Podcast 167: Guitarist Michael Gulezian

On this week’s Fretboard Journal Podcast, we’re joined by fingerstyle guitar legend Michael Gulezian. Michael is talking to us from his new home in Paonia, Colorado and gives us an honest glimpse into the life of a working musician. He begins by telling us about his childhood and the impact that Middle Eastern music had on his own compositions. We then talk about his time with John Fahey (he was signed to Fahey’s Takoma label) and friendships with Michael Hedges and Robbie Basho. Michael also explains why so many great guitar players have come out of Minnesota, talks to us about his choice of acoustic guitars (built by frequent FJ contributor Todd Lunneborg) and much more.

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by our friends at Retrofret Vintage Guitars.