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Nels Cline

Nels Cline Photo Credit: Yuka C. Honda
From Dick Dale To John Coltrane Our Vintage Cafe Explores Wilco Guitarist Nels Cline’s Myriad Influences

Guitarist Nels Cline is our guest on this Vintage Cafe originally broadcast in 2009.

December 16, 2013 - Although he is best known as a member of Wilco, first appearing on the band’s Sky Blue Sky album in 2007, Nels Cline has performed on over 100 jazz, pop, rock, country, and experimental pop albums.
He has recorded with artists as divergent as Mike Watt of The Minutemen and Willie Nelson. He even recorded a guitar version of John Coltrane’s free jazz Interstellar Overdrive. At the time of this recording he had just released a solo album called Coward. Cline will play live and we’ll explore his varied guitar influences which started with surf guitar!

Session Setlist
Rod Poole's Gradual Ascent Into Heaven

Recent Release:Unfold Ordinary Mind by Ben Goldberg and Nels Cline
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Label: BAG Production Records