Episodes

  • "The Reckoning. It's like, well, now you've got to account for what you do and say" - Bernard Fanning

    The front man from Powerderfinger was one of the first to agree to the project.

    During the height of the pandemic in 2020 we sent the One Guitar to his home in NSW.

    "I was pretty excited to see it... I still have that teenage joy in trying out a new guitar," Bernard said.

     

    Bernard Fanning: Web / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram

     

    Follow One Guitar on Instagram

    Alex Gow on Instagram

    Mushroom.com/podcast/one-guitar

     

    About the guitar

    It's a Gibson J45 Vintage Sunburst, a model nicknamed "The Workhorse".

    First released in 1942 it has a storied history with many famous artists relying on its mahogany construction along with renowned "full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection".

    A very warm thanks to Chris at Australis Music for supplying this magnificent instrument.

     

    Credits

    Created and hosted by Alex Gow

    Produced by Alex Gow and Courtney Carthy, Mushroom Group

    Licensing consultant Abby Page, Mushroom Music Publishing

    Artwork by Mushroom Creative House

    Photography by Alex Gow

    Theme song - Lady Eucalyptus, Oh Mercy/Alex Gow

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  • "And I was thinking about how I would build this home and this life and, and not look at, you know, having a family or, and the struggles that come with it as a negative. But as a, this is the big life" - Johnny Took

    One third of DMAs, Johnny Took, was the first artist we recorded.

    His song is a reflection on perspective, maturity and priority. What's important in the grand scheme of life.

    Sitting at Alex's house he traces the lyrics back to his time in Scotland, driving on Hoddle Street in Melbourne and his relationship with fellow artist Hayley Mary.

    This is a rare opportunity to hear one of DMAs songwriters singing.

     

    Johnny Took: Instagram / Twitter

    Label: iohyou.com

     

    Follow One Guitar on Instagram

    Alex Gow on Instagram

    Spotify - Perfect Moment & Oh Mercy

    Mushroom.com/podcast/one-guitar

     

    About the One Guitar

    It's a Gibson J45 Vintage Sunburst, a model nicknamed "The Workhorse".

    First released in 1942 it has a storied history with many famous artists relying on its mahogany construction along with renowned "full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection".

    A very warm thanks to Chris at Australis Music for supplying this magnificent instrument.

     

    Season 1 guests: Paul Kelly, Sarah Blasko, Johnny Took, Alice Skye and Bernard Fanning

     

    Credits

    Created and hosted by Alex Gow

    Produced by Alex Gow and Courtney Carthy, Mushroom Group

    Licensing consultant Abby Page, Mushroom Music Publishing

    Artwork by Mushroom Creative House

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • ‘One Guitar’, a Gibson J45, has travelled thousands of kilometers around the country over the course of 12 months and into the hands of Australia’s best singer songwriters.

    Each artist had four weeks to write a new song with the ‘One Guitar’. After those weeks, host Alex Gow visited the songwriter to record their new creation and discuss their creative process.

    Each episode is a fresh exploration of a new creation using the same instrument. 

    One Guitar is created and hosted by Alex Gow, ARIA Award winning singer songwriter, composer and founder of Oh Mercy and Perfect Moment 

    Throughout the series Alex speaks with; singer songwriter and music royalty Paul Kelly, singer songwriter Alice Skye, singer songwriter and Powderfinger lead vocalist Bernard Fanning, singer songwriter and record producer Sarah Blasko and Johnny Took of DMA’S. 

     

    About the ‘One Guitar’:

    It's a Gibson J45 Vintage Sunburst, a model nicknamed "The Workhorse".

    First released in 1942 it has a storied history with many famous artists relying on its mahogany construction along with renowned "full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection".

    A very warm thanks to Chris Taylor at Australis Music for supplying this magnificent instrument.

     

    Credits

    Created and hosted by Alex Gow

    Produced by Alex Gow and Courtney Carthy, Mushroom Group

    Licensing consultant Abby Page, Mushroom Music Publishing

    Cover photography by Alex Gow

    Cover design by Mushroom Creative House

    Theme song - Lady Eucalyptus, by Oh Mercy (Alex Gow)

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.