GC Ep 38: Derek Gripper

My guest this episode is Derek Gripper who is a classically trained guitarist who has made waves in the guitar and world music scene with his ground breaking guitar arrangements of west African folk music. I ran into Derek at the Adelaide Guitar Festival last month and I found his stories fascinating. In our chat…

GC Ep 37: Martha Masters

Martha Masters is an internationally acclaimed classical guitarist. She is currently on the guitar faculty of Loyola Marymount University and California State University Fullerton, and is president of the Guitar Foundation of America. She has five recordings on the Naxos and GSP labels, and has published books three books with Mel Bay Publications and Alfred…

GC Ep: 36 Stephen Goss

Stephen Goss needs little introduction in classical guitar and music circles having written a large body of works for guitar, choir, chamber, and orchestra. He is currently Professor of Composition and Director of Research in the Department of Music and Media at the University of Surrey, UK, and also a Professor of Guitar at the Royal…

CG Ep 35: Brett Garsed

Brett Garsed is an Australian guitar legend having been involved in the music industry for many decades now. He has had success as a solo fusion guitarist but also as guitarist for John Farnham and the US group Nelson. He shares valuable insights and stories from his fascinating career. Thanks for listening to Guitar Conversations…

GC Ep 34: Stephen Magnusson Part 1

Earlier this year I caught up with Melbourne jazz guitarist Stephen Magnusson. Stephen is one of Australia’s leading jazz guitarists undertaking a busy performing and session career. He currently has a number of projects on the go including a trio with Dave Beck and Frank Di Sario called MAG, and Boundaries with Frank Di Sario.…

GC Ep 33: Acoustic Uprising

Acoustic Uprising is a guitar documentary by Melbourne director Drew Roller. It explores the emergence of a new style of acoustic guitar playing called Acoustic Fingerstyle guitar which has taken the internet (in particular YouTube) by storm. I’m joined by Drew to talk about his journey around the globe to discover the origins and new…

GC Ep 31: Fernando Perez

I caught up with Fernando Perez recently whilst in Barcelona. Fernando contacted m earlier in the year with a desire to share his music and his story. John Schneider from Gobal Village in Los Angeles describes Fernando : “Fernando Perez’s is a long and amazing story. He learned the global music traditions one on one living…

GC Ep.30 Andrea Vettoretti (in Italian)

Andrea Vettoretti a un chitarrista Italiano molto conosciuto per is suo lavoro come concertista ma anche per essere il direttore della Festival Chitarristico Internazionale di due città, che si tiene ogni  anno a Settembre. Abita a Treviso dove parte della festival e tenuta (altra parte in Roma).

GC Ep 29: Nick Charles

Nick Charles is an Australian blues and finger style legend. With an impressive catalogue of original music and arrangements he has a notable reputation as a true guitar master. On my chat with Nick we cover his international touring career, the challenges of being a solo guitar act, his collaborations and projects, and his goals…