New York guitar player of doom Gil Parris has played with Dr. John, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Diane Schuur, and Bernie Williams. Along with being a sideman, he's equally known for leading his own projects. Greg and Gil talk about his signature Reverend guitar (with Fishman Fluence Single-Width pickups), Gil's musical journey, and other gristle of all flavors!
2:12 - Gil Parris during the pandemic: solo performances, group performances, finding oneself busier than anticipated, and thoughts on the guitar years of yesterday vs today
10:58 - Gil’s fascination with jazz, how it assimilated into his playing, and splitting duties between solo artist and professional side-man
26:17 - Gil’s signature guitar from Reverend Guitars, and his favorite amps for studio and stage
29:07 - Greg’s new obsession with Jef Lee Johnson, and what it was like for Gil to develop his own unique voice in the New York guitar scene
34:11 - Gil’s relationship with guitarist and baseball player Bernie Williams, and thoughts on performing in this new stage of the pandemic
39:27 - Site-reading horror stories
50:45 - What’s on the horizon for Gil - new videos, new guitars, and more!
Total Length: 67:58