By Greg Olwell

While it would be easy to go on about all of the reasons to watch this clip, this might be one of those times when it’s best to let the music do the talking.

In this clip recorded in July at Seattle’s KEXP, Detroit-based guitarist Todd Albright performs songs from his latest record, Detroit Twelve String Blues and Rags. As you’ll see, Albright‘s music pays special reverence to Blind Willie McTell, one of the greatest rag and blues guitarists, and you can hear it in Albright’s relaxed, yet powerful thumbpicked bass notes.


In this performance, Todd plays a Fraulini  Fenezia 12-string. Albright recently picked up a freshly built 12-string from Fraulini’s Todd Cambio—a replica of the Tonk Brothers guitar that McTell was photographed with.

Todd Albright Detroit Twelve String Blues and Rags (Third Man)

Todd Albright
Detroit Twelve String Blues and Rags (Third Man)

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