Sunday, October 21, 2007

'Cause I can play this here guitar, Pt. 17

I've long said that the average top-tier country musician is a better technician than the average top-tier rocker. Agree, disagree, discuss, I think there's ample evidence to support this. And there are couple of country singer-songwriters who are also truly great pickers. So I introduce today's underrated guitarist: Keith Urban.

Sure, he's married to Nicole Kidman, but that's not important right now, because he can play some guitar. And how many country guys regularly play Les Pauls.

Here he takes Charlie Daniels' "Devil Went Down To Georgia" and spins it a bit with a Telecaster: