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Goes2Eleven

Series produced by Matthew Cochran

Caption: G2E Host Matthew Cochran
G2E Host Matthew Cochran 

Goes2Eleven is the weekly podcast about the world of the guitar and beyond. Featuring in-depth interviews, music, and journalistic pieces, Goes2Eleven is quickly developing a following of guitar enthusiasts and music lovers. "1,000 Recordings" host Anthony Lanman raves “Goes2Eleven is one of the best guitar podcasts to come along in a very long time. The research, production value and presentation put it up with anything currently on NPR.”

Host Matthew Cochran brings over 15 years of professional performing, writing, and teaching experience to the show. His approach is sometimes funny and sometimes poignant, with personal anecdotes and a deep love for all genres of music.

Goes2Eleven’s first season (10 episodes, evergreen) is a tribute to guitar legends, ranging from Django Reinhardt to Frank Zappa. Goes2Eleven’s second season begins September 3, 2015, and will cover a wide spectrum of guitar and music-related topics, from a first-time garage band’s awkward attempt to perform in public to music copyright infringement cases, plus interviews with top players such as the Punch Brothers’ Chris “Critter” Eldridge, fingerstyle monster Don Ross, and the Polish classical guitar virtuoso Marcin Dylla. New episodes air every Thursday at 7pm, EST.

Goes2Eleven is the weekly podcast about the world of the guitar and beyond. Featuring in-depth interviews, music, and journalistic pieces, Goes2Eleven is quickly developing a following of guitar enthusiasts and music lovers. "1,000 Recordings" host Anthony Lanman raves “Goes2Eleven is one of the best guitar podcasts to come along in a very long time. The research, production value and presentation put it up with anything currently on NPR.”

Host Matthew Cochran brings over 15 years of professional performing, writing, and teaching experience to the show. His approach is sometimes funny and sometimes poignant, with personal anecdotes and a deep love for all genres of music.

Goes2Eleven’s first season (10 episodes, evergreen) is a tribute to guitar legends, ranging from Django Reinhardt to Frank Zappa. Goes2Eleven’s second season begins September 3, 2015, and will cover a wide spectrum of guitar and music-related topics, from a first-time garage band’s awkward attempt to perform in public to music copyright infringement cases, plus interviews with top players such as the Punch Brothers’ Chris “Critter” Eldridge, fingerstyle monster Don Ross, and the Polish classical guitar virtuoso Marcin Dylla. New episodes air every Thursday at 7pm, EST.

G2E Host Matthew Cochran’s musical life has been devoted to embracing, then transcending musical traditions. Praised by Soundboard Magazine for his “commanding stage presence” and “intimate expression”, Dr. Cochran was trained in classical guitar performance at the Eastman School of Music and the Florida State College of Music. Early success with the critically acclaimed Tantalus Guitar Quartet placed Cochran in prestigious international festivals and concert halls alongside luminaries of the guitar world such as Pepe Romero, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and Kazuhito Yamashita. The group earned praise for their “perfect ensemble” (Reinischer Post, Germany), and “strong nuanced and textured performances” (Classical Guitar). But Cochran found that the rigidity of strictly classical performances limited the scope of his musical expression.

Upon leaving Tantalus Quartet, Cochran embarked on a journey of musical self-discovery that explored the richness and diversity of the American Diaspora: jazz, bluegrass, Country Western, the great American songwriters from the Tin Pan Alley to Sondheim, and ultimately the plaintive traditional music of his native Appalachia. The result of this journey is a synthesis of styles artfully displayed on Vapor Trail from a Paper Plane, Cochran’s debut recording as a singer-songwriter-composer. Americana chart-topper Grant Peeples proclaimed “Vapor Trail from a Paper Plane is a Masterpiece” and No Depression raved “[the] pure emotive quality of Cochran’s music pulls you into its embrace and empties your heart with every sigh…artfulness in composition is almost a trademark of Cochran’s work.”

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Goes2Eleven is the weekly podcast about the world of the guitar and beyond. Featuring in-depth interviews, music, and journalistic pieces, Goes2Eleven is quickly developing a following of guitar enthusiasts and music lovers. "1,000 Recordings" host Anthony Lanman raves “Goes2Eleven is one of the best guitar podcasts to come along in a very long time. The research, production value and presentation put it up with anything currently on NPR.” Host Matthew Cochran brings over 15 years of professional performing, writing, and teaching experience to the show. His approach is sometimes funny and sometimes poignant, with personal anecdotes and a deep love for all genres of music. Goes2Eleven’s first season (10 episodes, evergreen) is a tribute to guitar legends, ranging from Django Reinhardt to... Show full description


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In a 1981 Guitar World article, John Stix wrote: “[Frank] Zappa is such a multifaceted talent that his guitar playing is often overshadowed by his ...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2015
  • Length: 54:10
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Goes2Eleven continues its tribute to guitar heroes with flamenco superman Paco de Lucía. We discuss Paco’s traditional flamenco roots and his explo...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
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Goes2Eleven starts its run with a tribute to the jazz giant Joe Pass (1929-1994). We take a look at the guitarist’s early years in Johnstown, PA, h...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2015
  • Length: 54:06