Clarence White Youtube – Acoustic Guitar Legend

2009 January 6

Here’s a youtube of the legendary guitarist called Clarence White, he was a member of the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers.  The tunes are called I am a Pilgrim and Soldiers Joy, both are standard tunes in the Bluegrass repertoire.  Clarence played a Martin D28 from 1935, it is now owned by the great Tony Rice a player of contemporary bluebrass (New Grass) and Bluegrass.  Clarence also played on some of the early Monkees tunes.  He unfortunately died in 1973, he is remembered with great respect by many guitar players across the world, his beuatiful guitar playing will live on.

4 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 January 26

    Aesome playing a blessing to see such great talent, have heard of the groups mentioned but never really knew the guitar players name. Very impressive, thank you for sharing.. J E Smith recording artist Nashville

  2. 2009 November 4
    Larry Gennow permalink

    I just Love this kind of music.and they are the best

  3. 2010 January 22
    Derek Budd permalink

    I knew he played with the Byrds and the Kentucky Colonels but never saw his name on any of the Flying Burritos stuff.

  4. 2010 September 26
    Bill permalink

    Clarence was the final word in bluegrass flatpicking. We shall never see his like again. R.I.P.

Leave a Reply

Note: You can use basic XHTML in your comments. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS