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As collaborator to some of the luminaries in prog (Wetton, Downes, Emerson, etc.), guitarist Dave Kilminster has been able to participate in some incredible tours while still remaining somewhat anonymous. But as part of Roger Waters' latest incarnation of the band performing his classic The Wall, he's played in front of hundreds of thousands of fans around the world. But he's no simple hired gun playing parts David Gilmour originated: he's an accomplished composer in his own right. His newest album, ...And the Truth Will Set You Free, was released in late September, and its combination of prog, pop, and soul is a melodic and lyrical tour-de-force worthy of inclusion in any collection. Host Mark Ashby spoke with Kilminster about his somewhat stripped-down and old-school approach to writing and production, the pros and cons of playing in venues large and small, what he thinks about the Gilmour comparisons, and why you don't necessarily want to play perfectly in sync with a click track. You can visit him online at

Featured songs/excerpts:
"The Fallen"

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Originally posted 10 Oct 2014

Direct download: Progtopia_060_Dave_Kilminster_Will_Set_You_Free.mp3
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