As sideman to Elvis Presley, he helped define the sound of rock ’n’ roll with his fluid picking and unique blend of country, blues, and jazz, and in the process inspired everyone from rockabilly idol Eddie Cochran to guitar gods Keith Richards and Eric Clapton.
This NYC guitarist goes trad acoustic and buck-wild electric on his edgy new double album, Orchids and Violence, pushing the roots envelope and igniting a bonfire of vintage fretboards and modern fuzztones.
The NYC avant guitarist discusses collaborating with Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley, cartoons, monsters, fingerpicking, alternate tunings, and the limitless musical passions reflected in three new albums.
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