UFOs, photography, mosh pits, local music, band jealousy issues, mushrooms, brownies, the trials of social media, pandemic boredom and sobriety are just some of the tops on hand as Sir Freddy Kowalo returns to Boogie Street Studio for another sit down with Eric. Fun, funny and real. As always! Join us!
Over a 31 year old bottle of Single Malt, Rock Guitarist Jed Simon joined Sir Freddy Kowalo and Eric McKenna in the Boogie Street Studio for a rowdy and fun conversation!
Jed shared his journey into music from the humble beginnings in Western Canada. Influences, travels, tours, gear and – stories! Included are Jed and Freddy’s stories from the SYL and BLS Tours in Canada.
Guitar talk. Plenty of it. Washburn, Boogie Street, ESP, Jackson and – of course, Bernie Rico Jr. Amps. The good, the bad and the ones that got away.
The rigiuors of touring while getting older and raising a family.
Dimebag memroies. And all the influences – KISS, Aerosmith, Zep, Sabbath, RUSH, BTO, April Wine and many, many more. Jed even brings up Ritchie Sambuca!
Recorded April 1st, 2019, LIVE at the Boogie Street Studios, at the table with Eric is Sir Freddy Kowalo, Part 1. Fred is a Pittsburgh native who, for more than 20 years, has toured the world multiple times in the role of Guitar Technician for Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Shinedown, Alice in Chains, INXS, TSO and Medadeth. Fred shares plenty of road stories with artists he has worked directly for including Zakk Wylde, Dave Mustaine, Chris Broderick, Jasin Todd and many others. Fred also shares his experiences living and working ‘on the road; touring. The pitfalls of working and – eating – while in India. Having his ego shattered in an out of the way, Dublin bar. Bungee jumping in Vegas. Missed private plan opportunities. Working and appearing in the movie ‘Rockstar’. And much, much more. A relaxed and fun conversation with one of the Music Industry’s true gems, Sir Freddy!