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Blake Mills on Fingerstyle Playing
Episode 626th June 2020 • Chasing Frets • Premier Guitar
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Blake discusses the evolution of his unique fingerstyle technique, which draws on sources ranging from Michael Hedges, West Africa, and Bob Brozman, Blake’s onetime teacher. 

Blake’s playing is steeped in traditional folk, blues, and ethnic music, but it’s seldom retro. He inevitably twists his influences into startling new configurations that feel simultaneously old and new, often employing slide and fretless guitar to stretch the boundaries of intonation and groove. His latest solo album is Mutable Set, released just a few weeks ago.

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