Guitar Hero at 17: Ben Heffernan

For the third episode of the podcast, I interview Ben Heffernan from his home basement studio. Ben is an accomplished guitarist, composer, and performer, at the tender age of 17.

After talking to him and listening to some of his music, I realize I’m lucky to have caught him now. In due time Ben will be too popular to talk to me 🙂

Ben shares with me how he got started, his process for learning and practicing, and his tips for us so we too can be better guitarists.

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The one with Larry Smith: What is Music?

Today I visited my friend Larry Smith in his beautiful home in London, Ontario, Canada. Press the ‘play’ button above to listen to today’s episode.

Larry is an old friend whom I met during my years as a swing dancer. He led a group called The Jitterbugz and played lots of swing-era jazz that was just perfect for dancers. Over the years we kept in touch and it was great to spend this time with him. Continue reading “The one with Larry Smith: What is Music?”