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Meet James Burton, the father of the chicken pickin’ technique

A session ace, sideman to the stars and contributor to a laundry list of hit records, James Burton remains one of the Telecaster’s greatest exponents. In this archive interview, he tells us about Elvis, the Beach Boys and how he invented a little style known as chicken picking.

Danny Gatton was a tinkerer, genre-hopper and Tele master

Blues, jazz, country, rockabilly – Danny Gatton mixed all these together, sometimes in the space of a single bar. This is the story of one of the greatest electric guitarists of all time, and a man who redefined what a Telecaster could do.

Singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson’s guitar playing is literally spine-tingling

Laura Stevenson’s album The Big Freeze is a powerful statement from one of America’s most underrated singer-songwriters. She tells us about her love of Telecasters, her fingerpicking style, and how guitar playing literally touches a nerve.
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