The Americana stylist and his band favor a minimalist approach to create their throwback sounds.

Pokey LaFarge

PG’s Perry Bean hung with the Pokey LaFarge crew when they played in Nashville on their summer tour. LaFarge, guitarist Adam Hoskins, and bassist Joey Glynn spilled the beans on their old-timey tone tools.

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The shredmeister recounts how Vai's vocal-like delivery drew her in, while his use of groovy odd time signatures and pinch harmonics still pervade her rockin' repertoire.

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Marty Stuart

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How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

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