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Rigs of Dad Prodcast

Mar 16, 2021

Multi-instrumentalist Allen Epley talks tone, writing, recording, podcasting, getting baked, and much much more.

His band Shiner put out a monster of an album last year after a 20 year hiatus.  His band The Life and Times has put out several monster albums in between that time.  He has put out an incredible podcast called Third Gear Scratch that has deep talks with some of the best working class entertainers out there.  And all that is apparently just the tip of the iceberg with Al.

You can follow all of Al's doings on instagram at @alienepley @scratchthirdgear@shinerkc and @thelifeandtimesmusic and be sure to check out his website for more.

If you want to hear more of this conversation, the extended version is available to patrons on all tiers at the Rigs of Dad Patreon page. A crucial gear talk and nerdiness, deep dives into what Al is listening to, Huey Lewis's package, nightmare shows, crucial items on tour, and more.  You can even take some deep dives with more of my guests, get some Patreon exclusive swag, and more by checking out the Rigs of Dad Patreon page at OR just download the Patreon ap, search for Rigs of Dad, and you can support creators like me and so many more in the process!  

Big shout out to the homies at as well...  Take care of yourself.  Look good, feel good.  Treat your body and neighbors nose with love using Shear Revival!

Much love to the fine folks at Custom District Pedalboards for allowing me to pack the heaviest tones on the lightest boards.  Get yours over at

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Huge loves to the incredible Sacha Dunable.  Check out if you need some real tone in your life.

I also want to give a shoutout to Quantum Industries.  These dudes are putting out true tanks of guitar cases.  Check them out at BE SURE to enter ROD10 for a discount on your order!!!