S2 Ep. 10 feat. Adam Levy, guitar slinger, musical alchemist, educator and journalist.
Adam talks about:
- Being a regular collaborator touring musician with Norah Jones... and how the first song with words he ever wrote was on her multi-million selling album.
- How his very first studio session was spent working with Tracy Chapman, where he recorded Give Me One Reason to Stay, which one multiple Grammys.
- His shift from a jazz focus to a song writing focus.
- How his experience in New York shaped him into a different type of musician.
- His path of accidental opportunities.
- Working in very diverse musical situation with people like Amos Lee, Dan Hicks & the Acoustic Warriors, Vulfpeck, Alan Tousaint, Todd Sickafoose, Anais Mitchell, Joe Henry, Larry Goldings, Kenny Wolleson, etc.
- How he wound up writing for almost every guitar publication in the world including Guitar Player, Acoustic Guitar, Fretboard Journal, Premier Guitar, Guitar World.
- Why he started his free educational Youtube Channel named Guitar Tips and the types of lessons that his followers are learning.
- Guitar Tips Pro, his platform to help players that want to take the next step.
- The similarities between learning about religion and music.
- His musical education and studying with sage teachers like Jimmy Wyble and Ted Greene.
- How he determines the value of his time.
- His Aunt Susan's advice about who to sleep with.
- His thoughts on creative risk.
- The value of apprenticing
- Life transitions.
With Adam's permission, this episode features the following tunes:
- This is Our House off his album Blueberry Blonde with Jay Bellerose.
- Something to Drink About off his album Other Desert Cities.
- Washing Day off his album Washing Day.
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