I love Marty Stuart. He's got deep roots in "classic country", but much of his music thinks outside the box, which is what makes it so interesting. It isn't just the same old progressions and sounds.
And I love that video. It holds special meaning for me because of what happens starting at 15:16, and thereafter...all the stuff about The Byrds and Clarence White.
The Byrds were the catalyst for me. Before I heard them, I was a percussionist in the high school band. Then, in May 1965, I heard Mr. Tambourine Man
on the radio, and it was a revelation. "Holy sh!t!! What is that?!?!
" Nothing else ever sounded like that before. Between McGuinn's 12-string and the soaring vocal melange of Clark, McGuinn, and Crosby, I was hooked. Everything changed. I bought a drum set. I started a band. Then I bought a 12-string...
Anyhow, I was a fervent Byrdophile. Then I learned that the awesome country twangin' on Time Between
and The Girl With No Name
(Chris Hillman's tunes on the Younger Than Yesterday
album) was played by Clarence White, who also played on Notorious Byrd Brothers
and Sweetheart of the Rodeo
, after which he became a permanent Byrd.
Clarence is the reason I switched from Guild, Rickenbacker, and Gretsch guitars and bought my first Telecaster. It didn't have a B-string bender (...yet; that's another story).
And speaking of the B-string bender and Clarence's guitar (which Marty is playing in the solo I've linked above), that's a story worthy of a separate post.