Megadeth’s Chris Broderick is known as one of the top shredders in the business, but he is also an avid lover of acoustic and classical guitar.
Broderick boasts a degree in classical guitar music performance from the University of Denver and the Lamont School of Music, and he even spent many years offering lessons to aspiring guitarists.
GuildGuitars.com had an opportunity to catch up with Broderick during a break in Megadeth’s lengthy touring schedule to discuss his connection to classical guitar.
GuildGuitars.com: You started on an electric guitar, correct?
Broderick: My very first guitar was an electric. But within probably three months of playing, I started getting into acoustic and classical guitar.
GuildGuitars.com: How did that happen?
Broderick: I think it was a mixture of influences — from hearing players like [Andres] Segovia and F.A Romero at a young age, to Paco de Lucia and other really great classical guitarists. Al Di Meola, stuff like that.
GuildGuitars.com: How does one at age 11 get access to classical guitarists?
Broderick: That was through my parents, especially through my mother. She wasn’t an active musician or anything like that, but she did play the piano every once in a while. So, just through my parents. Continue reading →
Since the release of their pop-rock gem When It Was Now in early 2013, Australia’s Atlas Genius has garnered accolades around the world.
The band has made capacity crowds dance along with their catchy anthems in small clubs and big festivals. But when frontman Keith Jeffery stopped by the Guild Lounge to perform their latest single “If So,” it was not the fast-paced mover that they typically play live. Instead, Jeffery grabbed a Guild 12-string guitar and slowed down the tempo, creating a dreamy way to enjoy the song.
Watch Jeffery in action below and visit Atlas Genius’ official website for more information.
When singer/songwriter Scott Matthews recently visited the Guild Lounge, he played a brand new song called “Virginia” and the title track off his 2009 album Elsewhere. In both clips, Matthews is playing a new Guild Orpheum Jumbo.
Watch both performances below and visit Matthews’ website for more information.