Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch

Brent Mason

February 11, 2021 Greg Koch / Brent Mason Season 2 Episode 4
Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch
Brent Mason
Chapters
1:35
Andy Wood’s Woodshed Guitar Experience, and what it was like for Greg and Brent to perform and attend during COVID-19
2:55
Brent’s time playing with the Mark O’Connor and The New Nashville Cats
5:28
The magic of the thumb-pick, how Brent came into his playing style, and depth of learning found in early country guitar
10:18
What inspired Brent to move to Nashville, and how his transition into session work bloomed into quick success
19:45
When in a session, it’s important to know what type of color palette to use when going to paint, you dig? Amps, guitars, pedals, gear - when and where how to use what
23:47
Brent’s telecaster that Fender replicated, how he came by it, and a few of Brent’s early guitars
29:42
What brought Brent to play a B-Bender
35:06
How sessions have changed over the years
42:05
How musicians get paid during sessions - then and now
45:34
Touring vs studio musician, and advice for new guitar-slingers looking to make a buck in Nashville
52:00
Some good ol’ guitar stories
Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch
Brent Mason
Feb 11, 2021 Season 2 Episode 4
Greg Koch / Brent Mason

Possibly the most successful and prolific country session guitarist of all time, Brent is at the top of the list of Nashville cats. You've heard him playing on literally hundreds of hit records. Greg and Brent get into what it's like to be a studio musician in Nashville, Brent's journey, and of course, his guitars and gear!

1:35 - Andy Wood’s Woodshed Guitar Experience, and what it was like for Greg and Brent to perform and attend during COVID-19.
2:55 - Brent’s time playing with the Mark O’Connor and The New Nashville Cats
5:28 - The magic of the thumb-pick, how Brent came into his playing style, and depth of learning found in early country guitar.
10:18 - What inspired Brent to move to Nashville, and how his transition into session work bloomed into quick success
19:45 - When in a session, it’s important to know what type of color palette to use when going to paint, you dig?  Amps, guitars, pedals, gear - when and where how to use what.
23:47 - Brent’s telecaster that Fender replicated, how he came by it, and a few of Brent’s early guitars.
29:42 - What brought Brent to play a B-Bender
35:06 - How sessions have changed over the years
42:05 - How musicians get paid during sessions - then and now
45:34 - Touring vs studio musician, and advice for new guitar-slingers looking to make a buck in Nashville
52:00 - Some good ol’ guitar stories

Total Length: 63:56

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Possibly the most successful and prolific country session guitarist of all time, Brent is at the top of the list of Nashville cats. You've heard him playing on literally hundreds of hit records. Greg and Brent get into what it's like to be a studio musician in Nashville, Brent's journey, and of course, his guitars and gear!

1:35 - Andy Wood’s Woodshed Guitar Experience, and what it was like for Greg and Brent to perform and attend during COVID-19.
2:55 - Brent’s time playing with the Mark O’Connor and The New Nashville Cats
5:28 - The magic of the thumb-pick, how Brent came into his playing style, and depth of learning found in early country guitar.
10:18 - What inspired Brent to move to Nashville, and how his transition into session work bloomed into quick success
19:45 - When in a session, it’s important to know what type of color palette to use when going to paint, you dig?  Amps, guitars, pedals, gear - when and where how to use what.
23:47 - Brent’s telecaster that Fender replicated, how he came by it, and a few of Brent’s early guitars.
29:42 - What brought Brent to play a B-Bender
35:06 - How sessions have changed over the years
42:05 - How musicians get paid during sessions - then and now
45:34 - Touring vs studio musician, and advice for new guitar-slingers looking to make a buck in Nashville
52:00 - Some good ol’ guitar stories

Total Length: 63:56

Andy Wood’s Woodshed Guitar Experience, and what it was like for Greg and Brent to perform and attend during COVID-19
Brent’s time playing with the Mark O’Connor and The New Nashville Cats
The magic of the thumb-pick, how Brent came into his playing style, and depth of learning found in early country guitar
What inspired Brent to move to Nashville, and how his transition into session work bloomed into quick success
When in a session, it’s important to know what type of color palette to use when going to paint, you dig? Amps, guitars, pedals, gear - when and where how to use what
Brent’s telecaster that Fender replicated, how he came by it, and a few of Brent’s early guitars
What brought Brent to play a B-Bender
How sessions have changed over the years
How musicians get paid during sessions - then and now
Touring vs studio musician, and advice for new guitar-slingers looking to make a buck in Nashville
Some good ol’ guitar stories