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This Historic Month In The World of Guitar

April is “International Guitar Month.” Ok, but I’ve got five very good reasons why I think March should get that honor. They are: Doc Watson, Wes Montgomery, Mississippi John Hurt, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Eric Clapton. Why those five? Each of … Continue reading

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This Historic Month In Music: Doc, Wes & Lightnin’

It just so happens that three of my favorite guitarists were born in the month of March. Arthel “Doc” Watson was born in Deep Gap, North Carolina, on March 2, 1923. John Leslie “Wes” Montgomery was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Lightnin’ Hopkins

Blues musician Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins was born in Centerville, Texas on this day, March 15, in 1912. Two of my favorite stories about Lightnin’ come from an article written by Jas Obrecht and published in a book edited by Mr. Obrecht called: … Continue reading

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