Guthrie Govan: i talk guitar interview


What was the most surprising response to your album ‘Erotic Cakes’ that you received?

“I’ve had some startlingly encouraging feedback from some of my favourite living guitar players… which was nice. Even more surprising, though, was a video on YouTube where some marimba player from Berklee was playing a note-for-note rendition of ‘Wonderful Slippery Thing’ as part of his end-of-term recital. It cheered me up to think that someone who doesn’t even play guitar could find something of interest in the album, and I thought it was pretty amazing that he invested all that time into learning one of the tracks so meticulously… it felt a bit like being inducted into the Real Book for 15 minutes!”

Are there any plans for a follow-up?

“Oh, yes. I’d like to write and record the whole of the next album in one uninterrupted period of time, in the quest for musical continuity… so I’m constantly scanning my diary in the hope of finding an appropriate window of time somewhere, amongst all my teaching/gigging/transcribing commitments. I’m determined to get it done this year, whatever else happens…”
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