The good people over at Vintage Guitar Magazine just published a great interview with Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers. The piece was put together by Ward Meeker and offers great insight into the forming of the band, stories behind the classic tunes and more. In particular, Ward talks to Patrick about his 1966 Epiphone Texan. Here's a sneak peek at what Patrick had to say about it:
"There was a guy who played folk blues around San Jose when I was 15 or 16. He played a Texan, and I loved its tone, I loved the look of it, and I loved the feel of it; he let me play it a couple times. So, one day I went to a music store and they had one. A friend from high school was working in the store, and gave me a good deal. That guitar has been my companion forever. I've played it on every album we've ever made. It's my buddy. Yes, it is the guitar on 'Black Water'."
You can GO HERE to read the entire interview on-line. It's a must read for any Doobie Brothers fan!
The current Epiphone Inspired by "1964" Texan.