Lady Antebellum guitarist Slim Gambill: "You have to have a sense of rhythm to play a good guitar solo"

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When Jason 'Slim' Gambill moved to Nashville, he did so with a wealth of experience and at the urging of a musician who was launching a new band. At the time, Gambill was playing guitar for Josh Kelley; the musician luring him away was Kelley’s brother Charles, and the band was Lady Antebellum, now a multi-platinum, seven-time Grammy-winning country music super-group.

Gambill, a guitarist, producer, and songwriter, studied jazz guitar at the University of Southern California, is an accomplished session player and sideman, performed in the house band on NBC’s late-night program Last Call with Carson Daly, and spent two years in Josh Kelley’s touring band after tracking guitars on the singer’s 2005 album, Almost Honest.

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Alison Richter is a seasoned journalist who interviews musicians, producers, engineers, and other industry professionals, and covers mental health issues for Writing credits include a wide range of publications, including,, Bass Player, TNAG Connoisseur, Reverb, Music Industry News, Acoustic, Drummer,, Gearphoria, She Shreds, Guitar Girl, and Collectible Guitar.