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Old 04-20-2008, 05:41 PM   #2732
L.A. BRONCOS FAN
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Originally Posted by Hogan11 View Post
I know you're a session guy (hell, maybe you're even one of the Landau's for all I know) and that you're hired to play all kinds of things..but that's not really the point I was making with the Lovette example. C&W doesn't "speak" to me on the whole at all and yet, if I didn't keep checking it out, I would've never have found that wonderful album.

Of course, to be really totally honest about things, Lyle Lovette And His Large Band has very little C&W on it...it's really an album of swing music not too different from Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive....the two albums together made one hell of a car cassette tape back in the day, but I digress.
Not one of the Landaus (I wish!) just a second-tier guy.

I'm not a country fan either, but I listen to all those great country guitar players and try to cop as many of their licks and techniques as possible. I try to incorporate those techniques and ideas into my own style (and knowing how to play some country = more paying gigs.)
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