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John Lee Walker

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Most of the time I simply lurk and read, take notes and check out links here, ask a question now and then, and I have to say in the short time I have subscribed to this forum (originally recommended by a guitar techy friend who I stumped with a question) I have learned more than I ever could have imagined.

 

I have played and toured for 30+ years with the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker, the Allmans, Molly Hatchet, 38 Special, David Allen Coe, etc etc, and I am known for hanging out at soundchecks and bugging guitar techs:) But, when it comes to Gibson acoustic guitars, this forum rocks. Y'all got the answers, you obviously know and love what you're talking about, and you have so much information it just floors me.

 

Keep up the good work! I will definitely be a reader/poster for life! I highly recommend this forum to any and everyone.

 

Writing from Cheyenne, Wyoming tonight!

 

John Lee Walker

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I have played and toured for 30+ years with the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd' date=' Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker, the Allmans, Molly Hatchet, 38 Special, David Allen Coe, etc etc, and I am known for hanging out at soundchecks and bugging guitar techs:) But, when it comes to Gibson acoustic guitars, this forum rocks. Y'all got the answers, you obviously know and love what you're talking about, and you have so much information it just floors me.

 

 

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Man, you just listed every band I was into back in the late 70's and early 80's from High School through College! You must have had a blast touring with those guys! Who knows, I may have even seen you at one of the various "Iowa Jam's" or concerts I went to for CDB or 38 Special back in 1979 or 1980....

 

Love your guitar list too! Nice to see you posting. I bet you have ton's of information that we all could gleen from you as well. Stop lurking and keep posting! I look forward to getting to know more about your time with the above referenced bands. Photos and tour stories are a must!!!!!

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Thermionik - Yeah, 'close to the edge' is a good way of putting it:) We had our moments, didn't we.rase Too bad I didn't know then what I know now, huh. (can we say Yahoo stock?)

 

Yes, Jack passed away this last Jan, a tragic thing for us. Still not over it, like losing a soulmate. I will never meet another like-minded musically magical person such as him - to coin a phrase, we clicked.

 

The only original members into it these days are myself and Craig Englehardt. Dennis sells real estate in LA. Dave owns a car sales biz in Seattle (does his own corny TV commericals), JB is now a deputy sheriff in Idaho. JD drives a big rig over the road, as do I occassionally, and so did Jack. Our last gig as original band was in Florida at the Skynyrd Picnic Freebird Festival in Jax in 1999.

 

A digital remix of our 1983 LP is in the works, and new stuff is being written as we speak for a possible CD with Compadre Records in Texas:)

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Well JLW....

 

After you check those statues... we will be eager to hear some tales of the road. At any rate, it is always fun to talk with someone who has "been there and done that" in the music world.

 

Any chance you could post some photos of the 69 Les Paul, the 62 Fender Tele and of course (afterall this is the acoustic section) the Customized SJ200?

 

We love guitar porn here!

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Hey Taylor Player - Will get ya some pics. On the road right now w/laptop and all the good pics are at home on the desktop. I will be home Dec 21 for the holidays - remind me! I need to figure out how to post 'em in here - last time I tried the link failed but someone here actually did it for me (how I have no idea) and posted the one of my J200 Modern Classic (before surgery). Will have an 'after surgery' pic soon lol

 

Hey I think I need to go call up Trudy on the telephone:)

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  • 5 months later...

Must say that I am in awe right now!!, my friend Ann Vogel has told me about you on hear, my adopted brother I am sure has a copy of your Album Black with a Steer head will write when I hear back from him. Your band was/is great traditional SOUTHERN ROCK. God Bless and never stop playin'. Humble in Connersville....James Branson. Just to let you know that the album cover is from the Outlaws not The John Lee Walker Band....My Bad

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Hey John Lee! When I was in Jacksonville from '73-'77, you just listed all the local bands that were gigging regularly in the bars there. A great time for Southern Rock! I still feel like I was there watching it being born! That music really influenced my style of playing, even though I've gone acoustic. People just don't believe me when I tell them that I watched Johnny Van Zant(the new Skynyrd) and Don Barnes(38 Special) perform at a bar, then kick their *** on the pool table!!! Great times and great memories! Thanks for reminding me! Keep the good ol' music rocking! I think I'll go play "All I can do is write about it"......

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Hey GibbyJoe - what a shame? It's not a shame at all, brother. Hey, I thank my lucky stars and the good Lord above that I have a darn good job these days. I'm still doing what I love to do, rolling down The Lost Highway and playing music. Making great money, making great friends, making great music. Ya know, sometimes I think it might even be better without all the red tape, beauracracy, managers and promoters and record company people. Think about it:)

 

I do miss the bus, tho.

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John Lee - I think your life sounds great!! I heard a great theme song for you on a radio show, The Bob and Tom Show. They are a couple of funny guys with lots of singers and comedians on their show. I heard Hayes Carll on the show singing, "She Left Me for Jesus." Anyway the song you need to learn is "18 Wheels on a Big Rig."

"There's 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18 wheels on a big rig, and it's rollin', rollin', rollin' . Now, all even numbers : There's 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18 wheels on a big rig..... Now, odd numbers: There's 3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17 wheels on a big rig and it's roliin' rollin' rollin'.....Now: Roman numerals!!! There's I, II, III,IV,V,VI,VII,VIII,IX,X,XI,XII,XIII,IXV,XV,XVI,XVII,XVIII wheels on a big rig....................." Let me know when you've got it down and keep it on the road, bro!! (Photos of your tuners?)

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no no no john lee sorry I didn't mean it's a shame u drive a truck now, I meant it's a shame the old band is not together anymore. Hope you didnt take that wrong. It's a shame u guys are not still out there these days. I think your job is reaaly cool and you are still playing. keep it going brother!!!

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