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.


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