GuitarMania Interview with ANDY TIMMONS conducted on the occasion of his concert at the Bluesiana Rock Cafe in Velden, Austria, on 10 May 2013. Andy talked about his records, the way he composes, his influences, and his memorable performance with Chuck Berry. We also discussed Andy's equipment and signal chain in detail. Andy also revealed some the secrets of his outstanding tone. Thanks go to Gudrun Kofler (Bluesiana) and Riccardo Cappelli.



Bryan, Marco and Guthrie did it again! Progressive rock, fusion, rockabilly - whatever musical style you can point your stick at, you will hear it on THE ARISTOCRATS’ new album "Culture Clash". Released on 30 July, the band is currently on tour in the United States promoting their new album. "Culture Clash" recently cracked the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart Top 10. The album hit #8 on that chart, and also debuted at #16 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. Time for us to talk with Guthrie Govan, the band's guitarist, about the album's title, the recording process and his influences.

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LEE RITENOUR - Interview


Interview with guitar legend LEE RITENOUR filmed on the occasion of his concert at the Porgy & Bess jazz club in Vienna on 13 May 2013. GuitarMania talked with Lee about his record "Rhythm Sessions" released in 2012, and the Rhythm Section Competition. We also discussed his equipment, Fender and Mesa Boogie amplifiers, Rodenberg and Line 6 pedals, as well as the Lehle switching system. Lee also gave some piece of advice for young and aspiring musicians towards the end of the interview. GuitarMania would like to thank Heidi Meyer, Paul Goldman and the team of the Porgy & Bess.



GuitarMania interviewed ERIC SARDINAS while on tour in Europe at the Reigen Club in Vienna, Austria, on 14 April 2013. Eric talked about how he writes songs, his guitars and the strings he uses, as well as why he is using 'flying carpets' to send his guitars over the Atlantic. Camera: Jerzy Bin. Editing: Jerzy Bin and Richman.

GERALD GRADWOHL – „Big Land“ Interview

Mit „Big Land“ hat der österreichische Gitarrist GERALD GRADWOHL eines der stärksten Alben seit Beginn seiner Karriere am Start. Bekannt durch seine Zusammenarbeit mit der mehrfach Grammy-nominierten Kultband TANGERINE DREAM, und dem im Dezember 2002 verstorbenen Saxophonisten BOB BERG, gehört GERALD GRADWOHL zu den Gitarristen der Alpenrepublik, die sich weit über die Landesgrenzen hinaus einen Namen gemacht haben. Wir interviewten Gerald und wollten von ihm wissen, wie er aufgenommen hat, was wir von der anstehenden Tour erwarten dürfen, und wie er die österreichische Musikszene sieht.

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