The LeBrain Train: 2000 Words or More with Mike Ladano
In October 2020, we did one of my favourite LeBrain Train episodes: Van Halen deep cuts. Shortly after, I was contacted by guitarist Mike Slayen about how much he enjoyed the lists. He asked me if there was any way he could participate and I “sure DUDE!” See, Dude is the title of his excellent instrumental acoustic CD. But Mike knows not just acoustic, but also the sweet siren song of a fully electrified six-string. Why not talk about Top Riffs?
Kevin, Aaron, and Uncle Meat were interested. But it was quickly obvious that the scope was too large, so we decided to break it down by decade. In the future, we’ll reconvene to talk about riffs of the 80s and 90s, but tonight, we talk about the greatest time ever (perhaps) for guitar riffs: the molten 1970s.
Tonight’s panel will be five:
Mike Slayen is a guitar teacher, so what I am hoping is that he can demonstrate how some of these riffs are played. This is going to be a fun night with plenty of great picks for you (and I) to check out. See you tonight, and please share with your music buddies!