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Episode 006 Jimi Hendrix

PART 1: THE BIRTH OF THE GUITAR HERO We open with the trailer from Freestyle Games’ upcoming release of Guitar Hero Live. I think the thing that’s so engaging about these games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band is that they allow…
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Episode 005 Andrés Segovia

LIKE ALL LEGACIES, IT’S COMPLICATED… PART 1: LATE TO THE PARTY Andres Segovia. Even the mention of his name elicits tones of hushed reverence in certain circles. But in the 70’s, there was a backlash against the style of playing that…
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Episode 004 Michael Hedges

INTRO: THE INHERENT HEALTH RISKS OF PLAYING GUITAR A couple common themes have emerged with the four guitarists we’ve covered so far. First of all: being a world-renowned guitarist is, without question, bad for your health. Another lesson we can take…
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Episode 003 Frank Zappa

INTRO A quick warning: today’s episode contains profanity and adult content. Sensitive listeners may want to skip ahead to next week’s discussion of Michael Hedges. Also, I’ve changed some names around so that the people that acted like jerks in…
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Episode 002 Paco de Lucía

Goes2Eleven continues its tribute to guitar heroes with flamenco superman Paco de Lucía. We discuss Paco’s traditional flamenco roots and his explorations beyond the folk form into jazz and world music, plus his legendary collaboration with Camerón de la Isla,…
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Episode 001 Joe Pass

Goes2Eleven starts its run with a tribute to the jazz giant Joe Pass (1929-1994). We take a look at the guitarist’s early years in Johnstown, PA, his struggles with addiction throughout the 50’s, and his ascent to stardom through legendary…
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My brand new podcast about the many facets of the guitar from players to teachers to makers. The first episode is a tribute to the great jazz man Joe Pass, and is available May 7 on iTunes, Soundcloud, and wherever…
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