1. Fresh Air Remembers Doc Watson

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    flatpicking

    guitar

    music

  1. What were you doing when you were 16?
When he was 16, James Burton was inventing the American guitar. View in High-Res

    What were you doing when you were 16?

    When he was 16, James Burton was inventing the American guitar.

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    guitar

  1. Google today is honoring guitarist and inventor Les Paul today with one of their Google Doodles.(Yes, the guitar is playable.)
Paul, who died in 2009, visited Fresh Air in 1992 for an interview. View in High-Res

    Google today is honoring guitarist and inventor Les Paul today with one of their Google Doodles.(Yes, the guitar is playable.)

    Paul, who died in 2009, visited Fresh Air in 1992 for an interview.

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    guitar

    music

    google

  1. Since the 1960s, the electric guitar has provided a bridge between international folk cultures and modern pop music. An example today is the singer and guitarist Bombino from Niger, whose album Agadez contains currents of blues and rock — along with traces of African folk. View in High-Res

    Since the 1960s, the electric guitar has provided a bridge between international folk cultures and modern pop music. An example today is the singer and guitarist Bombino from Niger, whose album Agadez contains currents of blues and rock — along with traces of African folk.

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    agadez

    niger

    guitar

    npr music

    milo miles

  1. Guitarist and composer Marc Ribot, on Jimi Hendrix: "Like all of the other pimply adolescents in the late ’60s, I listened to and loved Jimi  Hendrix. And, of course, he was an amazing virtuoso on the guitar. But  what seemed to me, when I later thought about him, the most important  thing about Hendrix, was that he was a poet in terms of what he said and  what he played. And that’s something that all of the many guitarists  who are directly working in the Hendrix tradition, what so few of them  seem to get — that it seemed to be something that surrounded the music  that made it be great. I never felt like I could approach Hendrix  directly, and so … I approached him very indirectly." View in High-Res

    Guitarist and composer Marc Ribot, on Jimi Hendrix: "Like all of the other pimply adolescents in the late ’60s, I listened to and loved Jimi Hendrix. And, of course, he was an amazing virtuoso on the guitar. But what seemed to me, when I later thought about him, the most important thing about Hendrix, was that he was a poet in terms of what he said and what he played. And that’s something that all of the many guitarists who are directly working in the Hendrix tradition, what so few of them seem to get — that it seemed to be something that surrounded the music that made it be great. I never felt like I could approach Hendrix directly, and so … I approached him very indirectly."

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    jimi hendrix

    guitar

    composer

    npr

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    Marc Ribot improvises the score to an 8mm silent film version of Dracula.

    On the show today: guitarist and composer Marc Ribot

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    composer

    avant-garde

    music

    npr

    dracula