Christopher Paul Stelling plays guitar like there’s a fire is burning under his seat. His fingerstyle is so quick and relentless that his songs feel like they are ready to burst at the seams. It’s a tight line to walk, but Stelling manages to give each performance his all, without losing control.

For his second appearance on AG Sessions, Stelling performs pair of songs (“Cutting Loose” and “Wildfire”) from his new record, Forgiving It All.

Both are played in an open-E tuning on his 1941 Martin 00-18, which was bought in a “pretty bad state” and brought back to playing condition by the luthier and repair tech Justin Eisenman, in Asheville, North Carolina.