Backstage Journal Podcast with Rhett Shull

By Rhett Shull

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Backstage Journal Podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by musician and YouTuber Rhett Shull. Each episode features a different guest and focuses on open discussion ranging from life as a working musician to starting and growing your own YouTube channel to turning your creative passion into your full time career.

Episode Date
Brett Papa Is The Coolest Guy On The Internet
01:11:38

Brett Papa started teaching lessons on YouTube in the very early days of the platform, since then he's gone on to influence millions of players and work with some of the best players in the business. In this episode we talk about the future of Guitar youtube and why we both love Divided By 13 amps. 

Feb 12, 2020
Mark Agnesi On The Past, Present & Future Of Gibson Guitars
01:08:34

Mark Agnesi has been the face of more than one important guitar institution, his time at Norman's Rare Guitars lead him into his new role at Gibson guitars starting this past year. In this episode we talk about Mark's journey to where he is today, as well as the ups and downs of trying to rescue a company from bankruptcy. 

 

 

Feb 05, 2020
Playing Guitar For Some Of Music's Biggest Stars | Rod Castro
01:12:07

Rod Castro grew up in Los Angeles and his career as a session and touring guitarist has taken him to some pretty amazing places. In this interview, Rod drops some serious knowledge on life as a working musician and what it takes to make it in the world of pop music as a guitarist. 

 

Follow Rod on instagram @iamrodcastro

Jan 29, 2020
The End Of Season 1 and When Should You Go Pro?
56:48

My wife Tilly and I sit down to wrap up season 1 of the Backstage Journal Podcast by looking back on the last 20 episodes, rambling about random topics and answering a few listener submitted questions. 

 

Dec 04, 2019
Study & Practice, The Key To Everything with Rick Beato
01:01:37

I sit down with Rick Beato and discuss the past 6 years working together, how the music industry has changed and how YouTube has changed how we make a living as musicians. We also discuss what it takes to get into music professionally today. 

 

 

Nov 27, 2019
Dave Onorato Is My Guitar Sensei
01:27:32

Dave Onorato is a good friend of mine, and the most knowledgeable person I've ever met when it comes to any and all things guitar related. He has taught me so much over the years and in this episode we talk about how he got into music, why he loves Atlanta and why tube amps may become a thing of the past sooner than you think.

 

Follow Dave on Instagram @dojoguitarrepair

Nov 19, 2019
Live From The Tour Van 2: Life On The Road
01:01:08

In this episode we record from the van on the way to a run of 4 shows opening for Dwight Yoakam. We talk about working in a creative relationship with our spouses and each other, as well as what its like being in a band with family...then things go off the rails. 

Nov 13, 2019
Let's Talk Gear! Your Questions My Answers
01:03:35

I get questions about gear all the time, so this week we're doing a Q&A episode answering your gear questions! 

Oct 30, 2019
100,000 Subscribers & Looking Back At My Biggest Tour Yet
01:00:18

Its been a few weeks since a podcast has gone up, and in that time quite a bit has happened. My YouTube channel hit 100K subscribers and I completed the biggest tour of my career to date. In this week's episode I sit down with my wife Tilly and discuss what all this means. 

 

Oct 23, 2019
Preparing For The Biggest Tour Of My Life (so far)
54:10

This week Im all along and talking about getting ready for the biggest tour I have done so far, I also look back on my experience at Crossroads Guitar Fest with my dad in Dallas TX last week. 

Sep 25, 2019
Bass Playing For Guitarists & Why You Might Not Need Music School with Philip Conrad
01:16:40

Philip Conrad and I have been playing together since music school almost 10 years ago, during that time he's become one of my most trusted friends and we have seen quite a bit of change together in our time as musicians. In this week's episode we talk about why you might not need to go to music school, how to approach the bass from a guitarists perspective and Philip's new original project "Kudzu Hill"

Sep 18, 2019
Song Writing, Guitars and Cycling with Mary Spender
01:31:13

One of my favorite parts of being a YouTube creator is the friendships this platform has opened up to me. Mary is one of those people who I can chat with at length about all things musical and more, in this week's episode we do just that.

Sep 11, 2019
Making The Move To Nashville with Ross Campbell
01:13:25

In this week's episode I chat with Ross Campbell about making the move to Nashville from Scotland, as well as what its like making youtube videos while also trying to maintain a career as a working guitarist. 

Sep 04, 2019
Loud Amps, Les Pauls and Nashville Guitar Stores with Mythos Pedals
52:38

Zach Broyles started Mythos Pedals after years of working at one of Nashville's best guitar stores, Carter Vintage. We talk all things pedals, amps, les pauls and 3d printers...because we're both nerds. 

Aug 21, 2019
Three Notes That Changed Zapata's Life Forever
01:14:00

Eric Zapata has been playing guitar with Gary Clark Jr since they were in high school together in Austin TX. In this week's episode we talk about life on the road, Zapata's favorite fuzz pedals and how to continue to grow as a guitar player. 

Aug 14, 2019
How Jessy Wilson Made Her Own Way In Music
01:16:11

Jessy and I have been playing together for over 3 years, and in this week's episode we dive deep into her history and the struggles of a black female artist making her own way in the music industry today, as well as what its like writing with superstars and playing with some of her favorite musicians. 

Aug 07, 2019
Your Questions, Our Answers with Rhett and Tilly
01:15:35

In this episode Rhett and Tilly answer questions submitted on Instagram and through voicemail, the conversation is all over the place.

Jul 24, 2019
Dennis Fano Master Guitar Builder & Designer
01:05:18

In this week's episode I sit down with Dennis Fano, the man behind some of the best boutique guitars ever made to talk about his story and how he built Novo guitars. We also get into our favorite food and celebrity chefs. 

Jul 10, 2019
Our Best And Worst Shows with Noah Guthrie & Good Trouble
01:23:45

In this episode I sat down (live from the van) with my band Noah Guthrie & Good Trouble to discuss our best and worst shows, as well as how to find a gig and be a good bandmate, and of course we also talk a little gear. 

Jul 04, 2019
How To Be A Pro Musician with RJ Ronquillo
01:05:17

RJ Ronquillo is one of the best guitar players Ive ever known, and he's been playing professionally longer than I've even been playing guitar! In this episode we talk music, career advice and gear. 

Jun 19, 2019
Guitar Hunting With Jeremy Sheppard
01:03:19

Jeremy Sheppard is a guitar player and trader who has bought and sold over 3,000 guitars in his time as a player. In this episode we talk about the ups and downs of life in the guitar playing and trading community. 

Jun 12, 2019
Working 4000 Miles Apart with Mary Spender
01:03:35

In this episode, I Talk with Mary Spender about Youtube, songwriting, playing live, and mutual fears. It is always interesting getting to chat with another Youtuber. 

May 28, 2019
Married To A Musician, Tilly Shull
57:54

In this week's episode I sit down with my wife Tilly Shull to talk about our relationship and how we've grown, and learned to work together through our totally different lifestyles. 

May 22, 2019
Episode 1: LA Session Guitar Legend, Tim Pierce
42:36

In this episode of The Backstage Journal Podcast I sit down with LA session guitar legend Tim Pierce to talk about his career as a session guitarist playing on some of the biggest records of the last 30 years, and how he made the switch to YouTube more than 5 years ago. 

May 14, 2019