One of the 5 Chet Atkins' "Certified Guitar Players (CGP)", Steve is a country-music legend both for his amazing picking and his songwriting - he has 4 Grammy awards, over 50 charted billboard singles, 14 number 1 songs, he is a Grand Ole Opry member, and he's in the Musician's Hall of Fame just to name a few of his accolades. Greg and Steve talk about Chet, The New Nashville Cats, and Strats, along with all sorts of other glorious guitar gristle in this episode.
2:12 - When Steve and Greg first met at a Fender event, and wondering if country music and B-Bender guitars held any relevance at a Fender event
3:42 - Steve’s early years as a guitar and bass player, and growing up in Indiana surrounding by musicians in the family
7:44 - The beauty of Chet Atkins style guitar in its style and nuance - from style, articulation, and genre-blending motifs to the complexity of repertoire
13:25 - The James Burton Guitar Festival, that time Steve Wariner almost lit the place on fire with his incendiary playing, and the importance of practice
18:10 - Guitar collections - is it something Steve cares much about, or does he just enjoy picking and plucking?
26:00 - The Stratocaster and its 5-way toggle switch - does Steve swap it out for a 3-way, or keep it au naturel?
32:43 - Steve’s involvement with The New Nashville Cats
38:01 - Jack Pearson, and Steve’s experience with the Grammy awards
57:50 - When and why Steve took up singing
68:16 - A few of Steve’s guilty musical pleasures
Total Length: 73:05