December 27, 2019
This time, the Captain isn’t meeting someone known for their guitar playing ability. No, Christoph Kemper is far more influential. Getting into music as a keys player, Christoph developed his first virtual analogue synth and founded Access Music. He then moved onto guitars, inspired by digital amps.
As you might guess from the name, Christoph is the founder of the company Kemper, who make the guitar gamechanger that is the Profiler – a modelling amp able to create any sound you could possibly imagine. The Captain finds out more about the man behind one of the most influential products in modern music.
December 20, 2019
The Captain was extremely excited about this one. Old school bluesman Walter Trout is an exceptional guitarist with an ear for a big tune and an inspirational back story.
He made it out of the suburbs growing up on sixties jazz and the big names in rock and roll – eventually joining rock legend John Mayall’s band. Walter Trout recovered from hardship battling drugs and alcohol, and is now over 30 years sober, still on the road with his band and an enviable discography behind him.
December 13, 2019
Pete Thorn is one of the most popular and respected gear demonstrators on YouTube, known for his professionalism and immensely versatile guitar playing. However, Pete is also a world-class session musician who has played with the likes of Chris Cornell, Jewel and Don Henley, with several solo albums to his name too.
Originally from Edmonton, Canada, Thorn moved to Los Angeles in his late teens to attend the prestigious Musician's Institute in Los Angeles. He has been a prominent, in-demand player on the LA scene ever since, and regularly travels the world with international acts as well.
During his European clinic tour, Pete stopped by at the Andertons studio and sat down with The Captain to discuss his journey to guitar greatness, as well as his long-time association with Suhr guitars. Giving us a full rundown on his new and highly-innovative PT-15 I.R. Signature Valve Head, Pete shows us why he's such a "guitar nerd" - in his own words!
December 6, 2019
There's far more to Mark Agnesi than just that whole "play authentic" thing (you know what we're talking about). As the General Manager at Norman's Rare Guitars for almost a decade, Agnesi made his name presenting their popular 'Guitar of the Day' YouTube series; becoming a mainstay on their well-subscribed channel.
Head-hunted by Gibson in early 2019, Agnesi was appointed the company's Director of Brand Experience; shortly after Gibson unveiled its back-to-basics, ‘Core Collection’ guitar lineup. As a life-long fan of Gibson, Mark's passion for the brand was evident when he spoke with The Captain back in early October.
Discussing his personal collection of instruments and the difficult decision to relocate to Nashville from Los Angeles, Mark also promised plenty of exciting new products from Gibson. But Mark was particularly excited about the gear that Epiphone will be launching in early 2020. We'll have to wait until the NAMM Show to see what they have in store!