By Greg Cahill
Following the 2016 release of Shine a Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad (Cooking Vinyl), Billy Bragg and Joe Henry stopped by the Acoustic Guitar Sessions studio to perform the old-timey classic “In the Pines” and John Hartford’s “Gentle on My Mind.”
Bragg played a Epiphone Masterbilt Olympic Century archtop; and Henry played a Martin 0017M (built from sinker mahogany), and a Tony Klassen, short-scale Senorita S6-12-fret J-45-style body.
Read an interview with the artists discussing the recording project.
And watch a Guitar Talk video exclusive in which Bragg and Henry offer tips on getting a fat acoustic tone.