"You know all those hotshot guitarist race their fingers all over the strings? Well, they 're looking for the right sound. I found it."
Well said, Luther, well said.
Luther Perkins was one of the original Tennessee Three that began with Johnny Cash. Ole' Luther could play and he had quite an on stage presences. I was fortune to see Cash in his early years with Marshall Grant and Luther playing behind him. Sometimes one wondered if Luther was dead or alive? I saw Luther play behind Cash a number of times I will say you were not sure if he was alive or a cardboard cut out.
But he could play.
Sadly he died in a house fire in 1968.
I liked that quote...you know some folks go lookin' for whatever it is they are looking for...and sometimes its right there with them all the time..
I think Luther understood that early on. If you got something that's good, folks seem to like, keep givin' it to them.
May 26, 2017