Short Takes: Musician Will Kimbrough

Short Takes with Will Kimbrough: A man with tales with or without a guitar

Episode Thirteen: Short Takes with musician Will Kimbrough

Maybe you’ve heard his name or maybe you are already a big fan. Either way, there’s high probability that you’ve heard Will Kimbrough’s music, be it his own songs from the man himself, from playing on albums, to other artists — Jimmy Buffett, Todd Snider, Emmylou Harris — covering his songs. Will is a man of many talents and with more tales. In this fascinating, wonderful interview for Short Takes, Will recounts his time with Emmylou Harris, discusses if people truly change at their core, talks about producing Todd Snider’s famous East Nashville Skyline album, shares tales of his times in Tuscaloosa, and lets us know what’s done up real good.

Will is a man with as many stories with a guitar as without. This episode is an entertaining look at what years of traveling as a musician can let a person see. There is a lot to uncover here. We hope you enjoy!

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2 comments on “Short Takes: Musician Will Kimbrough

  1. 87 Jetta

    Blaine is on quite a roll here – this might be the best episode of Short Takes yet (which is saying something).

    Was at that Todd Snider/Will Kimbrough show at the Bama Theater in ’04 that you mentioned. Wish somebody had taped it; I’d love to hear it again.

    Warning: this interview will cause one to lament the death of the Tuscaloosa music scene that once was.

    Was posed this question: when did the T-town scene mentioned here officially end? My answer was probably the closing of the Chukker, but I only got to Tuscaloosa in 2002. For me it was probably the shuttering of Vinyl Solution. Granted, you still had some bands that kept at it for a few more years thereafter, but is it fair to say that the “scene” represented by Paul Westerburg playing a set with the Bryce patients was long gone?
    Somebody needs to get Rob Trucks to write a book about that era.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Gosh, yes, that era of Tuscaloosa is worthy of a book. I wish it would be documented. I got to Tuscaloosa in ‘97 so I witnessed the last vestiges of it, just barely. I find it interesting.

      And thanks for the kind words about the show! I’m happy that you and others voice that they’re enjoyable.


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