Norman Blake turns 84 this week. To celebrate, we’re joined by guitarist Bob Minner, who is set to release a full tribute album for Normal Blake. From Sulfur Springs to Rising Fawn (Engelhardt music group). Minner, longtime guitarist for Tim McGraw and fj Contributor, recruited a who’s who of virtuosos for the album including Mike Compton, Chris Eldridge, Vince Gill, Trey Hensley, Kenny Smith and Tim Stafford. It’s a beautiful album.
During our chat, we chat with Bob about the project, his visits to Norman’s house, the vintage guitars used in the project, and the Martin Norman is currently obsessed with (it may surprise you). And much more…
Whether you’ve been inspired by Norman Blake like countless others, or you just want to hear about this one-of-a-kind American sweetheart (and all the cool instruments he champions), you’ll love this chat.
This episode is sponsored by Retrofret Vintage Guitars; Izotope (use discount code FRET10 to save 10% on your Izotope purchase); BED|STÜ shoes (save 20% with the code FRETXBS for a limited time); and www.acoustic.coffee (use the code FJCoffee2021 and get a free bag when you order two or more).
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