Though Duane no longer makes his home in Arizona, he has fond memories of the state, and believes his signature style is shaped by Arizona’s landscape.
On February 18, the Musical Instrument Museum adds its voice to the statewide centennial celebration with the exhibit “I Am AZ Music”. The highlighted contributions are wide and varied -ranging from Buck Owens to waila bands. The exhibit also includes a double neck guitar played by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Duane Eddy.
Grammy Winning Guitarist Duane Eddy’s sound is instantly recognizable – A low, reverberant country twang that influenced many guitar players, including George Harrison, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen.
Additional Audio: Duane Eddy explains his characteristic “twang”, and remembers his early days working with producer and DJ Lee Hazlewood.
Additional Audio: Duane Eddy describes his special double neck guitar, now part of the MIM’s “I am AZ Music” Exhibit
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Video: Duane Eddy – Live at EMI
(or view it on YouTube here)
Duane Eddy released his latest recording, “Road Trip” in June, 2011. To read about the disc, click here
To listen to the new disc, click here