Nels Cline and his Identical Twin Brother

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  1. Catoogie

    Catoogie Senior Member

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    Boy this looks odd.........there's Nels and.............Nels with a feathered 70's 'do

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  2. Carltone

    Carltone Gold Supporting Member

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    that's is his twin brother Alex Cline on the right
     
  3. KRosser

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    I've known and played with them both, for a long time...
     
  4. The Last Rebel

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    You've played with Nels f'ing Cline?! That's crazy man, I'd just about die if I got the chance to do that.
     
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    Glad he's finally getting his due. I remember seeing him play quite a bit in the LA area about 20 years ago. The first time was with fIREHOSE at Boagart's in Long Beach. Blew my mind... :bong
     
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    :roll
     
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    He's my personal hero. Every time I've seen Wilco I've stood right in front of him and stared in amazement. So humble too. I met him after a show in Austin and he talked with me for a few minutes and was actually interested in knowing what I was learning on guitar.
     
  8. KRosser

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    Many, many times. The last time we ran into each other about a month ago he expressed an interest in doing something again, so we'll see...
     
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    lol amazing






    That's awesome! Can you elaborate on the experience(s) please?

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    didn't know he had a brother, let alone one that played! What instrument?

    /rick
     
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    How about a vid? I remember this one being posted a while back.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbNYBPNfco8

    Love Nels, but never heard his brother. Twin musician brothers, how cool is that?
     
  12. KRosser

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    Well, that'd get long because I'd be retracing over 20 years of personal history

    In a nutshell: I got to know Nels when I first moved to LA as he was one of the most active guitarists in the creative music world here. I went to see him at a show and introduced myself, and we eventually started playing together. Nels has often referred me to gigs he couldn't do over the years. There's an unreleased MP3 clip of us playing together a couple years ago on his site and a strange record we did together called "Solo Career"
     
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    clemduolian Silver Supporting Member

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    Alex Cline is a fine, fine percussionist.
     
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    Nels is one of my personal guitar heros too.

    Hey KRosser, if you happen to run into him again any time soon can you ask him how he keeps his jazzmaster in tune with all that wild trem work? :)

    I missed him in Chicago but saw him with Wilco a few times and my eyes never left his hands... I hope he comes back soon, I'd love a 5 minute chat with him sometime.
     
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    Wow..."Bulgaria" just blew me away. I really enjoy your playing, Ken. Plus, Alex Cline is mother of a percussionist....just wow.
     
  18. Carltone

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    Peter Erskine produced Alex Cline's latest 2 solo records... if you know anything about great drummers, that should tell you how good Alex is. His drums really do sound 'composed" in a good way... even when he's improvising, he sounds so fresh and innovative with his choices... put on one of his records and be amazed. He's just like his bro, Nels... a bad mofo!
     
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    He began using/endorsing the new Mastery Bridge: http://www.masterybridge.com/artists.html

    Not sure what he was doing before that (fairly recent invention, I think).
     
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