Musician Sam Weber joins us this week to talk about the making of his new album, Get Free. The Canadian-born songwriter and guitarist created the album with his partner, musician Mallory Hauser, and Danny Austin-Manning. Recorded in a Hollywood apartment, the album is packed with unique gadgets both old and new, including Kalamazoo amps, a rubber bridge guitar built by Reuben Cox, a parts caster and more. It evokes the sounds of Bahamas, Blake Mills, Adam Levy and other FJ favorites but with its own unique spin.
During our chat we talk about the making of the album, Weber’s quirky gear choices, the life of a Canadian musician, influences and more.
Check out Weber’s “Get Free” here. https://orcd.co/samweber-getfree
This episode is sponsored by Retrofret Vintage Guitars; Izotope (use discount code FRET10 to save 10% on your Izotope purchase); and the FJ’s newest sponsor, BED|STÜ shoes (save 20% on your BED|STÜ order with code FRETXBS for a limited time).
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