George Benson, 77, is a singer, guitarist, and musician, the I Just Want To Play Guitar And Ignore All Of My Old Man Shirt 10 Grammy Award winner. His new album, “Weekend in London” (Provogue), will be released on November 13th. He spoke with Marc Myers.
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From the beaten Martins and the classic Gibsons to the Fender Jazz players before CBS, we chatted with the indie-rocker in Philadelphia about all the pianos he loved and lost. “So I had to buy two guitars of the I Just Want To Play Guitar And Ignore All Of My Old Man Shirt same model [DC-16RGTE] from the Martin factory – one for him and one for me. That’s what surpasses most of Smoke Ring For My Halo. This is great in life and in the studio. It is also the song How Lucky [from Kurt’s new EP, Speed, Sound, Lonely VK (ep)] featuring John Prine, which is something special.
“But the guitar I bought right from the start of Wakin On A Pretty Daze is a Martin Custom Shop. It was 00, a 2011 Philadelphia Folk Festival 50th Anniversary model. I played and sang every song on that record live with that Martin. Back then it was a smoother guitar, but now it’s even smoother. They evolve.
“I was in Massachusetts recently hanging out with the guitar god J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr. It’s so inspiring to be around him. He’s a friend of mine and we toured together. I happened to be there while he was doing some music and a Fender Jazzmaster ’65 sunburst fell on my lap. It came from a friend of his.
“Let’s go to the guitar first and see how it feels, then you will know for sure if it is right for you. You will know as soon as you play something. Today, it’s a little more complicated because people are selling too much online and with store locking it gets even more difficult. Sometimes you have to roll the I Just Want To Play Guitar And Ignore All Of My Old Man Shirt dice.
“I was stumbling around recently with a 1950 Gibson J-50 that I was so coveted about, and unfortunately, it went on sale. It was [producer] Rob Schnapf’s guitar and I played it on Pretty Pimpin ‘. I should buy it. I’m so sorry I didn’t get it as I can get an old 1950 J-50 now! “