Jerry Reed is a singer guitarist and songwriter….and even an actor. He had hits with a song called Guitar Man, a song that Elvis Presley covered, as well as receiving a Grammy, recording a hit called Amos Moses. He has apperaed with the legend Chet Atkins and numerous others.
He’s a sensational country guitarist, his style is easily recognizable.
About 25years ago I went into a guitar shop to buy a Gibson 335, when I check out new guitars I’ll generally play tunes that involve playing from one end of the fretboard to another. There’s a song that was written by Stefan Grossman in the style of Jerry Reid. I played the Grossman tune and when I’d finished, the guitarman callked out from the back of the shop, play some more Jerry Reid, That’s how distunguishable his sound is.
The information that I write about on this guitar blog site is not strictly for one style or level of musicianship, it is designed to cover all styles, solo as well as accompaniment, fingerstyle as well as plectrum guitar. This tune makes me laugh… oh yes and the other player of course is… Chet.