Tales from the Rhodes

Tales from the Rhodes

Radial Welcomes James Bay to the Radial Artist Roster

January 13th, 2022

In 2013 James Bay released his first EP, The Dark of the Morning. Within a year, he was selling out his first UK headline tour. His second EP, Let It Go, was released in May 2014. This sophomore EP debuted in the top 10 iTunes album chart and the lead single, “Let It Go,” peaked at […]


Radial Gear Runs like a Dream

September 25th, 2018

Radial welcomes Mike Campbell to the Radial artist roster. An award winning guitarist, songwriter, and record producer, Mike is a founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and co-wrote many of the band’s hits with Petty. He also co-produced many of their records. Tom Petty’s songs co-written by Campbell including “Refugee”, “Here Comes My […]


Welcoming Jordan Honsinger of Cold Creek County

November 29th, 2017

It’s been a big year for Cold Creek County. They released the Homemade EP, made the front cover of Canadian Musician magazine, and were nominated for 2017 Group Of The Year at the Juno Awards and the CCMA Awards! Perhaps most triumphant of all: their multi-instrumentalist Jordan Honsinger has been added to Radial’s artist roster! Radial Artist Relations […]

Tales from the Rhodes

Radial Backstage at Bonobo

June 30th, 2017

Jim Rhodes here. On a recent trip to the Commodore Ballroom I had the chance to walk around the stage before Bonobo‘s soundcheck. Bonobo is the stage name of Simon Green, a British musician and DJ now based out of LA. While the music he makes is primarily electronic, most of the compositions consist of traditional instruments. […]

Tales from the Rhodes

Radial Backstage at Thomas Rhett

June 12th, 2017

Jim Rhodes here (Radial’s artist relations rep). I recently had the chance to check out Thomas Rhett’s show in Abbotsford, BC and show the crew and band members some new gear. Thomas Rhett is a singer/songwriter and the son of country music icon: Rhett Akins. Thomas has already released two studio albums—It Goes Like This (2013) and Tangled […]

Tales from the Rhodes

Radial backstage at City and Colour

June 7th, 2017

Dallas Green, Canadian vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Alexisonfire is perhaps becoming better known for his folk-style act City and Colour. Radial Artist Relations point person, Jim Rhodes checked in with their tour stop at the QE Theatre in Vancouver. I’d spoken with recording engineer, Karl Bareham and FOH/PM Stu Shuster a few weeks before […]


Radial Backstage at Father John Misty

June 5th, 2017

Adam Janis here—taking stab at writing for ‘Tales from the Rhodes’ about a recent visit Jim Rhodes and I made to the Father John Misty tour at Malkin Bowl on a beautiful Vancouver night Prior to our visit, the Misty crew had requested a few pieces of Radial gear which included the new Key-Largo™ keyboard mixer. […]


Radial Backstage at Melissa Etheridge

May 31st, 2017

Singer, songwriter and guitarist, Melissa Etheridge, is touring her 17th album (Memphis Rock and Soul) which included a stop in Vancouver on May 5th. Melissa has long appreciated Radial products so it was an ideal time for me to pack up our latest products and head to the River Rock Casino. After 6 platinum albums, several awards […]

Tales from the Rhodes

Tales From The Rhodes – John Mayer

May 11th, 2017

John Mayer is one of the most recognized singer/songwriters and guitarists in the 21st century. From his first EP in 2000, “Inside Wants Out”, to 2017’s “The Search for Everything”, John Mayer continues to make music with meaning. His talents have earned him respect, success, accolades, collaborations and appearances with many of the worlds top artists […]

Tales from the Rhodes

Tales From The Rhodes – Life is a Highway of No Regrets

March 9th, 2017

From 1987-1990, Radial’s Artist Relations point person, Jim Rhodes, worked as a guitar tech for Tom Cochrane & Red Rider. He recently took the opportunity to drop in to their latest show in Abbotsford, British Columbia and meet the crew, say hello to a couple old friends and do a little show-and-tell with some of […]


Radial Backstage with John Paul White (The Civil Wars)

January 25th, 2017

Born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, John Paul White has been immersed in musical history from day one. When asked about his hometown he is quick to say he should be working at the Chamber of Commerce since he ‘talks up’ his home town so much. Muscle Shoals doesn’t need much talking up to people who […]

Tales from the Rhodes

Jeff Beck’s new guitarist has a Bone to pick!

December 29th, 2016

Jeff Beck is one of the most famous and decorated guitarists of all time. He’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as a member of the Yardbirds in 1992 and as a solo artist in 2009. He is often referred to as the “guitarist’s guitarist”, and has made the cover […]

Tales from the Rhodes

Kim Mitchell: Just doing his Rock ‘n’ Roll Duty

December 22nd, 2016

Radial’s Artist Relations guy, Jim Rhodes, recently caught up with the guys in the Kim Mitchell Band and shares a little about his friend and iconic Canadian musician Kim. Kim Mitchell has been a household name in the Canadian rock music scene for 4 decades. He made his start as the guitarist and lead vocalist of […]

Tales from the Rhodes

Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson Always Gives a Little Bit… More

December 2nd, 2016

Back in 2015, Radial’s Jim Rhodes (Artist Relations) caught up with former Supertramp member and classic rock icon, Roger Hodgson, in Vancouver, BC. Roger was in search of some DIs for his Guild® acoustic guitars and a DI for bass player, Dave Carpenter. Roger tried out the JDI Stereo on his acoustics and ended up […]

Tales from the Rhodes

Cruising With Radial – Tales From The Rhodes

November 22nd, 2016

Radial has enjoyed a long and solid relationship with Florida Georgia Line band members Tyler Chiarelli (lead guitar), Dan Weller (keyboard, ganjo, guitar), and Tom Beaupre (bass). All use Radial and Tonebone gear on the road and we are very thankful for their support. Following a soldout show at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC on […]

Tales from the Rhodes

The Movement is Tempting – Tales From The Rhodes

November 19th, 2016

The Temperance Movement are a British blues rock band formed in 2011 by Glasgow-born vocalist Phil Campbell and guitarists Luke Potashnick and Paul Sayer. The rhythm section consists of bassist Nick Fyffe and the Australian-born drummer Damon Wilson. Luke was replaced by friend, and guitarist, Matt White in 2016. They have released 2 albums, a […]

Tales from the Rhodes

Tales From The Rhodes – Radial SW8s support Il Divo’s divine live sound

November 12th, 2016

Jim Rhodes, Radial artist relations rep, had the chance to meet Il Divo and see what gear they are using on their current stop in Vancouver, BC. Il Divo is a multinational classical crossover vocal quartet. The group, formed in the UK in 2003 by Simon Cowell, brought together Urs Bühler (Switzerland), Carlos Marín (Spain), David […]

Tales from the Rhodes

Tales From The Rhodes – The Simple Pleasures of 4-Play

November 4th, 2016

I recently caught up with longtime Radial supporter, Brian Persall, Tour Manager and Front Of House for country artist Terri Clark. We discussed the background of how the new Radial 4-Play (multi-output DI box) came to be… From the early stages of Brian needing a solution—to him actually using the device—this is a process commonplace at […]

Tales from the Rhodes

Alice Cooper guitarist gets an unexpected rig renovation on Vancouver stop

November 1st, 2016

Jim Rhodes here, artist relations guy for Radial Engineering. I recently waded into legendary waters to catch up with Tommy Henriksen, the guitarist for none other than Alice Cooper. Tommy has also worked as a songwriter, arranger, producer and mixer for such artists as Lady Gaga, Kesha, Daughtry, The Canadian Tenors and many others. Tommy is […]

Tales from the Rhodes

Tales From The Rhodes – The “Dean’s” List

October 25th, 2016

Jim Rhodes, (Artist Relations at Radial). recently caught up with Mike Dean, guitarist, writer, and producer for Kanye West at the tour stop in Vancouver. Here’s the latest of Jim’s ‘Tales From the Rhodes’. When the Kanye tour came to town I headed over to the venue to check in with Mike who not only […]

Tales from the Rhodes

Tales From The Rhodes – There’s a Wolf on the prowl

October 13th, 2016

Introducing “Tales From The Rhodes“: a weekly update from Artist Relations specialist, Jim Rhodes, on how various artists are incorporating Radial devices into their setup. Jim here in artist relations at Radial. We are fortunate to work with so many different artists from all over the world. One thing is for sure, they all share […]