Michael Staertow joins “Guitar Speak Podcast” host Matt Wakeling to talk about spending several years on the road with Foreigner vocalist Lou Gramm, essential sideman tips, Les Pauls, paying it forward and even gives us a sneak peak of his much anticipated solo EP. LISTEN HERE!
Michael Staertow interview – he played alongside Lou Gramm of Foreigner and also jumped into Slaughter and now he’s making music of his own 🙂 Take a ride along to find out what it’s been like for Michael to perform beside an icon of our time.
In this episode, Ryan sits down with journeyman rock guitarist Michael Staertow (Lou Gramm Band & Slaughter)
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Presented by Guitar Player magazine, this episode finds us cruising the ‘copter way up to Rochester, NY, to rock out with MICHAEL STAERTOW, lead guitarist for legendary Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm. Staertow has held the Gramm gig for nearly seven years, and from “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision,” and “Urgent” to “Feels Like the First Time,” “Head Games,” and “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” the set of tunes Staertow plays lead guitar on each night is packed with an astonishingly high number of hits. It’s a dream gig for Staertow, and, as you’ll find out, it’s one he had to wait a long time to get. BONUS: Staertow also shares songs from his forthcoming solo album, and relates adventures such as meeting Stevie Ray Vaughan, Neal Schon, and other of his heroes. Enjoy.