Classical Guitar Insider

The Cuban born guitarist escapes Castro, works his way from a factory floor to Yale and becomes one of the most powerful musicians in our industry. Also I complain about my birthday and Best Buy.

Direct download: Rene_Izquizero_Final_2.mp3
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I sit down with the guy who has our old press kits, Presenter/Composer/Guitarist Frank Wallace. Oh and stop sending him your head shots from 12 years ago. You know who you are (I didn't know Doug James was 28!).

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I talk to fellow struggling NYC guitarist Mike Gisinan about his new project combining Japanese and European Chamber instruments and making less money than a hotdog vendor. 

Direct download: mike_gilsinan_Final.mp3
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I do like men my own age! New Music and old men on episode 22 (year olds suck). 

Direct download: Dan_Lippel_Final.mp3
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I hate people that post about their half marathons, people that post pictures of their kids instead of themselves, and men my own age, except for University of Baltimore/Peabody at John's Hopkins guitar professor Zane Forshee. Him I like. Oh, and I hate 22 year olds.  

Direct download: Zane_Forshee_Final.mp3
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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
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The 27 year old manager of some of the biggest young names in our industry (Caballero, Goryachev, Villagas, Palmer) throws his superior intellect at me and makes me Karate chop the door after he leaves. Just kidding. He’s awesome.   

Direct download: Alvaro_Mendizabal_Final.mp3
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Luthier Gary Lee explains why guitars cost so much when they are not made by machines and teams of imported slave laborers in the middle of Pensylvania.

Direct download: Gary_Lee_Final.mp3
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It's ZAIRA MUNDO ZAIRA MUNDO!!! Crazy fun conversation with who the New York Times calls "arresting and colorful" and who we call "The Tornado." Zaira Meneses opens up about Mexico, her blossoming career and being married to Eliot Fisk.

Direct download: Zaira_Menses_Final.mp3
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Morton Gould ASCAP composer, and old college friend mine, Dr. Anthony Joseph Lanman talks about how awesome it is to spend nearly two decades composing award winning music that is performed by dozens of ensembles in as many countries and then be totally broke. 

Direct download: Episode_16_Anthony_Joseph_Lanman.mp3
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