The Guitar of Lightnin' Hopkins by Ernie Hawkins. For Guitar (Electric). Boxed, Licks and Phrases. Grossman Guitar Workshop. Blues. Beginning. DVD. Duration 93 minutes. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.GW804DVD).
When you hear someone say "Texas Blues Guitar," you may immediately think of Steve Ray and Jimmie Vaughn or maybe Freddie King. The invisible presence, buried deep in everyone of their guitar riffs, is the true king of Texas blues, Lightnin' Hopkins. Lightnin', who knew Blind Lemon Jefferson as a child, is Jimmie Vaughn's favorite guitarist. Offered here are all the basics, many of the secrets and tricks of Lightnin's deeply accomplished, deceptively simple acoustic Texas boogie guitar style. This lesson features rare video footage from the 1950's and 1960's of Lightnin' playing five tunes. Lightnin' plays the tune and then Ernie analyzes it lick by lick. This video presents a wonderful opportunity to go to the source of Texas blues and learn from the master who inspired generations of guitar heroes. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.