Nels Cline follows two distinct tracks in his guitar playing, alternating the avant-jazz arc he explores solo along with the psychedelic-punk-freakout textures he brings to Wilco. Here are the five riffs that changed his life, and inspired his own fearless fretting.
Yuka C Honda – electronics, piano Nels Cline – guitar, electronics thanks to Don Mount for this video!
February 24, 2018 Filmed at the Brooklyn Music School Full concert video of Jimi Hendrix Tribute featuring Nels Cline of Wilco (guitar), Trevor Dunn (bass), Donald McKenzie (drums) with special guests Yuka C. Honda (keys), Sean Ono Lennon (guitar), Captain Kirk Douglas (guitar)
In the new Board to Death, we met up with guitarist, bandleader, and composer Nels Cline (Wilco, the Nels Cline Quartet) to explore the stunning pallette of sounds at his feet (and hands), and we learned why you should never let anyone borrow your Arpanoid……
Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Nels Cline and Shahzad Ismaily play a show together at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on June 11.
Nels Cline has earned his place as a guitar hero for our times, with a track record stretching back four decades and a marquee gig with Wilco. But if you mainly associate him with squalls of feedback, you’re missing a big part of the picture.
Video by Don Mount
Nels Cline – guitar Julian Lage – guitar Scott Colley – bass Tom Rainey – drums Video @ Don Mount
Medeski Martin & Wood with Nels Cline Cully Jazz Festival Full Concert 2016
Jim Campilongo Trio with Nels Cline – at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC – Dec 5 2016 Jim Campilongo – guitar Nels Cline – guitar Chris Morrisey – bass Josh Dion – drums, vocal Hot Lanta 00:00 Heaven Is Creepy 08:20 Politician 18:06 Cock and Bull Story 26:12
Nels Cline – guitar Lin Culbertson – analog synth, flute, voice Tom Surgal – drums, etc
Blue Turf (Nels Cline, Jim Campilongo, Jerome Harris, Jim Black) – at The Stone – Aug 23 2016 Nels Cline – guitar, electronics Jim Campilongo – guitar Jerome Harris – bass Jim Black – drums
Nels Cline & Crusher Collective – at The Stone, NYC – August 27 2016 Nels Cline – guitar, electronics Dave Rempis – alto saxophone Liberty Ellman – guitar, electronics Chris Lightcap – bass Chris Corsano – drums
Nels Cline / Susan Alcorn / Chris Corsano – at The Stone, NYC – August 27 2016 Nels Cline – guitar, electronics Susan Alcorn – pedal steel guitar Chris Corsano – drums, electronics
Mary Halvorson & Nels Cline – at The Stone, NYC – Aug 2 2016 Mary Halvorson – electric & acoustic guitars Nels Cline – electric & acoustic guitars