Monday, August 4, 2008

Remembering Luther Perkins

Forty years today, legendary Cash guitarist Luther Perkins (the man responsible for "The Sound") died after a house fire. Luther Monroe Perkins was a truly unique guitar picker and original musical stylist in every way. A man well worth remembering forty years later.

I have been listening to the old Johnny Cash tunes lately, and have been enjoying Luther's Fender Esquire tones. He was the guy who helped create the signature country "twang".

Do yourself a favor and pick up some old Johnny Cash. I grew up listening to him, as my dad was a fan back in the 1960's. Today, I can appreciate music and the huge impact that Luther had in creating Johnny's style.

"It didn't take us long to realize that Luther was really something special"- Johnny Cash, 1997

Here are a few links.

LutherPerkins.com
Wikipedia
Rockbilly Hall of Fame

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