Monday, January 25, 2016

New Steve Wariner Album Coming

Steve Wariner Working On New Album

It's been 20 years since Steve Wariner released his instrumental album No More Mr. Nice Guy.  Now the Grammy winner says he's working on a long-awaited sequel.  Inside Country caught up with Steve at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum:  "I'm working on a new project that's gonna be kind of like an album I did a few years ago called No More Mr. Nice Guy where a lot of my friends come in.  Peter Frampton already said he wants to play on it.  I talked to Ricky Skaggs about a project, not specifically this one.  But back when I did the first one, he said 'Thanks a lot.' I go what?  He said, 'You didn't ask me to play on your record.'  Ricky's one of my dear friends so I definitely want to ask him.  There'll be different folks than the last one.  But there are a lot of great players.  My wish list is pretty long.  I've written a few things, I actually recorded a piece yesterday."  Steve says it probably won't be ready until the end of the year.

Steve was at the Hall of Fame to help kick off a new exhibit of Gretsch guitars from the collection of rocker Randy Bachman of the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive.  Steve said he really loved the collection: "They're like little works of art. Even if someone didn't know guitars, they'd be astounded because they're beautiful.  I want a lot of these guitars badly!" The exhibit, American Sound and Beauty: Guitars from the Bachman-Gretsch Collection, features over 75 guitars, and will continue through July.