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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: November 11, 1930 | Died: December 27, 2004

The South Carolina family had seemingly come all the way to Nashville for nothing. It was 1945, and an Opry star had invited their guitar-mad, 15-year-old son to join his band on the Ryman's hallowed stage. Now that star Paul Howard, leader of The Arkansas Cotton Pickens, could not remember the invitation he'd extended - in person in Spartanburg, South Carolina and then by phone-to young Walter Louis “Hank” Garland. His parents, skeptical at the invitations, had nonetheless brought their son to Nashville. Only when Hank's father reminded Howard of the phone calls did he remember: On tour, Howard had stopped at Alexander's Music Store in Spartanburg where Hank was buying a guitar string. The clerks praised the teenager's playing and handed him a guitar. After hearing him play, Howard offered him a job on the spot....
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Music

Featured recording “Jazz Winds From A New Direction”

Jazz Winds From A New Direction

Collectors Classics
1961
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    Subtle Swing

    Atlantic
    2004
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    The Unforgettable Guitar Of Hank Garland

    Atlantic
    1962
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    Jazz Winds From A New Direction

    Atlantic
    1961
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    Three-Four The Blues

    Atlantic
    1961
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    Velvet Guitar

    Atlantic
    1960
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