I was inspired to take up guitar at age twelve, after hearing the recordings of Josh White, a South Carolina blues guitarist, and Carlos Montoya, a Spanish flamenco guitarist. I had never heard anything like them before, and both were revelations. I was also inspired by Ricky Nelson’s music, especially the playing of his lead guitarist, James Burton, a young, self-taught musician from Louisiana who later played for Elvis Presley.
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