Category Archives: Americana

Artists and Engineers

I was reading an interview with Bil VornDick in Premier Guitar magazine the other day.  http://digital.premierguitar.com/premierguitar/201304_1#pg128. Bil is a very successful, highly respected Nashville engineer and producer who has been practicing his craft for many years.  I have been thrashing … Continue reading

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Air

I was visiting a friend’s recording studio today and listening to some songs he was in the process of mixing.  This was a singer/songwriter sort of project, but the instrumentation was pretty full.  On most tracks there were lead and … Continue reading

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Guitar: An American Life

Several years ago, while browsing in a large, well-known chain bookstore near Union Square in Manhattan I happened across a book with the intriguing title Guitar: An American Life.   I bought it and read it at least twice, maybe three … Continue reading

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Guitarists You Know By Ear

How many guitarists do you know by ear? You know, those players that you recognize after hearing three or four notes, even if you’ve never heard the song before. Most serious music fans have at least a couple and, I … Continue reading

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David Rawlings

David Rawlings is a multi-instrumentalist, primarily guitar, who uses his substantial abilities in an accompanist role.  Rawlings writes and records often with Gillian Welch.  The music these two craft sounds as if it came from another era and another place.  … Continue reading

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Larry Campbell

Larry Campbell is a multi-instrumentalist and producer with an impressive list of credits.  With a career as a supporting musician that dates back to 1980 he has recorded and performed with musicians including Shawn Colvin, Roseanne Cash, Levon Helm, Jorma … Continue reading

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Bo Ramsey

Bo Ramsey is a guitar player and producer.  Working predominately in the Americana genre he has produced albums for artists like Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown and Iris Dement.  He also appears as a guitarist on these and other artists’ recordings … Continue reading

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