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Everyone Loves Guitar

We sit down and talk with interesting professional guitar players, and find out what makes them tick. Uncover the backstory behind your favorite guitar players and behind the "sidemen" who make the wheels spin for artists worldwide. If you love guitar, stick around… you’re in the right place.

Apr 16, 2021

On this Val McCallum interview, his first gig (with Michael Jackson), playing tennis with Tatum O’Neal at Ryan O’Neal’s house, dealing with the loss of his brother who overdosed, and his mother, actress Jill Ireland, 6 months later… cool stories about working with Harry Nilsson, Ivan Neville & the Neville Brothers, Albert Lee, Greg Allman, Vonda Shepherd, Jackson Browne, Randy Newman, Sting, Al Green, Barry Manilow, Lyle Workman, Jim Keltner, Michael Landau, being the house band for TV show Ally McBeal… his solo record At The End of The Day, and his latest Beau Bow de Lune… his cool vintage guitars, self-care, not taking yourself too seriously, golf, why you shouldn’t worry too much, and loads more. VERY cool and genuine!

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Val is an LA Session player who has been touring and recording with Jackson Browne for the last 20 years. He’s also toured or recorded with Harry Nilsson, Ivan Neville, Wilson Phillips, Michael Penn, Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynne, Seal, Johnny Hallyday, Gov’t Mule, Katey Sagal, Wallflowers, Sheryl Crow, Randy Newman, Gregg Allman. As a solo artist, Val’s released 3 LPs: At The End of the Day, Chateauguay, and his latest, Beau Bow de Lune. He also is part of the band Jackshit and has released 3 LPs: Jackshit, The Welcome Nugget, & Fresh Shit.