The A-list Guitar Stars you need to see at Guitar.com Live
Alongside the huge array of product launches and plenty of tuition and branding advice, this ground-breaking virtual guitar show also offers more inspirational interviews than you can shake a stick at.
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Now just a few days away, Guitar.com Live is set to redefine the way online guitar shows are perceived, with its virtual booth tours, huge array of performances, clinics, panels and talks from every corner of the guitar world, and with it the chance for guitar fans to get an insight into the way their favourite guitar players and musicians think, write, rehearse and perform.
Here’s our pick of the A-list events to mark on your calendar over the three days of the Guitar.com Live:
Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin
Panel: Give The Drummers Some Room! – Day 1 (12:30 PST)
Two of the most influential and inspirational guitar players in the history of the instrument, both Santana and McLaughlin recently shared their knowledge and virtuosic playing on Cindy Blackman Santana’s solo album, “Give The Drummer Some.’ Now, the pair are ready to reveal the hidden secrets behind the making of this all-star LP, alongside their technique, tones and plenty more besides.
Tyler Bryant Exclusive Guitar.com Performance – Day 1 (19:30 PST)
One of the hottest prospects in the contemporary guitar world, Tyler Bryant’s roots infused raucous blues-rock has reignited the genre and catapulted him to the brink of superstardom. Here, the Nashville man straps in to give the Guitar.com Live audience a special, intimate show straight from his home studio. Expect sizzling slide playing, high-energy solos and maybe even a pink guitar or two.
Pedals, performance and the power of feedback with Lee from IDLES – Day 2 (13:30 PST)
Now one of the most critically acclaimed rock acts on the planet and arguably the most important band of the decade, IDLES’ Lee Kiernan sat down with Guitar.com to talk through the writing process behind their third album, ‘Ultra Mono’, how his guitar-playing relationship with fellow guitarist Mark Bowen has developed and the art of using feedback.
Walking The Sky with Mark Tremonti – Day 2 (14:30 PST)
Tremonti has been at the forefront of hard rock and metal since the early 90s, and his output is still turning heads. Now one of the most respected players on the planet, he talks through the challenges of recording in quarantine and working on Alter Bridge’s new EP, ‘Walk the Sky 2.0’.
Joe Bonamassa presents Guitar Safaris – Day 2 (15:30 PST)
A guitar player that needs no introduction, the world’s leading blues-rock guitarist invites us into his Los Angeles home, and to Fabulous Nerdville California, to see and hear some of the highlights of his astonishing guitar collection. Expect a plethora of tweed amps, plenty of exquisite vintage Fenders and much more.
Jason Isbell & The Magic Of The Burst – Day 2 (17:30 PST)
Playing live from his rehearsal barn in Nashville, Tennessee, the multi-Grammy winning musician, Jason Isbell, invites us to get up close and personal with his beloved 1959 Gibson Les Paul, Redeye, and talks through why these guitars have been pivotal in defining so many classic riffs and records.
Exclusive Masterclass with Marty Friedman – Live from Japan – Day 2 (19:00 PST)
Live and direct from Japan, the metal legend demonstrates a unique and intimate insight into his tone, technique and more. A true all-encompassing guitar hero, sit back and enjoy an exclusive demonstration from a true master of the instrument.
John Petrucci, St Vincent, James Valentine, Jason Richardson & Steve Morse
Panel: The art of the signature model with Ernie Ball Music Man¬ artists – Day 2 (19:30 PST)
With one of the most envious and diverse artist rosters in the industry, Ernie Ball Music Man has developed modern signature instruments that echo the past whilst propelling the guitar into the future. Here, some of the brand’s most world-renowned names discuss the art of collaboration and the process behind developing a signature model.
Be sure to sign up over at Guitar.com/live for exclusive updates before the show, and come along 2-4 October to catch all of the interviews listed above.
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