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"Raisin' the Dickens"

Danny Gatton & Buddy Emmons: Kings of Steel

DC Week (actually, fortnight) concludes its special run with a joyous instrumental romp from the Federal City’s formidable guitarslinger, Danny Gatton, joined by pioneering pedal steel virtuoso, Buddy Emmons, from their short-lived incendiary partnership, The Redneck Jazz Explosion: “Raisin’ the Dickens“ Redneck Jazz Explosion (1978) This performance of Buddy Emmons‘ composition

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"DC's the Telecaster Town"

Fact: DC’s the Telecaster Town

Jake Flack of The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours makes an airtight case for proving that the Nation’s Capital truly is the Telecaster town – and he’s not afraid to name names: “DC’s The Telecaster Town“ The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours (2002) * Danny Gatton & Evan Johns flying blind Roy Buchanan Bill

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"Ride of the Ruthless"

“Ride of the Ruthless”: Guitar Army from Texas

Big Guitars from Texas is/was an Austin supergroup that features Frankie Camaro (Dino Lee, Dragstrip, Moto-X), Don Leady (Leroi Brothers, Tailgators), Evan Johns (H-Bombs), Denny Freeman, Mike Buck (Fabulous Thunderbirds, Leroi Brothers) and Keith Ferguson (Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tailgators).  “Guitar Army” – from their 1985 album, Trash, Twang & Thunder –

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