I had the opportunity to see Marty and his Superlatives tonight at a small theater in Clearwater. It was my second time seeing them, and man, what a sound. I defy you to show me another four piece that can do what they can do with textures, vocal harmonies and overall sound. Anyway, Marty did a signing after the show, and I got him to personalize my Way Out West LP. I told him my name and that he’s one of my primary guitar influences, which is true. His reply: “That guitar, man. It never ends.” The more I thought about it, the more deep I realized that one liner was. It’s true. Nobody can ever really completely master the instrument. It will give back to you exactly what you put into it, but no matter how much time and effort anyone puts into it, there’s always more to learn. Marty Stuart, guru.