We were watching the terrific PBS documentary Troubadours the other night. It’s about the rise of the singer/songwriter and folk rock in the late sixties and early seventies, and the part the L.A. club, The Troubadour, played in that.
We were tickled to see that they shot Jackson Browne’s interview at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, which is one of our favorite haunts. Hydra has purchased more than one guitar there.
All the sudden, there was Jackson Browne sitting in the back room at McCabe’s holding this Martin OM in his hands and strumming it. Hydra hit the pause button for a closer look.
He courted what he thinks is that same OM for a long time before bringing it home. He’d went and visited it several times at the shop, and it’s the only one of that model he remembers seeing there.
The timing would be right. Tee hee!
Here’s Hydra with the guitar, in a hastily set-up photo shoot.
Whatever it’s history, it sure sounds sweet.