Tribute to Clarence White
Clarence White is a huge influence for me, and for many bluegrass guitar players (whether they know it or not!) He was instrumental in bringing the guitar to a prominent position as a featured instrument in the music. He was also known for playing at the back of the beat, which opened up a whole set of possibilities for supporting and pushing the music along.
Along with his brother Rolland, they laid the foundation for the connection between guitar and fiddle which ...bla bla bla....
If I could beam to a time and place, it would be to a time where I could sit and chat, learn from, and jam with Clarence White.
Thanks to Flatpicker News for the photo.
Here's a little clip of Clarence, playing on Bob Baxter's TV show, with his brother Rolland. Enjoy!