episode 117 Jahzeel Montes Kids like really dumb things. Dumb shows, dumb music, and they aren't intentionally funny until they're about 14. Native New Yorker Jahzeel Montes hopes to help with his initiative to provide free classical guitar lessons and ensemble experiences for children that otherwise might not have access.
info_outline Episode 113 Eliot Fisk 09/11/2018
Episode 113 Eliot Fisk Episode 113 Eliot Fisk. I finally get an interview with one of my heroes: BATMAN!!!! But I decided to cancel and go to Boston to interview another hero, Eliot Fisk, because it’s more appropriate. AND I got to stay in the room where he keeps the ascots!!!
info_outline Episode 104 Alberta Khoury 03/29/2018
Episode 104 Alberta Khoury You know what I did last summer! I didn't run over anybody in my car while cruising with my high school friends at Kolmer Gulch, but I did do something I said I wouldn't ever do, interview a 22 year old! Turns out, they can be as fun, vulnerable and interesting as anyone else! I feel stupid. Here is my time with the outstanding guitarist, Alberta Khoury.
info_outline Episode 102 Connie Sheu 02/22/2018
Episode 102 Connie Sheu Connie and I talk about her journey to performing original music by women composers, her position as general manager of the Guitar Foundation of America, and that time that we were forced to play music written by a petulant sophomore composer ( I said that, not Connie. Connie loves you. I hate you. Just kidding. I love you too.)
info_outline Episode 101 Makana 02/07/2018
Episode 101 Makana Hawaiian Guitarist Makana comes on to talk about the tradition of his instrument and the theoretical implications of the harmonies produced by the people of his home state. I went to Medieval Times for my 41st birthday. So I’m pretty cool too.
info_outline Episode 100 Bret Williams 01/26/2018
Episode 100 Bret Williams 100 episodes and four years of complaining! Let’s cap it off with one featuring the world’s whiniest classical guitarist, educator, and over eater: Mike Gentile and Simon Powis interview me. Here’s to 100 episodes and thank you for your support. Become a member today at BretWilliamsMusic.com to receive exclusive content. This episode is sponsored by SavageClassical.com and ClassicalGuitarCorner.com.
info_outline Episode 99 Scott Schwartz & Paul Warnik 12/10/2017
Episode 99 Scott Schwartz & Paul Warnik Scott Schwartz, director of the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, and Paul Warnik, a steel-guitar historian/collector tell us the little known story of the rare Grand Letar and it’s mysterious but prolific creator Letritia Kandle.
info_outline Episode 98 Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge 11/11/2017
Episode 98 Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge Chris and Julian team up and give one of the best acoustic performances any of us have ever seen. Afterwards I immediately started submitting applications to marketing firms. I got the chance to speak with them at the 2017 Ellnora Guitar Festival.
info_outline Episode 96 Jontavious Willis 10/08/2017
Episode 96 Jontavious Willis He's got the blues. I have the interviews. Together we team up to form BLINTERBLUE, a podcasting robot-pizza-monster who feels unloved and has the need to express his frustration in melancholy verse over a pentatonic melody. Jontavious Willis delivers the best blues performance I've ever seen and joins me at the 2017 Ellnora Guitar Festival.
info_outline Episode 95 Los Angeles Guitar Quartet 09/19/2017
Episode 95 Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Matt told John that Brenda cheated on him with Bill. But really, it was Scott. Scott said he was at the Peach Pit all night and to ask Nat. Nat wouldn't say anything, but he glanced at Dillon. Dillon was too busy combing his armpits to care. Playing guitar in L.A. is hard. I open the Ellnora Guitar Festival series of episodes with an interview of LAGQ.