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This is a James Burton lick. It's his opening lick in Emmylou Harris’ cover of Ooh Las Vegas released in 1975. There are a couple cool aspects of this lick. One is that it is James doing his version of a banjo roll. It's a difficult one to play with a flat pick but worth the trouble. James uses a thumb pick which frees up the index finger and makes it a lot easier. Another cool thing about this lick is that when it comes in, it’s just a guitar and you’re kind of unsure about where beat one is until the band entrance.