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Ditch the Pick - Jan. '18 Ex. 5

Mick Taylor, cohost of That Pedal Show, joins Zach on this episode, where they cover a whole lot of ground talking pedals, mental health, and more. The two discuss what it's like to have Mick's level of influence on the industry and how to overcome various forms of stage fright, before dipping a rig where some "shots" are fired.

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Ween's first extensive run since 2016 begins at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre.

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When Louis Cato received this Univox LP-style as a gift in high school, it needed some major TLC. A few years later, it got some practical upgrades and now makes regular appearances with Cato on The Late Show.

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The self-described “utility knife” played drums with John Scofield and Marcus Miller and spent time in the studio with Q-Tip before landing on Stephen Colbert’s show as a multi-instrumentalist member of the house band. Now, he’s taken over as the show’s guitar-wielding bandleader and is making his mark.

It’s a classic old-school-show-biz move: Bring out the band, introduce them one by one, and build up the song to its explosive beginning. It’s fun, dramatic, audiences love it, and that’s how every The Late Show with Stephen Colbert taping starts.

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