Podcast 393: Jamie Stillway

Guitarist Jamie Stillway joins us on this week’s Fretboard Journal Podcast to talk about the making of her new album, Lullaby for a Stranger. This meditative, effects-laden, and ambient-leaning record is a departure for Stillway, who is best known for her exquisite flattop playing.

From her new home on Vashon Island in Washington, Jamie tells us about the original inspiration for this project, the guitar that’s transformed her playing style (a 15″ archtop built by luthier Maegen Wells), why she wanted this release to come out on vinyl, and much more.


Stillway has shared a new video for FJ Podcast listeners, featuring her playing “Wood and Windows.” It was filmed by fellow guitarist and frequent collaborator Eric Skye.

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