The Nebraska-born, Colorado-raised guitarist is, of course, best known for his 13 years of working with country hitmakers Lady A, a key adjunct in the trio’s rise to multi-platinum, award-winning fame thanks to his hot licks and his trademark two-foot-long braids. But Gambill draws from a deep musical well, and his recent albums — FAKE JAZZ & THEME SONGS, LCD — as well as his buoyant new single “Up” and music that’s to come are the work of someone with endless ambition and no boundaries on his ambitions or imagination.
“I love sideman land, but it’s cool to put your own music out,” says Gambill, who now resides in Nashville. “Jazz and blues, and classic rock, is what got me into the guitar bug and practicing and learning, so this is kind of almost circling back around to where I started. It’s an amazing outlet I haven’t had for a long time, where I can do whatever I want.”