Saturday, June 30, 2012

Jingle Jangle

Roger McGuinn is one of the pioneers of folk and country rock. He has worked as a session musician, a songwriter, and he has been one of the most unique guitar performers in popular music for nearly 50 years. His ringing 12-string Rickenbacker is the hallmark sound of the folk rock era – the jingle jangle sound and hybrid picking style that combined, are unmistakably his own. While others have used electric 12-string guitars, and still more have used the hybrid picking style, McGuinn’s work – especially with the Byrds – stands out as unique in rock history.