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George Barnes – Artist Profile

Over at One Man’s Guitar, a break from the norm – George Barnes

Our profile of the first electric guitarist, and an influence on just about every American guitarist who came after

George Barnes…

… Then, I heard the duets of George Barnes and Bucky Pizzarelli. I was enthralled with the musicality of the tunes, the breathtaking licks, the slower passages of glistening, liquid tone. For some reason I assumed the suave, James Bond looking guy with the colorful name must have been doing all the exquisite lead playing. Only later did I realize it was the squat, cigar-chomping George Barnes who was tripping the light fandango in such a transcendent manner.

He had a lot of practice, as it turned out…

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George Barnes artist profile