Jimmy Bryant could be considered the godfather of postwar West Coast country guitar. His lightning-fast electric picking set the standard for virtually every hillbilly axeman in his wake; he is generally considered the Los Angeles equivalent of Nashville hotshot and “A-Team” session star Hank Garland — like Bryant, a legendarily knotty and difficult, albeit gifted, individual.
Beyond his virtuosity, Bryant was also a trend-setter in his choice of equipment: He became the first LA guitarist to use the Broadcaster — later known as the Telecaster, Leo Fender’s revolutionary solid-body electric. Almost every LA country performer of note, including Wynn Stewart, Merle Haggard, and Buck Owens, would later... Read More
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