Nels Cline is one of the most versatile, imaginative and original guitarists active today. Combining breathtaking technique with an informed musical intelligence, Cline displays a mastery of guitar expression that encompasses delicate lyricism, sonic abstractions, and skull-crunching flights of fancy, inspiring Jazz Times to call him "The World's Most Dangerous Guitarist."Cline's new double album "Initiate" by The Nels Cline Singers (with Devin Hoff on bass and Scott Amendola on drums) documents a remarkable three-day recording session at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, and The Singers' first live concert recording at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco. Initiate is a double album - one studio recording, one live recording. Three members of Deerhoof play percussion on the live album.Nels Cline is known for his work with members of Sonic Youth and Deerhoof, Mike Watt, Banyan, The Geraldine Fibbers, Carla Bozulich, Yuka Honda, and jazz artists such as Julius Hemphill, Tim Berne, Charlie Haden, and many others. Cline is also the lead guitarist in Wilco.