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  • Chet Atkins and Lenny Breau: Note Choice, Note Choice

    Chet Atkins and Lenny Breau: Sweet Geoegia Brown Chet had said that Lenny Breau was one of his favorite guitarist, and in this video which features Chet and Lenny on this jazz classic ” Sweet Georgia Brown,” you are gonna know why Chet would have said such a thing. This particular video is not so good (meaning the quality), as it was probably run off on VCR back when this aired in the late 70′s. You see Ralph Emery introduce […]

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  • Doc Watson: “DOC” umentary- and a Lot of Pickin”

    By Fred Robbins: “Here’s an old documentary – worth seeing mostly for the quiet glimpses of Doc at home. Warning: 99% of the picking is on banjo and I wish there were even more of Doc speaking. Still…” Thanks Fred for sharing this with us. The vid is 34 minutes but has a lot of info on Doc…

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  • Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel: Fingerpicking Legends

    Here’s guitar legends Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel from a live TNN show back in 97. Now it’s mostly fingerpicking, but when Tommy goes into some soloing here on song #2, he will use his thumbpick similar to a flatpick, and get individual notes this way. Now I don’t know about you but, this video is cool because it features an interview on the back end. Chet talks about meeting Tommy, introducing him to Lenny Breau, and the making of […]

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  • Buster B. Jones: “LE MACHINE GUN”

    Buster B. Jones: “LE MACHINE GUN”

    Buster B. Jones: Le Machine Gun You need to watch this whole video because it’s probably one of the most impressive displays of fingerpicking that you will ever see. Is he as good as his mentors Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed? Well, you be the judge. Buster has incorporated all of their styles into his-  the result is a hybrid style that additionally features much faster melodic runs and riffs than his mentors. He says that the speed thing happened […]

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  • Chet Atkins Plays The Beatles and Acoustic Guitar

    No doubt about Chet Atkins being one of the all time greats on the guitar, but here’s a video of him playing the Beatles on a straight ahead acoustic guitar. Although the acoustic is no stranger to Chet, it’s hard to find him playing  one, as he’s usually on an electric or a hybrid acoustic/electric. I met Chet Atkins at Gruhn’s Guitars in Nashville back in the 90′s. He was there (with a crowd of people around him) trying out some acoustic […]

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  • Eric Johnson: Acoustic Tribute To Jerry Reed

    Here’s guitarist Eric Johnson performing live in Austin Texas back in 1984 with a tribute to Jerry Reed. For those of you unfamiliar with Eric, Guitar Player magazine said that Johnson was “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet.” With albums like “Ah Via Musicom” going platinum in 1990, Eric is one of the most popular selling guitarist who has also won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. For this particular video, Eric goes acoustic and does a fine job of it. But […]

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  • Jerry Reed: Actor Plays Guitar

    Jerry Reed (Hubbard) is probably best known for his acting in movies like “Smokey And The Bandit,” “Concrete Cowboys” and nearly a dozen other fims. The next place you’d know him is for his singing. with country hit songs such as “East Bound and Down,” ”A Thing Called Love,” ”Guitar Man,”  “Alabama Wild Man,” and “Amos Moses.” Unfortunately his guitar playin’ has come in third. Jerry was one of those all around talents that just had it goin’ on everywhere, and this video […]

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  • Merle Travis & Thom Bresh: Father & Son

    I remember a while back Vassar Clements talking about a recording session he was planning with Thom Bresh. Who’s Thom Bresh? Vassar told me it was Merle Travis’ son. Well, I guess the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, as Vassar then told me months later that you can close your eyes and never know the difference between the two. This video is just plain old fun to watch as Merle and Thom not only show off some […]

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