Dave Hole wants to take slide guitar to a higher level

Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 1:00am

There are numerous great blues guitarists active on the current scene, but very few specialize in, or even play, slide. More importantly, absolutely no one approaches the slide like Australian stylist Dave Hole.

An injury to his little finger as a teen forced Hole to try something unusual. He switched the slide to his index finger and hung his hand over the guitar neck. The resulting voicings and sound proved as profitable for him as Dizzy Gillespie

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