Watch the Grady A online guitar lesson by Walter Broes from Rock, Billy, & Boogie Guidebook
In this example we'll look at some typical Grady Martin-isms in the key of A. Note the clever use of double and triple stops, and his fairly unique use of open strings. It’s rumored Martin didn't think much of the rock and roll sessions he played and was surprised when people asked him about them.
Even though people often don't know who played these licks, they're some of the most quoted and imitated in the genre. In recent years, Martin has finally gotten recognition for his contribution to music, and he’s now in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Among rockabilly players all around the world, his name has gotten famous in recent years as “that guy on those sessions who played those licks."