R L Burnside - “See my jumper hanging on the line”.
“I just couldn’t take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that’s about all I did at school”.
- Alvin Lee
Check out this video of Seasick Steve cutting some shapes to his song “Down on the farm” which is the opening track on his newly released album called “Hubcap Music”.
The Baritone 8 string by Taylor is a totally unique guitar. It features a 27 inch scale length allowing it to be tuned to B - B which is a 4th lower than a normal guitar and occupies the frequency range in the middle between a guitar and bass. What is special about this guitar is that the 3rd and 4th strings are doubled up with two extra strings tuned an octave higher giving this low and mysterious instrument a 12 string feel.
The original version of “I fought the Law” written in 1959 by Sonny Curtis just after he joined The Crickets to replace the late Buddy Holly.
Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Chile performed not on a guitar but on a Korean stringed instrument called a Gayageum. Performed by Luna Lee.
Davy Graham - “She Moved Through The Fair”
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Jack Of Diamonds
Sam Green & The Midnight Heist - “Highway One”
Robert Johnson - Traveling Riverside Blues
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Snake Song