Matt Sweeney

  • Guitar Moves - Leroy Troy

    In this episode of Guitar Moves, Matt Sweeney meets master of the clawhammer banjo Leroy Troy to learn how to cut some monkeyshines.

  • Guitar Moves - Cass McCombs

    In the tenth episode of Guitar Moves, Matt Sweeney meets singer-songwriter Cass McCombs, who simply can't discount the value of his two thumbs.

  • Guitar Moves - Albert Hammond, Jr.

    Matt Sweeney meets Albert Hammond, Jr. of the Strokes and discusses 90s-style riffs, influences, and impressing your mom.

  • Guitar Moves - St. Vincent

    In episode eight of Guitar Moves, host Matt Sweeney sits down with Annie Clark a.k.a. St. Vincent.

  • Guitar Moves - Jake Bugg

    UK singer-songwriter Jake Bugg is only 19 years old, but he's already carved a spot for himself in the contemporary Brit-pop landscape. This is due in no small part to his virtuosic guitar playing, so we trekked over to Amsterdam to discuss "Flamengo...

  • Guitar Moves - Dean Ween

    We recently drove out to New Hope, Pennsylvania to hang out with Dean Ween (né Michael Melchiondo, Jr), who co-founded avant-stoner royalty act Ween back in 1984. Matt Sweeney set up shop in Dean's sweltering shed to learn some timeless lessons about...

  • Guitar Moves - Cowboy Jack Clement

    In the fifth episode of Guitar Moves, we meet the legendary Cowboy Jack Clement, one of the greatest country western and rock and roll songwriters and producers of the 20th century. "Cowboy" Jack Clement has been one of the most significant figures in...

  • Guitar Moves - Dan Auerbach

    In the fourth episode of Guitar Moves, we sit down with blues rock god Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and learn the secrets of slide guitar.

  • Guitar Moves - Josh Homme

    In the third episode of Guitar Moves, we sat down with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme in a sweltering Los Angeles garage to talk polka guitar and make fun of solos.

  • Guitar Moves - Blake Mills

    Known in some circles as the best guitarist on the planet, Malibu native Blake Mills was already making waves at the tender age of 19. Since then, he's collaborated with some of the biggest names in indie rock, including Julian Casablancas, Jenny Lewis...

  • Guitar Moves - The Stooges' James Williamson

    On the first episode of Guitar Moves, Matt Sweeney heads to Berkeley, CA to meet the Stooges' James Williamson. He learns about the history of the Stooges, the "Nashville Tuning," and how to achieve the bone-crushing guitar tone on "Search & Destroy."