Those are just a few of the words that help define the man. You may know him best as Carrie Underwood’s guitarist, but he has also shared the stage with Keith Urban, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and Brad Paisley, just to name a few. I had the opportunity and honor of asking Jimmy about guitars and guitar playing, and one thing is certain: his passion for what he does is infectious.
Call us biased if you must, but we all know that Seymour Duncan is the premiere manufacturer of pickups for electric guitars and bass. We also know that he also pioneered the technology of amplifying and transforming the sound the acoustic guitar. But guitarists and bassists aren’t the only ones that can have good tone these days. Seymour Duncan has developed a whole line of transducers that faithfully replicate the sounds of many instruments, including cello, banjo, acoustic bass, oud, mandolin, steel guitar, and even the human voice.
Devin Malone’s phrasing, solos, and melodic emotion have weaved their way into the fabric of songs by Keith Urban and most recently, country star Hunter Hayes.
Breaking into the music scene with Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit in the early 90s, Oteil Burbridge is a musical force to be reckoned with. Since then, he has toured and recorded with the Allman Brothers (and is the longest running bassist in the bands history), the Kofi Burbridge All Stars, Gov’t…