Player's Pick Podcast

Player's Pick Podcast
“Player’s Pick Podcast is a collection of conversations with interesting guitar and bass players across a spectrum of styles” -Chrys Johnson #players #picks #perspective

#55 Player’s Pick Podcast - Greg Howe / Michael Jackson / NSYNC
Aug 6 • 113 min
Greg and I share some thoughts on existence, the study of polarities and he tells the story of what it was like to be on stage with Michael Jackson.
#54 Player’s Pick Podcast - Kirk Douglas / The ROOTS / Hundred Watt Heart / Jimmy Fallon
Jul 21 • 108 min
Kirk talks to us from his childhood bedroom at his Mom’s house where many of his early years of guitar playing took place. He tells some great stories and shows off a bunch of picks he has collected from all the amazing players that he has been able to…
#53 Player’s Pick Podcast - Vicki Randle / Skip The Needle / Mavis Staples / Jay Leno
Jun 20 • 84 min
Politics, protests, picks & perspective! We laughed, I cried, we laughed some more. Vicki shares some personal struggles and some hidden gems along her life path.
#52 Player’s Pick Podcast - Ché Aimee Dorval / Casualties Of Cool / Devin Townsend
Jun 19 • 77 min
Ché and I chop it up around current events and she shares some insight into her forthcoming EP.
#51 Player’s Pick Podcast - Dennis Turner / Oddisee / Dave Chappelle / Jesse Boykins III
Jun 17 • 115 min
Dennis and I catch up and discuss religion, politics, Black Lives Matter and our recent experiences with all that has been going on in the world.
#50 Player’s Pick Podcast - Eric Gales
May 13 • 48 min
Eric talks about his purpose in life, the clarity of his sobriety and tells the story of how LOVE came and turned it all around for him.
#49 Player’s Pick Podcast - N’namdi Robinson / Chronixx
May 10 • 57 min
N’namdi and I discuss him being raised in Jamaica by Muslim parents, how that intersects with Rastafarianism and how he came to form a band with Chronixx and play to huge crowds all around the world.
#48 Player’s Pick Podcast - Ian Thornley / Big Wreck
May 9 • 108 min
Ian shows us his latest guitar, talks about his writing process and shares why you shouldn’t show your music off until it’s done.
#47 Player’s Pick Podcast - Lee McKinney / Born Of Osiris
Apr 30 • 123 min
Lee and I go deep into exploring the themes of dynamic tension within music, relationships and all of life.
#46 Player’s Pick Podcast - Jessica Pimentel / OITNB / Alekhine’s Gun / Brujeria
Apr 28 • 76 min
Jessica talks in depth about how she found and began to practice Tibetan Buddhism, details of her teacher’s passing and some of the special ingredients in her meditation practice.
#45 Player’s Pick Podcast - Cole Rolland
Apr 24 • 101 min
Cole and I talk about the new original music he’s had more time to work on lately, the pleasures of plain celluloid picks and how he wants to puke each time he’s about to upload new music.
#44 Player’s Pick Podcast - Tim Miller
Apr 23 • 83 min
Tim reveals his personal pick approach and we discuss the zen of ‘putting in the work’ to achieve your goals.
#43 Player’s Pick Podcast - Steve Jenkins
Apr 18 • 116 min
Steve and I process our current state of lockdown, the up and the downs and what we are doing to keep ourselves sane in these new times…we eventually get to the picks and music I promise!
#42 Player’s Pick Podcast - Jose Rios / Anderson .Paak & Free Nationals
Apr 17 • 94 min
Jose and I catch up and talk through the experience of being sheltered in place for the last month and he shares a bit about his process in writing songs for Anderson Paak and Free Nationals.
#41 Player’s Pick Podcast - Scott Carstairs / Fallujah
Apr 17 • 94 min
Scott and I chop it up around the current state of things, our daily routines and his super sick Kiesel Guitars!
#40 Player’s Pick Podcast - Horace Bray
Apr 16 • 50 min
Horace and I catch up for the first time since the shutdown. We talk self-care, daily rituals and his new instrumental acoustic guitar album.
#39 Player’s Pick Podcast - Yas Nomura & Al Joseph (YouTube LIVE audio)
Apr 16 • 39 min
Hanging live with Al Joseph & Yas Nomura of HYVMINE talking picks & new music. Watch the episode here:
#38 Player’s Pick Podcast - Plini / NAMM 2020
Mar 10 • 60 min
Plini and I talk musical innovators and remaining curious for creativity’s sake.
#37 Player’s Pick Podcast - Thomas McRocklin / NAMM 2020
Mar 10 • 56 min
McRocklin reveals his favorite album of all time and other super secrets of shred 🤘🏼😳
#36 Player’s Pick Podcast - David Maxim & Stephen Taranto / NAMM 2020
Mar 10 • 61 min
David and Stephen talk shit about their friends and how they access their creativity
#35 Player’s Pick Podcast - Per Nilsson / Scar Symmetry / Meshuggah / NAMM 2020
Mar 10 • 50 min
Per and I talk about new standard tuning, his last day job and how music is a magical time machine.
#34 Player’s Pick Podcast - Ken Susi / Unearth
Mar 10 • 45 min
Ken Susi is the DUDE.
#33 Player’s Pick Podcast - Misha Mansoor / Periphery
Nov 29, 2019 • 105 min
Misha and I talk about our love of bubbly water, long term band dynamics and how he continues to ‘sparks joy’ in his life✨🏎 🤗🎸✨
#32 Player’s Pick Podcast - Fred Armisen / Portlandia / Documentary Now!
Nov 23, 2019 • 52 min
Fred and I talk music, where ancient civilizations went wrong and how strong coffee is an essential component to his mornings ☕️
#31 Player’s Pick Podcast - Curt Chambers / Dr. Dre / Eminem
Nov 23, 2019 • 65 min
Curt shares about growing up in the church, how his faith has evolved and the very first time he heard Prince 👑
#30 Player’s Pick Podcast - Clay Gober / Polyphia
Nov 23, 2019 • 96 min
Clay and I discuss his new found sobriety, share perspectives on death and MF’ing Pantera🤘🏼🤠
#29 Player’s Pick Podcast - Andre Nieri
Nov 23, 2019 • 93 min
Andre and I talk improvisation, arrangements and letting go of negative self talk.
#28 Player’s Pick Podcast - Mark Speer / Khruangbin
Nov 23, 2019 • 34 min
Mark reminds us that the sun will eventually explode leaving no trace of any of this😅👍🏼
#27 Player’s Pick Podcast - Annie ‘Shred’ Grunwald
Nov 23, 2019 • 97 min
Annie and I talk musical meditations, cultivating inspiration and the terror of sleep paralysis😳
#26 Player’s Pick Podcast - Andy James
Nov 22, 2019 • 124 min
Andy and I chop it up about life, death and everything in between
#25 Player’s Pick Podcast - Al Joseph / HYVMINE
Nov 22, 2019 • 105 min
Al and I talk about musical inspirations and all the crazy amount self work it takes to maintain good relationships.
#24 Player’s Pick Podcast - Sydney Ellen
Nov 22, 2019 • 78 min
Sydney and I talk classic rock influences, music education and connecting to community.
#23 Player’s Pick Podcast - Paul Masvidal / Cynic
Nov 22, 2019 • 100 min
Paul and I go deep into yoga, philosophy, mindfulness & music.
#22 Player’s Pick Podcast - Pete Griffin
Nov 21, 2019 • 93 min
Pete and I nerd out about Zappa Plays Zappa, Dethklok, Gen Axe and his world travels.
#21 Player’s Pick Podcast - Charlie Robbins / Artificial Language
Nov 21, 2019 • 63 min
Charlie and I drink strong coffee and chop it up about life and music stuff☕️😅🎸
#20 Player’s Pick Podcast - Devin Townsend
Aug 6, 2019 • 77 min
Dev and I discuss how he hates change, have some laughs about it and he drops some sweet sage advice on how you could approach meditation ✨🧘🏻‍✨
#19 Player’s Pick Podcast - Dan Sugarman / Ice Nine Kills
Jul 30, 2019 • 108 min
Dan and I go in deep on thoughts and light on life. Love this dude!
#18 Player’s Pick Podcast - Max Georgiev / Falling In Reverse
Jul 23, 2019 • 49 min
Max and I talk about endless hours of practice and the dedication it takes to transform yourself.
#17 Player’s Pick Podcast - Marc Okubo / Veil Of Maya
Jul 16, 2019 • 40 min
Marc and I talk about how racism is dumb and music is cool
#16 Player’s Pick Podcast - Yvette Young / Covet
Jul 9, 2019 • 65 min
Yvette and I go in deep with all the things…life, music & people appreciation!
#15 Player’s Pick Podcast - Mike Scott / Justin Timberlake / Prince NPG
Jul 2, 2019 • 25 min
Mike takes us on a journey back in time back before cell phones and tells the story of how he got the gig with Prince.
#14 Player’s Pick Podcast - Jose Rios / Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals
Jun 25, 2019 • 23 min
Jose talks about touring the world, early guitar lessons gives us a some great artists to check out
#13 Player’s Pick Podcast - Melanie Faye
Jun 18, 2019 • 28 min
Melanie Faye is an awesome up & coming guitarist to watch…John Mayer agrees!
#12 Player’s Pick Podcast - Nili Brosh
Jun 10, 2019 • 48 min
Nili and I talk Michael Jackson ONE, living in Vegas and the benefits of Cannabis. Check out Nili’s music in a custom curated playlist made for this episode on Spotify:…
#11 Player’s Pick Podcast - Tosin Abasi / Animals As Leaders
Jun 4, 2019 • 96 min
Tosin and I go deep on the very nature of existence…find out what happens next when you press ▶️
#10 Player’s Pick Podcast - Mario Camarena & Erick Hansel / CHON
Apr 4, 2019 • 37 min
Mario & Erick talk guitar picks, coffee and Tennyson
#9 Player’s Pick Podcast - Ryan ‘Fluff’ Bruce / Rest, Repose
Mar 27, 2019 • 58 min
Fluff has Riffs & Beard will travel to Japan to cut his finger.
#8 Player’s Pick Podcast - Jared Dines
Mar 18, 2019 • 55 min
Jared Dines talks about guitar picks, life perspective & staying creative.
#7 Player’s Pick Podcast - Javier Reyes / Animals As Leaders
Mar 14, 2019 • 52 min
Javier Reyes of Animals As Leaders talks guitar picks, new projects and new music.
#6 Player’s Pick Podcast - Prashant Aswani
Feb 18, 2019 • 49 min
Prashant and I talk about his new album and a variety of our favorite players that have inspired us along the way.Check out Prashant’s music in the Player’s Pick Podcast Playlist #6 on…
#5 Player’s Pick Podcast - Sacha Dunable / Intronaut
Feb 11, 2019 • 36 min
Sacha Dunable talks about how Tortex Yellow and Good Coffee saves lives…well at least his life.
#4 Player’s Pick Podcast - Eva Gardner / P!NK
Feb 5, 2019 • 39 min
Eva Gardner of P!NK talks about using picks on bass guitar.
#3 Player’s Pick Podcast - Aaron Marshall / Intervals
Jan 23, 2019 • 48 min
Aaron and I catch up and talk picks, meditation and choice new music.
#2 Player’s Pick Podcast - Gretchen Menn / Zepparella
Jan 22, 2019 • 57 min
Gretchen and I sip tea and talk Django & Jazz III
#1 Player’s Pick Podcast - Scottie LePage & Tim Henson / Polyphia
Jan 21, 2019 • 45 min
Scottie & Tim of Polyphia talk about guitar picks, life hacks and new music.
#0 Player’s Pick Podcast - Introduction Chrys Johnson & Steve Rock
Jan 20, 2019 • 26 min
Introduction episode w/ my good buddy Steve Rock