Classical Guitar Insider (music )

TJ and I tell it like it is in this no-holds-barred attack on everything you believe in (if all you believe in is atonality, all-Bach-concerts, and spring mattresses. Other than that we're probably on the same page).  

Direct download: Thomas_TJ_Flipin_final_2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT

My first interview with people outside of the guitar world! I try and keep up with WQXR’s New Works Presenters The Brothers Balliett as they dance circles around my musical knowledge. Also it’s my birthday so listen. 

Direct download: Brothers_Balliett_Final.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The legendary nylon string jazz guitarist talks about being in Johnny Carson's Tonight Show Band, playing with Burt Bacharach, Paul Desmond and  every other huge name in jazz, and getting hip surgery.  

Direct download: Gene_Bertoncini_Final.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

Mak Grgic (pronounced Mahk Gergich) is the young up and comer who’s new album of transcriptions of film music is shining a new light on the classics (pronounced classics).  

Direct download: Mak_Final_1.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Wanna hear me talk to a heavy metal guitar god who gave up touring with Ozzie to become a fusion finger style guitarist at New School University? Then listen to me DESTROY this interview with Testament Guitarist Alex Skolnick. 

Direct download: Alex_Skolnick_Finla_1.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The best duo out of Italy since the Mario Brothers, Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli drop by the apartment. 

Direct download: Solo_Duo_Final.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Australia is missing an angel; Simon Powis drops by and we discuss why we like people that make mistakes, dancers, and how he is receiving his Doctorate of Music Arts from Yale this month. Let’s get him an ice cream cake!

Direct download: Simon_Powis_Final.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Badi Assad drops by and slaps me in my face, grabs my chin and says "don't tell me what to do!” slaps me again and then tells us about her journey from classical guitarist to Brazilian pop princess. 

Direct download: Badi_Assad_final.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

I sit down with the real most interesting man in the world, Guitar Foundation of America winner Kevin Gallagher. 

Direct download: Kevin_Galager_Final.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Two National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowships and a scholarship to the master classes of Andres Segovia in Spain, they have toured internationally as recitalists performing at the White House and the Kennedy Center and as concerto soloists with orchestras around the world, and have gone to the bathroom in Bret’s small New York apartment. 

Direct download: Andriaccio_Casaliani_Final.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT