July 8, 2016

Greetings from AGW World HQ! There's quite a bit to tell you this time, so sit back...

Unfortunately, I won't be at CAAS this year. Due to back problems, I'm unable to travel. Here's the list of who will be there. And here's hoping for a great 32nd annual convention- hope to see you there next year! In the meantime, enjoy Chet doing some Nashville pickin'.


Here’s a great video about the history of country/rockabilly guitar. It’s from Albert Lee's Country Guitar Heroes of History, and features Chet, Merle, and a host of other players. (Albert has also said that Jerry Reed was a major influence on his double-stop Tele style.)

For a limited time, when you order any The View From Here package (CD, CD/book, CD/limited edition hardcover book, or download), we’ll send you a free download of my Fingerpickin’ album, with notation/tab for all 19 tunes. Now that’s a deal! (We only have a handful of the hardcover editions of The View From Here left.)

         “If you don't have the CD, get it! You won't regret it!” -A.W.

Also for a limited time, all Lick of the Week downloads (including Reed Licks from LOTW) are 40% off, so get ‘em while they’re hot!

         "Great! The first lick was worth the price of admission!" -F.R.

While we’re at it, might as well toss in the Reed Download Bundle again. Separately these downloads would total over $50, but in this special bundle, you get everything for only $29.95. Includes notation/tab, performance notes and chord diagrams, and mp3 audio.

         “... by the way, I LOVE those materials in your Reed bundle! There was more than I expected!” -R.D.

If you’ve been thinking about ordering a Sand Craig Dobbins Signature Model guitar, now is a good time! Kirk will be taking orders for the next batch of guitars at CAAS, and I’m sure he’d love to put your name on the list. See him in Nashville, or contact him here.

I can’t begin to tell you how happy I've been with this instrument- it’s a joy to play. And it smells great, too! (Mediterranean cypress, Brazilian rosewood, Sitka spruce and red cedar, don’t you know.)

Well, better get back to pickin’. Hope to hear from you soon!

And as Paul Yandell used to say, "See you on down the road."

P.S. Another great video clip, thanks to Reed aficionado Phil Hunt: Jerry Reed pickin’ and singin’ Are You From Dixie on the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, plus Jerry and Glen dueting on Talk About The Good Times. Son!


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