Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch

Charlie Starr

April 08, 2021 Greg Koch / Charlie Starr Season 2 Episode 12
Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch
Charlie Starr
Chapters
1:13
Charlie’s Ampgeg Dan Armstrong Lucite Telecaster from Echopark Guitars
3:35
Charlie’s upcoming record, his new single, the day-to-day of a professional musician during COVID, and Greg as streaming Ragtime-Wanker
14:15
The success of Charlie’s band Blackberry Smoke, past and present
17:46
Charlie’s background growing up in a Bluegrass family, and early gear stories
27:25
The Rolling Stones and their magical stew of rock
32:20
P-90 pickups and the power of a single pickup
36:41
Guitar amps, combinations, studio vs live, and getting acquainted with in-ear monitors
43:57
Playing, touring, and eating in Europe - arguably the most delicious continent on the planet
50:36
A guitarist’s playing style, and how the inspiration from other players and idols is so wildly important - from Jimi to the Allman Brothers
1:07:06
How the legacy of Southern Rock and growing up in Georgia shaped Charlie as a player and musician
Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch
Charlie Starr
Apr 08, 2021 Season 2 Episode 12
Greg Koch / Charlie Starr

Blackberry Smoke has been a true southern rock force for 20 years now! Charlie's guitar playing and singing are a big part of that equation. Today, Greg talks to Charlie about his musical upbringing, his favorite gear, his influences, and all other kinds of delicious gristle!

1:13 - Charlie’s Ampeg Dan Armstrong Lucite, and his Telecaster from Echopark Guitars
3:35 - Charlie’s upcoming record, his new single, the day-to-day of a professional musician during COVID, and Greg as streaming Ragtime-Wanker
14:15 - The success of Charlie’s band Blackberry Smoke, past and present
17:46 - Charlie’s background growing up in a Bluegrass family, and early gear stories
27:25 - The Rolling Stones and their magical stew of rock
32:20 - P-90 pickups and the power of a single pickup
36:41 - Guitar amps, combinations, studio vs live, and getting acquainted with in-ear monitors
43:57 - Playing, touring, and eating in Europe - arguably the most delicious continent on the planet
50:36 - A guitarist’s playing style, and how the inspiration from other players and idols is so wildly important - from Jimi to the Allman Brothers
67:06 - How the legacy of Southern Rock and growing up in Georgia shaped Charlie as a player and musician

Total Length: 76:35

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Blackberry Smoke has been a true southern rock force for 20 years now! Charlie's guitar playing and singing are a big part of that equation. Today, Greg talks to Charlie about his musical upbringing, his favorite gear, his influences, and all other kinds of delicious gristle!

1:13 - Charlie’s Ampeg Dan Armstrong Lucite, and his Telecaster from Echopark Guitars
3:35 - Charlie’s upcoming record, his new single, the day-to-day of a professional musician during COVID, and Greg as streaming Ragtime-Wanker
14:15 - The success of Charlie’s band Blackberry Smoke, past and present
17:46 - Charlie’s background growing up in a Bluegrass family, and early gear stories
27:25 - The Rolling Stones and their magical stew of rock
32:20 - P-90 pickups and the power of a single pickup
36:41 - Guitar amps, combinations, studio vs live, and getting acquainted with in-ear monitors
43:57 - Playing, touring, and eating in Europe - arguably the most delicious continent on the planet
50:36 - A guitarist’s playing style, and how the inspiration from other players and idols is so wildly important - from Jimi to the Allman Brothers
67:06 - How the legacy of Southern Rock and growing up in Georgia shaped Charlie as a player and musician

Total Length: 76:35

Charlie’s Ampgeg Dan Armstrong Lucite Telecaster from Echopark Guitars
Charlie’s upcoming record, his new single, the day-to-day of a professional musician during COVID, and Greg as streaming Ragtime-Wanker
The success of Charlie’s band Blackberry Smoke, past and present
Charlie’s background growing up in a Bluegrass family, and early gear stories
The Rolling Stones and their magical stew of rock
P-90 pickups and the power of a single pickup
Guitar amps, combinations, studio vs live, and getting acquainted with in-ear monitors
Playing, touring, and eating in Europe - arguably the most delicious continent on the planet
A guitarist’s playing style, and how the inspiration from other players and idols is so wildly important - from Jimi to the Allman Brothers
How the legacy of Southern Rock and growing up in Georgia shaped Charlie as a player and musician