The DIY rockers take PG on a tour of their live tone toys.

Grammy-nominated rockers Highly Suspect, who hail from Cape Cod, are currently touring internationally in support of their latest album, MCID. Rich Meyer (above) and Johnny Stevens took a break before their gig at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works to hang with Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger and reveal a few secrets about what powers their loud and large live show.


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