Nick Johnston
Play • 2 hr 19 min

Nick Johnston is a Canadian guitarist who releases his work as an independent solo artist and has worked with Periphery, Polyphia, Scale The Summit, Mike Dawes, and many more.

On this episode:

2:00 - Quarantine life and mask breath

10:09 - Being disciplined when you’re younger

27:07 - The critiques of instrumental guitar playing

34:33 - How Nick made his picking hand less sloppy

45:48 - Fear as a motivator

1:04:18 - Your pathology isn’t necessarily going to change because your circumstances do

1:10:47 - How Nick stays disciplined

1:22:52 - Tone in the hands vs. the gear

1:34:36 - Being honest with yourself about what you want to do

1:43:25 - Why Nick doesn’t want to be on a label

1:59:20 - Final guitar solos vs. improvising

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