John Knowles Interview – Chet Atkins first Certified Guitar Player – Everyone Loves Guitar

John was the first Certified Guitar Player Chet Atkins appointed. John’s written songs for and recorded with Chet, Jerry Reed, Lenny Breau, the Romero Family and James Galway… plus he had an international hit song recorded by Raffi and XUXA

John shares loads of stories about working with, and being mentored by Chet Atkins, and the kindness and leadership he offered… growing up the son of a preacher, and the impact this had on him… and a great story how he gave up his original academic career as a physicist working for Texas Instruments, to play classical acoustic guitar, instead. GREAT stories here, from a bright, lifelong career musician:

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