Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Rhythm Aces

Popular music has its stars, and also those ‘other’ musicians that made major contributions yet are not very well known. Rhythm guitarists are rarely the stars of a band, unless they happen to be the lead singer, but no one can deny their importance to the music. Although the guitarists featured in this piece are not as well known as most lead guitar players, they deserve mention for their skill in driving the music of rock and roll.

This piece is a chapter in the new book The Toughest Hundred Dollars & Other Rock & Roll Stories by Larry Manch. The book is available for purchase in e-book form at the Kindle Store on

© 2013 Larry Manch


  1. Fascinating article! Though I have always wanted to be a lead guitarist the reality is that I'm a better rhythm guitarist. This post helps me realize that's not a bad thing! :-)

  2. Thank-you Tom! Not too many people reading this one. I like to give some 'ink' to guitar players that are maybe not as well known as the 'big' stars.