While we were in Raleigh last week for the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention, we had a lovely visit with Connie Matthews, nephew of the great Clyde Moody. Connie had recently acquired Uncle Clyde’s last guitar, a Martin D-28 which was custom made for him in 1974.
Moody was one of the first musicians who joined Bill Monroe’s band after the dissolution of The Monroe Brothers, and played mandolin on his debut recording of Muleskinner Blues, with Mon on guitar. After leaving Monroe, Clyde joined the Grand Ole Opry on his own, and had a long career in bluegrass and country music
After chatting with us, Connie took the guitar down to the Martin booth where it generated a good bit of attention. Thanks for bringing it to Raleigh!
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