Nels Cline

Alternative rock, Guitarist

1956 –

87

Who is Nels Cline?

Nels Cline is an American guitarist and composer.

He first came to prominence in the 1980s playing jazz, often in collaboration with his identical twin brother Alex Cline, a drummer. Since then, Nels has worked with a wide range of musicians in punk and alternative rock, notably Mike Watt, Thurston Moore and Wilco. He also leads the groups the Nels Cline Singers and Nels Cline Trio.

Cline was named the 82nd greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in November 2011, and the 43rd greatest guitarist of all time by Spin magazine in May 2012.

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Born
Jan 4, 1956
Los Angeles
Also known as
  • Cline, Nels
Siblings
Nationality
  • United States of America
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Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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