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Offline robgrist

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« on: June 23, 2005, 11:09:49 PM »
I'm a big Lenny Breau fan and saw him play a few times before he left the mortal coil. Of news is Randy Bachman's web site. He's gathered all the tapes, outakes etc and is releasing about 8 CDs of Lenny material. I just got Cabin Fever ( from the site) and it's terrific. It's pretty freeform with lots of talking. He starts a piece, readjusts his focus and ends up somewhere completely different. Awesome to listen and see where he takes stuff.

Check it out.
 

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Offline TheGuitarGuy

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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2005, 11:33:16 AM »
Finally another Lenny Breau fan, he is so amazing. I have heard a bit of the Cabin Fever album, but not all of it, but from what I heard I was hooked and I am going to pick the album up soon.

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Offline Rozz

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2005, 07:09:21 PM »
I was fortunate to see Lenny at G.I.T. in Hollywood.  He was playing for about 20 of us in one of G.I.T.s concert halls.  I knew Chet Atkins loved the guy, so it was my chance to check him out.  It changed my life and my playing forever.  Lenny died two days later.  I couldn't believe it.  He trully was one of the best finger pickers in the world.  If I remember right the LA police said he was most likely murdered over a herion deal gone bad.  I think they found him in a motel swimming pool or something like that.  Ofcourse that was just the rumors passing around the school.

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Offline lisabu

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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2005, 02:45:18 PM »
I am originally from Auburn Maine.  My father was a jazz musician, and was, at one time, friends with Lenny Breau.  He used to come to our house and my father, and his friends used to jam.

Of course, I had no idea back in the 70's how lucky I was.  If only I knew then what I know now!!!

Too bad we can't go back in time.
 

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Offline Paul Marossy

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2005, 03:28:02 PM »
I learned one technique of Lenny's from Guitar Player, it's that thing where you get this heavenly sounding pinched harmonic thing 12 frets above where your fretted note is. I really should check out more of his stuff.

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