Watch the Sweet Feet online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary
Sweet Feet - Lick 5 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jason Loughlin and is sourced from 50 Country Masters Licks You MUST Know.
This lick comes to us from the great Hank Garland, who was a very influential countr rockabilly and jazz guitarist. He has influenced guitar players like George Benson and countless others. This lick is from his first hit, "Sugar Foot Rag". He recorded it when he was only 19 years old. It was released in 1950. Hank actually penned a lot of hits, and co-wrote a lot of things but wasn't able to get writing credit because he was working at the studio as a session guitarist, and not as a writer. In those days you couldn't be paid for both jobs. So despite the fact hat he wrote "Jingle Bell Rock" and helped co-write some tunes for Patsy Kline and Roy Orbison he was not allowed to get credit. This one was a huge hit and inspired tons of guitar players to follow in his footsteps. His guitar playing still needs to get more attention in my opinion. He's truly one of the greats, and one of my heroes as a player. The Gibson Byrdland was developed by Hank Garland and Billy Byrd. Definitely someone you should know and spend some time with.