Brian T. Atkinson of the Austin American-Statesman interviewedVince Gill. Here’s an excerpt in which Gill discusses whether he’s mastered the guitar: There’s always something to learn. I think the real beauty of becoming a better guitar player is the willingness to edit yourself and only play what’s necessary. When you’re young, there’s a sense that you have to play everything you know. As you get older, you hold your cards different and try to make more of an economy of it…It’s like golf. The possibilities are endless. To me, there’s always a different way to play that instrument. In golf, it eventually ends up in the hole, but music is infinite.
Miss Leslie just launched a Kickstarter page to raise funds for an upcoming album and e-book.
There’s a free David Wax Museum sampler available for download on NoiseTrade.
Rolling Stone readers voted on the top ten Neil Young albums.
Iron & Wine covered “Long Black Veil” for We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash. The special will air tomorrow on PBS.
StreamThe Dust Busters with John Cohen’s upcoming album, Old Man Below.
Debuting next month at IBMA: new bluegrass bandAmerican Drive, which includes members from JD Crowe & The New South and Justin Jenkins from Grasstowne.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.