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'Talking Guitar' Offers Front-Row Seat To Conversations With American Music Giants

Jas Obrecht's new book collects conversations with some of the leading guitar players in American music history.
"Talking Guitar," by Jas Obrecht. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

From Nick Lucas in the 1920s to modern-day artists like Eric Johnson and Eddie Van Halen, a new book collects conversations with some of the leading guitar players in American music history.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young listens to some of them, and speaks with Jas Obrecht, author of “Talking Guitar: Conversations With Musicians Who Shaped Twentieth-Century American Music” and former editor of Guitar Player magazine.

Nick Lucas On “The Tonight Show” In 1969

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Jimi Hendrix, “All Along the Watchtower”

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Eddie Van Halen, “Eruption”

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Eric Johnson, “East

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