Chicken Pickin'

Roy Nichols Branded Man

Roy Nichols Branded Man

Published on April 13th, 2015 | by Sam

  I’ve put up quite a few Roy Nichols pieces here lately – so you can tell he’s one of my favorite country guitar players.  His style is so iconic and memorable, he influenced maybe the ... Read More


Jazz Lessons

Tiny Grimes Tiny's Tempo

Tiny Grimes – Tiny’s Tempo Transcription

Published on April 6th, 2015 | by Sam

Tiny Grimes is an underrated guitarist from the bebop era.  He is best known for playing with the Art Tatum Trio and some recordings featuring Charlie Parker.  Tiny Grimes is definitely out of the Charlie Christian ... Read More


Chicken Pickin'

Reggie Young Chicken Pickin

Reggie Young Chicken Pickin’

Published on March 30th, 2015 | by Sam

I have only written a little bit about Reggie Young, but he is one of the absolute masters of chicken pickin’.  He’s worked with most of the greats in country music and some of his absolute ... Read More


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