“Nashville Moog”: Synth-a-billy

Tennessean synthesist, Gil Trythall, creates his own one-man electronic bluegrass band when he and his Moog synthesizer pay a visit to the Grand Ole Opry to shake up the Nashville musical establishment on “Nashville Moog” from 1973:

“Nashville Moog”     Gil Trythall     1973

“Nashville Moog” – from Trythall’s second album, Nashville Gold: Switched On Moog, would also serve as the B-side of a promo 7″ with “Martha White Theme” as the A-side.   Nashville Gold would also enjoy release in Australia.

Nashville Gold LP

Trythall would release his debut 45 – “Yakety Moog” b/w “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” – three years prior in 1970 on the Athena label.

Nashville MoogAccording to his own website

“Dr. Gilbert Trythall taught music at Knox College, Peabody College (now part of Vanderbilt University), West Virginia University, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo in Vitória, Brasil, and Brookhaven College, Dallas for more than 35 years.  He is best known as the synthesist of the electronic country music albums, Country Moog and Nashville Gold:  Switched on Moog.   He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Northwestern and Cornell Universities and an award winning composer of numerous traditional and electronic compositions.  Books include Sixteenth Century Counterpoint and Eighteenth Century Counterpoint (published by McGraw Hill) and Principles and Practice of Electronic Music (Grossett and Dunlap, out of print).       See entry in Who’s Who in America for additional information.”

This is the twelfth Zero to 180 piece to be tagged electronic musical instruments.