Special Guests

Ryan King

Ryan King is an award winning actor, screenwriter, improviser and stand-up comedian.

He’s appeared in television shows including Sun Records, Heels, and Your Worst Nightmare as well as films like Son of the South.

King also serves as an as an acting and improv instructor for Drama Inc. in Atlanta. Ryan and his wife, singer/songwriter Carrie King, live outside Atlanta.

Ryan has the distinction of being the first-ever guest on the podcast and has gone on to be a guest in 10 episodes. King’s first appearance was in Episode 5 on April 20th, 2020.

Kyle Shutt

Lead guitarist for The Sword since 2003, Kyle Shutt also released his debut solo album in 2019 and was the driving force behind the Pink Floyd tribute album Doom Side Of The Moon in 2017.

In February 2021, Shutt launched his own podcast called “The High Way with Kyle Shutt“.

Shutt was featured in Episode 26 released on September 14th, 2020.

Christopher Boone & Kevin Smokler

Christopher Boon and Kevin Smokler served as co-directors for the 2020 documentary Vinyl Nation. The film looks at resurgence of vinyl records, the diversification of vinyl fans and what it all means for America today.

Boon and Smokler were featured in Episode 30 released on October 12th, 2020.

Aaron Scott

Aaron Scott is a creative professional with over six years of experience in film and video production.

The video he directed for Rusty Shipp’s song “Breaking Waves” was nominated for “Best Video” at the 2020 Nashville Industry Music Awards.

In addition to directing videos for musicians Caeland Garner and The Weeks, Scott has also served as a director, editor, and videographer for a number of short films.

Scott has been a guest twice appearing in Episode 40’s Jug-Band Christmas on December 21st, 2020 and Episode 91’s You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out Christmas Special on December 20th, 2021.

Glen Phillips

 Glen Phillips is a songwriter, lyricist, singer and guitarist for the group Toad The Wet Sprocket.

In addition to his time with Toad The Wet Sprocket, Phillips has released a number of solo albums starting with Abulum in 2001.

Phillips has also collaborated with members of the band Nickel Creek in the group Mutual Admiration Society.

Phillips joined the podcast as the special guest for Episode 50 on March 8th, 2021.

Landon Milbourn & Tyler Baker
of Goodbye June

Cousins Landon Milbourn and Tyler Baker are two-thirds of the Nashville-based band Goodbye June along with their other cousin Brandon Qualkenbush.

Milbourn is the lead vocalist for the band and plays acoustic guitar. Baker is the group’s lead guitarist and provides backing vocals.

See Where the Night Goes, the band’s third studio album, was released in February 2022.

Landon and Tyler joined Aaron and Brent for a live recording at Vinyl Tap in Nashville for Episode 85’s “Songs We Hid From Our Parents”. Episode 85 was released on November 8th, 2021.

Matt Pinfield

Matt Pinfield is a well-respected tv and radio host and music historian. 

He served as host of MTV’s 120 minutes, as Vice President of A & R and Artist Development for Columbia Records, and now finds himself hosting the weekly music and interview program “New & Approved” on KLOS in Los Angeles.  In 2016, Pinfield published a memoir, All These Things That I’ve Done: My Insane, Improbable Rock Life”.

Pinfield helped Aaron and Brent commemorate their 100th Episode as their special guest on February 28th, 2020

Brandon Kettle

Brandon Kettle is a designer and editor from Clarksville, TN. Kettle has worked alongside both Aaron and Brent for a number of years.

Kettle joined the podcast in Episode 18 in an attempt to help Brent sell Aaron on the music of Guns N’ Roses.

In addition to his appearance on the podcast, Kettle has been instrumental behind the scenes assisting Aaron and Brent with graphics for various specialty episodes including the cover artwork for Episode 40.

Kettle’s appearance in Episode 18 was released on July 20th, 2020.

Greg Hagewood

Greg Hagewood is a videographer and editor from Franklin, TN. Greg has also worked with Aaron and Brent for a number of years.

Hagewood is a guitar player and former owner of a skateboard shop and park in Nashville. He is also Aaron’s wingman for many rock shows in Nashville.

As a fan of both KISS and Stevie Ray Vaughan, in addition to seeing both in concert in Nashville, Greg was a guest in Episode 15 as an objective mediator during Aaron and Brent’s discussion about both musicians.

Hagewood’s appearance in Episode 15 was released on June 29th, 2020.

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