Reggie Young is a guitarist and bass guitarist. Reggie is one of the most recorded guitar players of all time. Reggie Young has played on hundreds of hit songs in multiple genres. His career spans over 50 years and between the years 1967 – 1971 alone his guitar was on 120 Top 40 pop and R&B hits.
He’s recorded with Elvis and opened for The Beatles along with playing guitar on several hundred different artists recordings, playing rockabilly, R&B, rock, pop, country and jazz with some of the greatest of all time: Alabama, Paul Anka, Eddy Arnold, BabyFace, Joan Baez, Bill Black Combo, Clint Black, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Eddie Bond, Bonnie Bramlett, Garth Brooks, Buck Owens, Jimmy Buffett, Buffy Sainte-Marie, JJ Cale, Glen Cambell, Ace Cannon, Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, Petula Clark, Patsy Cline, Joe Cocker, Jessie Colter, Earl Tomas Conley, Conway Twitty, Bing Crosby, Crusaders, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lacy J. Dalton, Neal Diamond, Bob Dylan, Duane Eddy, Don Everly, Donna Fargo, Janie Fricke, Lefty Frizzell, Amy Grant, Lee Greenwood, Dobie Grey, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Hawkins, Highwaymen, Clarence Frogman Henry, Johnny Horton, Etta James, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Tom Jones, Doug Kershaw, B.B. King, Al Kooper, Kris Kristopherson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dave Loggins, Patty Loveless, Loretta Lynn, Herbie Mann, Dean Martin, Delbert McClinton, Little Milton, Scotty Moore, Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Mickey Newbury, Danny O’Keefe, Roy Orbison, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton, Johnny Paycheck, Carl Perkins, Wilson Pickett, Elvis Presley, Charlie Pride, John Prine, Kenny Rogers, Earl Scruggs, Dusty Springfield, Cat Stevens, George Strait, Ernest Tubb, Shania Twain, Dion Warwick, Andy Williams, Don Williams, and there are many more.
Reggie Young is known internationally and his style of playing is copied by guitar players all over the world. In a recent magazine interview, Eric Clapton listed Reggie as one of his most influential and favorite guitar players.
He has recorded many classic guitar solos and riffs, such as the guitar intro for “Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfiend and Dobie Grey’s “Drift Away.” and the lead guitar parts for J.J. Cale’s “Cajun Moon” and “Cocaine”.
Reggie was inducted into The Musicians Hall of Fame in 2007 with The Memphis Boys.