View Full Version : Nomination: Arlen Roth
06-29-2010, 08:44 PM
Arlen Roth is the premiere telecaster player playing mostly country, rockabilly and jazz...but he can play it all believe me! He created the Hot Licks video series where various artist teach you their chops...Arlen worked a lot with Danny Gatton before Gatton committed suicide
Arlen Roth playing "Tequila" with the late Danny Gatton (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdPYmhJZdUc)
06-29-2010, 09:40 PM
aye, one of my nominee choices
06-29-2010, 10:52 PM
Aye for me
06-30-2010, 12:39 AM
06-30-2010, 07:32 PM
AYE!!! for Arlen Roth.
:clapping: He was one of the co-founders of the Hot-Licks videos way back when there were no other video lessons. You can catch his free lessons on Gibson's web page at
07-12-2010, 09:09 PM
Aye, Aye !!!
07-12-2010, 11:55 PM
Arlen Roth is another great player who I had never heard of until seeing a Instructional Video. Aye indeed. :clapping:
08-04-2010, 03:06 AM
Aye, Aye, again. Arlen is one of those fairly unknown giants of the tele. He was one of my early heroes from the Hot Licks productions and the Nashville Guitar Book he authored.
The guy is immensely talented and generous with his time and knowledge. I was blessed to catch him at a free workshop in DC back in the 80's I believe. He is an incredible teacher who really loves his students.
Shortly after I met him at the workshop I was saddened to learn that his wife and daughter both were tragically killed in a car crash. As nice a person as he was, I knew that he was devastated by their loss. I debated as to whether I should send him a note, since I didn't really know him, but decided that a truly heartfelt note was appropriate.
He is a totally class act as an artist and a human being and totally deserving for this honor.
"Life's too short to play with dead strings"
08-04-2010, 03:20 AM
Woah nearly missed Arlen jeez spent so much time in front of the TV and the VHS "back in the day" he was the only one you could find that touched on RnB, and his playing turned me on to so many country, Alt country players...very influential on me was Arlen
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