Buddy Merrill plays hot guitar on his Fender Jazzmaster on th Lawrence Welk Show, circa late 50s.
Jeremy "J.W." Wakefield on steel guitar, T.K. Smith on lead guitar, and Deke Dickerson on rhythm playing "China Boy" at Deke Dickerson's Hillbillyfest in October, 2007
At age 19, Hank Garland recorded his million-selling hit "Sugarfoot rag", though some attribute the song to Bernie B. Smith Jr., published 2 years earlier by M.M. Cole/BMI as "Bernie's reel".
Neil Levang was Laurence Welk's hot picker. Virtuosity comes from surprising places.