As per the headline, it appears that the former Geraldine Fibber, present Nels Cline Singer, free musicâ€™s hired gun du jour, twin to Alex, new guy in Wilco thatâ€™s not Pat Sansone, etc. ad naus. has contracted that dreaded scourge of childhood known as chicken pox (Varicella zoster). And according to one of those annoying MySpace bulletins that eat up both your inbox and leisure time, perennial dad rockers Wilco have had to cancel two upcoming shows â€“ tomorrow night (
The bulletin goes on to say, somewhat vaguely, that Cline is â€œslowly on the mendâ€ and getting â€œover the hump.â€ The
By far, Nels Cline is one of the best guitarists Iâ€™ve ever heard, in my Top 10 of those Iâ€™ve actually seen – and as his kick-ass website can most certainly attest – thee most literate and candid guitarist working today. Wanna see pics of his touring rig in all itâ€™s electronically processed grandeur, along with a detailed technical discussion of it? Ever wonder who his own Top 200 guitarists are or what he really thinks about Jeff Tweedy? Check out www.nelscline.com for all this and more.