“I strived to get an electric guitar to respond like a fingerpicked, open-tuned acoustic for decades. I went about it wrong”: Ex-Black Crowes guitarist Luther Dickinson on why he never dug his first signature Gibson – and how its followup went MIA

Luther Dickinson
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Luther Dickinson’s discography is staggering, although that’s not shocking for a session guitarist. Then again, Dickinson – the son of Memphis legend Jim Dickinson – is more than just a session man. 

Many know Dickinson for his time with the Black Crowes from 2007 to 2011, which produced two studio albums, Warpaint and Before the Frost… Until the Freeze, plus two live records, Warpaint Live and Wiser for the Time (the latter of which dropped after he’d left).  

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.