The Clifton Worley Show: Musical Journeys & Guitar Gear
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Join Clifton Worley as he talks with the WorleyBirds, Joshua Fraser and Nick Viau, as well as special guests, about life, guitars, music, and other nonsense.
||CleanKurtis Lamberton (Lambertone Pickups)||Interview with Kurtis from Lambertone Pickups. We talk about his musical journey, the pickups he makes, and what it's like to enter the guitar gear industry. He answers some questions from our listeners and we talk about how you can get a chance to win||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnd of NAMM '19 w/ Paul Pennington, Sean Arbow, & Corey Nigro||Paul Pennington (The Flippin' Flippers Podcast), Sean Arbow (Gunstreet Wiring Company), & Corey Nigro join me on this episode to talk about our experiences at NAMM 2019.||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNAMM 2019 w/ Are Jay Smith||We talk about teles, we talk about pedals, we talk about the new Fender Acoustisonic.||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNAMM 2019 Recap Day 1: w/ Are Jay Smith||We recap our intitial experiences at Winter NAMM and what we hope to accomplish.||1/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNAMM Recap w/ Scott Hamilton||Scott and I chat about burgers, snake oil, NAMM 2019.||1/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSimply Having A Wonderful Christmas Listening Party||In this episode, my wife Kirsten joins me to talk about our most memorable Christmas moments. We listen to a few tracks along the way Into: "Wonderful Christmastime" - Dawson Hollow "Hard Candy Christmas" - Carmen Brandy "Blue Christmas" - Matt McAn||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristmas Songs, Want Vs Need, & What's New||On this episode, Josh Fraser & Michael Newman update us on what's new in their music journey We talk about this year's Black Friday Deals, Want Vs Need, and Clifton's never ending desire to own another amp. We talk about gearing up for Christmas music||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Mark McMillan||In this episode, John Mark McMillan leads us on his journey thru how he started playing music and what it was like for him then. We talk about his first guitars and gear. He talks about the point in his life where he knew he wanted to pursue music as||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Wife Kirsten||My wife, Kirsten joins in to interview me this time. We took a poll from our listeners on what they'd like to know about me and so here it is!||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Newman, Kempers, Singing, and Pdub Fails||Michael Newman joined me on this episode to hangout and discuss his recent journey with playing direct while his Kemper was out for repair. I talk at length about how I started singing with Michael adding some thoughts on his process. We round out t||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Your Voice Again - Carmen Brandy||On this episode, singer-songwriter Carmen Brandy joins me to talk about her musical journey. We discuss her early influences and inspiration, learning to play piano then guitar. We talk about her approach to playing guitar as a songwriter and her gu||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNic Payne (Worship Workspace)||In this episode, Nic Payne joins in to discuss his musical journey as a worship leader from once indie rocker. He talks about how he ended up doing something he never expected and some insights on what it's like to be a worship leader. We talk about som||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChad Jennings (Jennings Guitars)||On this episode, Chad from Jennings Guitars joins in on the discussion to tell us about his journey from building a guitar for a school science project at age 14 to building boutique guitars now at age 27. From going to luthier school in MI to owning hi||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlake Wyland (The Tone Mob Podcast)||Blake (Tone Mob) joins me this week to talk about how he ventured into guitar podcasting and the journey to where he is a brand and marketing consultant in the guitar industry. He talks about the band he plays guitar in (Anchors Ashore) and the creative||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKyle "Bibster" Jackson||Kyle "Bibster" Jackson of Bibster And The Ginger Podcast joined me this week to discuss his musical journey. He tells us about his pathway into the online guitar gear community. We talk about his love of cheap guitars and how he started out playing drum||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Jay Smith (TeleTalks)||Are Jay Smith of TeleTalks joins in on this episode to talk about how he started playing guitar, and moving to Texas as a teenager. His work on creating and recording movie soundtracks. We talk about where he gets his musical inspiration to creating a r||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJonathan Diaz (The Effects Loop Podcast)||On this episode, Jonathan Diaz of The Effects Loop Podcast jumps on to talk about how he got into playing music, becoming a fan of guitar gear, to being part of a guitar podcast. We talk about his approach to playing guitar with other pedal, the gear he||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSittin' On A Porch in Mississippi On A Saturday Night||Join me as I sit down with my cousin Tim Worley as we share some anecdotes after the passing of our grandfather and how he impacted us musically. We talk about guitars that were passed around the family and move on to talk about other gear and where we||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSean Arbow (Gunstreet Wiring)||Sean Arbow from Gunstreet Wiring joined in on the show this week. We discuss his background in Bend, Oregon learning to play on his older brother's guitar, to finally getting his first cheap guitar and the quest he went on to mod and eventually started||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdam Dolhanyk: Pdubs, Kauer Guitars, and Kemper Amps||In this episode, I talk with Adam Dolhanyk. He spent many years as a praise and worship leader, and now is a pastor in Portland, Oregon. We talk about his roots learning to play guitar growing up in church in Seattle. We talk about how church music has||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrian Bicknell (Spruce Effects)||In this episode, I talk with Brian Bicknell (Spruce Effects) about how he got into playing music, becoming a gearhead, learning to build pedals, and eventually the creation of his own pedal brand. We talk about his unique branding that pays homage to th||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdam Rohrer (Let Em' Hear Podcast)||Adam Rohrer joins in on this episode to discuss his musical journey. From learning to play on a Squier tele to playing nice custom builds, we discuss guitars that don't get alot of recognition but are great players. We also talk about guitar amps, playi||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGabriel Tenorio: Teles, Tacos, & Tenorio||Gabriel (Gabriel Tenorio String Company) joins me on this episode to talk about his musical roots from El Paso and learning to play guitar growing up in Los Angeles. He describes his journey from hanging out at Guadulupe Strings as a working guitar play||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIsaiah Dominquez||On this episode, I talk with Isaiah Dominquez about his musical journey, NAMM shows, songwriting, and his recent tour run. From playing music in the Pacific Northwest to moving to Omaha, we talk about extending musical reach and what it's like intereact||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRyan Steele Interview||This week, Ryan Steele joins me on the show to discuss his musical journey from picking up guitar at age 5 to competing on NBC's The Voice. We talk about him moving to Nashville and living out of his Chevy Surburban, musical burnout, to reinvinting hims||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPete Jonas Interview||Pete Jonas joins in this week and we talk about his journey playing guitar from attending NAMM at an early age, demoing at the Dwarfcraft Pedals booth as a teen, to later being an LA session player. He talks about the differences in being self taught an||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnd of SNAMM '18 w The Effects Loop||I sat down with the good folks at The Effects Loop and Daniel Shields (DS Guitar Engineering) to recap Summer NAMM minutes before I started on my trip home. We may talk a little slower than normal and sound exhausted, but we have stories to tell!||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSNAMM 18 Recap w/ Scott Hamilton||Recap after the second day of NAMM with Scott Hamiliton of The Effects Loop.||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthern NAMM||Michael Newman and Douglas King join me again this episode to do some more "southern accents". We talk about our musical journeys this week which include playing worship on a beach, on the street, and running sound. We then discuss our thoughts on the n||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorley Birds Do Southern Accents||On this special episode, Douglas King and Michael Newman come on to compare southern accents with Clifton while Josh moderates. While we have these WorleyBirds on, we discuss what's new in our gear journeys. We get down to the bottom of southern linguis||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Chenterview: Part 2 with Pat Chen||This is the 2nd part of the interview with Pat Chen. We get down to business and talk about his musical influences and desert island record collection. We discuss home recording setups. The importance of signal chain and carving out mixes. He tells us a||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGuitars, Korean BBQ, & Denim Jackets w Pat Chen||Here we have special outtakes from our recording with Pat Chen (Noble Amps). He talks about his guitar collection and favorite pickups. We then discuss bulgogi and his favorite recipes and our shared love for Korean BBQ. He even gives us a hint on how h||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorship Leader's After Hours - Josh Pound||On this episode, Clif and Josh hang out with Josh Pound (After The Music Stops Podcast). He tells us about his new show and what it's all about. He then gives us his story of growing up playing on his worship team and how that transitioned into worship||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSongwriting w/ Brian Gower||On this episode, Clif and Josh talk with Brian Gower (Plane Without A Pilot, The Tone Jerks Podcast) about songwriting approaches, creativity, and approaching 30 yrs old. We recap last weekend's events at One Day Guitar Show in Tracy, CA and share stori||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNickelback Effect: When bands make albums we don't like||On this episode, we discuss bands we like that have made music we don't like. We kick around the dying album concept and the new normal for artists. We each give our picks and Nick closes out with a Mojo Minute.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding The Sweet Spot||On this episode, we start out with a birthday shoutout to Andy Kim (Sinasoid)! We talk about Josh's new Alto powered PA. Then we dive off into talking about microphones. We discuss the pros and cons of the industry standard Shure sm58, condenser mics, a||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShowmanship vs Musicianship||In this episode, we discuss showmanship and just how much of it is required of a performing musician. We discuss Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Kiss, Alice Cooper, and other music acts who took on personas outside of their real life. We talk about The Greate||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListening Party - "Eat A Peach" Allman Brothers Band||For this episode, we work our way listening thru the Allman Brother's 1972 album "Eat A Peach". We share our thoughts on each track as we hear them. Nick brings us a special Mojo Minute where he discusses Duane Allman's legendary guitars.||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReno Ned iz not Ded - Wynand Van Reenan||On this week's episode, we check in with Wynand van Reenan to make sure he's still alive...AND HE IS!! Wynand tells us stories of going surfing and showing up to play guitar at church in his swimming trunks, and other hidden gems. We talk about a seri||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlipper's Remorse & Sierreno 12 stringin'||We start off talking about flipping fiascos, new pickups, and acoustic guitar setups. We then talk about our new discovery of Sierreno music and the unique use of 12 strings and a discussion of other cultural music genres. We give our music picks then w||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSimple Twist of Mojo||On this episdoe, we talk about what's new and Nick's simple twist of mojo in finding a new acoustic.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOffsets & Emily||On this episode of Worleybirds, we have Emily Harris on to discuss Nashville vs Seattle, the music industry, offset guitars, and her guitar mods. We then each give our music picks.||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLegend of The Squatch||I caught up with Albert Mills from Squatch Design about their launch coming up soon. Get the lowdown on what to expect here!||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen GAS attacks||In this episode, Josh gives us a look into fixing gear emergencies. Nick talks about having GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) for a new acoustic. Clifton talks about going off the deep end and buying a Kauer and an amplifier in the same week. We give our||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHe's A New Man||This week we have Michael Newman join us on the WorleyBirds. Nick talks about his recent praise and worship experience. Michael Talks about his Kemper and MJT build. Josh plays our music picks. Nick brings us the Mojo Minute.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCWS Turns 1 Year Old!||This is the show's birthday and we celebrate in WorleyBird Fashion. We talk about what's new with us and what's coming up! We talk about guitar string shootouts, new gear, and new experiences.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Brandon Bagby, Pro- Guitarist||On this episode, I talk with Brandon Bagby who is currently on the TobyMac/Mandisa tour. We talk about growing up in small towns, getting his start playing for worship artist, Jason Morant, and his eventual move to Nashville. We talk about realilities i||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' To The Boss Man - Mike McCaven||This week, the WorleyBirds talk to product specialist with Roland (Boss), Mike McCaven. We do a Q&A on the Boss Katana amplifier and learn some very interesting things about the lineup including the Katana Mini and Artist.||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNic Bongers: Great Lakes Guitar Pickups||This week we talk to Nic Bongers of Great Lake Guitar Pickups. We talk about how he got started, vintage pickup repair, and the differences in the famous PAF pickups. Nic is also in a KISS cover band "Detroit Rock City" and what he does to carry out||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Copeland from Loophole Pedals||--||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNAMM & Alby is So Moneyyyy||This week Albert Mills from Sinasoid joins us on The WorleyBirds to talk about Winter NAMM 2018, The Tone Mob's Pizza Party, And Gabriel Tenorio's Infamous Taco Party. Josh updates us on his pedalboard, Nick talks about his goodwill guitar on the Mojo M||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIf It Makes You Happy||This week we talk about what's new, pedals, pedals, more pedals! Is a 1980 Tube Screamer worth $800?||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Clifton the beard
The only thing greater than Clifton’s beard is his southern drawl...and his podcast....and Reese’s Peanutbutter Cups.
Just started this one...
Just started this podcast (I tend to feed on guitar related ones), and I can already tell I’m going to bing listen to all the episodes so far..
I feel like I’m sitting there with all my guitar friends (but they are just ignoring me)...
Excellent job guys.. Keep up the great work...
Listening Highlight of My Week
This is the driving-to-work listening highlight of my week. Cliff is a great host (and not just because he's family). Really love the Worleybirds format with Josh and Nick lately. Great show all around.