Hank Garland

Genres: Drama Movies Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Walter Louis Garland, 11 November 1930, Cowpens, South Carolina, USA, d. 27 December 2004, Orange Park, Florida, USA. A professional electric guitarist at the age of 15 Garland played on The Grand Ole Opry with Paul Howard for several weeks, before Howard found out he was violating the state’s child labour laws and reluctantly sent the talented youngster home. Garland returned to Nashville on his sixteenth birthday, where he quickly became one of the most popular and respected session guitarists and played on recordings by countless artists. In 1949, he made his first solo recordings for Decca Records, even including a few vocals, which clearly failed to match his instrumental talent. His recording of ‘Sugarfoot Rag’ not only inspired his nickname (‘Sugarfoot’), it also firmly established him in Nashville. During the 50s, he recorded for Decca and Dot Records, being remembered for versions of ‘E-String Rag’ and ‘Guitar...

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