22 August 2008

Johnny "Clyde" Copeland - San Antonio 1988

The sustain on that Gibson is from another world and Copeland works magic with his left hand; no whammy bar, no effects pedal or electronic gizmos for Clyde, he'll just milk the neck, thank you... incredible.


The Appalachianist said...

I like him.

Appalachian Gun Trash said...

Yeah, he was good. I didn't really "discover" him until after his death in the late 90s. I read he made a good living at it but never really made the "star" status some of the other Texas blues players had.

Plus, I read he played with a lot of decent, but not quite top-of-the-line guitars and once he started playing only Gibsons his skill as a bluesman and guitarist became even more apparent.