Nels Cline, the Unlikely Guitar Hero

Nels Cline
Cover of Nels Cline

From LA Times:

Picture a guitar hero. What do you see? Maybe there’s flowing hair shaking before arena-sized crowds, a few technicolor scarves and Eddie Van Halen-esque spotlight posturing. Or maybe it’s a crowd of gone-too-soon ghosts in Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan or Duane Allman. But what you don’t immediately imagine is a lanky, cerebral and unfailingly humble 58-year-old in Wilco guitarist Nels Cline.