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John Knowles Conversation with Jazz Guitar Today

Bob Bakert, Editor

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Guitarist John Knowles discusses how he started out… to playing with Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Tommy Emmanuel, and others. (Video)

John Knowles traded in a Ph.D. in physics, and a “great” job at Texas Instruments to pursue his life long passion for music and more specifically the guitar… No Brainer right…!  Who among us wouldn’t do that?

People that know John also know of his special relationship with Chet Atkins who thought so much of John’s musicianship that he bestowed upon him his prestigious C.G.P. or “Certified Guitar Player” designation.  John has performed with the world’s finest including Chet of course plus hundreds of others and of course most recently with the unbelievably talented Tommy Emmanuel.  We jumped at the chance to have this conversation with John and I know you will find him not only to be a great musician but he is both humble and fascinating.  Physics and Guitar, what could go wrong? or maybe “what could go right’?

Enjoy my conversation with the great John Knowles – Bob Bakert.

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