Bill Frisell – “Lonesome”

We’re going through our archives and sharing some never-seen-before Fretboard Journal video sessions.

Up first: A previously unreleased clip of FJ-favorite Bill Frisell performing his original tune, “Lonesome.” It’s a composition that has appeared on numerous Frisell albums, including Lookout for Hope, Gone, Just Like a Train and Harmony.

On this track, Bill is playing his heavily modified Fender Telecaster with TK Smith and Seymour Duncan Little ’59 pickups; a Gibson-scale length neck (crafted by JW Black); a Mastery bridge; and custom art by Terry Turrell. He’s playing through a Carr Sportsman amplifier. Recorded May 27, 2018.

Photo: Brian K. Saunders