Maximum Rhythm and Blues

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Jerry Byrd - Steel Guitar Favorites (1966)

Gerald Lester “Jerry” Byrd - the king of lap steel guitar.   He has a track record that includes recording with both Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, and teaching both Jerry Garcia and Jimmie Vaughn how to play steel guitar.  This guy was a staple of the Grand Ole Opry, and a true gem of American music.   This album showcases a combination of blues and Hawaiian tunes on the steel guitar, which is both relaxing and captivatingly eerie.   When the snow comes heaping down, there’s just no better escape.

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