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On this episode I am joined by holistic guitar virtuoso Mr. Chris Johnson, instrumental guitarist under The Tiger Loves Jazz & host of the Toned and Toneful Podcast ❤️
Chris is a wonderful musician and all around human being hailing from sunny California. I must say that I’m personally a huge fan of his podcast Toned and Toneful, and as such this episode feels like a long time coming!
Chris has largely established himself in the world of boutique guitars, working for brands such as Mayones & Anderson, most prominently performing as an artist rep at a lot of the NAMM shows.
His solo music has been a long time coming, but for a taste of what Chris can do, I hugely encourage you to check out Silver Skin by Oceans In Silhouette – the video on YouTube is an especially wonderful showcase of the incredible musicality of Chris & his good friend Ben McSherry.
As well as being a top tier dynamic, emotive & passionate guitar player – Chris is an all round student of life, taking a special interest in topics such as health, spirituality & even body building!
His Toned and Toneful podcast provides a series of topical meditations covering holistic topics geared specifically towards musicians and creatives. From the likes of dealing with perfectionism to finding your tribe, telling your story to finding content and happiness in life.
I’m a huge fan of the show and have personally found it to be an immensely valuable & insightful resource. Chris’ positive energy and community ethos is something infinitely inspiring to me and so it was such a pleasure to get to have him on the show. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did 🙂
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00:33 – Introduction & Synopsis
01:04 – Overview of what Chris does
02:22 – Chris’ approach to playing guitar
08:15 – Chris’ musical/guitar journey
18:58 – Chris’ musical style
22:41 – Recording & production process
27:43 – Authenticity & being yourself as a musician
33:12 – Music as a means of communication / connecting with your tribe
46:24 – Channeling music & the death of ego
57:01 – Letting go of the need to control / communication & ego continued
01:07:34 – The Toned and Toneful Podcast / holistic discussion
01:39:29 – Diet, health, being content with life
01:46:50 – Chris’ routine / day to day life
02:05:23 – The upcoming EP & closing sentiments