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John 5: Wired and Inspired with Premier Guitar

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On May 15th John 5 will be the featured cover star of Premier Guitar magazine. Before that he took part in the magazine’s Wired and Inspired feature.

From Premier Guitar:

John 5 uses his solo albums to showcase his mastery of diverse styles, although his standout non-metal style is country. He’s as comfortable fingerpicking, mimicking a banjo, and executing complex chord/melody arrangements as he is doing sliding arpeggios, sweep picking, and 7-finger tapping. That versatility has served him well. In addition to metal, his curriculum vitae includes recordings and tours with such diverse artists as k.d. lang, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rod Stewart, and Meat Loaf.

We spoke with John 5 about his roots, practice techniques, learning disparate styles of music, using less distortion to get heavier tones, and how he created some of the crazier sounds on Season of the Witch. As you’ll see reading this interview, John 5’s excitement is contagious. He’s an amazing guitarist, but an even more inspiring person.”

Read the feature in full here: premierguitar.com/articles/25587-john-5-wired-inspired
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Photo by Stephanie Cabral

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One Response

  1. I just met John 5 two weeks ago in Indianapolis at the Vogue. He truly is a awesome guitar player and rock hero! I didn’t just meet John 5 the rockstar! I met John 5 the person! He is so awesome and he took time to talk and talk photos with every person as he was leaving! I have been listening to his music for twenty years and I am thankful to have touch his telecaster and shake his hand! Thanks Jimmie Cason

    April 27, 2017 at 4:13 am

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