Sublime: Chet Atkins plays "Stars and Stripes Forever" on guitar

If we had Chet Atkins in my parish, I’d argue to make every mass a “guitar mass.” (As long as Chet could play ‘em all, of course…)

Here he is, from 1978. If you’ve heard this tune a hundred times, you’ve probably never heard it like this.

H/T to good ole Austin.

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  1. Jim Dotter says:

    and I thought Jimi Hendrix could play!

  2. My husband is learning the guitar. I sent him the link just to ‘encourage’ him to keep practicing.

  3. There’s nobody like Chet Atkins! Thanks for the clip, and Happy Fourth of July!

  4. Ron Thibodeaux says:

    I saw Jerry Reed (“Amos Moses,” “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot”) in concert in Baton Rouge many years ago, and my one enduring memory of the show was his rendition of “Stars and Stripes Forever” on electric guitar. This is wonderful stuff. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Outstanding! Thanks.

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