Bill Frisell – “You Are My Sunshine”

Back in 2018, Bryan Sutton inspired us to start a unique video project: Ask nearly every musician who came through the Fretboard Journal to give us their take on the same tune. We locked into “You Are My Sunshine” as the song of choice and have been busy filming (and editing) over a dozen interpretations (and counting) ever since. Our latest installment features one of the Fretboard Journal‘s favorite artists, Bill Frisell.

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 the office’s Carr Sportsman amp.

We’ll have more “Sunshine” takes on this site soon. In the meantime, enjoy the first installments we’ve filmed below.