Listen to interviews and more from well known guitarists.

These are my personal recordings for fair use and educational purpose. I don’t own the copyright. – Ron Payne

Leonard and Slava Grigoryan Performing “This Time”

Length 6:29

Leonard and Slava Grigoryan performing L Grigoryan “This Time” at Melbourne Guitar Circle

Sadie Bishop Interview

Length 34:43

Key figure in the renaissance of the guitar in Australia, having advanced the standard of playing and teaching in both hemispheres. Bishop evinced a robust technique and a beautiful tone. She had a belated introduction to the guitar, but fell under its spell and became rapidly adept on the instrument. Bishop married Joe Washington, who was a professional guitarist at Melbourne’s jazz clubs. Washington introduced Bishop to Len Williams. She started classical guitar lessons with Len Williams, who taught her in the Segovia style. Bishop joined Washington and Williams to become a professional classical guitar trio.

Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor Interview

Side A
Length 31:12


Martin Taylor, MBE is a British jazz guitarist who has performed in groups, guitar ensembles and as an accompanist. He is best known for his solo fingerstyle performances, in which he provides bass and chordal accompaniment in addition to a melody.

Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor Interview

Side B
Length 31:12

John Williams Profile A

John Williams Interview

Length 1:03:05


John Christopher Williams (born 24 April 1941) is an Australian-born British classical guitarist renowned his interpretation and promotion of the modern classical guitar repertoire. He is noted for a technique that is often described as perfect.

Charlie Byrd (September 16, 1925 – December 2, 1999) was an American guitarist. His earliest and strongest musical influence was Django Reinhardt. Byrd was best known for his association with Brazilian music, especially bossa nova.

Flavio Cucchi. One of the most renown and admired Italian guitarists, Cucchi has given hundreds of recitals in Europe, America, Asia and Australia in addition to participating in radio and TV shows for the some of the biggest world-wide broadcasting corporations (the BBC, RAI, ZDF, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Televisa Mexico, Television Corporation of Singapore, Radio Praga, and others).

Barney Kessel (October 17, 1923 – May 6, 2004) was an American jazz guitarist born in Oklahoma, USA. Renown for his knowledge of chords and inversions and chord-based melodies, he was a member of many prominent jazz groups as well as a guitarist for studio, film, and television recording sessions.