Hank Williams

The History of Guitar in America: Hank's Sidemen

Episode 14

Episode date - May 24, 2024

How Music Changed

    For Episode 14 in our American Guitar series, I thought we could do something unusual for a guitar history, and focus on an artist who is not particularly lauded for his guitar stylings.

    Hank Williams is one of America’s best songwriters and a magnificent interpreter of great songs,but not many focus on his guitar prowess. We aren’t here today, though, to discuss Hank’s guitar playing, but rather, that of his myriad bandmembers. Few artists had more opportunity to influence the state of guitar in country music, and so we will spend the next hour focusing on Hank’s electric and slide guitar accompanists.

    Featured tracks include:

    Move It On Over

    Honky Tonkin’

    Mind Your Own Business

    You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave)

    I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

    Long Gone Lonesome Blues

    Why Don’t You Love Me

    They’ll Never Take Her Love From Me

    Cold, Cold Heart

    Hey, Good Lookin’

    Baby, We’re Really in Love

    Honky Tonk Blues

    You Win Again

    Your Cheatin’ Heart

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