Podcast 460: John Roderick (The Long Winters)

On this week’s show, we have a candid chat with Seattle indie rock musician-turned-podcaster (Roderick on the Line, Omnibus) John Roderick.

The Long Winters frontman was an early Fretboard Journal subject and guest on our podcast. This time around, we talk about John’s break from music-making, the new songs he’s been writing, the perils of pedal collecting and so much more.

We also reminisce about the PNW indie rock community of the late ’90s when John often shared a bill with Death Cab for Cutie, discuss the challenges of getting the band together when you’re all in your 50s, and learn about the hacks that may (or may not) overcome writer’s block.

We also talk gear. John is a gearhead and former employee of Emerald City Guitars. He has a unique perspective on guitars, amps, and pedal collecting and has been a friend of the Fretboard Journal since its inception. I think you’ll love it.

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Must-listen: John on Song Exploder talking about “The Commander Thinks Aloud:”

John performing in our 2012 12 Days of Fretboard project: https://www.fretboardjournal.com/video/twelve-days-fretboard-john-roderick/

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