Classical Guitar Insider

Manhattan School of Music Guitar Co Chair David Leisner and Bret talk about bad smells and the second avenue subway. And about guitar and their parents. 

Direct download: Leisner_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The best thing to come out of Columbia since Regan Era cocaine, Francisco Roldan sits with fellow Mannes alum Bret Williams to share tips on dealing with back pain. YOU GOTTA HEAR THIS!

Direct download: Francisco_Roldan_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

"Hey man! You play flamingo guitar right? Like the mexican stuff? Wanna play when I marry my sister this weekend? Wait, you don't like Obama right?" Stop being stupid, and learn about flamenco guitar from America's top Flamenco Expert/Performer Dennis Koster on this episode of Classical Guitar Insider with me, Burp Williams. 

Direct download: Episode_8_Dennis_Koster.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Hail to the Chief! New York Classical Guitar Society President John "How You Like Me Now" Olson joins Bret to talk science and guitar, because that's all Bret ever wants to talk about. Because he's so smart. 

Direct download: Episode_7_John_Olson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

William Kanengiser complements Bret on his apartment and sits down for coffee with him. Then he remembers that he's a professor at USC, has a Grammy, and is a founding member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Instead of walking out, he takes a deep breath, smiles, and continues to answer the questions the embittered, broken man-child that calls himself an artist (Bret). 

Direct download: Kannengeiser_Final_MP3_for_real.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:25pm EST

Bret gets schooled by his teacher Fred Hand. 

Direct download: Episode_5_Fred_Hand_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

Amenian guitar demon Gohar Vardanyan shows Bret what it's like to know what you're talking about; an inspired hour with the recent Juilliard grad who just released her first album. 

Direct download: 04_Episode_4_Gohar_Vardanyan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm EST

Bret hangs out with the best guitar duo in the world and messes up the audio just like he messes up everything and it isn't fair. 

Direct download: Episode_3_Nylon_Wound_Guitar_Duo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Rupert Boyd drops by and talks about how cool Australia is. Bret talks about how cool America is. They both compromise and decide that Spain is pretty cool. 

Direct download: Episode_2_Rupert_Boyd.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:23pm EST

Episode 1 Julia Crowe

In the first episode of Classical Guitar Insider, Bret decides whether or not to quit guitar and sits down with music journalist Julia Crowe. 

Direct download: Episode_1_Julia_Crowe_34mb.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:52pm EST