The cool gear we saw on the floor on the first day of Summer NAMM.

Burly Guitars with Les Paul sideman Lou Pallo
"Burly Guitars, who use a patented resonance system in their ornate semi hollows, had the honor of a visit from legendary Les Paul sideman Lou Pallo, who tore it up on a lightning-quick version of ""Guitar Boogie Shuffle."""

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A compact pedal format preamp designed to offer classic, natural bass tone with increased tonal control and extended headroom.

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The slide master talks about amalgamating influences, keeping it fresh, how he approaches tone, and the best amp ever made.

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In their corner, from left to right: Wilco’s Pat Sansone (guitars, keys, and more), drummer Glenn Kotche, Jeff Tweedy, bassist John Stirratt, guitarist Nels Cline, and keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen.

Photo by Annabel Merhen

How Jeff Tweedy, Nels Cline, and Pat Sansone parlayed a songwriting hot streak, collective arrangements, live ensemble recording, and twangy tradition into the band’s new “American music album about America.”

Every artist who’s enjoyed some level of fame has had to deal with the parasocial effect—where audiences feel an overly intimate connection to an artist just from listening to their music. It can lead some listeners to believe they even have a personal relationship with the artist. I asked Jeff Tweedy what it feels like to be on the receiving end of that.

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