Robben Ford is a true guitarists’ guitarist. His abilities as a jazz, rock and blues player led to him being named one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century” by Musician Magazine. The California native initially made his name in the ‘70s with Tom Scott and the LA Express. After leaving the Express, Ford enjoyed a successful solo career recording with his band the Yellowjackets and collaborated with such musical luminaries as Miles Davis, Greg Allman, Joni Mitchell and even Kiss.
Ford once had his own signature model Fender, which was based on the Fender Esprit Ultra. However nowadays his set-up tends to consist of either a Gibson Les Paul or a custom-made Sakashta, played through a Hermida Zendrive overdrive pedal into a Dumble amp. After more than 35 years in the business, Ford is still going strong and released his first album in three years, Soul On Ten, in February of 2010. He also tours constantly and when not on the road or in the studio he manages to conduct guitar clinics around the country for select groups of students. In this video interview, he shares some of his insights on his style and artistry, along with some incredible playing. Not to be missed!