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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