Show & Tell is where we get artists to tell us about a piece of gear that they cherish and use as a part of their live or studio setup. This month we chat to Chris Robertson, guitarist for Black Stone Cherry.
What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?
Today and every day I love to show my Paul Reed Smith signature guitar. To have a guitar with my name on it along with the name of the greatest guitar builder ever is absolutely amazing.
How did you come across this particular item?
This guitar came about after talks with the artist relations department at PRS guitars. I had a couple guitars modified to this spec and people seemed to want one as well.
What is it that you like about it so much?
For me the pickup combination is the selling point. I’ve always been a fan of single coil neck pickups and humbuckers with a coil split ability in the bridge position. The tonal varieties are amazing.
How do you use it and how has it shaped the way you write music?
I use these guitars a lot when writing and recording, they just feel like home. There is a certain comfort level I have with these that I don’t have with other guitars.
Tell us a little about what you have coming up?
We are on the road touring, touring, touring! Currently we’re doing shows in the States with Gov’t Mule and some other bands up until the end of May then we’re hitting Europe for dates through June. We are a live band at heart and will always be. Our new album Family Tree is coming out April 20 – so we’re looking forward to that too.
Family Tree is out Friday April 20 via Mascot Records.