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I would like all Nokie fan club members to know the only person in Japan authorized to represent the Nokie Edwards Fan Club and merchandise is Mr. Ryusuke Tomiyama of Hokkaido, and his staff.

Thank You,
Nokie Edwards


Letter & Reviews

"80 and Pickin’ With My Friends"
Special thank you to my guest's Jeff Cook, Bucky Barrett, Thom Bresh, Lee Greenwood, Brent Mason, Mark Moseley and Johnny Hiland / Sharpnel Records

15 Songs: Memphis, One Night At A Time, Smile, La Bamba, Just The Two Of Us, The Wonder Of You, Dirty Laundry, What A Wonderful World, Thundering Tank 331, La Vie En Rose, Born To Be Wild, Traces, Moonlight Sonata/Ode To Joy, I Got A Woman

Lead Guitar: Nokie Edwards; Electric Guitar: Mike Severs; Bass Guitar: Duncan Mullins; Drums & Percussion: John Hammond; Piano & Keys: Bob Patin; Strings, Piano, Keys, Percussion: Rodger Morris

Produced by: Nokie Edwards
Engineered by: Mark Moseley
Recorded 2015 Sound Control Studio / Java Jive Nashville TN


"Songs for Healing Heart"
Nokie Edward revised versions — Recorded Sound Control Studio, Nashville TN
June 2014 - Imported from Japan from Nokie Edwards with sincere gratitude.

This is a 15 song CD of old traditional songs of Japan:  
1. Hamate No Uta, 2. Chiisi Aki Mitsuketa, 3. Ryo Shu, 4. Fuji No Yama, 5. Ha you No Yado, 6. Sato No Aki, 7. Natsu No Omoide, 8. Yoshi No Mi, 9. Haru No Ogawa, 10. Hana, 11. Soshun Fu, 12. Furusato, 13. Hana No Machi, 14. Hoshi No Yo,15. Howard No Hikari

Thank you Mr Negami for sponsoring this great old Japan songs CD. Sakamoto, Kobayashi and Shioya, thank you for cd design, artwork and the photos are beautiful.


Nokie Plays Latin
Nokie's newest CD release! Nokie plays all the Latin favorites...

Songs: 1. Nosi Ba Lasi, 2. Spanish Harlem, 3. Beautiful Girl (Nokie dedicates to Judy), 4. Brazil, 5. Segovia's Dream, 6. Quando Quando, 7. Refrain, 8. Rumba Azul, 9. Baile de la Paloma, 10. Afterglow, 11. Ang Tangi Kong Dag-ibig, 12. Viva La America

- Mosrite Records Label

$15.00 (Pre-order, shipping 8/27/13))

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Thank You Les
Nokie had the honor of performing with Lou Pallo in NY with many other artists for a TRIBUTE TO "LES PAUL"....

The DVD/CD package is a wonderful tribute with many artists and from all styles of music. It is a "must have" for your collection. It was a memorable time for Nokie to be included with all these artists and to perform at Showplace Studios. This is also a tribute to Les Paul's Trio Lou Pallo, Gary Mazzaroppi, Paul Nowinski, Frank Vignola, Nicki Parrott and John Colianni. Along with Les's trio the other artists performing for the tribute are: Steve Miller, Slash, Keith Richards, Nokie Edwards, Billy F Gibbons, Eddie Brigati Jr, Jay Leonhart, Blondie Chaplin, Johnny A, Jon Paris, Lexie Roth, Tom Doyle, Bob Leive, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Jose' Feliciano.

Executive Producer: Stephen Schiff; Produced by: Lou Pallo and Ben Elliott; Associated Producer: Joni Forte; Recorded and mastered and mixed by: Ben Elliott at Showplace Studios; Associate Engineer: Josh Gannet.

"We are so happy to have Nokie included in this project. His songs are terrific and everyone loves them. Please let him know that and that we’re all thinking of him. Tell him to keep at those fingers so he can come play at the Iridium with Lou!! Love, Joni Forte"

Rolling Stone Review


Nokie Rocks The Ventures
Nokie's latest new CD filled with many of your classic favorites! There's also a special new version of "Everyday" written for The Buddy Holly Guitar Foundation. The new song "Thundering Tank" was written about a tank named "331" belonging to Nokie's friend and associate CD producer Arnold Schwarzenegger! - Mosrite Records Label

Songs: 1. Hawaii Five-O, 2. Ninth Wave, 3. Fugitive, 4. Thundering Tank, 5. Slaughter On 10th Ave. 6. Amapola Rocks 7. Pipeline, 8. Walk Right In, 9. California Dreamin', 10. Secret Agent Man, 11. Mr. Moto, 12. Everyday, 13. El Cumbanchero


Rebirth - 60th Mosrite Anniversary
Lot's of special guests performing on the 17 song CD: Nokie Edwards, Brent Mason, Elliot Easton, CJ Ramone, Jody Maphis, Seymour Duncan, Alex Beyrot, Eugene Moles, Brian Lonbeck, Mark Moseley, Elaine Frizzell, Kerry Marx. Rebirth CD Recorded at Sound Control Studio, producer Mark Moseley, executive producer Jiro Okabe & Noriyuki Yuza - Mosrite Records Label

Songs: 1. Hawaii Five-O, 2. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, 3. Ghost Riders In The Sky, 4. Caravan, 5. Perfidia, 6. Goldfinger, 7. I Wanna Be Sedated, 8. Flying Fingers/Fire On The Strings/Alabama Jubilee Medley, 9. House Of The Rising Sun, 10. Blitzkrieg Bop, 11. Walk Don't Run, 12. Thunder Road/Bonanza Medley 13. Secret Agent Man, 14. Slaughter On Tenth Avenue, 15. Penetration, 16. Black Mountain Rag, 17. Spanish Castle Magic


Bound & Sidejacked Again
Venturesmania with Nokie Edwards
This new album sounds like a great unreleased 1965 Ventures album! Featuring Nokie Edwards, the famous lead guitarist of the Ventures, with "Venturesmania," a group of devotees, including Deke Dickerson, Garrett Immel, Mel Bergman, and Chris Sprague.

Songs: 1. The Lonely Matador 2. Mutant Bem 3. Shed Me No Tears 4. Gunfight At The Nokie Corral 5. Do The Frank Sidebottom 6. Johnny Remember Me 7. Bound & Sidejacked Again 8. Honest Engine 9. Shoreline Gold 10. Fidelio 11. Nancy's Minuet 12. Rightside Faster 13. A Piece Of The Action 14. Sin A Lonely City 15. Bye Bye Billy Jet  16. Sweetheart Deal

Major Label Records: Recorded 2011 @ Ecco-Fonic Studio B, Hollywood, California, Nokie Edwards lead guitar - Deke Dickerson lead guitar, bass, organ, tambourine, bongos, vocals - Garrett Immel, lead guitar, rhythm, guitar, bass - Mel Bergman lead guitar, bass, pedal steel guitar, - Chris "Sugarballs" Sprague, drums.



Hitchin' A Ride
2009 Recorded: Nashville TN w/ special guess Ricky Skaggs & Brent Mason.

Songs: 1. Highway 40 Blues 2. Working Man Blues 3. Alabama Jubilee 4. Hitchin' A Ride 5. One Last Chance 6. Miss Judy 7. Bear Country 8. Long Black Train 9. Cherokee Smoke 10. Mad Russian 11. Baby's Coming Home 12. I Got A Woman

Nokie has done it again, he recorded a part of his history with the country flavor Nokie was raised with. With his Nashville friends and band he has put together a special sound for you. With special guess, Brent Mason playing on 4 songs and Ricky Skaggs on Highway 40 Blues. Re-recording Cherokee Smoke, Miss Judy and adding a new song Hitchin' A Ride.


Nokie's Classics
2008 Recorded: Nashville TN 

Songs: Mustang Sally, Lyin' Eyes, Black Magic Woman, Cryin', Hold On I'm Comin', You Are The Sunshine Of My Life, Pretty Woman, Daniel, Sea Cruise, Green River, Lay Down Sally, Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, Proud Mary

Musicians: Lead Guitar/Acoustic Guitar: Nokie Edwards, Electric/Acoustic: Guitar Kerry Marx, Acoustic Guitar: Mark Moseley, Bass Guitar: Duncan Mullins, Drums & Percussions: Tommy Wells, Keyboard: Gordon Mote & Tony Harold, Saxophone: Dennis Sole, Vocals: Chip Ray Davis


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The Golden Fingers of Nokie Edwards

Songs: Fire, What A Wonderful World, All In Love Is Fair, The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia, Masquerade, Statue Of A Fool, Born To Be Wild, I Just Called To Say I Love You, Days Of Wine And Roses, Just The Two Of Us, One Night At A Time, Sweet Dreams Of You, Goldfinger, Moonlight Sonata\Ode To Joy, Listen To The Music


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The Gospel People Love Revue: Sounds of Texas, Nashville, Florida, Pacific Northwest
Nokie Edwards/The Jordanaires/Larry Ford/The Light Crust Doughboys/Art
Greenhaw/"T-Byrd" Gordon

Songs: Jesus Loves Me; I Would Be True; Near The Cross; Is It Raining, Little
Flower (new version and new mix); Nativity Medley; Now I Believe;
Sending Me You; The Unclouded Day; There Is A Fountain (new version and
new mix); If We Never Meet Again; Jesus Joy; Where We'll Never Grow Old;
Promise-Keeping Man; Destiny


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Just Doing My Job
Recorded: 2006

Songs: Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town; Ram-Bunk-Shous; Oh My Love; Black Orpheus; Lady Madonna; Unchain My Heart; When A Man Loves A Woman; Gimmie Some Lovin` The Letter; All Alone; Twist De GI Amanti; Ramblin Man; From Russia With Love; My Heart Will Go On; Fire On The Mountain


Promise - Keeping Man
Nokie Edwards/The Jordanaires/Art Greenhaw Band/Larry "T-Byrd" Gordon

Songs: Promise-Keeping Man; There Is A Fountain (original mix, original vocal); Hearts Of Stone (fast, pop version); Jesus Loves Me (Nokie lead version); Is It Raining (original mix, original vocal); The Unclouded Day; Let Me Be (original mix, original vocal); Go Tell It On The Mountain (Nokie lead version); Destiny; O Come All Ye Faithful; See See Rider (of the Apocalypse) (Gospel version); Silent Night, Holy Night


Deep Ellum Blues
Nokie Edwards/Larry "T-Byrd" Gordon/Art Greenhaw

Songs: See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (extended version); Luv Band Blues; See See Rider (blues version); The Midnight Special; Destiny Blues; Hearts Of Stone (slow, blues version); Pleasant Meadows Lane Blues (extended jam version); Match Box Blues


Golden Pop Instrumentals
Nokie Edwards Art, Greenhaw, Larry "T-Byrd" Gordon

Songs: Summertime (extended version); More; Proud Mary; Girl From Ipanema; Tequila; The Shadow Of Your Smile; The Twist; Caravan; Georgia On My Mind; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen


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Nokie Edwards — Crossover
Recorded: Mosrite Records — Special thanks to Yoshi Okaya

Songs: Sinbad; Beach Balcony; Don't Wanna Cry; Stardust of Love; Central Freeway; Shonan Boogie; Starry Night; Dancing All Night; Playback Part 2; Bang Bang; Love; Last Samba; Everyone's Gone; Christmas Eve; One Mgs:
ore Dream

Read the Review


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Nokie Plays 50's, 60's, 70's
Recorded: 7/05 Mosrite Records — Special thanks to Yoshi Okaya

Songs: Great Balls of Fire; Mona Lisa; Love Me Tender; Black Night; Heartbreak Hotel; Easy Livin'; Tie A Yellow Ribbon (Around The Old Oak Tree); Get Down; Sing; DIana; Love Letters In The Sand; Jailhouse Rock; Out Of The Question; Too Young; Highway Star

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Southern Meets Soul: An American Gospel Jubilee
The Jordanaires, The Light Crust Doughboys, Nokie Edwards, Larry "T-Byrd" Gordon - Grammy Nominated
Songs: Overture And Jubilee Fanfare, Samson And Delilah, Eyes On The Prize, The Church In The Wildwood, Wayfaring Stranger, Dare To Be Brave, Precious Memories, Blessed Are You, O Mighty God, Take Care Of My Mother, Keep Looking Up, The House Of The Risen Son, Eyes On The Prize (Reprise)


Art Greenhaw's Guitar Festival Vol. 1
Nokie Edwards, The Light Crust Doughboys, Art Greenhaw, Robert Shumy, Vatsal Dave & Neel Bhatt, The Salty Dogs

By relishing this limited-edition, collectors disc, you'll get a generous sampling of the flavor and sounds of Art's international guitar celebrations held in Texas. You'll hear "live" rarities by The Light Crust Doughboys, rehearsals starring Nokie Edwards and his combo, and studio recordings featuring Austria's rockabilly greats, Robert Shumy & The Salty Dogs and Indian music masters, Vatsal Dave and Neel Bhatt on sitar and tabla. And just wait until you hear some fabulous world music "fusion" sounds when several of the "stars-on-guitars" get together and jam! A total of 18 recorded performances in an "all-star" guitar bonanza!


Twanging Guitars and Soulful Voices
Nokie Edwards, Art Greenhaw, Robert Shumy (Released 6/05)

Songs: Steel Guitar Rag; Big Boss Man; Believe Me; Mystery Train; Have a Drink; So Round, So Firm, So Fully-Packed; Since The Time; That's All Right, Mama; Take These Chains; I Wanna be; Out On Bail (TV Theme); Waiting For A Train; Will The Circle Be Unbroken Medley; Why Me Lord; Bonus: Session Talk and Jam


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Christmas In Guitarland
Nokie Edwards, Art Greenhaw & The Light Crust Doughboys

Some of the world's most critically-acclaimed and best-selling popular Christmas music features the distinctive guitar of Nokie Edwards, former lead guitarist of The Ventures. On this long-awaited new Christmas project, Nokie returns to his famous fuzz guitar sounds of the 1960s which he pioneered, and he, Art & The Light Crust Doughboys deliver a thrilling combo Christmas album for "today" sprinkled with country and gospel classics. "Jingle Bell Fuzz", "Christmas Memories", 13 songs in all. You'll have a ball naming the classic Christmas and gospel songs upon which these new arrangements are based.


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Nokie: A Tribute To The Beatles
Nokie's Tribute To The Beatles
Recorded: Mosrite Records — Special thanks to Yoshi Okaya

Songs: I Saw Her Standing There, Help, Can't Buy Me Love, Michelle, She Loves You, Eight Days A Week, And I Love Her, A Hard Days Night, Hey Jude, We Can Work It Out, Let It Be, Yesterday, Penny Lane, Something, I Feel Fine


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20th Century Gospel: From Hymns To Blackwood Brothers
Tribute to Christian Country - Nominated for 2005 Music Grammy’s

The Jordanaires, Art Greenhaw & The Light Crust Doughboys, Nokie Edwards; also featuring special guest artists James Blackwood and The Blackwood Brothers Quartet (circa 1973) and Tom Brumley on steel guitar

Songs: Gospel Woman; Ode To Joy; I'm Ashamed If I Forget Calvary; Welcome To My World; The Great Speckled Bird; Lord, Take All of Me; Life's Railway To Heaven; America The Beautiful; The Chair That Never Got Mended; Over The Sunset Mountains; Crying In The Chapel; America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee); Higher Ground; (Bonus Song) I'd Rather Have Jesus


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Guitar Band Classics!
Nokie Edwards & The Art Greenhaw Guitar Celebration Band
Hawaii Five-O; El Cumbanchero; Driving Guitars; Nutty; America The Beautiful; Seafoam Green Guitars; Sleep Walk; Out of Limits; Tequila; The Star-Spangled Banner '04; Apache; America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee); (Bonus Song) Texas Women; (Bonus Song) The Light Crust Doughboys Theme


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Nokie Edwards With AdVenture: Studio Album
(Rarity Records CD192724 - 2003 - Holland)s:

Songs: I Got a Woman; St. James Infirmary; Tequila Sunrise; Autumn Leaves; I'm Walkin' (vocal); Something;  Delilah; Miss Judy; Nikita; Turn the Cards Slowly (vocal); Everybody's Talking Eight Days a Week; I Will; Mrs. Robinson; Driving Wheel (vocal);  It's Now or Never; Bonus: Walk Don't Run (live); Wipe Out/Let's Go (live)


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Walk Don't Run
Guitars Over Texas: Music From And Inspired By
The Mesquite Guitar Festival

Nokie Edwards and The Light Crust Doughboys

Songs: Walk Don't Run; Pipeline; America The Beautiful; The House Of The Rising Sun; In The Mood; Telstar; Secret Agent Man; Song Of Joy; Big Beaver; Caravan; Slaughter On Tenth Avenue; Wipe-Out; The Great Speckled Bird; Under The Double Eagle; I Got A Woman; Bonus: Rehearsal and Session Talk


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Just For Jake

Songs: Smokie Mountain Rain; Shenandoah; Autumn; Leaves; Suspicious Mind; Have I Told You Lately;  City Of New Orleans; Almost Like A Song; Mrs. Robinson; The Look Of Love; Bobbie McGee; No Tears In Heaven; Wobe Gone; Both Sides Now; Miss Judy; Aubrey; La Marcelaise


Nokie Edwards Plays Gospel Music

Songs: Over In The Gloryland; How Great Thou Are; Wayfaring Stranger; Leaning on the Everlasting Arms; Amazing Grace; I'll Fly Away; What A Friend We Have In Jesus; On The Road To Kingdom Come; Presious Memories; Lost Highway; I Saw The Light; Just a Closer Walk With Thee


Featuring Nokie's new HitchHiker guitar! Nokie on Lead Guitar, Electric Guitar: Kerry Marx; Bass Guitar: Duncan Mullins; Drums: Tommy Wells; Keyboards: Bob Potian; Fiddle: Hoot Hester; and Harmonica: Jelly Roll Johnson.

HitchHiker, My Life, The Last Farewell, Ever Now and Then, Steeplechase Lane, Sails, Cosmic Square Dance, Good Time Charlie, Quiet Eyes, Ready For The Times To Get Better, Young Thing, Marguerita On The Rocks, Cascade, Canadian Pacific, Just The Way You Are


No Boundaries
This new CD features Nokie on Lead Guitar, Electric Guitar: Kerry Marx, Bass Guitar: Duncan Mullins, Drums & Percussion: Tommy Wells, Keyboards: Gordon Mote, and Acoustic Electric: Buster B. Jones. Special Guest & Friend: Buster B. Jones (tracks 13, 14, & 15 Written By B. Jones & Performed By Buster & Nokie)

Songs: New Kid In Town, Viva America, The Water Is Wide, Love Will Keep Us Alive, Go Go Guitars, Vincent, The Best Of My Love, Pipeline, Color My World, El Cumbanchero, Hotel California, Living La Vida Loca, Shadows In The Dark, Walk In The Park, Turkey For Two.


Cherokee Smoke
Pickin' It Up
Featuring Nokie on Lead Guitar, Kerry Marx - Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Duncan Mullins - Bass, Tommy Wells - Drums, Roger Morris - Keyboards, Gordon Mote - Keyboards, Chuck Tilly - Percussion, TJ Klay - Harmonica, Jonathan Yudkin - Fiddle, and Sonny Garrish - Steel Guitar

Songs: Ode to Joy, What I Want to Tell You, Cherokee Smoke, Salt Creek, I Got a Woman, Leona, Alabama Jubilee, Orange Blossom Special, Dance With Me, Too Young, Peaceful Easy Feeling, and Fools Rush In.


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Nokie Edwards Carvin' It Out CD
Carvin' It Out
Nokie Edwards - Carvin' It Out

Songs: Summertime, Tequila Sunrise, After You've Gone, Georgia on My Mind, Revelation, Goin' Home, I Can't Tell You Why, Carvin' It Out, The Windmills of Your Mind, Shuffle in Peace, Desperado


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Nokie Edwards Merry Christmas CD Merry Christmas From Nokie


Nokie & Friends CD
Fire Fly (Expression)
Nokie & Friends
Songs: Bear Country, Fire Fly (Expression), Quando Quando, Lady Madonna, Words, Lime House Blues, First Snow, Memory (Country Country), Diamonds, Girl From Ipanima~Meditation (Medley), Just the Way You Are, Wind Beneath My Wings, More


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Orange Blossom Special
Adventure In Country Swing
Nokie Edwards and The Light Crust Doughboys

Songs: I'm Walkin', Welcome To My World, Tumbling Tumbleweeds, I Love You Because, Beer Barrel Polka, Amarillo By Morning, Lonesome Town, Faded Love, Panhandle Rag, A Fool Such As I, Fraulein, Your Cheatin' Heart, Orange Blossom Special


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O Little Town Of Bethlehem
A Surf 'N' Swing/Fret 'N' String Christmas
Nokie Edwards and The Light Crust Doughboys (and some good friends!)

Songs: Deck The Halls, Silver Bells, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, The Gift of Love, Peace In The Valley, Swan Lake Christmas, O Holy Night, Silent Night, Christmas Carol Rock, O Little Town of Bethlehem, The Toy Yodeler, A Closer Walk, The Bells of St. Mary's, New Years' Rendevous


The Ventures Surfing CD The Ventures "Surfing"

Thirty great surfing songs released from the 60's and 70's


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Nokie Edwards Crossover - Review
In the music biz, "Crossover" is generally a term used to describe an artist that performs music outside his normal genre, style or classification. However, I guess this is not the meaning for this title. Ever since I have been listening to Nokie Edwards play guitar starting in 1961, he has always impressed me as the most versatile and flexible amongst my favorite group of guitarists to this day. He has an uncanny ability to hear and play almost instantly any melody presented to him. It is this raw inborn talent that propelled him to stardom through the most popular "Ventures" years. Well folks, he keeps on doing just that with incredible ease on this new CD release! You'll hear a smooth styled collection of jazz, rock, country rock and popular songs numbering fifteen - Some I'll admit I've not even heard before. Fabulous tones come from Nokie's custom HitchHiker electric and acoustic guitars and from the talents of a "small stack" of gifted musicians accompanying him as well. Nokie's tasteful use of fuzztone on some numbers will take you back to the early days and memories of the sounds we all loved. Another "3 thumbs up" amongst a seemingly never ending sea of great albums this man has played on and produced. Chet Atkins was a great inspiration to Nokie... Thank your stars we have someone to keep up that tradition of quality, talent and soul attached to the guitar.

Bob Sickler

Nokie Plays 50's 60's 70's - Review
Aside from my obvious bias as friend and webmaster for many years, I'm always amazed at Nokie Edwards' ability to convert vocal based songs to instrumental lead guitar. This new CD is a great collection of 15 popular songs from what has been the best years of rock and country music. The different period tracks are arranged as a well stirred mixture. Every next song is a surprise and a trip up and down the halls of your memory. It's interesting to note that Nokie has always injected his country music roots in all that he plays... But he does so with such skill that many popular guitarists today have used his licks as the foundation for their own, no matter what style of music they play. This man alone is probably responsible for launching million's of aspiring young guitar players. This album pleasantly reminds me of the days I used to spend all afternoon after school in front of the family stereo record player with my guitar trying to learn to play like Nokie... It's still a challenge even today folks! Nokie has again collected a great group of supporting musicians on this and other CD's he has released. So, if your music tastes grew up with three decades of great music from the 50's, 60's, & 70's, this album will yet be another great addition to your collection and a tribute to the man we all admire.

Bob Sickler

Dear Nokie & Judy,

The new HitchHiker CD of Nokie's is fantastic. Nokie covers all the bases with this one from Jazz to Rock to Country to Easy Listening. The title track HitchHiker could be played on a JAZZ STATION or AN EASY LISTENING STATION, Nokie's ever fluid style is at his vibrant best here. My other favorites are "Sails" and "Good Time Charlie". As I mentioned I play the drums and this album gives me a complete drummers workout moving through the different styles of music. I highly recommend this CD to everyone. If they are not a fan of Nokie's now, they will be after hearing this one!

Yours truly,
Tom Connolly

Nokie and Judy,

I just received the new HitchHiker CD! WOW! What a fantastic combination of songs, and superb sounds! This is one of Nokie's best. Listening to Nokie play the new HitchHiker guitar on the CD is almost as good as in person. Finally Nokie has a guitar that is worthy of his skill and touch! The notes just seem to fly and glide as he plays. I would like to list my favorites, but would have to list every track! I am going to be buying several more CD's for my friends and daughter! Nokie, thank you for the continuing beautiful music that brings love, peace and joy to everyone who listens! Best regards and love!

Ron & Cindy Brauer
Sacramento, CA


I just received the "hitchhiker" CD today. It is Nice! Nice! Nice! You are a joy to listen to. The Hitchhiker guitar has that deep wonderful tone. My son and I enjoyed attending the festival at Fern Ridge lake and also Woahink Lake. See you next July at the Nokie Edwards Music Festival.

Thanks for such great music.
Tony Kocjan

"Dear Mrs. Edwards,

Just a small but important postscript: I just received Carvin' It Out. Wow! Stunning, this record: Perfect guitar music. More of it! I'm simply roused."

Hans W.F. Landau
              Bergneustadt, Germany

Being a musician myself, I have always loved all styles of music. I have to admit that many of the songs on this CD are memories my father played when I was a boy growing up in the ’50s.

This CD is very special to me because it blends the talents of my favorite guitarist, Nokie Edwards, with the finest in Texas Country Swing talent... The Light Crust Doughboys and Tom Brumley. The Doughboys provide the unique and smooth rhythm foundation for the experienced soloing of Nokie Edwards and Tom Brumley. Tom’s steel guitar gives a haunting liquid beauty to these classic songs. His immense talent and precision is perfectly obvious throughout. Art Greenhaw, this CD’s producer/engineer and bassist/vocalist for the Doughboys, has waited a long time to finally perform with his guitar hero, Nokie Edwards — A treat leaving guitarists everywhere envious.

Nokie (former lead guitarist of The Ventures) comes to this CD bringing his strong, early roots in country music. With obvious bias from Art and myself, Nokie has the fingers, style, tone and precision that launched a million guitarists. His technique continues to inspire young guitarists around the world and earns him the eternal, well-deserved title “King of Guitar”.

Adventure in County Swing” is the only and perfect title for this CD. The blended talents and styles of these fine musicians are an adventure in listening. The cover of this CD gives us a delightful allusion to Nokie’s historical past and a stroll down memory lane. Run, Don’t Walk to your CD player!

Bob Sickler

Thanks to my idol in guitar, Nokie Edwards, my fondest Christmas memories include not only the family and spiritual things, but also the playing over and over again of THE VENTURES' CHRISTMAS ALBUM with Nokie on lead guitar. We have sincerely tried to capture a lot of the "good times-Americana"  sounds associated with guitars, girls, dancing and swing music, and we've seasoned it all with the folk, country and gospel sounds of The Light Crust Doughboys and our southwestern musical heritage. I still play THE VENTURES' CHRISTMAS ALBUM over and over again starting each November, but now I have another one to place in heavy rotation by its side.... A SURF 'N' SWING/FRET 'N' STRING CHRISTMAS!!

Art Greenhaw
bass guitar/electric guitar/vocals/producer
The Light Crust Doughboys,
est. 1931 and still running strong!


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