Acoustic Guitar IO

Acoustic Guitar IO
Scottish musician and guitar enthusiast Cams brings you interviews with acoustic guitar makers and players.

Rosie Heydenrych of Turnstone Guitars
May 26 • 45 min
An interview with Rosie Heydenrych of Turnstone Guitar Company
Tristan Seume
Feb 23 • 23 min
A chat with Tristan Seume at the 20th Ullapool Guitar Festival
Rob Muir
Nov 20, 2019 • 33 min
Rob’s a regular over on Arran. I first met him in 2017 when I supported him in the PHT in Lamlash and we’ve been corresponding ever since. He came over to play last weekend (16 Nov 2019) and we hung out on the Sunday morning and captured a recording as we…
Clive Carroll
Aug 29, 2019 • 49 min
I got a chance to talk to one of the world’s finest fingerstyle guitar players, Clive Carroll at the annual RMMGA UK gathering in July 2019. It was lovely talking and even better hearing his playing that night! —- Support me on Patreon and help me to…
Mike Dawes
Jul 11, 2019 • 56 min
Interview with Mike Dawes, recorded June 2019. Mike covers composition, travelling with a guitar on airlines, Cuntz and Benjamin guitars, melody and a bunch of other topics. Recorded after rather a late night of playing music! ▶ Links◀ Mike Dawes…
Jenn Butterworth
Jun 16, 2019 • 52 min
Jenn Butterworth was on Arran for the 25th Arran Folk Festival in June 2019. She and I sat down for a cup of tea and a chat. We talked about music, teaching and, of course, guitars and gear! This episode is available as a video on my YouTube channel. I’ve…
Andy Howell
Nov 28, 2018 • 36 min
I’ve known Andy for years but it was the first time we met in person. It was lovely to get to talk to him and to hear him play.
Nick Harper
Nov 16, 2018 • 36 min
Nick is one of my favourite artists of all time, so it was a real pleasure to have the opportunity not only to hear him play in the intimate setting of someone’s living room in Glasgow, but also to have a chat with him about guitars and music before and…
Dave White, Luthier
Oct 31, 2018 • 38 min
Dave White runs De Faoite Stringed Instruments where he builds guitars, ukuleles, bouzoukis and all manner of strings instruments. I caught up with him in Halifax at the 9th annual gathering of the Acoustic Soundboard UK guitar forum. To see a video of…
Rodney Worley, Bluegrass Picker from Georgia USA
Oct 17, 2018 • 22 min
Rodney Worley is the guitar player and tenor singer with the Tennessee bluegrass band Midnight Run. The band toured Scotland in October 2018 and came to visit us on Arran to play at Crofters’ Music Bar in Brodick. Rodney has played with Audie Blaylock &…
Martin Robertson of Acoustic Soundboard UK Forum
Oct 2, 2018 • 26 min
Martin is the founder of the Acoustic Soundboard UK guitar forum and the organiser of the annual UK gathering, now in its 9th year. We spoke about the history of the forum and the gathering and how it has grown over the years into one of the country’s…
Gordon Giltrap
Sep 19, 2018 • 32 min
I sat down for a conversation with Gordon Giltrap in May 2018 during the 21st annual UK gathering of the RMMGA newsgroup, at which Gordon was the weekend guest. Speaking to Gordon was a real treat for me as he was part of the 60s acoustic folk boom in…
Adrian Lucas of Lucas Guitars, UK
Sep 13, 2018 • 31 min
Adrian builds acoustic nylon- and steel-string guitars and electric guitars out of his shop in Lincoln, England. His design has a very strong aesthetic and he is an advocate of building with sustainable local and reclaimed woods. He also teaches Luther at…
Malcolm Griffiths of Sheaf Guitars, UK
Sep 5, 2018 • 33 min
Malcolm is a luthier based in Sheffield, UK. I sat down with him for half an hour at an annual gathering in May 2018 and had a nice chat about guitar making. Find Sheaf Guitars on Facebook:
Will McNicol
Aug 29, 2018 • 25 min
I sat down with Will McNicol at the annual UK RMMGA gathering in May 2018 at the beautiful Springhill Manor in the Cotswolds. We spoke about many things, including the Ullapool Guitar Festival and the International Guitar Foundation. Many thanks to Will…