I discovered this week’s guest on Youtube whilst searching for videos of one of the amps I own, really appreciating the content he is putting out, as well as our common love for the band Kings X. Leon Todd is a guitar player, Youtuber, and teacher from Perth, Australia, who tours with his band Ragdoll, teaches clinics at guitar festivals, and has a ton of great information on guitar gear, most notably the Fractal Axe FX. We discuss Leon’s history, how he has built his Youtube channel, as well as his band’s following around the world, including saving for trips to the US, and taking every opportunity no matter the odds they have faced as a band. Finally Leon talks about the old adage of “success is not what you know, but who you know” from his perspective, including how he met his wife, and how he got to hang out and eat dinner with dUg Pinnick from Kings X!
Leon Todd on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Leontoddmusic/
Leon Todd on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/leon_ragdoll/
Ragdoll on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ragdollrock
Ragdoll on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/ragdoll_rock/
Topics discussed in this episode : Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater | Kings X | Van Halen | The Beatles | Black Sabbath | Perth | Rocklahoma | Guitar Center | Elspeth Erickson Photography | Australian HECS Student Debt | X Factor | Australian Idol | Carvin V3 | Eastbourne Guitar Workshop | Fractal FM3 | Fractal FM9 | John Sykes | Axe Fest | Western Australia Guitar Festival | Plek System | PRS | Coco | dUg Pinnick | KXM | Joe Satriani | Dream Theater | The Jelly Jam | Ty Tabor | John Myung | Rod Morgenstein | Indigenous Australian Songlines
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