Episodes

Feb. 19, 2024

Is Clickbait OK? w/ Landon Bailey

Summary In this conversation, Blake and Landon discuss their experiences in making that sweet, sweet content. We also talk about our time at Gear Fest and the importance of networking and building relationships in the indust…
Feb. 12, 2024

Dreaming Up Songs. Literally. w/ Justyna Kelley & Eddie Gore

Summary Justyna Kelley is a "Nashville-by-way of France" recording artist, producer, songwriter, actress, and a whole bunch of other stuff! In this conversation, Justyna and Blake discuss her background in music, her work as…
Feb. 5, 2024

John Baizley Talks Baroness and Visual Art

Summary In this episode, host Blake Wyland interviews John Dyer Baizley from the band Baroness. They discuss the band's touring rig and guitar setup, the importance of band chemistry, and the role of the song and audience in…
Jan. 30, 2024

Nick Loux of The JHS Show

Nick Loux is a musician out of Kansas City who is best known for being a HUGE part of the widely popular JHS Show on YouTube. You've seen him, you've heard him play, but do you know his story? I certainly didn't! So I figure…
Jan. 22, 2024

Visiting Every Guitar Store In The USA w/ Charlton Moore of Franklin Strap

Have you ever heard of ANYONE hitting the road and visiting basically every single guitar store in the United States? Few have done it, and even fewer have done it for a guitar accessories brand. But Charlton Moore of Frankl…
Jan. 15, 2024

Is Writing Cool Again? w/ Jason Mays of Working Class Music

Are we currently at a place where we can talk about "the old days" of The Internet? Are blogs cool again? Is Generation Y going to flock to the written word? Which Batman is the scariest Batman? My good buddy, published writ…
Jan. 8, 2024

Germanium INSANITY w/ Richard of Wampler Pedals

Klon. There are few words in the guitar world that will get guitarists clamoring, foaming at the mouth, or shouting hysterically like the word Klon. (I'll let you decide if that is a negative or a positive in your own mind.)…
Jan. 2, 2024

The Weirdest Thing Happened In 2023

It is officially a tradition now! My dude Dewey from the Peer Pleasure Podcast is back on for our annual Year In Review. We dive right in and discuss the WEIRDEST things that happened while we were recording the podcast this…
Dec. 27, 2023

Tape Loops & Guitars w/ Amulets

Randall Taylor (better known as Amulets) is a Portland based musician who is well known for his very unique approach to ambient/post rock. He records to tape loops and manually manipulates the loops in real time while playin…
Dec. 18, 2023

KNOW YOUR GEAR! (Phil McKnight Interview)

Phil McKnight is one of the most popular content creators in the guitar gear space. He's been spreading his knowledge of gear on YouTube for around a decade now, and yet... There is still a LOT that people don't know about P…
Dec. 15, 2023

Wanna Come Backstage? pt 2 (Calder Allen @ FareWell Fest)

I had the opportunity to sit down with singer/songwriter Calder Allen when I was at Fairwell Fest over the summer. This dude didn't start writing until 2020 and he is already churning out some really incredible stuff. It's a…
Dec. 15, 2023

Wanna Come Backstage? (Brook & The Bluff @FareWell Fest)

On this Fairwell Fest conversation, I sat down with The Band The Brook And The Bluff. Unlike most episodes, on this one I'm talking to the WHOLE BAND! These Fairwell Fest episodes are recorded in the "green room area' of the…
Dec. 11, 2023

Are Guitar Products Just Wrong? (Barry Grzebik of Grez Guitars pt2)

Barry is back on the podcast! Barry builds some of my favorite guitars ever, but he isn't just an expert luthier. Barry is an real deal acoustician by trade and has a vast array of experience managing, creating, and controll…
Dec. 4, 2023

Creating By Committee? - Taylor Larson of Mixwave

Does producing music work when there are a significant number of "cooks in the kitchen?" Can more brains on a project lead to a better outcome? Or does the result become a shadow of the former concept? Taylor and I dive into…
Nov. 27, 2023

Whats The Deal With Atmos? w/ Colt Capperune Part Deux

Colt Capperune is an incredibly talented music producer in Nashville, TN. This is his second appearance on the podcast and we recorded this at Sweetwater during Gearfest 2023. We are a bit delirious, but that sometimes that …
Nov. 20, 2023

"I Don't Wanna Play Acoustic Guitar Dad..." w/ Spilly Cave

Spilly Cave is a fantastic guitarist, composer, video creator, and as it turns out... an EXCELLENT conversationalist. I met Spilly (Billy) through him becoming a Stringjoy artist, and just loving the music he makes after I d…
Nov. 14, 2023

Guard Your Eyes! (Eaglebones Falconhawk of The Aquabats part 2)

My dude Ian Fowles is back on the podcast this week! If you are not familiar with The Aquabats, you need to get familiar. (Unless you are allergic to fun. If so, you are going to have a SERIOUS reaction.) Ian and I talk abou…
Nov. 6, 2023

"...sell everything you have to be famous." w/ Colby Acuff

Do you really have to give up ALL of your rights to get attention in the mainstream? Is country music having a Nirvana/Grunge moment? What drives folks to head to Nashville? Is it harder to make it now vs "the good old days"…
Oct. 30, 2023

It's All Linkin Park's Fault w/ Mitch Stark of Silent Planet

Mitch Stark is a guitarist and songwriter for the band Silent Planet. On this episode we take a deep dive into his backstory, the evolution of his guitar rig, some of his major influences, and how he is approaching songwriti…
Oct. 23, 2023

The Baboon Story w/ Dave Hill

This week we have the comedy world's foremost guitar gear nerd on the podcast! Mr. Dave Hill has managed to pull together a rather fascinating career as a creative person. Dave is a published author, a professional stand-up …
Oct. 16, 2023

Flying Before Driving w/ Matt Oram of Fidelity Guitars

Matthew Oram is a British luthier who is making some of the most striking, yet classic, designs that I have seen in recent memory. Taking inspiration from an old, forgotten treasure you might have uncovered in your Grandpare…
Oct. 9, 2023

Standing Out In A Crowded Market w/ Blair of Eastside Music Supply

Starting a guitar store is really hard. Keeping a guitar store alive is even harder. Having a SUCCESSFUL guitar store when you are in a hyper-competitive and saturated market like Nashville is an insane task. Blair White is …
Oct. 2, 2023

Hunting For 'Bursts w/ John Shults of True Vintage Guitar

Imagine your are flying to Africa on a hot tip. And that hot tip is that there is The Holy Grail of vintage Gibsons waiting for you there. Thats right. You are flying to Africa to acquire a 'Burst Les Paul for Joe Bonamassa.…
Sept. 25, 2023

What You Are Really Paying For w/ Matt Holl of Wren & Cuff

On this episode I sat down with my dude Matt Holl from Wren & Cuff to chat about... Well... Big Muffs of course! But we didn't stop there! We dove deep down the rabbit hole of all things music. Including the somewhat controv…