Watch the G For Grady online guitar lesson by Walter Broes from Rock, Billy, & Boogie Guidebook

Grady Martin was a Nashville A-list session player in the 50’s and 60’s, playing on an incredible number of records in many different styles. He’s probably one of the only session players to play on rockabilly records who gets some credit, as he really put his stamp on the style.

Look for recordings by the Johnny Burnette Rock and Roll Trio, Johnny Carroll, Brenda Lee, Don Woody, Johnny Horton, Gene Maltais, and Wayne Walker for examples of him playing rock and roll and rockabilly. He’s on so many different records it’s hard to make a definitive list, but if you've listened to a lot of his playing you'll start recognizing it as it’s so idiosyncratic.