Post by ekforum on Dec 1, 2009 12:24:19 GMT -5
Hughie was a GREAT player, of course. I did sit with Hughie for a couple of afternoons back in '96...but it wasn't enough time to seriously teach him any of my parts. I tried to show him the ideas and feels of some of the tunes. The band was rehearsing (without me) in Wyoming in February and I wasn't about to make that trip! In other words, I should have had more time with Hughie but that wasn't my doing. I wish'd I could've spent MORE time with Hughie. If I HAD, then I wouldn't have been accused of trying to SABOTAGE the band's sound.
Rossington thinks I taught Hughie a bunch of garbage while he was at my home. You see, when Hughie showed up for his first rehearsal days later in Wyoming, he had forgotten the little I was able to show him. Two days just isn't enough time. I would've been glad to spend as much as Hughie needed, but I wasn't going to fly to Wyoming in February to do it!* And then we they officially showed me the door in April, I wasn't very motivated to be a guitar teacher.
*remember, I was on the waiting list for a heart transplant at the time. Winter-time was NOT my friend.
I don't have any recollections of the Outlaws...I think we only did ONE show with them and that was in Muscle Shoals, Alabama before they were even signed to a record label.
The first time we ever heard the Outlaws was in Tampa. We'd just finished a day gig with Chicago and we went to a local bar afterward to hear them play.
Great picker, for sure.