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Brad Hooper / Blog

Johnny Cash, Hal Lonepine and Gene Hooper

Does anybody out there know the name Lenny Breau? Chet Atkins said Lenny was one of the best guitar players he ever met. Denny Breau, his brother, lives in my area and is recording studio work for my newest material. To give you an idea of how much talent Denny possesses I can tell you that he was offered the lead guitarist position for the EStreet band when he was just a young player. Unfortunately, Denny could not get an early release from the service and missed the chance he so deserved. Many years after moving to Maine I was told that Denny and I had family ties back a generation. Another strong reason I wanted Denny's amazing talent on the new material. To see how deep our roots go see the picture I just put up on ReverbNation of my cousin Genial Gene Hooper, Hal Lonepine (Denny's dad) and Johnny Cash taken on 9/13/1963. Knowing this gives me faith and drives me to excel in my talent. To do otherwise would be disrespectful of myself and my family. Peace, Squintwood