Kent Burnside — High Street Strut

Here’s an original composition by Nashville guitarist Kent Burnside entitled High Street Strut. 

It was recorded at First Avenue Sound, Franklin TN, December 2011 (hey, I think I was at that studio!).

He’s getting a real nice tone out of that guitar of his, and his note choice is direct and to the point, never straying too far from the melody.

Kent has some more videos at YouTube which he also plays an archtop.  Kent obviously knows his music, as he’s got a great jazz knowledge on the fretboard.  Actually visiting his web site now and you automatically get to hear some of his jazz playing.

Here’s some bio info:

“Kent grew up in a family of professional musicians, where the range of styles spanned vaudeville, big bands, classical, country, and church music.  His first performances were drumming for old-fashioned revival services. As a teenager he discovered the guitar, which quickly became his instrument of choice.

 His performance credits include years of country, rock, and soul, but today he primarily performs and composes jazz and acoustic music.   His influences include Kenny Burrell, Ed Bickert, Pat Metheny, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Stan Getz, Paul Desmond, John Renbourn, Will Ackerman, and Muriel Anderson, to name only a few.  

 Kent has been fortunate to work with many world-class artists in a variety of styles, such as Greg Abate, Hank Marr, Stacy Dillard, Diane Marino, Stella Parton, Lucie Diamond, and Louise Mosrie.  He performs regularly throughout the Nashville area, both as a leader and as a sideman. Kent also teaches privately and at The JAM summer arts camp.”  see more


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