Nels Cline

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Accomplished jazz and rock guitarist whose breadth of work extends from free jazz to post-punk.
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Year Album Artist
2018 Currents, Constellations Nels Cline 4 Primary Artist, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Group Member, Composer, Composer/Lyricist
2018 Lachesis/Clotho/Atropos Harmony Rockets / Peter Walker Guitar
2018 Rhapsody Bobby Previte Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (12 String), Slide Guitar
2018 Superette Chris Lightcap Featured Artist, Guitar (Electric), Lap Steel Guitar
2017 Big Walnuts Yonder Big Walnuts Yonder Vocals, Guitar, Group Member, Composer
2017 Electric Trim Lee Ranaldo Guitar (Electric)
2017 I'm a Harmony Linda Perhacs Featured Artist, Soloist
2017 Moof Double Naught Spy Car Composer, Featured Artist, Guitar
2017 Sky Music: A Tribute to Terje Rypdal Bass, Guitar (Electric), Loops
2017 The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever! The Allan Holdsworth Album Collection Allan Holdsworth Liner Notes
2016 Beautiful Love Nels Cline Primary Artist
2016 Day of the Dead Guitar (Electric)
2016 Jazz Free: A Connective Improvisation Henry Kaiser Guitar
2016 Lovers Nels Cline Primary Artist, Liner Notes, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Lap Steel Guitar, Design, Effects, Composer
2016 Rainbow Ends Emitt Rhodes Guitar
2016 Rebecca Schiffman Rebecca Schiffman Guitar
2016 Schmilco Wilco Group Member
2016 Song of Lahore The Sachal Ensemble Featured Artist, Guitar (Electric)
2016 The Bond Nels Cline Primary Artist, Composer
2016 The Bed We Made Nels Cline Primary Artist, Composer
2015 Accidental Sky Nels Cline / White Out Primary Artist, Guitar, Group Member
2015 Disturbing Wildlife Invisible Familiars Guest Artist
2015 Orphic Machine Ben Goldberg Guitar (Electric)
2015 Star Wars Wilco Group Member, Composer
2015 Turning Towards the Light Go: Organic Orchestra / Adam Rudolph Guitar (Electric), Effects, Group Member
2015 Wandering Music Billy Martin Composer, Effects, Guitar (Electric), Primary Artist
2014 Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014 Wilco Liner Notes, Composer, Guitar (Electric), Lap Steel Guitar
2014 Hotel Valentine Cibo Matto Bass, Guitar
2014 Love and Hate Joan Osborne Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
2014 Macroscope Nels Cline Singers Producer, Vocals, Guitars, Drums (Electric), Effects, Group Member, Composer, Drum, Guitar (12 String Electric), Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Lap Steel Guitar, Loops, Percussion, Tambora, Voices
2014 Room Nels Cline / Julian Lage Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Layout, Composer
2014 Some Spinning, Some at Rest Gavin Templeton Trio Liner Notes
2014 Terminals Bobby Previte Featured Artist, Guitar
2014 The Complete Studio Albums Wilco Composer, Guitar, Guitar (12 String), Guitar (Electric), Loops
2014 What's Your 20? Essential Tracks 1994-2014 Wilco Composer, Guitar (Electric), Instrumentation, Lap Steel Guitar, Loops, Slide Guitar, Vocals
2014 Woodstock Sessions, Vol. 2 Nels Cline / Medeski Primary Artist, Guitar, Composer
2013 For People in Sorrow Alex Cline Executive Producer
2013 Ocean Above Your Heads Nels Cline / My Cat Is an Alien Primary Artist
2013 Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys Guitar
2013 Take Me to the Land of Hell Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Lap Steel Guitar, Loops, Percussion
2013 The $100 Guitar Project Nick Didkovsky Primary Artist
2013 Unfold Ordinary Mind Ben Goldberg Guitar
2012 Come Home to Mama Martha Wainwright Guitar (Electric)
2012 Composed Jherek Bischoff Featured Artist, Guitar, Main Personnel, Primary Artist
2012 Great Gypsy Soul Tommy Bolin Featured Artist, Introduction, Main Personnel, Primary Artist
2012 Live, Vols. 2-4 Jim Hall Interviewee
2012 Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions Billy Bragg / Wilco Lap Steel Guitar
2012 Mischief & Mayhem Jenny Scheinman Guitar, Guitars
2012 Natchez Trace Kevin Bowe / Kevin Bowe & The Okemah Prophets Guitar
2012 Out of the Game Rufus Wainwright Guitar (Electric)
2012 The Gowanus Session Nels Cline / Thollem McDonas / William Parker Primary Artist, Guitar (Electric), Composer
2011 C'mon Low Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
2011 Dos y Dos Dos Photography
2011 In Animal Tongue Evangelista Producer, Composer, Engineer, Arranger
2011 Last of the Good Ol' Days The Latebirds Guitar Loops
2011 Open Source Jeff Gauthier / Jeff Gauthier Goatette Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Classical), Effects
2011 Tassili Tinariwen Featured Artist, Guitar
2011 The Veil BB&C / Tim Berne / Jim Black / Nels Cline Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Guitar, Graphic Design, Effects, Composer
2011 The Whole Love Wilco Group Member, 6-String Guitar, Dobro, Guitar (12 String Electric), Guitar (Electric), Lap Steel Guitar, Loops, Slide Guitar, Ukulele
2010 Dirty Baby Nels Cline Primary Artist, Arranger, Liner Notes, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Lap Steel Guitar, Effects, Composer
2010 Floored By Four Floored By Four Guitar (Electric), Effects, Group Member
2010 Girls Need Attention Richard Julian Guitar (Electric)
2010 Initiate Nels Cline Singers Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Effects, Composer
2010 The Celestial Septet Nels Cline / Nels Cline Singers / Rova Primary Artist, Guitar, Composer
2010 The Interplanetary Note/Beat Conference Danny Frankel Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Sitar (Electric), Effects, Composer
2009 Coward Nels Cline Primary Artist, Mixing, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Autoharp, Zither, Sound Effects, Layout Design, Effects, Composer
2009 Dreamt on EP Bobb Bruno Lap Steel Guitar
2009 Elevating Device Nels Cline Primary Artist, Producer, Guitar (Electric), Electronics
2009 Prince of Truth Evangelista Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
2009 Spiritual Dimensions Wadada Leo Smith Guitar (12 String Electric), Guitar (Electric)
2009 The Sun Came Out 7 Worlds Collide Guitar (Electric), Slide Guitar
2009 Vignes Acoustic Guitar Trio Liner Notes, Guitar (Acoustic), Preparation, Group Member
2009 Wilco (The Album) Wilco Guitar, Group Member
2008 Assemblage 1998-2008 (+DVD) Guitar, Composer
2008 Cities and Eyes: The Skein Andrea Parkins / The Skein Liner Notes
2008 Diaspora Suite Steven Bernstein Main Personnel, Guitar (Electric)
2008 Duo Milano Nels Cline Primary Artist
2008 Eco, Arches and Eras Huntsville Guest Artist, Composer
2008 House of Return Jeff Gauthier / Jeff Gauthier Goatette Main Personnel, Guitars, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Percussion, Effects, Composer
2008 Interoceans I Heart Lung Main Personnel, Guitar (Electric), Sitar, Electronics
2008 The Ultimate Frog Jim McAuley Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Slide Guitar, Guitar (Classical), Dobro, Primary Artist
2008 The Vain Hope of Horse Jason Heath Primary Artist
2008 Waiting in Vain James Jackson Toth Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar (Electric)
2007 Dogs & Donkeys Christian Kiefer Main Personnel, Guitar (Electric), Lap Steel Guitar
2007 Downpour Nels Cline / Andrea Parkins / Tom Rainey Primary Artist, Guitar (Electric), Composer
2007 Draw Breath Nels Cline Singers Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Layout Design, Effects, Composer
2007 I'm Not There [Original Soundtrack] Bob Dylan Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
2007 Luminous Chris Murphy Guitar
2007 Miracle of Five Eleni Mandell Guitar (Electric), Lap Steel Guitar, Dobro, Banjo, Sound Effects
2007 No Sense Nels Cline Primary Artist
2007 Quiet Orchestra Quiet Orchestra Guitar
2007 Sky Blue Sky Wilco Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Guitar (12 String Electric), Lap Steel Guitar, Loops, Composer
2007 Spinning The Circle David Witham Guitar (Electric)
2007 Suite: Bittersweet Nels Cline Primary Artist
2007 The Anti-Social Club Alan Pasqua Main Personnel, Guitar, Guitars
2007 The Autumn Defense The Autumn Defense Guest Artist, Guitar
2007 To Go Home [Merge] M. Ward Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Guitar, Performer
2006 Blood Orange Todd Sickafoose Guitar, Effects
2006 Deviations on a Theme: Retrospective Lydia Lunch Primary Artist
2006 Distressed Damsel Editing, Guitar (Electric), Effects, Collage, Composer
2006 Four Guitars Live Nels Cline / Carlos Giffoni / Thurston Moore / Lee Ranaldo Primary Artist, Guitar, Group Member
2006 I Killed the Monster: 21 Artists Performing the Songs of Daniel Johnston Guitar
2006 I Stand Alone Ramblin' Jack Elliott Composer
2006 New Monastery Nels Cline Primary Artist
2006 Nowhere Calling Steuart Liebig / Mentones Liner Notes
2006 One and the Same Jeff Gauthier / Jeff Gauthier Goatette Main Personnel, Guitar (Electric), Electronics, Effects, Composer
2006 Revenge of Blind Joe Death: The John Fahey Tribute Album Primary Artist
2006 Sonic Scenery: Music for Collections Mixing, Editing, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Sitar (Electric), Loops, Bass, Performer, Marxophone, Effects, Composer, Primary Artist
2006 Sonic Scenery: Music for Collections [W/Book] Mixing, Editing, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Sitar (Electric), Loops, Bass, Performer, Marxophone, Effects, Composer, Primary Artist
2006 Sunken Treasure: Live in the Pacific Northwest Jeff Tweedy Guitar
2006 Tell the People Matt Ellis Guitar (Electric)
2006 What Living's All About Alicia Bay Laurel Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Lap Steel Guitar
2005 Banning + Center Nels Cline Primary Artist
2005 Believe Scott Amendola / Scott Amendola Band Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar, Electric 6-String Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric), Guitar (12 String), Lap Steel Guitar, Band
2005 Connect Set Session Date: 10-8-04 Banyan Composer
2005 Electric Ascension Rova Orkestrova Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar (Electric)
2005 For a Decade of Sin: 11 Years of Bloodshot Records Lap Steel Guitar
2005 Immolation/Immersion Nels Cline Primary Artist, Main Personnel, Guitar (Electric), Effects
2005 Kicking Television: Live in Chicago Wilco Guitar, Guitars, Lap Steel Guitar, Group Member
2005 Phantascope Anubian Lights Additional Personnel, Guitar
2005 Proceed Crater Guitar
2005 Salvaging the Past Dean de Benedictis Main Personnel, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric)
2005 Willing Victim Lydia Lunch Performer
2004 Ash and Tabula: Out Trios, Vol. 3 Nels Cline Primary Artist, Producer, Main Personnel, Guitar, Sound Effects, Effects, Composer
2004 I'm Gonna Stop Killing Carla Bozulich Guitar (Electric), Lap Steel Guitar, Composer
2004 Live at Perkins' Palace Banyan Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar, Composer
2004 Red Planet Sky Saxon Guitar, Musician
2004 Secular Steel Lap Steel Guitar, Drums, Sampling, Composer, Primary Artist
2004 Smoke in the Shadows Lydia Lunch Producer, Audio Production, Main Personnel, Guitar, Guitar (Bass), Bass
2004 The Entire Time Nels Cline Primary Artist, Liner Notes, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (12 String Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (12 String Electric), Guitar (Nylon String), Loops, Siren, Effects Pedals, Composer
2004 The Giant Pin Nels Cline Singers Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Sound Effects, Effects, Composer
2003 Active Vapor Recovery Scot Ray Guest Artist, Guitar (Electric)
2003 Buried on Bunker Hill Nels Cline Primary Artist, Guitar (Electric), Autoharp, Loops, Performer, Effects, Composer
2003 Cry Scott Amendola / Scott Amendola Band Guitar
2003 Neon Meate Dream of a Octafish: A Tribute to Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Guitar
2003 The Complex Blue Man Group Guitar
2003 The Red Headed Stranger Carla Bozulich Guest Artist, Guitar (Electric), Lap Steel Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String)
2003 Voices in the Wilderness John Zorn Guitar
2003 World Is Bound by Secret Knots Noe Venable Guitar
2002 156 Strings: Nineteen Totally Original Acoustic Guitarists Performer, Primary Artist
2002 Instrumentals Nels Cline Singers Primary Artist, Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Baritone), Composer
2002 Mask Jeff Gauthier / Jeff Gauthier Goatette Guest Artist, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Composer
2002 Remnant Crib Guitar
2002 The Allure of Roadside Curios L. Stinkbug Mixing, Guitar (Electric), Group Member, Composer
2002 The Golden State Mia Doi Todd Guitar (Electric)
2002 The Music of Eric Von Essen, Vol. 3 Guitar (12 String Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Classical), Primary Artist
2001 Acoustic Guitar Trio Acoustic Guitar Trio Guitar (Acoustic), Imaging
2001 Destroy All Nels Cline Nels Cline Primary Artist, Producer
2001 Hangover Hotel Lydia Lunch Primary Artist
2001 L.A.'s Unsung: Nimbus West Compilation Guitar (Electric)
2001 Requiem for Jack Kirby Gregg Bendian's Interzone Guest Artist, Guitar
2001 Steuart Liebig: Pomegranate Steuart Liebig Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Featured Artist
2001 The Constant Flame Alex Cline Guest Artist, Guitar (Electric)
2001 The Music of Eric von Essen, Vol. 2 Primary Artist, Guitar
2000 Creative Jazz and New Music Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
2000 Jackson's Jukebox Composer
2000 Myriad Gregg Bendian's Interzone Guitar, Slide Guitar
2000 New Coat of Paint: Songs of Tom Waits Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Primary Artist
2000 The Inkling Nels Cline Primary Artist, Guitar, Composer
2000 The Music of Eric Von Essen, Vol. 1 Alan Broadbent / Alex Cline / Nels Cline / Peter Erskine / Alan Pasqua Primary Artist, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric)
2000 Weak Beats and Lame-Ass Rhymes Two Dollar Guitar Guitar
1999 Anytime at All Banyan Guitar, Composer
1999 Drinking from Puddles Composer
1999 Fragile Tough Girl Jo Davidson Guest Artist
1999 Interstellar Space Revisited (The Music of John Coltrane) Nels Cline Primary Artist, Guitar (Electric)
1999 Vapor G.E. Stinson Mixing, Liner Notes, Guitar
1998 Edible Flowers Nels Cline Primary Artist, Guitar
1998 Empire Box Tim Berne Guest Artist, Producer, Guitar (Electric), Guitar (12 String Electric), Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar
1998 Got No Shadow Mary Lou Lord Guest Artist, Guitar (Bass), Ebo
1998 James Brown Super Bad @ 65: A James Brown Tribute Guitar, Drums
1998 Sad Nels Cline Primary Artist
1998 Scarnella Scarnella Guitar, Farfisa Organ, Guitar (Bass), Drums, Percussion, Toy Instruments, Composer
1998 Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser / Wadada Leo Smith / Yo Miles! Guest Artist, Guitar
1997 Banyan Banyan Guitar
1997 Butch The Geraldine Fibbers Guitar (Electric), Guitar (12 String), Slide Guitar, Organ, Calliope, Guitar (Bass), Composer
1997 Citizen Wayne Wayne Kramer Guest Artist, Guitar, Noise
1997 Contemplating the Engine Room Mike Watt Guest Artist, Guitar
1997 Ground Nels Cline Trio Primary Artist
1997 Offset Rhapsody James Carney Guitar (Electric)
1997 Pillow Wand Nels Cline Primary Artist, Guitar, EWI
1997 What Part of "Get Thee Gone" Don't You Understand? The Geraldine Fibbers Guitar
1996 Beyond the Circle Osamu Kitajima Guitar
1996 Chest Nels Cline Primary Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Recorder
1996 Gregg Bendian's Interzone Gregg Bendian's Interzone Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar
1996 Jeremy Toback Jeremy Toback Guest Artist, Guitar
1996 Nation of Laws Vinny Golia Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Baritone)
1996 O Come All Ye Faithful: Rock for Choice Guitar
1996 Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute to D Boon and the Minutemen Vocals, Guitar
1996 Polar Goldie Cats Polar Goldie Cats Producer, Engineer, Recorder
1996 Razor Vinny Golia Guitar
1996 Thousand Other Names G.E. Stinson Collage
1995 Ball-Hog or Tugboat? Mike Watt Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Slide Guitar
1995 Krin Brad Dutz Guest Artist
1995 Right of Violet Alex Cline Producer
1995 The Best of Ellipsis Arts: Planet Soup Guitar
1994 Freudian Slip Deborah Holland Guitar (Electric)
1994 Fully Engulfed Wayne Peet Trio Producer, Engineer
1993 Against the Grain Vinny Golia Guitar (Electric)
1993 Internal Memo Jeff Gauthier Producer
1993 Mr. Machinery Operator fIREHOSE Guitar
1992 Camels Brad Dutz Guest Artist, Guitar (Electric)
1992 Haunting the Spirits Inside Them... Ken Filiano / Vinny Golia / Joëlle Léandre Producer
1992 Lifeline Rob Blakeslee Quintet Producer
1992 Montsalvat Alex Cline Ensemble Producer
1992 Silencer Nels Cline / Nels Cline Trio Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Guitar, Guitars, Performer, Composer
1992 The Same Without You G.E. Stinson Producer, Artwork, Cover Art
1991 Live at the Knitting Factory, Vols. 1-5 Performer, Primary Artist
1989 Live at the Knitting Factory, Vol. 1 [A&M] Primary Artist
1989 Summer Night Quartet Music Primary Artist, Guitar (Acoustic), Composer
1989 The Earth and the Heart Dennis Gonzalez Guest Artist, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Soloist, Devices, Composer
1988 Angelica Nels Cline Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Liner Notes, Guitar, Guitars, Performer, Design, Composer
1987 The Lamp and the Star Alex Cline Guest Artist, Producer, Primary Artist, Vocals, Voices
1984 Georgia Blue Julius Hemphill Guitar
1984 Ocean Park Quartet Music Guitar
1983 Jedda by the Sea/Captured in Ice 17 Pygmies Guitar
1980 7X Tim Berne Guitar
1980 Elegies Nels Cline Primary Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Recorder
1980 Quartet Music Nels Cline Primary Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Recorder
1975 Teaser Tommy Bolin Featured Artist, Introduction, Primary Artist
Beautie On the Waters Mc 'N' Mac Liner Notes
Boyhood [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Composer
Bricks David Stackenäs Liner Notes
Celebrate Ornette Guitar, Primary Artist
Delay in Gravity Bonnie Barnett Guitar (Electric), Effects, Primary Artist
Fueling the Rose of Fire: Lydia Lunch Live in Barcelona 1989-2005 Lydia Lunch Composer
Fukushima Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York Guitar
Ghosts on the Radio End of Love Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Good Grief! The Dark Bob / Lewis Macadams Composer, Guitar, Guitar Effects
I Never Metaguitar Primary Artist
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning Nels Cline Primary Artist
In-Store Nels Cline / Thurston Moore Primary Artist
Jimpani Kustakwa Ka Jankwariteecherï Estamos Ensemble Liner Notes, Composer
Konjac-tion Buffalo Daughter Featured Artist, Guitar
Live at the Knitting Factory Performer, Primary Artist
Oceans of Vows Alex Cline Guitar (Electric)
Open the Door Nels Cline / Elliott Sharp Primary Artist, Quotation Author
Pants Nels Cline Trio Primary Artist
Paolo Sorrentino: Music for Films Paolo Sorrentino Lap Steel Guitar
Salt on Sea Glass If by Yes Guitar (Electric), Lap Steel Guitar
Swing Ghost '59 Nels Cline 4 Composer/Lyricist
The Present Jeff Gauthier Quartet Composer
They Said... Sinister Resonance Composer
Vol. 3: Year of the Wooden Horse Rabbit Rabbit Radio Featured Artist
Words and Stories Mark Weber Guitar