Originally posted by scacchipazzo
America has always been blessed with musicians of the highest order, especially in real country music and blue grass, blues, big band, jazz and classical. There also are occasional great R&R musicians like Hendrix.
Here is a video of Gary doing 'Candy Man' which Michael Cooney and I taped at an apartment of Jack and Marylynn Powell, who were the owners of "Circe's Cup' coffee house where I first heard the Reverend. Also playing that night was Stu Jameson, a genius in his own right. Stu is an expert on frailing banjo and was Gary's opening act that night. I got to be friends with Stu years later.
Michael and I had driven to our respective homes and grabbed tape decks and then showed up back at the Powell's apartment and we proceeded to tape Gary's playing, among them was this song Candy Man, which is a funny song but this video shows how he does it. I wish I had made a video, all Michael and I got was two audio tapes.
Here is another video, longer one of Gary. BTW, if you didn't know, he is blind. All the more amazing how he can play like that.
BTW, that beautiful Gibson he is playing, he let me play for a while at the Powell's.
Found this from Pete Seeger's tv show in the 60's. Rainbow quest.