With a last name like his, Peoria, Ill., native Steve Gibson was bound to pick up a guitar -- and pick he did.

Moving to Nashville in 1972, Gibson got his first break playing on Dave Loggins' 1974 hit, "Please Come to Boston," and forged a long, distinguished career as a country guitar picker, whether adding honky-tonk twang to Johnny Rodriguez records or rhythmic riffs to an acoustic Dolly Parton boxed set. But one of his greatest credits is OmniSound Studios.

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