I think I may be getting in to country.

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  • jpfampsjpfamps Frets: 1416

    Echoing what @koneguitarist says above, country is very broad church.

    The very eary country pre-war country / Western swing players came from a jazz background and usually played archtops (there were no Teles!).

    Most of the classic Nashville country was played on Gretschs or Gibsons, and there are some fabulous players, such as Hank Garland, Grady Martin and Chet.

    I don't know if they eschewed Fender's because they were not "proper" guitars, or perhaps like the first generation of Chicago Blues players they favoured more expensive instruments.

    The introduction of the Tele into country was really down to the West Coast based country players (not surprises there as Fender were a Calfornian company) starting with the fabulous Jimmy Bryant, and then Buck Owens and Don Rich were probably the archetypal Tele twangers.

    I saw Dave Grissom with Joe Ely in the 90's and he was fantastic. And one of only 3 players I've seen using a PRS at a "proper" gig, and by that I mean a gig I have paid money to specifically the see a band on the bill.
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  • jpfampsjpfamps Frets: 1416
    I can’t remember the quote word for word but I remember Adrian Legg saying that he used to play guitar in country bands until one day he looked up and realised there was a guy at the front of the stage in a big hat singing about trucks. 

    I think there is a bit of disconnect between guitar oriented country and what is actually popular ( be it from Nashville or elsewhere). It's like judging all rock music by Yngwie Malmsteen and Racer X albums. 

    For me I prefer an even smaller listening pool of people like Jim Campilongo and Greg Koch and Jerry Donahue who use a lot of classic country technique ( hybrid and chicken picking, faux steel bends,etc) but rarely play straight country.

    I was going to say I can't really relate to a lot of country music, although I'm not similarly impeded with songs from Chicago in the 1950s or Jamaica in the 1970s so why I draw the line at white people in the present I'm not sure. 


    I love trucking songs!

    We have a rule in one band I polay with that every gig should include at least one trucking song!
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  • koneguitaristkoneguitarist Frets: 2643
    jpfamps said:
    I can’t remember the quote word for word but I remember Adrian Legg saying that he used to play guitar in country bands until one day he looked up and realised there was a guy at the front of the stage in a big hat singing about trucks. 

    I think there is a bit of disconnect between guitar oriented country and what is actually popular ( be it from Nashville or elsewhere). It's like judging all rock music by Yngwie Malmsteen and Racer X albums. 

    For me I prefer an even smaller listening pool of people like Jim Campilongo and Greg Koch and Jerry Donahue who use a lot of classic country technique ( hybrid and chicken picking, faux steel bends,etc) but rarely play straight country.

    I was going to say I can't really relate to a lot of country music, although I'm not similarly impeded with songs from Chicago in the 1950s or Jamaica in the 1970s so why I draw the line at white people in the present I'm not sure. 


    I love trucking songs!

    We have a rule in one band I polay with that every gig should include at least one trucking song!
    Nick Lowe does a great version of the old Dick Curless song Tombstone every mile. 
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 10896
    Ahhhh ....... maybe I should have actually read more than the thread title before reporting you as an illegal immigrant.
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  • koss59koss59 Frets: 543
    Check out Brothers Osborne latest album. Some of the best guitar playing and tones I’ve heard in years! Also Midland are a great modern band if you prefer the more traditional stuff.
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  • StuckfastStuckfast Frets: 340
    Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose album

    You're welcome
    I should probably give this another go, but I was soooo disappointed with this when it came out. Loretta Lynn's original sixties and seventies hits are totally great and feature the cream of Nashville session musos from the time. Van Lear Rose is Jack White and his mates demonstrating exactly why they were never the cream of Nashville session musos -- good songs played and recorded badly.
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