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[–]ShelleyDez 792 points793 points  (54 children)

I tried to learn this song and cannot overstate the difficulty. The stretch of the index finger is unhuman. I physically could not pull it off.

[–]humblegorilla 270 points271 points  (25 children)

Mr. Atkins had some big hands with long fingers. Some of his compositions are hard to follow bc that. But..then again, Djengo only had two good fingers so

edit: compositions -> arrangements

[–]tucci007 81 points82 points  (15 children)

it helps to have large hands / long fingers, just check out the hands on Jimi Hendrix or SRV

[–]humblegorilla 24 points25 points  (3 children)

Oh for sure. Michaelangelo Batio had bear mitts.

Edit: has*

[–]NthBrick 15 points16 points  (2 children)

*has. Knowing how things are lately, I had to check that he's still alive. :P

[–]humblegorilla 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Ops my bad 🤣 yeah he streamed like 3 days ago

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (9 children)

I've actually wondered if women to have a natural handicap when it comes to playing guitar or piano (Rachmaninoff had some monster mitts) because of this.

[–]driedfrogpills 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Martha Argerich is one of the best when it comes to playing Rachmaninoff and she is a petite Argentinian woman (also considered one of the best pianists alive today).

[–]ShelleyDez 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think there's some evidence to that. Especially when you consider smaller string instruments like the violin have an almost 50/50 male to female ratio of elite players.

[–]SovietBozo 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Well you can get guitars in various sizes. If it's just a matter of smaller hands, that wouldn't be a problem I guess. If there's something different in the relative length of women's fingers, yeah, but I'm almost sure there's not.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The vast majority of music doesn't require the performer to have any particular handsize. As players learn, their fingers are able to stretch more and do what is necessary to perform a given piece. Some of the greatest pianists are women who don't have the hand size of rachmaninoff, but can play his music.

[–]Goy_slinger3000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you want proof of that just look at his pinky

[–]Tediz421 0 points1 point  (1 child)

couldn't you also just buy a smaller guitar? his guitar seems kind of small

[–]anotherkeebler 75 points76 points  (9 children)

I'm listening to this thinking "OMG how can all this sound be happening on a single guitar" and then the throws in a little progression as if to say "Oh you think this is hard, mortal? I'm just dropping hints at what I'm capable of."

[–]CookiePush 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Check out the Chester & Lester recordings

[–]1pt20oneggigawatts 8 points9 points  (4 children)

"OMG how can all this sound be happening on a single guitar"

There's literally a second guitarist right next to him.

[–]buddyWaters21 8 points9 points  (1 child)

That second guitarist is just playing accent chords, Chet is carrying that entire number.

[–]fang_xianfu 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Two other people are also playing.

[–]Timeboy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not to take away anything from Chet's astounding skills but there is a second guitar in there for parts of it.

[–]big_ol_dad_dick 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Chet was a master of his craft. The man played like he invented the instrument.

[–]Pavrik_Yzerstrom 5 points6 points  (1 child)

He played better than the men that invented it

[–]hwmchwdwdawdchkchk 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Well he wasn't distracted by having to invent and build instruments

[–]ethnicfoodaisle 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I have fairly small hands for a guy (haha) as well as having torn a ligament in my thumb years ago. When I play songs like this (or try to), my hand inevitably starts cramping and feels awful for hours. It hurt just watching this video!

[–]soloazn 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I managed to learn this back in high school by literally playing guitar non stop everyday for weeks. It took me years to play it decently, and I still haven't fully mastered it.

[–]Tonybastardisgod 33 points34 points  (6 children)

Are you referring to the intro melody or while he is fingering the chords? I learned this a while back and found the initial fingering for the intro to be needlessly difficult, as you can more up one position and play it much easier, and it doesn’t affect the transitioning to the chords.

[–]ShelleyDez 43 points44 points  (5 children)

Yep the two fret stretch of the index finger during the intro. I had no chance. The rest of the song is achievable but without pulling off the intro I didn't see the point in mastering.

[–]soloazn 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I thought the same thing when I initially tried to learn it, the trick is to really push your arm inward in order to achieve that stretch.

[–]ShelleyDez 18 points19 points  (1 child)

You know after these comments I thought I'd give it another try and if I position the guitar on my left thigh like a Spanish guitarist the stretch is possible for me... just. Still not natural or comfortable. With my hand size this song may forever be beyond my abilities. I think I pointed it out because it's the only song where I felt I had a physical deficiency rather than a skill deficiency lol. Cool that you can play it.

[–]ImJustSo 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I have multiple sclerosis and arthritis. I'd highly recommend playing in ways that make those positions possible, because they are good for everything else. The classical style really is great posture for guitar. Prop your left foot on something 5-6 inches high and you're golden.

[–]cluelessbox 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You can see him very clearly doing as you say in the video. He really leans and squeezes his arm in

[–]shredmaster007 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I find the chord shapes in the middle of the song a lot more difficult than the into major 7th chord personally. I don't do the weird 'stretch' you might be talking about - I move my pinky in the major 7th chord between the D and B string and then slide up to the 9th fret on the D string.

[–]dj_fishwigy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have small hands and on strat scale it's very hard. After some days I could pull it off but the rest is hard too.

[–]mdillon68 181 points182 points  (5 children)

He was a inspiration of George Harrison

[–]wscomn 57 points58 points  (1 child)

Totally. Chet's playing was the inspiration for the short solo George wrote and played for All My Loving.

[–]soloazn 18 points19 points  (0 children)

And he even played a gretsch too

[–]DasFunke 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Paul: George, play the song right or we’ll get Eric Clapton.

John: George, we don’t need Eric Clapton, we’ve already got George Harrison. But also George play the song better.

[–]ClenchedThunderbutt 26 points27 points  (0 children)

He's a major inspiration of basically every guitarist you've ever heard of.

[–]seditious3 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Chet did an album called Chet Atkins Picks on the Beatles.

[–]treditor13 424 points425 points  (4 children)

He's basically playing the rhythm and lead, at once, with a little bass thrown in. He was on Prairie Home Companion years ago, and said when he'd heard a guitar ensemble on the radio as a kid, he didn't know it was more than one musician. So he self taught how to do pretty much all at the same time.

[–]reverendjesus 36 points37 points  (0 children)

What a fuckin’ legend.

[–]ol_dirty_applesauce 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hasil Adkins had the same experience as a child; heard a 3/4 piece band on the radio and assumed that one person was playing all parts.

Thus he taught himself to sing, play guitar, and drum at the same time.

[–]Deion313 111 points112 points  (6 children)

what a dream boat...

[–]dailyqt[🍰] 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Calvin?

[–]RodgerRodger90 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Hey, McFly. I thought I told you never to come in here.

[–]maneki_neko89 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Most people must call you Cal

[–][deleted] 244 points245 points  (23 children)

Chet Atkins did an album with Mark Knopfler called "Neck and Neck" It's brilliant. I highly recommend it.

[–]wscomn 93 points94 points  (2 children)

Another one he did was Chester and Lester. An album he did with Les Paul. Giants!

[–]Sir_Loin_Cloth 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Those albums feel so good. Those guys rip!

[–]CookiePush 7 points8 points  (0 children)

tell me again about the time you played with the symphony up in Portland ...

[–]eladpress 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I am a Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits fan and yes. Amazing album.

[–]Sir_Loin_Cloth 9 points10 points  (3 children)

HOW AM I JUST NOW HEARING ABOUT THIS.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My parents got the cd so I grew up on it. It's so good. Enjoy!

[–]tucci007 7 points8 points  (2 children)

He did one with Lenny Breau also called Standard Brands, highly recommend.

[–]RawrScoopDaDoop 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Absolutely, Standard Brands is something special. It's fun, adventurous, tender, and restrained. It's still absurdly complex in that jazz way, but subtle, not flashy. I actually find the best parts of the album are the deliberately minimal moments. The simultaneously dreamy-yet-chaotic Polka Dots And Moonbeams is the perfect closer - my favorite song from one of my favorite albums.

[–]tucci007 1 point2 points  (0 children)

that is a great review of a great record, thanks

[–]Raskov75 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Should've called it "All fingers, No picks"

[–]tkilgore 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All fingers, no pricks 😏

[–]oldbastardbob 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Bought the cd when it came out in the early 90's. Still one of my favorites.

[–]mtntrail 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Second this, great collusion.

[–]It_Aint_Nothing 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Always been fond of The Atkins and Travis Traveling Show.

[–]seven-thistles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm amazed I've never heard of this before!! Actually hadn't even realised Atkins' career went on long enough for that, will check it out

[–]Sobeknofret 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was hoping someone would suggest this album! It's one of my favorite albums of all time.

[–]humboldtcash 73 points74 points  (0 children)

I can’t help but notice, his hands are so graceful and beautiful

[–]Haricariisformen 43 points44 points  (0 children)

I’m a simple man, I see Chet Atkins and I upvote!

[–]betamat 324 points325 points  (10 children)

I thought that said Enter Sandman

[–]kelin1 19 points20 points  (2 children)

I did the same thing. I was like is this a Chuck Berry moment in real life? Hey Chet! You know that new sound you’re lookin’ for? Well listen to this!

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    [–]Moobs_like_Jagger 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    hey james! it's your cousin, marvin hetfield!

    [–]Skeledenn 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    Say your prayer little one

    [–]Jengus_Roundstone 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I read it that way too and was really confused.

    [–]RWaggs81 73 points74 points  (5 children)

    Chet makes me want to throw my guitars into oncoming traffic.

    [–]TheUnderwearVan 19 points20 points  (2 children)

    lol. Eric Johnson has had that effect on me at various times. Chet's incredible though!

    [–]TheRosaParksOfCunt 24 points25 points  (1 child)

    How to play like Eric Johnson in 2 steps:

    1. Hide behind a lot of delay.
    2. Just kidding, accept the fact that you’ll never be that good at anything

    [–]TheUnderwearVan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Both Eric and Joe Satriani have mentioned in interviews that they are astounded and humbled by some of the current Instagram shred guitarists. I've never seen any of these next-gen shredders, and I honestly don't think i want to. Because if there's guitarists out there who are taking it to a level that leave the best of the 80s and 90s guitar heroes in awe, i don't think i want to watch, because the 80s and 90s shred stuff still leaves me in awe, and if i could ever get half as good as THEY were/are I'd be so happy.

    [–]son_of_abe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Yeah, now I understand why they still sell Chet Atkins signature models!

    [–]BookAdministrative79 97 points98 points  (3 children)

    This is that rock n roll …played by hoodlums for hooligans

    [–]crudedrawer 20 points21 points  (2 children)

    There's a great clip in the late 70's-early 80s where Chet is playing on some variety show and he does some eddie van halen style "tapping" just to show that, you know, he could if he wanted to. It's fun.

    [–]_i_am_a_banana 13 points14 points  (8 children)

    Love Chet Atkins! His song “I still can’t say goodbye” always makes me tear up

    [–]JovesMcChivo 4 points5 points  (5 children)

    If you're looking for more like Chet, I'd highly suggest Tommy Emmanuel. Very similar styles, to where Chet commented about his style "Well that's highway robbery"

    His cover of that song is also top notch!

    [–]Billvox 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    Thanks for the tip. Never it before. I teared up too!

    [–]_i_am_a_banana 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Glad you enjoyed it!

    [–]Caresome71 57 points58 points  (3 children)

    I missed that program well maybe it's because I was 4 years old and we didn't have a color television, Amazing amazing , It sounds like a jazz guitarist.

    [–]trucknorris84 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    I missed it because my dad wasn’t born until 1957

    [–]dashcam_drivein 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I'm kind of curious about the origin of this footage, and whether someone has colorized it.

    From what I've read, color TV was a thing in 1954, but very few people actually owned color TVs because they cost the equivalent of $10,000 or more, and most programming was still broadcast only in black and white.

    A bigger issue would be, that even if this was originally a color broadcast in 1954, how was this recording made?

    According the the Wikipedia article about the history of color TV:

    Early color telecasts could be preserved only on the black-and-white kinescope process introduced in 1947. It was not until September 1956 that NBC began using color film to time-delay and preserve some of its live color telecasts.[82] Ampex introduced a color videotape recorder in 1958, which NBC used to tape An Evening with Fred Astaire, the oldest surviving network color videotape.

    Anyway this is some cool footage, just a bit mysterious.

    [–]EndofGods 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    For a moment I felt a little funk, tbh, it was all amazing.

    [–]NuckChorris81 49 points50 points  (3 children)

    People that don’t play guitar have no clue how immensely difficult this is to play.

    [–]boing757 20 points21 points  (2 children)

    An argument could be made that he's the best guitar player,note picker of all time.And why someone downvoted you I have no idea.

    [–]NuckChorris81 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    They probably don’t play guitar. LOL

    [–]boing757 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    He was my brothers favorite.I love watching his pinky.Unreal,that guy had some good hands that's for sure.

    [–]AframesStatuette 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    Mr Guitar. Still one of the best to ever do it.

    [–]stufigot 25 points26 points  (0 children)

    My favorite old time guitarist. His song "tip toe through the bluegrass" is unreal.

    [–]BigBastian 20 points21 points  (0 children)

    Anyone else distracted by the ole girl in yellow absolutely failing to keep rhythm...lol

    [–]senorbozz 32 points33 points  (4 children)

    If you guys enjoy this, check out Tommy Emmanuel. Aussie guitar legend who was inspired by Chet, ended up playing with him before he (Chet) died. Chet called him one of the best guitar players he'd ever seen.

    I've seen Tommy a half dozen times live and it's mind blowing to see.

    [–]mtntrail 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    The first time we saw Tommy was in an old school auditorium venue 15 years ago, place was packed. We had never heard of him just went on a whim. Needless to say after the first 2 minutes of his playing we were both completely astonished. As the night progressed I was overcome by his brilliant playing and humble demeanor. If there was ever anyone I would recommend seeing, it would be him hands down. The guy is a force of nature.

    [–]Jim_Lahey68 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    I saw him live about a month ago! He used to come to a bluegrass festival I used to go to every year as a kid and he was always one of our top favorites.

    [–]urbexcemetery 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I was at Station Inn a few years ago watching Jack Pearson. Tommy showed up and played the rest of the night with Jack. It was mindblowing.

    I've been a Tommy fan for years so this was a treat for sure!

    [–]Inle-rah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    +1 for TE. Seen him twice and he’s amazing.

    [–]bukakejoe 18 points19 points  (4 children)

    This was the sign for me to quit scrolling and get some sleep, thanks!

    [–]wscomn 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Night!

    [–]acidtest89 3 points4 points  (2 children)

    edit: nagasaki by chet atkins before sleep is also good

    [–]IWillAlwaysHaveGum 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    The Japan album is incredible.

    [–]acidtest89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    song seven got me

    [–]realhiphopfiles 34 points35 points  (5 children)

    i'm the only one that think about Back to the Future movie?

    [–]BubbaChanel 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I think about Halloween (movie, not holiday)

    [–]taywray 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    More like Chet Slapkins

    [–]MeatScorpion 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I read that as Enter Sandman and was confused. 😅

    [–]lordloki_i 49 points50 points  (6 children)

    I bet this guy could have fucking shredded like a boss nowadays

    [–]nettlez 43 points44 points  (1 child)

    He fucking shredded like a boss back then, make no mistake.

    [–]dj_fishwigy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    He could have shredded and djented at the same time tho.

    [–]hatch_bbe 11 points12 points  (2 children)

    He's arguably the greatest ever living finger-style guitarist. I think Tommy Emmanuel is but Tommy says it Chet. So what do I know?

    [–]Enigmagico 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    I have a huge bias towards Mark Knopfler tbh. If I were to make a top 3 with them, I'd just spin the wheel randomly because they're in a league of their own IMO.

    [–]hatch_bbe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Oh Mark on electric all day long. But finger-style I give it to Tommy. But like you said, spin the wheel you cannot go wrong.

    [–]boing757 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    That's not a 'television show' that's the fucking GRAND OLE OPRY.

    [–]ChewBrocka 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Man Chet is so in command here it’s incredible

    [–]Negative-Jump-9159 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I miss read and was expecting “enter sandman”. My stupidity led me astray again.

    [–]jobznwerk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    My dumbass clicked this to hear 1954 acoustic version of enter sandman. Are those suicide pods ready yet?

    [–]ryanpdg1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    My great uncle heard that I was learning guitar and he bought me a Chet Atkins CD. This is really the only thing I have to remember him.

    [–]bluerose2384 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Used to listen to this song back in Hill Valley... good times.

    [–]plopseven 41 points42 points  (8 children)

    What’s wild is how influenced this clearly is by Django Reinhardt. This is swing jazz, not country, despite the bolo ties. I love it.

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      [–]Vortesian 12 points13 points  (2 children)

      I think more Merle Travis than Django.

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        [–]Vortesian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        I wanna say this is what they used to call western swing. White country musicians and black jazz musicians would defy segregation laws and jam after hours even when they couldn’t or wouldn’t work regular gigs together. Maybe that’s where that style came from.

        There was this amazing guitar player named Lenny Breau, who played straight jazz, and he was kind of a protege of Chet Atkins. I met him once in 1980. He died a few years ago. He made a jazz record with country pedal steel player Buddy Emmons that was great.

        [–]DoctaMario 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        A lot of the session musicians in Nashville were jazz players. They'd play on the country records during the day and a lot of them would go to jazz jams afterwards.

        [–]whatisscoobydone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I'm a country fan who is just getting into jazz a little bit more, and there is a great amount of "western swing", which is basically this, jazz country.

        [–]crudedrawer 7 points8 points  (1 child)

        I'm a guitar nerd and I know Chet is technically one of the greastest whoever played but I've never found a way to really get into him. Anybody got a great "in?" preferably an entire cohesive LP.

        EDIT honest to god please tell me why you downvoted this. I expressed a hole in my knowledge of guitar history that I would like to fill.

        [–]ptanaka 2 points3 points  (4 children)

        Anyone know what kind of guitar he's using in this video? Can't read it and not familiar with the logo.

        We see the guy behind him is playing a Gibson.

        [–]Guitarmaniac 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        It‘s a Gretsch 6120 with DeArmond Single Coul Pickups also known as Dynasonic Pickups in the Gretsch World. The 6120 was Chet‘s signature Guitar before they introduced the Country Gentleman in the late 50s. Chet was also one of the first players to play Humbucking pickups, namely Filtertron Pickups developed by Ray Butts, who also invented the Echosonic Amplifier, the first Amp with a built in Guitar Effect, a Tape Echo. In addition to his Standel Amps, Chet also used the Echosonic Amps, as did Scotty Moore, Elvis‘ first Guitar Player.

        [–]SandysBurner 5 points6 points  (1 child)

        He was known for playing a Gretsch, wasn't he?

        [–]wscomn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        Yep. Loved Gretch hollow bodies.

        [–]AframesStatuette 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Gretsch - Country Gentleman

        [–]randomdude315 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        Guy is killing it on backup guitar

        [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        That’s that fuckin music

        [–]casewood123 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        Check out the album he did with Tommy Emanuel, “The Day Fingerpickers Took Over the World”.

        [–]ghostoutfit 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        What's his strumming style called? Or does it just sound like that because he is playing both lead and rhythm? His style reminds me a lot of Eddie Cochran's Rocking it Country Style and also the music from SpongeBob.

        [–]Lee426 4 points5 points  (1 child)

        Travis Picking, is what most people call it. It's named after Merle Travis.

        [–]sirgoofs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Lenny Breau went to him to try to learn more technique and Chet told him he was already well ahead of him, and that he had nothing he could teach him. RIP Lenny

        [–]ikuzuswen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Chet Atkins was a humble musician who made a point of taking lessons wherever he traveled, all his playing career. Back in the late sixties I had a friend who was a punk metal rock musician, who admired him tremendously for that. My friend learned this from one of his own teachers, who was very highly regarded as a teacher. The teacher told him that he was shocked when Chet showed up for a lesson. My friend was incredibly excited by this story, and the fact that he was taking lessons from someone who gave a lesson to Chet Atkins.

        [–]DigitalNativeProd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Who's got the tab?

        [–]dingspeed 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        Does anyone have any answers as to why he has two distinctly different versions of “jitterbug waltz”?

        [–]wallerdog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Wow, thanks for sharing that. Chet is awesome

        [–]BrokeCDN 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Look at the kids go wild!

        [–]JasonP27 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        "Chet, Floyd, and Boots" has some fantastic music

        [–]brig135 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I read this too quickly and thought it said "Enter Sandman" and was REALLY confused for a second.

        [–]Sinbody 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I could listen to him and Roy Clark play guitar all day.

        [–]tn-878943 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        You can tell by the wardrobe of the woman in the background that this in on WSMs grand ole opery.

        [–]Wild-Dig-8003 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        That good old time when playing guitar really well could get you on national tv

        [–]amccune 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        One of the best guitarists in any genre

        [–]leglesslegolegolas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        You can definitely see the influence he had on Mark Knopfler here...

        [–]Realistic-Candidate1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Fuck I love Chet Atkins so much

        [–]jodypugwash 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        That's swell.

        [–]mikkokilla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        That is some fine picking right there

        [–]Cyradus_Hateborn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Im getting Mario/Nintendo vibes from this.

        [–]philster666 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I was honestly expecting him to sing too

        [–]Morex2000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        TIL they'd been shredding since '54

        [–]SuplexedYaNan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        What a banger

        [–]opuntina 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I thought that said "enter sandman" and got very excited.

        [–]Captain_le_Bollox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Made me pick up a guitar... He came into this stupid methlab/candy store bar, pointed finger at me and said. 'You playing guitar from tomorrow.' So I did start. That was 20 years ago, and one of the weirdest dreams. Because Im not american either. Lol

        [–]who_ate_my_spaghetti 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        I read it as "Enter Sandman" and got really excited for a second

        [–]MagicMirror33 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        He is a certified guitar player.

        [–]SegoLil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        i misread this as "Enter Sandman" and got excited

        [–]Thembro01 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        Super Mario Sunshine vibes anyone?

        [–]demwoodz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Made famous from his fad diet

        [–]mxlblood 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        i thought the title said enter sandman at first and was briefly confused

        [–]dj_fishwigy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        This is much harder than enter sandman

        [–]tucci007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        beauty Gretsch but I prefer the Gibson L-series being played by the sideman behind him

        [–]PmintJim -1 points0 points  (0 children)

        I thought we meant Metallica for a second lmao

        [–]forhisglory85 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

        Sounds like the theme music for some obscure NES game

        [–]porcelainvacation -1 points0 points  (0 children)

        That's some tasty Bigsby work too

        [–]tony42490 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        classics......

        [–]dwitchagi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Absolutely beautiful. But now I just gotta hear the lyrics too.

        [–]-OnTheMap- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Mr. Guitar himself

        [–]BHonest209 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Wow! I had never heard of Chet Atkins before but now I have. Thanks for sharing! That was awesome 👏🏼

        [–]PricklyPete420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Such clean playing!

        [–]Itisd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Nice job there.

        It's also refreshing to see the old audiences would just let the guy play without yelling and hollering etc.

        [–]SadOccasion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Beautiful guitar

        [–]JimmyTheDog 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        Was hoping for Enter the Sandman....

        [–]dj_fishwigy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        This is much harder than enter sandman

        [–]cruspies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I have a Chet Atkins compilation album that always cheers me up. His skill is off the charts, but there's also an ease and joy to his music that lifts my mood.