Sad to relatef the passing of Bob Wooton. Bob was Johnny Cash's guitarist for over 30 years, maintaining the signature boom chic a chic sound after the death of Luther Perkins in a house fire, and for many years after Johnny passed with the Tennesse Three and lately with Medicine Music family fold members Six Mile Grove (we worked with them on Bobs last record release "Guaranteed Cash".
Here is the moment Bob got the job. Cash was performing in Fayetteville Arkansas, at a campaign rally for Governor Winthrop Rockefeller, Carl Perkins (no relation) was due to fill for Luther An airline delay left only Johnny Cash and drummer W.S. Holland onstage. Bob, sitting in the audience, approached Cash requesting to fill in for the night. Bob stunned the crowd, particularly Cash himself, with perfect renditions of every song. You'll here it on this historic clip.
Bob was a gentleman through and through, his family (then his music) were everything to him. My thoughts are with them and the rest of his loved ones and colleges.
We have lost the last authentic link with the Cash sound and a master of the hardest of musical disciplines, simplicity!