“Lamberts Ring of Fire is absolutely original. He puts a very Middle Eastern spin to it.”
Hey LS, I searched this out and listened to it, it does have a very Middle Eastern spin.
That is what he is very good at, finding those “notes” in a song and bringing them out, because that angle was always there, whether June Carter (someone here said she wrote it) realized that, or intended it, or not.
Of course I’ll always remember when he did “Tracks of My Tears” as a slow number and they even had Smokey Robinson in the audience (am I just making this up? Well it’s how I remember it, so it’s “Truth” you know) and Robinson and everyone else was just: wow, I never thought that song could be done that way, it never occurred to me, etc.
But, having just seen it done, it seemed clear, to me anyway, that that version was always right there.
That was pretty amazing.
And if you want amazing guitar work, listen to Lincoln Brewster . . . anything.