Nashville West

The Byrds in 1971. From left: Clarence White, Gene Parsons, Skip Battin and Roger McGuinn.

A Salute to Clarence White of The Byrds and Kentucky Colonels

Clarence White was a genuine double threat. His brilliant, Doc Watson-inspired acoustic flatpicking, which incorporated lightning-fast fiddle lines played on an already-vintage Martin D-28 guitar, helped the bluegrass world recognize the guitar as a lead instrument.