The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz

Ep. 4: Guitar Virtuoso and Purveyor of "Electric Truth", Andy Timmons

May 17, 2022 Eric Teplitz, Andy Timmons Season 1 Episode 4
The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz
Ep. 4: Guitar Virtuoso and Purveyor of "Electric Truth", Andy Timmons
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As guitarist for the pop-metal band Danger Danger in the late '80s and early '90s, Andy Timmons toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV.

What he has done since then speaks to his incredible versatility as a musician, his love for music of just about every style you can think of, and his endless appetite for musical growth, exploration, and evolution.

Among his many gigs over the years, Andy has been Olivia Newton-John's musical director and guitarist, and he has played on sessions and albums by artists as diverse as Kip Winger, Paula Abdul, Paul Stanley, and drumming legend Simon Phillips. He has performed with many of his own guitar heroes, including Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent, and Pierre Bensusan.

Andy has also become one of the most respected and sought-after clinicians representing Ibanez guitars, touring the world on their behalf.

And, over the years, Andy has released a collection of solo records and projects with his own band that feature his breathtaking guitar playing and keen ear for melody - the newest of which, just out now, is called "Electric Truth".

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The Person You Want to Be intro
Introducing Andy Timmons
Getting comfortable with being myself
Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at the El Mocambo
"I wish you could hear you"
Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper
"I had to follow Tommy Emmanuel!"
Have Ringo or Paul heard the record?
Beach Boys and Beatles as mutual influences
Electric Truth and authenticity
Who the Beatles record was for
The response to Electric Truth
"When Words Fail"
The reality vs. the fantasy of living your childhood dream
Occupational hazards
Guitar camps
Stage-It shows
What's next?
Elvis Costello
Continuing the path
Andy's words of advice