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Deren Ney of Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

(Photo by Jason Charme ©2013

(Photo by Jason Charme ©2013)

Deren Ney is what I like to call a “guitarist’s guitarist.”  A player who obviously has the chops, but plays what fits the song.  The song comes first.  That’s not to say he can’t rip…He can!  If you have a chance to catch a Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers show, chances are you left there quite impressed with Deren’s playing.  He weaves in and out of blues, country, soul, rock, roots and back around again.  VTB was lucky enough to have a few minutes to talk with Deren between tour dates…

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Vinni Smith of V-Picks

Vinni Smith

Vinni Smith

Vinni Smith invented the V-Pick.   If you’re not familiar with V-Picks, chances are you’ve heard some music made with them.  How he started his business and how he runs it is a fascinating story.  And we’re lucky enough to have Vinni share that story with us.

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