Hank Garland was an American guitarist known for his virtuosity and versatility as a studio musician, session player and bandleader. He was one of the most sought after guitarists of his era, recording with a variety of well-known musicians and bands across a range of genres, including country, pop, and rock and roll. His career was cut short at the age of 31 due to a car accident. Despite his short career, his influence on guitar playing is still widely recognized.
Notable Recordings :
- Velvet Guitar (1960)
- After the Riot at Newport with the Nashville All-Stars (1961)
- Jazz Winds from a New Direction (1961)
- The Unforgettable Guitar of Hank Garland (1962)