Steve Lukather And Glen Campbell Together In Studio

Every once in a while, we are offered a behind-the-scenes look at some of the greatest guitarists to take the stage. And sometimes we get even more lucky and see a younger guitarist talking with one of his guitar heroes. In this case I stumbled upon an interview sometime ago with Steve Lukather and Glen […]

The Hybrid Guitar Styles Of Richard Thompson

In celebration of Richard Thompson’s latest CD release, “Electric,” I thought it would be cool to introduce this great guitarist, singer and songwriter here on Mike’s Guitar Talk. Although he has been around for some time, and many of his songs covered by a wealth of musicians, some may not be familiar with Richard Thompson. […]

New Eric Clapton Record Released Called “Old Sock”

One of our favorite guitarists just released a brand new album filled with easy going tunes from a wide array of influences. All I can tell is this must have been an album Eric released for himself. His playing and singing on the record is just as good as ever and he sounds like he […]

Guitar Effects Walkthrough With Jazz Guitarist Bill Frisell

There are endless possibilities of guitar effects due to the thousands and thousands of effects pedals and processors available for the guitar. And while all these possibilities exist, many jazz guitarists don’t take advantage of them to create their sounds. There are a few though, who constantly experiment with new effects like Pat Metheny and […]

Joe Bonamassa Live Cover Of Blind Faith’s “Had To Cry Today”

Joe Bonamassa has played a lot of different music styles during his career. That’s the nice thing about being free in the music world. He’s able to play the music he wants to play and his fans take it all in every time he comes out with something new. Today’s post is a simple one. […]

Alvin Lee, Beloved Guitarist Of Ten Years After, Passes Away At 68

We lost one of our favorite guitarists last week in Alvin Lee. Alvin fronted the British rock band Ten Years After, who had their breakthrough performance in front of thousands of fans at Woodstock 1969. The performance marked a turning point in the band’s history and Alvin secured his spot in music history as one […]

All Star Flamenco Guitar With Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola And John McLaughlin

In my search for performances in the Flamenco guitar style, I came across a live performance from guitarists Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin. All three are outstanding guitarists, and together they perform extraordinarily well. I thought this video is one that you might enjoy as well. Seeing as how the guitar […]

Rock Guitarist Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz may as well have been considered the King of Rock in the 1990s. In a decade of major changes, Lenny gained most of his popularity by staying true to the classic rock elements of music. Today he’s still hitting the scene hard with his music, which has elements of rock, funk, soul and […]

Dan Tyminski On Playing Bluesgrass Guitar

For many people who aren’t too familiar with bluesgrass music, there’s a good chance they might have enjoyed a taste of that music if they saw the Cohen Brothers movie, “O Brother Where Art Thou.” In the movie, many of the great bluegrass musicians came together to record the film’s soundtrack which would go on […]

Buddy Guy Is Still Teaching The Younger Players How To Play The Blues

Buddy Guy, a blues guitar legend in his own right, has taken on the challenge of influencing the next generations on the blues. One of the superstars to take Guy’s lessons to heart is Jonny Lang. Lang and Guy have appeared together several times on stage and both have something to say on the guitar. […]