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The New West Guitar Group hosts a podcast about their favorite instrument, the guitar, and the extraordinary people who play it. Through interviews, live performances and in-depth discussions, High Action delivers a podcast for the six-string enthusiast who wants a deeper understanding about the players behind the instrument and their specific approach to guitar.
 
Cheryl Bentyne has been a member of iconic, jazz vocal group THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER for over 40 years and is a 10x GRAMMY winner. She has survived cancer two times and continues to create music and perform, both as a solo artist and member of the group. "Like most people who develop a serious disease, when I heard my cancer diagnosis, I immediately felt alone. I didn’t understand the depth of my illness, or the darkness that I went through--so how could anyone else?" But as my podcast reveal ...
 
Welcome to Máiréad Mondays! Máiréad Nesbitt, Celtic violinist and founding member of Celtic Woman, has the “chats, choons, and the craic” with incredibly special musical guests every week! Go to Máiréad’s YouTube and Facebook pages and leave a question you want answered on the next Máiréad Mondays show! The live stream occurs on Mondays via Facebook and YouTube. The podcast is uploaded on the following Tuesday!
 
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Born in Los Angeles in 1968, guitarist and composer Anthony Wilson is known for a body of work that moves fluidly across genres. The son of legendary jazz trumpeter and bandleader Gerald Wilson, his musical lineage has deeply influenced his creative trajectory, compositional choices, instrumental groupings, and the wide-ranging twelve album discogr…
 
Cheryl Bentyne has been a member of iconic, jazz vocal group THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER for over 40 years, and is a 10x GRAMMY winner. She has survived cancer two times and continues to create music and perform, both as a solo artist and member of the group. "Like most people who develop a serious disease, when I heard my cancer diagnosis, I immediatel…
 
As a virtuosic improviser who’s collaborated with many of jazz’s greatest figures, Mimi Fox has earned her spot in the jazz guitar pantheon. But the jazz tradition is only one of the powerful currents feeding her music. With her 11th album as a leader or co-leader, This Bird Still Flies, Fox delivers a seamless but far-ranging album that’s breathta…
 
Bruce Forman’s life and musical journey provide an American saga that is still in full swing. His Texas origins, his early career in San Francisco and New York, and his years on the road, all contribute to the unique and highly personal vision that he demonstrates today. A monster guitarist, teacher, mentor, and personality, Bruce Forman is known t…
 
Ron Escheté is the consummate master of the seven-string guitar. Whether he is playing bebop, ballads or blues he is a musically sophisticated guitarist who plays with grace and dignity. "Escheté is one of the finest jazz guitarists in L.A. – no small achievement in a region dense with superb players," says Jim Ferguson of JazzTimes. His deft and n…
 
Born in Karachi, Pakistan, removed at the age of four to the vastness of Southern California, schooled at the University of Southern California and the Manhattan School of Music in jazz and classical music, along with a pilgrimage in India under the guidance of master percussionist, Ustad Alla Rakha, Rez Abbasi is a vivid synthesis of all the above…
 
Enjoy my last Máiréad Mondays Chats Choons and Craic episode with my very special guests, my own family, world renowned educators and multi awarded players KATHLEEN NESBITT and JOHN NESBITT and THE NESBITT FAMILY. Enjoy the Chats with Kathleen and John about the FIDIL Irish fiddle tutorial, the family album DEVIL'S BIT SESSIONS, Fleadh TV, Céilíhou…
 
Born into a musical family, Larry has been playing the guitar since he was seven years old. As a highly respected LA based jazz guitarist, he has been a faculty member at the California Institute of the Arts since 1990. Having been featured on over 300 albums, Larry has recorded with Jimmy Rowles, Bob Brookmeyer, Luciana Souza, Lee Konitz, Larry Go…
 
From coffee house gigs at fifteen to chart-topping success with the Tom Grant Band in the 90s, world tours with two-time Grammy Award winner Diane Schuur and contemporary jam-bands, Portland based guitarist Dan Balmer brings fire and heart every time he plays the guitar. His playing spans nearly one hundred CDs including twelve as a leader from whi…
 
A Grammy Award winning American jazz-rock guitarist and composer. His artistry has influenced jazz since the late 70’s and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B. His has worked wi…
 
Máiréad Mondays special guest this week all the way from Australia is the brilliant multi award winning vocalist "ELLA" , Ella Roberts! Youtube star and one of the featured soloists in CELTIC HEART, a PBS special by the composer Tim Janis. Nominated for the HOLLYWOOD MEDIA AWARDS, winner of FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR, CELTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR and m…
 
Máiréad Mondays special guest this week is virtuoso Classical and Irish Traditional Music flautist EIMEAR McGEOWN! Her cd INIS is on all platforms! We have the Chats Choons and Craic about here featured solo performances on the BBC Proms, Tim Janis PBS Special CELTIC HEART, multi ALL IRELAND FLEADH winner, our musical families and more!…
 
Special guest is heavy metal icon DEE SNIDER of TWISTED SISTER. American singer, songwriter, radio personality and actor. He is one of Hit Parader's top 100 Metal vocalists of all time. Genre crossing artist from Rock to Classical in Rocktopia on Broadway. He will star in a new show ROCK ME AMADEUS in 2021 with an array of artists including Máiréad…
 
Máiréad Monday's special guest this week is the brilliant and beautiful AVA, solo artist and CELTICWOMAN pal! Éabha McMahon has a unique Irish Traditional style of singing known as Sean Nós. We have the Chats Choons and Craic about the importance of music, our culture, and our families of musicians! Her NEW song LOUD is out now!…
 
We are SO excited to welcome Spice Adams and E Jones to our Tuesday evening FB and IG lives! For those who don’t know...”Spice” has been killing the game for years with his irreverent/hilarious videos and posts. He and E Jones have used some Take 6 music as background to some of his videos. We said.... “fellas we NEED to have you on and rap with us…
 
My amazing special guest this week on Máiréad Mondays is the incredible multi award winning solo artist and author, Brian Kennedy! He is a guest star of Van Morrison, Secret Garden and Riverdance on Broadway! We chat about his amazing song writing collaboration, THINGS ARE GONNA CHANGE, with iconic artist Boy George & Culture Club! His fortnightly …
 
Very excited to have Chloë Agnew of supergroup, Celtic Woman, joining me today! Her NEW solo album "REIMAGINED" is out now! Also joining me today is the design force and team behind Celtic Woman; the amazing Caroline Burke Nesbitt of 'Designedly' to chat about the new CD "CELEBRATION", out now!By Máiréad Nesbitt
 
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