Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery

Celebrating John Leslie “Wes” Montgomery (March 6, 1923 – June 15, 1968), an American jazz guitarist known for an unusual technique of plucking the strings with the side of his thumb which granted him a distinctive sound.

Published by baldpomegranatenixon

I'm an expatriate Memphis musician and an instructor at a private music college in Minnesota. I find a greater clarity in my appreciation for music from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta region, now that I've lived away from it for decades, than when I was growing up in the midst of it.

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