Michael Wilson

He’s the top piano man in a guitar town, a musician of such adaptability and situational awareness that he’s been working steadily for superstars for decades. That’s gone so well in fact, that Matt Rollings overlooked, sidestepped, ignored and otherwise neglected that seemingly obvious idea of making recordings, until now. “People ask me, how did you decide to make a record after 30 years?” he says. “And my answer is that I didn’t; the record decided to make me.”


For one of the most successful professionals of the past thirty years in Music City, Mac McAnally rarely gets his name in lights. But if you follow country music even casually, you’ve probably heard that name called out for ten nearly consecutive years during the CMA Awards for winning its prestigious Musician of the Year award. He’s also in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He’s filled about every role a musician can fill on stage, in studio and on his own records, but is he famous? This is, to him, immaterial.

Ed Rode

It’s been almost exactly two years since the Wood Brothers released One Drop of Truth, the most recognized album of their fifteen-year career. There have been quite a few landmarks since then, including a Grammy nomination for the album, first-ever headline shows at the Ryman Auditorium and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in their hometown of Denver, and a live disc from San Francisco’s Fillmore. But bassist and singer Chris Wood has a different highlight. 

In Episode 61 of The String, Craig H. and producer companion Gina Frary Bacon sit down with iconic Nashville Cat Wayne Moss.