|JOHNNY CASH GUITARIST, LUTHER PERKINS 1928-1968|
Here I am pickin' Luther Style.
Fans of Luther (F.O.L.)
October 15: We enjoyed our 1st. Luther Session! The Nashville, TN inaugural gathering included Debbie Horton & Donnie Wright from the Branson on the Road Show, as well as Luther's widow, Margie Perkins-Beaver, and Luther's daughter Kathy.
Margie treated us to a scrapbook filled with personal photos of her time with Luther, as well as myriad stories about him. It was such a pleasure to get to know Margie & Kathy; how generous of them to take time to be with us!
We are already planning a 2nd.Luther Session, complete with guitar playing, and singing.
Until we meet, please keep pickin' that Luther Perkins "Boom-Chicka-Boom" and remind people who put the sound behind Johnny Cash!
By the way, in the Johnny Cash "Man in Black" autobiography, Johnny credits Luther with creating "The Sound" in his music.....but...you already knew that, didn't you!
All you need to do is spread the word about, and sound of, Luther Perkins!
*Bragging note here: I have actually played two of Luther's guitars, one of the two had the same strings he played on the Folsom Prison album.
#1: Johnny Counterfit Nashville, TN Travel: Worldwide
#2: Debbie Horton of Branson, MO. Branson on the Road Show...Travel: Worldwide
#3: Grahame Edwards Penrith, Australia
#4: Kevin C. Holland Fort Madison IA
#5: Clinton Erb Ligonier, PA
#6: Zach Dodd Gainesville, GA
#7: Shawn David Emery Colchester, VT
#8: Wolfgang Hall Belleville Ontario Canada
#9: Johannes Trümner, Reutlingen, Germany
10: Aaron Prociuk Manitoba,Canada
11: Bruce Sivesind Philadelphia, PA
12: John Lee United Kingdom
13: Joe Wraith United Kingdom
14: Jacob Field Ft. Pierce, FL
15: Lowell Foley Trenton, MO
16?send me your name, via e-mail, if you want to become a member. Be sure to write in the subject line: Luther Perkins or F.O.L. (Fans of Luther)
conversations with Luther’s widow, Margie, I discover Luther had a
never-ending desire to improve his guitar talents, including adding more
intricate dimensions within his own creation.
Review the Johnny Cash recordings made over the years, and enjoy listening to Luther gain agility, and innovation from 1955, until his death in Hendersonville, TN. August 5, 1968.
As a side note, if I may: It's with great pride and thanks I learned the first Musicians Hall of Fame induction ceremony included Luther within their hallowed halls, November 2007. I initiated the idea of putting Luther in the hall, and gave officials contact information after I spoke with Luther's widow, Margie.
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