Q. Some guitarists have a preference for a particular instrument, but you play lap steel, a six string and a dobro, among others. Do you have a favorite?
A. "I like the different styles of them. The lap steel is right in front of me, so I could feel where the frets should be. The lap steel is very unique instrument.
"Do I have a main axe? I've got a few that I keep going back to. I have a Les Paul that I love. A friend gave me a Telecaster he made, and I love that guitar a lot. I also have a Hammond H44; it's one my favorite guitars."
Q. What's the rest of the year look like for you?
A. "It looks good. We just got picked up for the Heritage Festival in Wheeling. It's our third year in a row for that.
"Southern Hospitality just released a record, 'Easy Livin,' and I'm going to be working on a new [solo] record for next year. I think J.P. [Soars] is definitely working on a new record, and I'm thinking Victor probably is, too.
"For us, we've all got our own careers. We toured on our own before, and Southern Hospitality is something where we come together for a while when we have little breaks in our schedules."
Q. How is playing solo different than playing with Southern Hospitality?
A. "The songs. What I play with Southern Hospitality and what I play with my trio are different. There are only one or two songs I play with both projects.
"I also play a lot more guitar with my trio than I do with Southern Hospitality."
Q. Why do different material with both bands?
A. "Southern Hospitality is a bigger band, so the material you might choose for a bigger band might be different than you'd do with a trio."
Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.