William DuVall: “The guitar is something physical and primal - nothing can take the place of that immediacy”

William DuVall
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William DuVall is being driven north along the I-95 from New Jersey to Manhattan through late-afternoon traffic so we’ve got plenty of time to talk about his debut solo album, One Alone.

The album sees the Alice in Chains frontman pare everything back to just his acoustic guitar and voice, recording it in quick time over a couple of sessions.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.