Saturday, March 29, 2014

Country Club #34: instrumental virtuosos

There's a long history of country music virtuosos and few, if any, stand out more than the long-time duo of Speedy West on pedal steel and Jimmy Bryant on electric guitar. Here's one of their pieces.

Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, in 2011,toured a musical tribute to the music of Speedy Weat and Jimmy Bryant. He commented 

My first impression was, ‘Man alive! This is insane! The speed, technique….wacky! I’d never heard anything like it.
If you want to hear, there are some other tunes on YouTube and some fine collections on CD.

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