Happy birthday to the Guitar Pickin’ Man, Mr. Don Rich

As leader of Buck Owens’ band, The Buckaroos, Don Rich nimble fret work and harmony vocals helped define the Bakersfield Sound sub-genre of Country. The Bakersfield Sound was in direct opposition to the over-produced, string and choral employment that was in fashion in the late 50’s. Buck and Don helped return Country to it’s roots, while adding their own electrifying jolt to the genre, influencing generations of musicians well beyond the Country milieu.

Gotta love the Baroque Country Fuzz of, Who’s Gonna Mow Your Grass? .

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