Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wabash Cannonball

So, I've got a little video blogging going on over at www.onlyanything.com If you've been there in the last few hours you'll have seen my attempts at playing a few tunes on the Dobro--one of which is this song called "Salty Dog" and the other is called "Wabash Cannonball".

Both tune names crack me the heck up--I'm having a really good time discovering this whole genre of music that I never have paid much attention to in the past.

Anyway, the thing that attracts me to this kind of music is the playing--straight up. These dudes can swing. For example, I did a quick YouTube search for the song "Wabash Cannonball" and found this gem:

I'd never heard of Jerry Reed before now, but am totally and immediately a fan. I think you are too. I wish he could have finished Charles's "Hallelujah"! Once again, thank you, YouTube.

And, just in case there's any question:


  1. That's hot stuff. This guy is a trip. I've know Chet Atkins could cook but I've never heard of Jerry Reed till now. He's a fellow nylon strummer too! Quite an oddity in this genre.