Guitar Muse is running a cool article featuring three guitar greats who might’ve packed it in in the face of adversity. In addition to the tales of Django Reinhardt and Tony Iommi, they characterize the necessary transformation of Wes Montgomery:
(B)y the time he got home and had time to practice, his wife was sleeping. To prevent waking her, he played with his thumb instead of a pick–this infused his playing style with a soft, smooth sound.
Necessity truly is the mother of invention.
Read the full article at GM.