That time I asked Telecaster master Danny Gatton if he liked playing slide with beer bottles

By Steve Newton

I did my one and only interview with Danny Gatton, “the world’s greatest unknown guitarist”, back in 1993, just before the release of his Cruisin’ Deuces album.

Tragically, he took his own life the following year. A close friend said he thought Gatton had suffered from depression for over two decades.

He sounded in good spirits when we chatted though. At one point in the interview I asked him about his penchant for playing slide with beer bottles.

Have a listen:


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