Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Jim Soloway, Feb 17, 2013.
marty has some killer records, too. he epitomizes GREAT country music.
What a great way to start the day! Thanks for the post, Jim!
WAIT....Marty has his own show and I can see playing like that all the time?!?
What channel, is it on DirecTV.....need that info stat!!!
345 on DTV, IIRC, the RFD-TV channel....crazy channel, it's like ag commodities reports during the day, and Hee Haw reruns and the Marty Stuart Show (in some ways an homage to Hee Haw or the Porter Wagoner Show) nights and weekends.
If you don't get it on cable/satellite/etc you can subscribe directly on the RFD-TV website and get the live feed on your computer. They also have lots of archived shows available to watch anytime. It's $60 per year.
What is incredible on that original clip is how much like Clarence the bender licks sound. That guitar has a sound like no other Tele. It is like Clarence haunts it. A friend of mine got to hold it recently after a show and they said the guitar is just an experience to be around.
Marty is just freakin' awesome in every way. Honestly, I couldn't imagine him NOT wearing the Nudie Suits and sparkling like a Porter Wagoner garage sale. It would be weird seeing him in jeans and a flannel shirt or something...regardless, he is the REAL DEAL and a master of American music
Is there any footage of Marty Stuart playing that Jazzmaster? I'd love to see that too.
Absolutely love Marty.
He also plays Mick Ronson's 50's Esquire, which he tunes to F.
The low end on that guitar is unreal--especially tuned up. Beefiest twang I've ever heard.
I'm blessed to work at RFD here in Nashville. On my break I sometimes get to watch them filming and talk with some of the guys. Pretty amazing.
Thanks for the correction, re: Clarence White's guitars. Besides the B-bender, I think I remember seeing a pic in Guitar Player years ago of another guitar Marty had from Clarence, it was a Paisley without a bender. Man, it looked funky and sounded good right off the page !
that pic of clarence w/ the tele is most cool!
You rule. I love the station. It makes me feel as though I can still be in touch with real America and not bombarded by the usual crap on most television stations.
Marty uses it sparingly, but it has a distinctive Ralph Mooney sound to the licks when he does.
I find it extremely interesting that Marty goes to the IV of the chord the rest of them are playing in the melody statement, both on the I and the V (he goes to the IV of the V)
The "rub" he created there was really bugging my ear at first, but after a while I started to like it!
That's one of the ways a master musician stays interesting during what could have been a totally cliche'd chord progression, I guess.
Marty Stuart has the licks. Glad CW's guitar ended up in the middle of Marty's sterling musical process.
Soloway, you did it again!
He sure does, he plays it every night and he even lets mere mortals like me get a close-up look at it (at a "master class" he did with Kenny Vaughn (nice guy besides being another jaw-droppingly good player!) at the Kennedy Center) ...
It's eerie how much Marty channels Clarence when he plays it, I've seen him many times and it never fails to floor me. "Clarence" (the guitar) must weigh nearly 13 lbs., it has a double thick back to make room for the Parsons-White bender and it's a hoss.