Roy Clark

The Light­ning Fin­gers Of Roy Clark

Guitarist - - Feature -

Roy Clark is fa­mil­iar to many Amer­i­cans as the host of coun­try va­ri­ety show Hee-Haw from 1969 to 1997. More than that, he was the ul­ti­mate gui­tar show­man and The Light­ning Fin­gers Of... is a com­pen­dium of his flashiest moves. You get Ven­tures take-off Dented Fender, the bot­tom-string twang of Texas Twist and the fowl play of Chicken Wire, but, more than any­thing, Roy liked to play fast. His take on Twelfth Street Rag plays like the Road Run­ner go­ing at triple speed. Stand­out track: Twelfth Street Rag Tech­nique take-home: Nitro-fu­elled ban­jostyle strum­ming and chicken-pick­ing combo

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