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    Johnny Hiland - Bluesberry Jam

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    Johnny Hiland put on a masterful performance at the 2018 Dallas International Guitar Festival

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    Johnny Hiland and Brent Mason - Workin Man Blues

    7:43

    This is from Johnny Hiland's A Benefit for Inspire Nashville. Shot at Douglas Corner in Nashville, March 11, 2016.

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    Rig Rundown - Johnny Hiland

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    High above the Nashville skyline, guitar slinger Johnny Hiland met with PG’s John Bohlinger for a pre-show Rig Rundown. Hiland showed off a diverse cache of 6-strings, two cool amps and a larger—yet practical—board that makes for a killer setup for both the studio and live gigs.

    Hiland’s current No. 1 is his 1998 Music Man Axis Sport loaded with his signature Six Shooter pickups from Electric City Pickups and custom wiring harness from Martin Six String Customs.

    This is Hiland’s 2010 Music Man Silhouette that also features the Six Shooter pickups and custom wiring harness. Between the middle and neck pickups sits a RunBarr by Easy Roll Guitar Methods. It acts as a pickguard in order to help your picking technique on speed picking and sweep arpeggios. Each of Hiland’s guitars are strung with Elixir Nanoweb (.009–.042) strings.

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    SNAMM 18 - Kiesel Guitars Johnny Hiland Signature Demo

    7:30

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    Johnny Hiland - Slow Blues

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    Johnny Hiland shows off some true guitar wizardry on this slow blues at the Dallas International Guitar Festival 4/21/13. With Tim McDonald on keyboards.

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    Thats Alright Mama - by Johnny Hiland at the 2016 Dallas International Guitar Show

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    That's Alright Mama - Performed by Johnny Hiland at the 2016 Dallas International Guitar Show 01 Day 2 4-30-16

    Johnny Hiland (guitar & vocals), Mike Barrow (guitar), T.J. Armstrong (bass), Bruce Guthrie (Drums)
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    You might think that being legally blind would be a hindrance to learning to play guitar, but Johnny Hiland’s incredible guitar virtuosity is evidence that this isn’t the case. Though this must have been somewhat of a challenge to overcome while initially learning to play, he took up the guitar at the very young age of 2. He won the “Talent America Contest” in New York City when he was only 10. Until he turned 15 he played in a bluegrass band with his sister, Jodi, and brother, Jerry. They called themselves “The 3 J’s.”

    He became interesting in a wider range of music in high school, particularly the great rock guitarists, among them Eddie Van Halen and Joe Satriani. He then attended the University of Southern Maine while studying history. The pull of performing music professionally turned out to be too strong to resist and he dropped out after 3 years to move to Nashville. Soon after arriving there he attracted attention while playing local clubs. He was the first Nashville musician to be offered an endorsement deal from Fender without first being signed to a label.

    In a bid to win Hiland attention, his manager called Steve Vai and left a demo of his on Via’s voicemail. This earned Hiland a record deal on Vai’s Favored Nations record label. He worked for two years preparing his self-titled debut album, which was comprised of country and rock instrumentals and released in 2004. He has also become a successful session guitarists for well-known artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Toby Keith, and Randy Travis.

    Other than his love of performing, Hiland has found a passion for instructing others on how to play. In 2014 teamed up with Truefire to release a series of instructional videos titled “Ten Gallon Guitar”. He also owns a studio that he uses to produce other musicians as well as record session guitar tracks for various artists.

    We’re sure you’ll see in these performances from the Dallas International Guitar Festival in 2016, that Hiland is on a plane all his own. He is the modern king of chicken pickin’ guitar playing.
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    Call Me the Breeze

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    Call Me the Breeze · Johnny Hiland

    Standing Strong

    ℗ 2017 Johnny Hiland

    Released on: 2017-08-15

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    Kiesel Guitars - Johnny Hiland - Solo S6H Guitar

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    Johnny Hiland, one of the newest members of the Kiesel Family, gives you a run down and some sound examples of his Solo S6H Guitar.

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    Johnny Hiland Chicken Pickn With JHS

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    Chicken Pickin' legend, Johnny Hiland, walks through the essential effects for your Chicken Pickin' tone. And there may be a point in the video when there is some country shredding through an Angry Charlie...but you'll have to watch to find out.

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    Johnny Hiland | In Laymans Terms

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    LIVE FROM LAYMAN presents

    Johnny Hiland | In Layman's Terms

    Johnny Hiland, Guitar
    T.J. Armstrong, Bass
    Bruce Guttridge, Drums



    Recorded Live at Layman Drug Company, Oct. 25, 2017.


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    Promotional Consideration provided by AEA MICROPHONES


    Production Company: Bucket's Moving Company

    Director and Editor: Alex Chaloff
    Camera Operator: Tyler Barksdale
    Recording and Mix Engineer: Alex Chaloff
    Assistant Engineer: Will Powell

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    Johnny Hiland - Cudgie Boogie

    2:33

    Johnny wrote this song for my cousin Cudgie, Mel Waycott, of Princeton, Maine. You can see Cudgie in a few of my other videos. Cudgie had a country show on TV in the Portland, Maine area for many years. He also had several TV appearances throughout Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut and other New England states. Cudgie passed on some years back but his memory still lives.

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    British guitarist reacts to Johnny Hilands IMMENSE technical versatility!

    10:59

    Tonight I'm taking a look at Johnny Hiland playing some slow blues!
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    Johnny Hiland - Thats Alright Mama

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    Johnny Hiland singing That's Alright Mama. Yes this guy can sing too.

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    Breshmans Osmo Pocket - JOHNNY HILAND @ SUMMER NAMM 19

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    Johnny Hiland shows off his new Kiesel Signature Guitar at the 2019 Summer NAMM.

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    Johnny Hiland WITH THE DON KELLY BAND - Truck Driving Man

    2:30

    Johnny Hiland with the Don Kelly Band of Nashville, Tennessee.

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    Johnny Hiland Guitar Lesson - #7 Open String Licks - Ten Gallon Guitar

    8:30

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    Johnny Hiland and Sammy Hagar at Tahoe Wabo

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    This is Johnny Hiland with Sammy at Tahoe Wabo Grand Opening. Johnny can play almost any genre really really well. He plays country on our last Jennifer Brantley CD Breakdown One song titled Sound of Lonely really stands out and also features Sonny Garrish on steel. It's on itunes if you care to check it out. He also played on Hank 3's last CD too

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    Glenn Proudfoot - Gatton. ft Johnny Hiland.

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    'GATTON' by Glenn Proudfoot from the album 'INEFFABLE'
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    Film clip for the track 'GATTON' Shot, edited and produced by Peter 'Reggie' Bowman, Screamlouder Productions.
    Guitars: Glenn Proudfoot, Johnny Hiland
    Drums: Lucius Borich
    Bass: Peter Bowman
    Written by: Glenn Proudfoot.
    Produced & Engineered by: Proudfoot/Bowman.
    Mixed by Peter 'Reggie' Bowman at Screamlouder ProductionsMastered by Cameron Mitchell at:

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    Johnny Hiland Workin Man Blues / Winter ASGN 2010

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    Johnny Hiland, Stu Hamm and Danny Gottlieb play a cover of Merle Haggard's Workin' Man Blues during Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night charity event at the OC Pavilion Theater in Santa Ana, CA.

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    Johnny Hiland - Orange Blossom Special

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    Johnny Hiland - Orange Blossom Special (instrumental).

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    Barnyard Breakdown

    2:47

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    Barnyard Breakdown · Johnny Hiland

    All Fired Up

    ℗ 2011 Shrapnel Records, Inc.

    Released on: 2011-01-04

    Music Publisher: Varney Metal Music Co. BMI

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    Johnny Hiland - Call Me The Breeze - Acme Feed & Seed/Nashville - July 14, 2017

    6:26

    Johnny Hiland performs Call Me The Breeze from his new CD Standing Strong at the GoGo Tuners NAMM Showcase at Nashville's Acme Feed & Seed on Friday, July 14, 2017.

    Johnny Hiland: Guitar, Vocals
    Robert Arthur: Guitar
    TJ Armstrong: Bass
    Bruce Guttridge: Drums

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    Johnny Hiland - Swinging the Strings

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    'Johnny Hiland' (Country Rock, USA, 2004)

    -Johnny Hiland: guitars
    -Pat Torpey: drums
    -Billy Sheehan: bass
    -Bill Holloman: saxophone, keyboards

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    Johnny Hiland - Celtic Country

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    'Johnny Hiland' (Country/Rock/Shred, USA, 2004)

    -Johnny Hiland: guitars
    -Pat Torpey: drums
    -Billy Sheehan: bass
    -Bill Holloman: saxophone, keyboards

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    Johnny Hiland Guitar Lesson - #2 Working Man Blues Rhythm

    16:03

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    Country-Tele: In The Style of Johnny Hiland

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    This is a cover of In Your Face made by Johhny Hiland.
    You can find it on his CD called Johnny Hiland. An amazing CD for pickers...highly recommendable.

    Being able to make this video was a long & hard goal for me to reach. Climbing the Hiland speed-picker wall took me 4 months and many crises during that period. Each day with at least 1-2 hours of practice.

    This edition is only 95 % of the original speed (115BPM).
    And even then I had to remove some of his ultrafast no open strings licks and change those into something I could handle. Some may advise me to play it at slower speed..but I felt it would spoil the characteristics - but for sure tones and precision may be better at a lower BPM. But I opted that out.

    I also had to switch to using thumbpick - and found out I needed to re-invent a thumbpick that suited me, - and THEN LEARN to use it.

    Also I had to get 2 acrylic nails set on my picking fingers, - AND THEN LEARN to USE them.

    I had to totally re-invent my gear-setup - make many recordings and decide on how to get the best sound. One thing for sure is that a Tele cannot entirely sound like his PRS guitar. The PRS guitar has a somewhat more midrange heavy output.

    When I saw this video myself first time I instantly thought That looks like it is very easy to play. But I am telling you - I may look relaxed - but in my head there's a buzzing of (what's left) brain cells trying to keep up with the song.

    I felt I had to make a video-take more showing my picking hand as a picture-in-picture, to give you a chance to see what goes on under that hand.

    I would like to thank Dave Shapiro who has made the tabs / transcription to In Your Face. You can find other good tabs made by Dave on

    Also a big thanks to Kevin (Kevland1 here & Ormond on TDPRI) for being my Tele-mentor & Tele-shrink during these months. Whenever I felt like I hit the Hiland wall - he gave me a kick and made me go for it again.

    Keep Picking and upload your stuff :-) / Cheers

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    In the Studio with Johnny Hiland - Sweetwater Studios

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    This video takes you behind the scenes as guitar ace Johnny Hiland crafts a track, which he wrote on the spot, in Sweetwater's Studio A. He jams on a Wechter Nashville Special Elite Cutaway, a Fender American Standard Jazz Bass, and a PRS Custom 24.

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    Johnny Hilands 20 Favourite Country Licks! | JTCGuitar.com

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    Johnny Hiland's 20 Favourite Country Licks!

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    JTC is incredibly pleased to bring you Nashville guitarist and Shrapnel Records artist Johnny Hiland’s first 20 Licks release!

    'I will tell you this folks, these 20 licks will change your chicken picking life, that's for sure! – Johnny Hiland'

    Johnny is a world renowned and prestigious country, rock, blues and bluegrass guitarist so when it comes to laying down some tasty country licks, this is the man you need to turn to!

    Whether you are a seasoned country professional, or you'd like to take your first steps into the wide world of country guitar, this is THE pack that you need to download. Each lick comes complete with fast/slow videos, audio and bonus notes to help you pick apart and learn exactly how to achieve your favourite country guitar solos. Choosing DELUXE will equip you with 20 great breakdown lessons taught by Johnny himself, where he guides you through every note and technique to help you master these classic country licks.

    Johnny says 'I have had an absolute blast making this package for you guys to learn. These are my favourite country licks that I use, and with this package we are going to study them one by one so that you can start using them in your own playing too! I want to say a big thanks to my studio engineer Jay Buchanan for all of his hard work, Jim Lightman for the studio access, and Steve Hardesty for the wonderful video work! I could not have done this without them, and I hope this series brings everyone a whole load of guitar picking fun!'

    Inside these licks you will find plenty of country techniques such as double stops, chicken picking, multiple types of country bends and slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs, open string licks, chromatic passing tones and rich melodic country themes.

    On the theory front you can expect to be working with Mixolydian scales, Pentatonic scales and the Blues scale amongst others. In the second half of the licks (over a Western Swing track) Johnny also takes a more jazz approach to his lines and hints at Super-Locrian scales, Diminished 7th arpeggios, and half/whole Diminished scales.

    Don't let the theory scare you though, as these licks are just as applicable for jamming even if you don't understand the scales behind the licks. We have 2 great jamtracks included in this package - one upbeat country track in A and a western swing track in G. So for an absolute bargain price of £19.99 (DELUXE) you can put all of these fantastic country licks to great use and enrich your guitar playing forever!

    As ever, we have accurately transcribed every note and included the TAB/notation in the download, full backing tracks, audio solos and track notes.

    Download right now, or Premium Members hit the +MyTracks button and get instant streaming access!

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    Johnny Hiland Chicken Pickin at the Gig-FX Booth NAMM

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    Johnny Hiland Guitar Lesson - Working Man in A Intro Breakdown - Ten Gallon Guitar

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    Mercury Blues - by Johnny Hiland at the 2016 Dallas International Guitar Show

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    Mercury Blues - performed by Johnny Hiland at the Dallas International Guitar Show

    Johnny Hiland (guitar & vocals), Mike Barrow (guitar), T.J. Armstrong (bass), Bruce Guthrie (Drums)
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    Johnny Hiland’s breathtaking guitar skill is made that much more impressive when you realize he was born with a condition called Nystagmus, an eye disease which renders him legally blind. Though this certainly must have been a hindrance to initially learning to play, he took up the guitar at the very young age of 2. He won the “Talent America Contest” in New York City when he was only 10. Until he turned 15 he played in a band bluegrass with his sister, Jodi, and brother, Jerry. They called themselves “The 3 J’s.”

    In high school his taste in music broadened as he became interested in the great rock guitarists, among them Eddie Van Halen and Joe Satriani. He then attended the University of Southern Maine while studying history. The pull of performing music professionally turned out to be too strong to resist and he dropped out after 3 years to move to Nashville. Soon after arriving there he attracted attention while playing local clubs. He was the first Nashville musician to be offered an endorsement deal from Fender without being signed to a label.

    In addition to his love of performing, Hiland has found a passion for teaching others to play. In 2014 teamed up with Truefire to release a series of instructional videos titled “Ten Gallon Guitar”. He owns a studio that he uses to produce other musicians as well as record session guitar tracks for various artists.

    Thanks to his manager calling Steve Vai and leaving one of Hiland’s demos on Via’s voicemail, Hiland earned a record deal on Vai’s Favored Nations record label. He became a successful session guitarists for well-known artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Toby Keith, and Randy Travis. He worked for two years preparing his self-titled debut album, which was comprised of country and rock instrumentals and released in 2004.

    You’re sure to see in these performances from the Dallas International Guitar Festival in 2016, that Hiland is on a level all his own. He is the modern king of chicken pickin’ guitar playing.

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    Johnny Hiland Guitar Lesson - #3 Chicken Pickin - Ten Gallon Guitar

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    Johnny Hiland Live at Crossroads, Nashville - part 1

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    Johnny Hiland

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    Johnny Hiland demos a bit of “Gatton After It,” from his new album, Standing Strong, then guides us through the gear he uses, including his new signature model Kiesel guitar and Reeves Space Cowboy amp. Read our review of album in the August issue of Vintage Guitar!

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    Johnny Hiland Chicken Pick This

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    Thats allright mama - Johnny Hiland

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    Johnny Hiland

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    Johnny Hiland - Chicken Pickin Heroes Solo 1 Cover

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    Just cluckin some Chicken Pickin Heroes with the Precision Drive by Horizon Devices!

    #chickenpickin #johnnyhiland #precisiondrive

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    Origin Effects Cali76 Compact Deluxe demo by Johnny Hiland

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    1176-Style Studio Quality Compressor Pedal demonstrated by chicken pickin' extraordinaire Johnny Hiland.

    Johnny shows how to use a compressor pedal for limiting, evening dynamics, adding sustain, and parallel compression effects. The Cali76 Compact Deluxe from Origin Effects is equally suited for rock, country, jazz, and slide playing and Johnny walks you through the best settings for these styles.

    Accurately reproducing the tone and response of the legendary 1176 studio compressor, these compact floor pedals deliver the kind of musical response, tonal transparency and extremely low noise previously unheard of in a guitar pedal.

    Recorded at Studio 19, Nashville, Tennessee

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    Johnny Hiland Guitar Lesson - #4c Chickin Pickin in A Breakdown

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    Ricky Skaggs with Johnny Hiland - Brand New Strings - Nashville Palace - September 2, 2017

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    Johnny Hiland joins his hero, the great Ricky Skaggs, during Ricky's show on September 2, 2017 at Nashville's Nashville Palace.

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    Keeley Electronics - Johnny Hiland Dallas International Guitar Festival 2018

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    Here's the first video of our series from the Dallas International Guitar Festival. Johnny Hiland stopped by the booth to try out the Compressor Plus, Super Phat Mod, El Rey Dorado, Aria Compressor and Drive, Dark Side Workstation, and Omni Reverb. He used his Kiesel guitar and a Supro amp.

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    Breshmans Osmo Pocket - JOHNNY HILAND @ Guitar Gathering

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    I got to pick one with the Johnny Hiland Band during the Guitar Gathering @ Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. Always fun.

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    Johnny Hiland - Living Up On The Mountain - Acme - December 5, 2018

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    Johnny Hiland plays Living Up On The Mountain at the final show in his year-long Acme Feed and Seed monthly residency. The song is on his forthcoming gospel album, Pickin' for the Lord which is available at

    THE PLAYERS:
    Johnny Hiland: Guitar
    Robert Arthur: Guitar
    Keith Driver: Bass
    Bruce Guttridge: Drums

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    Johnny Hiland Guitar Lesson - #3 Modern Country Techniques

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    Johnny Hiland with the 392nd Army Rock Band - Independence Day 2019

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    Johnny Hiland plays “Oh Happy Day” from his new “Pickin’ for the Lord” CD joined the 392nd Army Rock Band in the rain for their 2019 Independence Day celebration.

    Johnny Hiland: Lead Guitar
    SPC Ellis Hendrix: Guitar
    SPC Ben Hall: Keyboards
    SGT Brandon Garner: Bass
    SPC CJ Powers: Drums

    Band directed by: Chief James Landrum

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    Johnny Hiland slow blues jam-2009 Dallas Guitar Festival

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    This year the JHB had the honor of closing the festival with a blistering Sunday twilight set outside. Here's a killer slow bluz instrumental that was one of the highlights of his show and the festival. Tone to the bone on this one and some relatively rare slide. Even Solon looks like he's diggin' it :-) Sorry Cody, couldn't get your face in the video again. Buy the new CD and support this accomplished band. Johnny said they may be coming back to Texas soon.........bring it on, we need more.

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    Johnny Hiland - Barnyard Breakdown Guitar Cover

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    [TAB INCLUDED BELOW!] Follow me on Instagram for more videos! @ericwoolard95

    Spent quite a while working this one up. Johnny is an absolute legend! Guitar tone was a Bolt BTC-100 Kemper profile.

    I tabbed out this beast and uploaded it to ultimate-guitar which you can find here!

    #johnnyhiland #chickenpickin #telecaster

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    Johnny Hiland Interview

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    Part II of our interview with Guitar legend Johnny Hiland. He talks about his new record, what he's listening to, and how important Elixir® Strings are to him.

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    Johnny Hiland Guitar Lesson - #41 B Blues - Ten Gallon Guitar

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