Mike Dawes (Justin Hayward, Nik Mystery)
Play • 2 hr 55 min

Mike Dawes is an innovative acoustic guitarist who has built an impressive solo career 100% indie. He also plays for Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues and is a member of Nik Mystery.

On this episode:

2:40 - Being a sideman for older bands

21:02 - Preparing for the worst on tour

37:10 - Being a solo guitar player vs. being in a band

49:35 - Knowing your intent

1:10:06 - Great guitar players exist in every genre and era

1:25:45 - Overcoming injuries

1:42:35 - How COVID has affected Mike

2:04:26 - Mike’s guitar tuning and setup

2:28:25 - How should beginners learn the percussive technique?

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