“It didn’t sound right with just one guitar lead, so why not have two?” Mary Timony on her multiversal lead lines and why the Depression-era Gibson acoustic is the ultimate six-string survivor

Mary Timony
(Image credit: Chris Grady)

You can thank the sturdy craftsmanship of the Gibson guitar company for some of the richness on Mary Timony’s new Untame the Tiger project. The U.S. Postal Service? Not so much. 

When Timony began conceptualizing her latest solo effort – notably her first in 15 years – the D.C. veteran knew she wanted to explore more unplugged textures than the Dio-by-way-of-’70s-power-pop stylings of her longtime Ex Hex project, or the twitchy bass rumblings she leans into as part of D.C. hardcore quartet Hammered Hulls.

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.