Watch the Prison Blues online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from 1-2-3 Country
I hear that train a comin'. Prison Blues is a classic early country tune inspired by the great Johnny Cash. The tune is basically a blues progression over a train beat. For our rhythm guitar part we will be learning yet another variation of Carter style. This is the super minimalistic approach made famous by Johnny Cash's guitarist Luther Perkins. This is all muted single notes. You can mute with your picking hand or the fretting hand by releasing pressure. We are still playing the alternating bass line but instead of strumming chords on beats two and four we're going to double pick the 4th or 3rd string depending on the chord.