Cracker Swamp Artist Husky Burnette

Husky plays an electric, Mississippi Delta-style version of the blues, but what makes it so unique is his ability to straddle lines without crossing them. His voice has a hard grit and growl to it, but he doesn’t scream or sacrifice melody. His guitar tone is crunchy, but not so much that you would mistake this for metal.  The groove is the glue that binds Husky’s great taste for tone with his top notch songwriting, which works in traditional blues themes.

Triggerman –

Husky playing a suitcase with a hollow bone at Muddy Roots. Jay from the Ten Foot Polecats on Harmonica.

 I have been hard at it on one of my most interesting builds to date. I am building a 6 string suitcase resonator guitar for Husky Burnette. The build features a magnetic pickup designed and built by Bob Harrison. Bob’s pickups have been showing up on a lot of builds lately. I am really excited to hear what this thing does. I have also installed one of Ben Getty’s rod piezo with a preamp under the biscuit. I am really happy with how this system has worked on a 3 string cigar box resonator that I installed it in earlier this year. The rod piezo is a huge improvement over the conventional piezo. As usual this resonator has provided it’s share of construction challenges. The extra tension has been a challenge, I think I have it under control. The goal is to have the build complete for Muddy roots. Since the day job has me on the road this week we will see. Husky is out on tour if you get a chance do yourself a favor and catch one of his shows.  8-22-2011

Jim Mitchell – Cigar City Guitars

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