Johnny Hiland is a legally blind American musician/guitar artist known for mixing chicken pickin' country guitar with rock, blues, and western swing.
Gibson Guitars voted Johnny one of the top 5 chicken pickers, and Guitar World magazine listed Johnny as one of the 50 fastest guitarists of all time. What makes this all the more amazing is that Johnny is legally blind! Discover what motivated him to persevere and look at the glass half full instead of half-empty… even from a young age... Johnny’s father passed away in a tragic accident at a young age. Johnny shares an incredible story about his dad, which he learned about shortly after he died. The biggest mistake Johnny made in his career, how it nearly zapped him of his passion to play… and what he learned from this. Listen NOW:  And you’ll be amazed to find out what Johnny’s other passions are, again… especially when you consider he is legally blind. All this, and more... Support this Show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support  Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ 
Hey everybody – welcome to Episode # 66 of The Troubadour Podcast.  We’ve got a great interview for you today.  Anyone who knows anything about the greatest guitar players to ever live are familiar with names in the Rock wold like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Albert Lee.  If you move on over to the Country Genre names like Vince Gill, Brent Mason, Steve Wariner and Ricky Skaggs come to mind.  Our guest on today’s episode has played with ever single one of those guys I’ve just listed as well as other notable guitar freaks like Joe Bonamassa, Ted Nugent and Sammy Hagar. Johnny Hiland was born in the state of Maine with an eye condition called Nystagmus making him legally blind from birth.  However, that disability hasn’t stopped Johnny from becoming one the world’s best guitar players alive today.  Moving to Nashville in the mid-90s, Johnny quickly gained a reputation around music city as a beast with a guitar in his hands. While he can proficiently play 22 different instruments, Johnny’s simply an expert at “Chicken Pickin’” on his Johnny Hiland JH6 signature guitar made by Keisel Custom Guitars. While this episode featuring Johnny is a bit of a departure from the Texas Country / Red Dirt vein we are usually deep within in this podcast, towards the end of the interview you’ll hear Johnny give major props to the music coming out of the Texas / Red Dirt Scene and even mentions one of my biggest inspirations, Pat Green by name. So, here we go folks.  Episode #66 of The Troubadour Podcast featuring one the best guitar players and nicest guys to ever walk God’s earth, Mr. Johnny Hiland. So, kick back and enjoy this episode of The Troubadour Podcast. Johnny’s website: www.johnnyhiland.net Facebook: www.facebook.com/JohnnyHilandOfficial/ Instagram: www.instagram/ johnny.hiland/ Twitter:  www.twitter.com/johnnyhiland1?lang=en YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/JohnnyHiland?feature=watch How YOU can support the podcast! If you’re interested in supporting the podcast and helping us FREE CARLY from the bondage of editing every episode CLICK HERE and help us hand off this part of the process to a third party!   To sign up to be a tTP Donor and get access to some great rewards including free music, podcast T-shirts and other swag from the hosts, CLICK HERE!   Listen via: The Troubadour Podcast Website Apple Podcasts Google Play Spotify Stitcher Podbean
Gibson Guitars voted Johnny one of the top 5 chicken pickers, and Guitar World magazine listed Johnny as one of the 50 fastest guitarists of all time. What makes this all the more amazing is that Johnny is legally blind. Discover what motivated him to persevere and look at the glass half full instead of half-empty… even from a young age... Johnny’s father passed away in a tragic boating accident at a young age. Johnny shares an incredible story about his dad, which he learned about shortly after he died… Johnny shares the #1 thing - outside of “Practicing,” of course - guitar players should consider, if they want to improve their picking speed... The biggest mistake Johnny made in his career, and how it nearly zapped him of his passion to play… and what he learned from this… And you’ll be amazed to find out what Johnny’s other passions are, again… especially when you consider he is legally blind. All this, and more... Go to http://www.EveryoneLovesGuitar.com and sign up to get notified of future episodes and other cool stuff for guitar players
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Jan 18th, 1975
Episode Count
3
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
4 hours, 13 minutes
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 385353