Nels Cline was born in 1956 and remains one of the leading guitar virtuosos in the industry. He started playing guitar with his twin brother (Alex Cline) who took up the drums at the same time when they were 12. He became a standout musician in the 1980’s where he and his brother collaborated on numerous Jazz projects. His interests soon spread to punk and alternative rock and he has been a member of the alternative rock band Wilco since 2004. Dubbed “The Avant Romantic.” by Rolling Stone magazine when he was chosen one of the “Top 20 New Guitar Gods” in 2007. He’s been listed in the top 100 best guitarists in Rolling Stone (82nd) and Spin Magazine (43rd).
Enjoy this Wilco clip featuring The Great Nels Cline.