Did Jackson Browne Play Hydra’s Guitar?

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.

7 thoughts on “Did Jackson Browne Play Hydra’s Guitar?

  1. KathyR says:

    Jackson Browne’s mother was my high school creative writing teacher.

    That is all.

    I mean, I did not become a famous poet or songwriter because of it.


  2. Sundry says:

    Well, I’ve added you to my blog roll, so I’d say this is make up time.

    How cool! Was the school experience in OC?

  3. KathyR says:

    No. San Fernando Valley. ’76 – ’78. She told us his real first name is “Clyde.”

    Thanks for the blogroll!

  4. Sundry says:

    Oh wow, so after Clyde hit it big, huh? We saw him at an outdoor concert last year and he put his hand up into the spotlight so he could see its shadow on stage. Which made me like him, of course.

    Glad you’re writing again. You amuse me.

  5. RuthG says:

    This is very cool. I especially like it that Hydra posed playing the same chord. 🙂

  6. Sundry says:

    RuthG – If we were a little more obsessed with getting it right, I might have made him go put on some dark jeans. 😉

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