Ask A Guitarist – Rich Hinman
When it comes to guitar, Rich Hinman is, quite literally, the man. He’s played with some of New York’s finest and toured the world with the likes of Rosanne Cash, Ben Kweller, Marc Cohn, Rhett Miller, Bobby Long, Anais Mitchell, Justin Townes Earle, Teddy Thompson, Erin McKeown, Jim Keller, Tim Easton, Jill Sobule, Adam Levy, Ana Egge and many more.
He’s also a regular staple in such New York groups such as Taurus, Enemies!, Sidecar, Ulysses S. Grant, and The Ghost of Jerry Orbach. I caught up with Rich on a gig we were doing and asked him the all important question that should always be asked, what he looks for in a bass player.