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Six Strings Down

Seven memorable guitar solos from the Crossroads Fest.

Billy F. Gibbons, "Tush"

Steve Cropper, "Hip Hug-Her"

James Burton, "That's All Right Mama"

Sonny Curtis, "I Fought the Law"

Joe Walsh, "Walk Away"

Hubert Sumlin, "Killing Floor"

Vince Gill, "Oklahoma Borderline"


Battle Hymn

Three instances of the outside world coming to the Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Yahoos in the crowd heckling Indian picker Vishwa Mohan Bhatt ("This sucks!"), whose dizzying 10-minute turn on his 36-string Dobro/sitar hybrid was easily Sunday's most exotic moment

Doyle Dykes, formerly of Elvis' backing gospel group J.D. Sumner & the Stamps, prefacing his and Marty Stuart, James Burton, and Jedd Hughes' Sunday clinic with a stirring "Battle Hymn of the Republic" in honor of Ronald Reagan

Triple Crown favorite Smarty Jones drawing as big a crowd to the SBC Lounge's flat-screen TVs for Saturday's Belmont Stakes (which he sadly lost) as Jeff "Skunk" Baxter's nearby clinic

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