Tal Farlow

Celebrating Talmage Holt “Tal” Farlow (June 7, 1921 – July 25, 1998), an American jazz guitarist born in Greensboro, NC. He was nicknamed “Octopus” because of his large hands and he maintained a career as a sign painter.

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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