Amps & Axes - #218 - Tribute to Tom Wheeler

Hello Amps and Axes fans. This week the guys bring you a repeat of an interview they did back in October of 2016. They do this as a tribute to a man that was at the helm of THE most influential guitar magazine, at a time when guitar was King. A magazine that influenced all that came after it. The episode is preceded by many who have contacted us with their own personal tributes to the man, so please help us remember and pay respect to the past editor of Guitar Player Magazine and an author of books that became bibles of the guitar world, Mr, Tom Wheeler. RIP Tom and thanks for all you did.

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Amps & Axes - #217 - Rickey Medlocke

Greetings enjoyers of the 'cast world and welcome to the coolest one around, your Amps and Axes Podcast. In this week's offering the guys bring you some Rock N Roll Royalty. His band was among the Royalty of Southern Rock in the days when bands played Loud N Proud. Having eventually moved on from that band, he has occupied one of the guitar spots in THE biggest Southern Rock band for quite some time now, a band who are finally coming to the end of their road. That said, it's doubtful he's slowing down any time soon, so pop a cold one or pour a shot of Jack if you're so inclined and please welcome founding member of the original Blackfoot and guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mr Rickey Medlocke. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #216 - 2018 Winter NAMM Recap

Greetings listeners and welcome to yet another infotaining installment of your Amps and Axes Podcast. This week the guys are just back from the huge music trade show known as NAMM, so they bring back with them NAMMonia and other wonderful germs, as well as some ranting and oh yeah, a few nice words about some people and gear. Enter your Podcast listening environment and get ready for a little Jeff and Mick. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #215 - Tim Rossi

Greetings Podcastonians and welcome to the infotainment vehicle that is your Amps and Axes Podcast. In this episode, the guys bring you a guitarist that hails from Southwest Florida, via LA, via Massachusetts. Being reared on vintage Rock N Roll via Aerosmith, Boston and later Extreme, primed him for his arrival in Florida and his eventual meeting with a classic rock icon who was resurrecting his old band's moniker. Place yourself in your favorite Podcast environment and please help us welcome guitarist and vocalist for the New Blackfoot, Mr Tim Rossi. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #214 - Kyle Cook

Hey Hey 'CastFans and welcome to another offering in the episodic adventure known as Amps and Axes. In this installment the guys bring you a guitarist/singer/songwriter that has toured the world multiple times with a band that was a radio mainstay in the mid ,90's and early 2000's. Taking a bit of a hiatus so that their front man could become a ubiquitous radio voice as well, the group reunited to record yet another release in 2012. They recently completed their Brief History of Everything tour with The Counting Crows, so even if you have a Disease, feel Unwell, or it's 3AM, turn down the Bright Lights, find your happy place and please welcome, from Matchbox Twenty, Mr Kyle Cook. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #213 - Johnny Balmer

Hello 'Cast-a-holics and welcome to another dose of your favorite audio imbibe-ment, the Amps and Axes Podcast. In this installment the guys bring back a previous guest. A guru of the stomp; a master of the pedal-mod; someone who knows just what your pedal needs. He has also had some pretty cool build agreements to build some very unusual pedal-type devices, so please welcome back the man that puts his name on things you step on, Mr Johnny Balmer of Alchemy Audio. Enjoy. 

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Amps & Axes - #212 - Alastair Greene

Happy New Year 'CastFans and welcome to another year with your favorite audio entertainment, the Amps and Axes Podcast. In this first-of-the-year installment, the guys bring you a guitarist based in Santa Barbara, California. With the Blues as his forte', he has recorded with numerous performers as well as toured and recorded with none other than Alan Parsons. He has just released his new album titled Dream Train, so pick a seat on the train and please welcome Mr Alastair Greene. Enjoy!

 

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Amps & Axes - #211 - Wayne Nelson

G'day Mate and welcome to another world wide adventure in the travels of Amps and Axes. in this episode the guys bring you a bass player/vocalist who, while not being indigenous to the band's home country of Australia, he has been a member of the band (in one form or another) since 1980. Originally hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, he moved to Los Angeles where he wound up playing with Jim Messina prior to securing a spot in his current band, so find your favorite happy Podcast place and help us welcome vocalist and bassist for the Little River Band, Mr Wayne Nelson. Enjoy! 

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Amps & Axes - #210 - Eddy Clearwater

Merry Christmas 'CastFans and welcome to yet another explorative episode in the world of Amps and Axes. In this installment, the guys bring you a player who more than qualifies as an elder-statesman in the music we know as The Blues. Coming up in Chicago, he befriended and shared stages with Blues legends like Otis Rush, Magic Sam and Muddy Waters. Making his own mark on the music scene with his upside-down, left-handed- strung right handed style of playing, he has toured the world, so please help us welcome Chicago Blues legend and Alligator recording artist , Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater. Enjoy!

Website: http://www.eddyclearwater.com/

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Amps & Axes - #209 - Brian Wampler

Greetings Podcast fans and welcome to the next adventure in the land of Amps and Axes. This episode is a pedal Podcast. No, not a podcast pedal (although that would be cool!), but a podcast About pedals! This week the guys bring you someone who has been in the guitar effects pedal game for quite a while, so grab your nine volt and please welcome the owner and designer at Wampler Pedals, Mr Brian Wampler. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #208 - Cole Rolland

Greetings 'castfans and welcome to the ongoing adventures of your Amps and Axes Podcast. In this episode, we have a guest that hails from the Great White North, although with the internet he can entertain fans all over the world... and that's exactly what he does. With hundreds of thousands of hits on his videos, he puts his own shred-spins on some popular material, so find your comfy podcast spot and buckle up for Mr Cole Rolland. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #207 - Nikki Stringfield

Greetings 'CastFans and welcome to the continuing Amps and Axes journey. In this installment, the guys bring you a player, originally from Texas and transplanted to LA. She made her way on to the Metal scene and is a player who is so visible in the scene that she now has her own signature Schecter guitar. Performing with such bands as Before the Mourning and Femme Fatale, she was also part of the worlds only Iron Maiden tribute band, The Iron Madens, so find your Happy 'Cast Place and get ready to welcome guitarist Ms Nikki Stringfield. Enjoy! 

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Amps & Axes - #206 - Alex Campbell

Greetings 'Cast Fans and welcome to the Thanksgiving installment of your Amps and Axes Podcast. In this episode, the guys bring you turkey and gravy... no wait, that's not right. Sorry, too much pumpkin vodka. They bring you a guitarist from the Boston area who has found his way into the soundtrack world, scoring movies and video games. He also posts videos covering things like John Petrucci solos... just because he can, so grab your favorite pumpkin beverage and please welcome Mr Alex Campbell. Enjoy!!

Website: http://www.everfret.com

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Amps & Axes - #205 - Thomas McRocklin

Welcome back 'CastFans to yet another international installment of your favorite Podcast, Amps and Axes. In this episode, the guys once again reach across the pond to speak with a player that, at the age most of us are getting ready to go to pre-pre-school, decided to pick up a guitar. A year or two later, he became the protege' of someone whose licks he was copping... somebody named Steve. Grab a beverage, grab your guitar, or just grab a hold and enjoy the chat with a very good (and young) friend of Mr Steve Vai, Please welcome Thomas McRocklin. Cheers!!

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Amps & Axes - #204 - Gus G

Yassas Cast fans and welcome to another international installment of your Amps and Axes Podcast. In this episode the guys interview a guitarist who has firmly planted his feet in Metal and not only had his own band for many years now, but also landed a coveted and iconic spot in the traditional metal/rock world. Hailing from Greece, He will be wrapping up the tour with his band Firewind in his home country at the end of the year, but has also been fortunate enough to stand alongside the iconic Ozzy Osborne, replacing Zakk Wilde in Ozzy's band, so jump on the Crazy Train and help us welcome Mr Gus G. Enjoy! 

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Amps & Axes - #203 - Mike Dawes

Hello Castalonians and welcome to another explorious adventure in the world of Amps and Axes. In this installment we take a trip across the Pond to speak with a guitarist who is not only a solo artist with a style all his own, but also is fortunate enough to tour with a musical icon. He is an acoustic finger-style (at least that's the best description) player that has a fantastic solo show, but also tours along side Juston Hayward of The Moody Blues on Justin's solo tours. A unique player with an equally unique guitar setup, please prepare to have your acoustic perception turned upside down by Mr Mike Dawes. Enjoy!

Website: http://mikedawes.co.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikedawesmusic

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Amps & Axes - #202 - Philip Bynoe

Greetings CastFans and welcome to the best InfoTainment Cast in the world; Amps and Axes. In this installment the guys speak with a low end slinger who, like many they've interviewed, headed West to expand and improve their career in music. Being there allowed him to land a gig with an iconic figure in guitar land, which he continues to enjoy for some 20 years now, so let's hear from the man who holds down the low end for Steve Via, Mr Philip Bynoe. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #201 - Doug Aldrich

Greetings Castaholics and welcome to the coolest Podcast in the Universe... okay, maybe just the world. In this episode of the Amps and Axes Podcast, the guys bring you a rock guitarist who has landed gigs with some huge Rock and Roll acts. Early on, founding the band Burning Rain, he has also toured with Iconic acts such as Dio and Whitesnake. Currently making music as a member of  The Dead Dasies, he's a busy guy, so join us in thanking the man for taking the time to speak with us and enjoy the story behind guitarist, Mr Doug Aldrich. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #200 - Joanna Conner

Hello CastFans and welcome to another installment in the continuing adventure that is the Amps and Axes Podcast. In this episode, the guys bring you a blues player that's been at the art for 20+ years now and has shared the stage with the Legends. If the names King and Guy mean anything to you, you'll definitely like this one! Get yourself into your best Blues mood and welcome for the 200th episode of Amps and Axes, Bluesmaster Joanna Connor. Enjoy!

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