Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Julian Lage

Julian Lage talks thoughtfully about developing his own guitar voice, his impressive genre-hopping, and how he's able to maintain a "delicate touch" on his instrument.

AG Sessions is pleased to present the phenomenal Julian Lage, who shares a few tunes from his new solo release, World’s Fair, and discusses everything from his enormous stylistic range to his brand-new Waterloo guitar.

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Still just 27 years old, guitarist Julian Lage has already made a huge impact on the music world. After first making a name for himself playing straight-ahead jazz with the legendary vibes player Gary Burton, Lage has branched out in a variety of directions–bluegrass and fiddle tunes with Chris Eldridge, avant-jazz with Nels Cline, and almost everything in between. During our far-ranging conversation, Lage talks thoughtfully about developing his own guitar voice, his impressive genre-hopping, and how he’s able to maintain a “delicate touch” on his instrument.

Of course, his astounding solo-guitar work is featured as well on three tunes, including an inventive,engaging take on the Elizabeth Cotten classic “Freight Train.”

Mark Kemp
Mark Kemp

Former AG editor Mark Kemp is the author of Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race, and New Beginnings in a New South (Simon & Schuster, 2004; University of Georgia Press, 2006).

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