More about the guitars than the guitar players.
Johnny Cash's "Tennessee Flat Top Box" richard dobson's "piece of wood and steel" (also covered by david allen coe) "Me and My Guitar" - Tony Rice Brooks Williams, Yellow Hummingbird (Nectar), Signature Sounds Greg Trooper, Hummingbird (Floating), Sugar Hill and I can't remember, is Tim Easton's Hummingbird (on Break Your Mother's Heart) also about the guitar? Darrell Scott also has one called "The Hummingbird" on Family Tree. Perfectly Good Guitar - John Hiatt How to Play the Guitar by Hank Snow Luke's song (Twang Twang) by Stompin' Tom Connor Guitar Maker - Grit Laskin You and My Old Guitar - Jimmie Rodgers There's a dandy cover version of that on Jorma Kaukonen's "Blue Country Heart". Also check out "The D-18 Song" on one of Norman Blake & Tony Rice's CDs, I think "Blake & Rice 2". In a slightly different vein, there's "Fender Stratocaster" by Jonathan Richman. A Fender also gets mentioned tangentially in "Jemima Surrender" by the Band. Similarly, a Martin gets a mention in the last verse of Norman Blake's "Church Street Blues". Does "Steel Guitar Rag" count? It's been recorded by lots of folks, but Bob Wills' version is still tops in my book. Cryin' Steel Guitar Waltz - Marty Robbins Tonight I Just Need My Guitar - Jimmy Buffet Peter Case "Steel Strings" This Old Guitar- John Denver This Old Guitar- Neil Young (not the John Denver song) La Guitarra- poem by Frederico Garcia Lorca set to music by Steve Gillette Voice of the Big Guitar- Tish Hinojosa Guitar Mama- Michael Jerome Browne Dad's Flattop Guitar- Christopher Shaw Gamble's Guitar- Michael Smith Second Fiddle to an Old Guitar- Toasted Westerns Big Bill's Guitar- Hans Theessink Guitar Highway- Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Red Guitar- Loudon Wainwright III Mrs. Pinocci's Guitar- Cheryl Wheeler Slave to a Six-String Guitar- Mitch Greenhill & Mayne Smith Let Me Bring My Guitar to Heaven Too- Faith Petric The Preacher Picked the Guitar- Roy Book Binder, also by Jorma Kaukonen Kate's Guitar- Greg Brown Lefty's Old Guitar- J.D. Crowe & the New South This Guitar- Stephen Fearing Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar- versions by Doc Watson, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, John Jackson, Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick, Bob Neuwirth, Jim Mills, Charles River Valley Boys The Ballad of Martin and Gibson by legendary Toronto singer/songwriter Rick Speyer, and recorded by him on his Harmony Road CD a few years back. "A Life in Music" by my friend Robert Morgan Fisher Russ Rentler "Recycled Tin Man Blues" Caroline Aiken's excellent song, "My There For Me Guitar", on the Live Bait (1995) CD On Bill Kirchen's latest "Hammer Of The Honky Tonk Gods" is a paean to Telecasters. I forget the album it is on but Norman Blake and Tony Rice sing "Thanks You Mr. Martin." Jon Shain "Silvertone" Faith Petric sings called "Let Me Bring My Guitar to Heaven Too" off her "When Did We Have Sauerkraut?
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