Saturday, November 19, 2011

lightning rod

what it is: jerry reed's guitar playing
where i found it: mr c. griffin of the bronx


Like pretty much every kid growing up in the 80s, I saw Smoky and the Bandit about 50 times. I knew Jerry Reed as the goofball truck driver. I also vaguely remember some song he sang about alligators. Recently Mr. C Griffin of the Bronx pointed out to me that Reed was also a fantastic guitarist, Chet Atkins' favorite actually. Now I can't stop checking him out. Here's a good example. Lightning Rod: