Nashville’s Most Talented Musician: Vince Gill

Nashville is not usually known for its “Triple-Threat” artists (singer/songwriter/lead guitarist)—because hits in that town are usually written, produced, arranged and even played by a few select “A-List” studio guys—but ever since Vince Gill left Pure Prairie League in 1981 where he probably got tired of singing “Amie,” he’s blossomed. He turned down an invitation by Mark Knopfler to join Dire Straits to play with Rodney Crowell’s former band where his amazing virtuosic talent on guitar, mandolin, banjo and fiddle ultimately made him a star solo performer. Plus, did I mention he has the voice of an angel? Oh, and the dude can ROCK too. State Theatre, Easton, PA Sept. 18.