Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hank Garland

In the 1970s Johnny Cash tried to help his close friend,
legendary Nashville guitarist Hank Garland,
restart his career by bringing him into the studio to record.

You've heard Hank, he played on recordings by Brenda Lee,
Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Marty Robbins,
Everly Bros, and performed with Cash, Tillis, and Elvis.

He was either a country guy who played jazz or a jazz guy
who played country. His album Jazz Winds from a New Direction
is cited by countless jazz guitarists as a major inspiration.
That album has been bundled with two of his other instrumental
albums and renamed Move! The Guitar Artistry of Hank
Garland, and is available as a 2 CD set or mp3 download.
Give it up for Hank!