June 20: Chet Atkins Birthday – 2 Bob Dylan Covers & A Medley

Chester Burton “Chet” Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an American guitarist, occasional vocalist and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, created the smoother country music style known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country’s appeal to adult pop music fans as well.

Atkins’ signature picking style was inspired by Merle Travis. Other major guitar influences were Django Reinhardt, George Barnes, Les Paul and later Jerry Reed. His trademark picking style and musicianship brought him admirers within and outside the country scene.

Bob Dylan Medley

Blowin’ in the Wind, I want you and Don’t think twice it’s alright.

Blowin In The Wind

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

with Terry McMillan

with Jerry Reed

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