Talkhouse Playlist: Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket Talks His Favorite Guitarists

The My Morning Jacket guitarist shares tracks with non-traditional guitars, a masterclass in rhythmic playing, and more.

Across My Morning Jacket’s stellar catalog, multi-instrumentalist Carl Broemel has displayed a deep knowledge and love of the guitar. To celebrate the release of his upcoming solo album, 4th of July, Carl put together this playlist featuring some of his favorite guitarists of all time. Enjoy!
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“Marquee Moon” – Television, Marquee Moon

Ten minutes of brilliant, non-traditional guitar interplay between Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd.

“Ode to Billy Joe” – Nashville West, Nashville West

Clarence White is on Telecaster on this song, and this whole album is a masterclass in rhythmic playing. It was recorded at a small club show before Clarence even had his famed “b-bender” installed.

“Boomer’s Story” – Ry Cooder, Boomer’s Story

Classic open G slide guitar. If you like this, we can be friends.

“Make Like Paper” – Red House Painters, Songs for a Blues Guitar

Mark Koselek pays tribute to Neil Young in a beautiful way on this epic song.

“Ten Years Gone” – Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti

This song has four or five of my favorite guitar riffs of all time.

“Young Man Blues” – The Who, Live at Leeds

Pete Townsend’s sound here has so much brute force behind it.

“Eyes of the World” – Grateful Dead, Wake of the Flood

Jerry has the lightest touch to his playing here. It reminds me of classic Oscar Peterson piano playing.

“I Heard You Looking” – Yo La Tengo, Painful

Every time I see Yo La Tengo live Ira Kaplan blows my mind.

“Fourth of July” – Galaxie 500, This is Our Music

Dean Wareham has brilliant guitarist’s patience, and through the power of restraint makes beautiful music.

“Suite Bergamesque: III. Clair de Lune (arr. for 2 guitars)” – Ida Presti & Alexandre Lagoya, Vol. 2: Recordings 1956-1961

Two classical guitars become one instrument in Ida Presti and Alexandre Lagoya’s transcription of this Debussy classic. This makes me tear up every time.